Conspiracy-promoting website Infowars will pay $15,000 to resolve a copyright infringement lawsuit over its sales of a poster featuring the image of Pepe the Frog, a cartoon character that was...
CHICAGO (AP) — Nation of Islam leader Minister Louis Farrakhan referenced "Satanic Jews" in a speech denying allegations of anti-Semitism, misogyny and homophobia after Facebook banned him from...
BERLIN (AP) — The nationalist Alternative for Germany party has withdrawn an invitation for right-wing British writer Milo Yiannopoulos to speak at an event in parliament Saturday.
STERLING, Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump criticized social media companies after Facebook banned a number of extremist figures, declaring that he was "monitoring and watching,...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After years of pressure to crack down on hate and bigotry, Facebook has banned Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones and other extremists, saying they violated its ban on "dangerous...
NEW YORK (AP) — A scheduled Halloween night speech by right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos at New York University was postponed by school officials due to public safety concerns.
"New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio today requested that NYU postpone and reschedule the classroom appearance by Milo Yiannopoulos for public safety reasons in light of the nearby Halloween parades and New York Police Department assessments of risk," NYU spokesman John Beckman said in a statement Tuesday.
CHICAGO (AP) — Two conservative activists are criticizing DePaul University after the Chicago school denied a request for an on-campus event.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge in Northern California has thrown out a lawsuit by a fan of right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos against the regents of the University of California, the mayor of Berkeley and others.
Oakland resident Kiara Robles filed the lawsuit last year alleging University of California officials withheld police protection to her and others in the crowd because they were expressing a conservative viewpoint.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A free speech lawsuit against officials at the University of California, Berkeley can move forward, although there is no evidence the school discriminated against speakers with conservative views, a U.S. judge ruled.
U.S. District Judge Maxine Chesney said the Berkeley College Republicans and Young America's Foundation could challenge what they said were secret university restrictions on speakers and a $9,000 fee the school charged to host conservative writer Ben Shapiro.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Organizers say right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos (MY'-loh yuh-NAH'-poh-lihs) will not speak at Louisiana State University after failing to acquire proper insurance for the event.
The Advocate reports that student group College Republicans at LSU apologized on Twitter on Tuesday evening and said ticket sales will be refunded.
The cartoonist who created Pepe the Frog has sued conspiracy-promoting website Infowars for selling a poster copying the character, which became hijacked by racist internet trolls and far-right extremists.
The copyright infringement lawsuit, filed Monday in Los Angeles, is the second that California-based cartoonist Matt Furie has brought as part of a legal campaign to reclaim his creation.
NEW YORK (AP) — Milo Yiannopoulos is dropping his lawsuit against his former publisher.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Four San Francisco Bay Area residents who say they were injured by protesters during a riot ahead of a speech by a right-wing provocateur at the University of California, Berkeley filed a lawsuit against the university and the city, their attorneys said Tuesday.
NEW YORK (AP) — Republican mega-donor Robert Mercer, a billionaire with close ties to President Donald Trump, is stepping down from his position as chief executive officer of the New York investment firm Renaissance Technologies. The 71-year-old Mercer is also selling his personal stake in the pro-Trump website Breitbart News to his daughters.
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FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — Police arrested seven people after scuffles and at least one serious fight broke out between protesters and people attending a speech by conservative commentator Milo Yiannopoulos at a Southern California college Tuesday night.
Dozens of protesters at California State University, Fullerton stood outside barricades chanting "Black lives matter," and "Cops and the Klan go hand in hand." Some carried signs that read, "Immigrants in, racists out."
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FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a speech by conservative commentator Milo Yiannopoulos at California State University, Fullerton (all times local):
There have been at least one fight and at least one arrest before a speech by conservative commentator Milo Yiannopoulos at a California college.
Dozens of mostly peaceful protesters gathered before the speech Tuesday night at California State University, Fullerton.
PHOENIX (AP) — Right-wing firebrand Milo Yiannopoulos (MY'-loh yuh-NAH'-poh-lihs) has cancelled his appearance at a Phoenix-area event this weekend.
The former Breitbart News writer wrote on his verified Facebook page that he wasn't attending because organizers could not guarantee his safety after a series of threats. Organizers have not returned a call seeking comment, and it's unclear if the event is still taking place without him.
PHOENIX (AP) — A group founded to promote constitutional principles is planning an event in Phoenix area featuring right-wing firebrand Milo Yiannopoulos (MY'-loh yuh-NAH'-poh-lihs).
The location of the symposium scheduled for Saturday by the United Liberty Coalition is being withheld until 48 hours before the event. A charity dinner is set for Friday. Coalition co-founder Shelby Busch says that's for security reasons.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Police arrested at least four people Tuesday during a small but tense rally staged by a politically conservative group at the University of California, Berkeley.
Amid heavy police presence, the protest was led by Joey Gibson, leader of a group called Patriot Prayer, and supporters including Kyle Chapman, a self-described "American nationalist."
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BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — A weeklong conservative free speech showcase at famously liberal University of California, Berkeley was supposed to start Sunday. But it apparently ended the same day after a blink-and-you-miss-it appearance by right-wing firebrand Milo Yiannopoulos and angry shouts from small groups of competing protesters who came to celebrate and condemn him.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a planned speech by a right-wing provocateur at the University of California, Berkeley (all times local):
Milo Yiannopoulos was whisked away in a car after a brief appearance at the University of California, Berkeley that drew a few dozen supporters and a slightly larger crowd protesting the right-wing provocateur.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos vowed Saturday to hold a rally at the University of California, Berkeley after a student group that planned a week of events with him called it off.
His announcement only added to a confusing turn of events surrounding "Free Speech Week," a four-day campus event slated to begin Sunday featuring right-wing firebrands.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on plans for a "Free Speech Week" at the University of California, Berkeley (all times local):
The police chief at the University of California, Berkeley says authorities are expecting and prepared for protests surrounding "Free Speech Week" even as a student group pulled out of sponsoring the four-day event.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on plans for a "Free Speech Week" at the University of California, Berkeley (all times local):
Right-wing commentator Milo Yiannopoulos says he is still planning to hold a "Free Speech Week" at UC Berkeley, despite reports it might be cancelled.
Yiannopoulos posted a message Friday on Facebook saying: "Contrary to press reports, Free Speech Week is not cancelled."
He said he plans to hold a news conference Saturday to explain how the event will proceed.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — There is a price to pay for free speech, and the University of California, Berkeley forecasts inflation.
It cost the famously liberal university an estimated $600,000 to put the campus on virtual lockdown as conservative commentator Ben Shapiro spoke Thursday night.
That's on top of another $600,000 spent in April to secure the campus during the planned visit of right-wing pundit Ann Coulter, which was ultimately canceled.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a speech by conservative commentator Ben Shapiro at the University of California, Berkeley (all times local):
There is a price to pay for free speech.
It cost the University of California, Berkeley an estimated $600,000 to put the campus on virtual lockdown as conservative commentator Ben Shapiro spoke Thursday night.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of police officers and a campus on virtual lockdown accomplished the University of California, Berkeley administration's goal of allowing a conservative to speak at the famously liberal university without violence.
City police said Friday that officers arrested nine people mainly for having banned items but that there were no injuries or property damage.
University Police Chief Margo Bennett says the crowd in the street was loud but not violent.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Groups whose ads for buses and trains were rejected by a District of Columbia transit agency are suing.
The groups that sued the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority on Wednesday are the American Civil Liberties Union, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a women's health care group, and right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos' company. The groups say parts of WMATA's ad policies violate the First Amendment.
NEW YORK (AP) — Right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos calls himself the "most fabulous supervillain on the internet" and that's probably not an exaggeration. He's angered everyone from liberals to the alt-right with his controversial comments.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The transit system for the nation's capital region is pulling ads promoting a new book by right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos.
The Washington Post reports (http://wapo.st/2uVRjuv ) that Metro is removing the ads after finding they violate the system's advertising guidelines.
Yiannopoulos is self-publishing the book, "Dangerous," after publisher Simon and Schuster canceled his book deal.
NEW YORK (AP) — Polarizing right-wing writer Milo Yiannopoulos filed a $10 million lawsuit against a New York publishing company on Friday over a canceled book deal.
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A fan of right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos (MY'-loh yuh-NAH'-poh-lihs) has filed a lawsuit against the regents of the University of California, the mayor of Berkeley and a slew of others over alleged civil rights and First Amendment violations.
NEW YORK (AP) — Milo Yiannopoulos has found a publisher he can work with: himself.
And his fans have already made "Dangerous" No. 1 on Amazon.com
SEATTLE (AP) — A couple charged in connection with a shooting during a protest of the appearance of a right-wing speaker at the University of Washington has pleaded not guilty.
King-TV reports (http://kng5.tv/2qGjXOa ) that Elizabeth and Marc Hokoana entered their pleas on Wednesday.
Elizabeth Hokoana was charged with first-degree assault for shooting a 34-year-old protester in the abdomen. Her husband, Marc Hokoana, was charged with third-degree assault.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans have introduced another bill that would allow University of Wisconsin System and technical college officials to expel students who inhibit free speech rights.
SEATTLE (AP) — Prosecutors on Monday charged a couple in connection with a shooting during a demonstration over the appearance of a right-wing speaker at the University of Washington in January. Lawyers for the two said they acted in self-defense.
Elizabeth Hokoana, 29, was charged with first-degree assault for shooting a 34-year-old protester in the abdomen. Her husband, Marc Hokoana, was charged with third-degree assault.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — University of California, Berkeley officials said they have a "grave concern" of violence on campus if Ann Coulter follows through on her vow to speak next week at the university.
Chancellor Nicholas B. Dirks instead proposed an alternate May 2 date for the conservative author, reversing a decision from a day earlier when officials canceled the event.
Coulter took to Twitter to reject the offer, saying she will appear next Thursday as originally planned.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ann Coulter fired off an angry stream of tweets Wednesday vowing to speak as planned next week at the University of California, Berkeley after campus officials called off the event for security concerns.
"I WILL BE SPEAKING NEXT THURSDAY," the right-wing commentator tweeted, calling the move to cancel her planned event on April 27 a ban on free speech.