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Relative: Black couple didn’t provoke shooting by police

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — The mother of a Black woman who was injured in a police shooting in suburban Chicago that left a Black...

Celebrities unite to various get-out-the-vote efforts

NEW YORK (AP) — In the final days before the U.S. election, celebrities from Kerry Washington to Billie Jean King and Danai Gurira are...

Analysis: Racial inequity in who takes career, tech courses

Alphina Kamara wonders what might have happened if she’d been introduced to science and engineering careers at her high school in Wilmington, Delaware. ...

Watchdog group cites interference at polls in Latino areas

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A voting rights group says that caravans of flag-waving President Donald Trump supporters appeared to obstruct and intimidate voters...

Gifty new and unusual pandemic-proof games for the holidays

NEW YORK (AP) — The pandemic has proven there's no shortage of games to keep families, couples and kids amused. The classics are ever-present,...

Report showing gains in bank access overshadowed by COVID

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — ...

New this week: The Boss, Billie Eilish, Borat & ‘Bad Hair’

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. ...

Puerto Rico, unable to vote, becomes crucial to US election

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The campaigns of President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are rallying people in a place...

For Trump, city where ‘bad things happen’ looms large

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — When President Donald Trump told the world that “bad things happen in Philadelphia,” it was, in part, a blunt assessment of...

DEA recruits cite ‘monkey noises’ among claims of racism

At the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Training Academy in Virginia last year, an instructor on the firing range called out a name that was shared...

Stocks are soaring, and most Black people are missing out

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans who own stocks are pulling further away from those who don't, as Wall Street roars back to record heights...

Jamaicans in Florida energized by Harris on 2020 ticket

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump and Joe Biden are entering the final stretch of the campaign in a fierce battle for...

The Latest: 2nd presidential debate is officially canceled

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local): ...

JPMorgan puts $30B toward fixing banking’s ‘systemic racism’

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — JPMorgan Chase said Thursday it will extend billions in loans to Black and Latino homebuyers and small business owners in...

Biden, Harris aim to tip battleground Arizona for Democrats

PHOENIX (AP) — Joe Biden and his running mate, Kamala Harris, are campaigning together Thursday for the first time since the Democratic National Convention...

Debate over policing roils Kansas cradle of Brown v. Board

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — When police in Kansas' capital city used force the last couple of years, Black residents were on the receiving end...

Linda Ronstadt looks back at her most cherished moments

NEW YORK (AP) — Growing up close to U.S. border in Tucson, Arizona, Linda Ronstadt was exposed to the music and culture of Mexico...

Drubbed in 2018, California GOP looks to regain House seats

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California’s tarnished Republican Party is hoping to rebound in a handful of U.S. House races but its candidates must overcome...

‘Latino Vote’ documentary follows emerging bloc in US

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A new PBS film on the Latino voting bloc examines the rise of potentially the largest electorate of color in...

US panel tackles race, poverty in virus vaccine priorities

A U.S. advisory panel made recommendations Friday for who should be first in line to get COVID-19 vaccine, including a plea for special efforts...

New California reopening rules require ‘equity’ measure

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California will begin to require counties to bring down coronavirus infection rates in disadvantaged communities that have been harder hit...

Report finds New York writers, stages remain extremely white

NEW YORK (AP) — A new report on racial representation on New York stages has found that little has been changing — there remains...

Californians to vote on racial, gender preference programs

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California with vastly different political preferences and demographics is voting on whether to allow affirmative action in public hiring,...

California governor signs corporate boardroom diversity law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of California-based corporations must have directors from racial or sexual minorities on their boards under a first-in-the-nation bill signed...

Hate crime charge for Santa Cruz man who attacked Black man

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — Federal prosecutors charged a 44-year-old man on Tuesday with a hate crime for attacking a Black man with a...

Ex-Sanders staffers promote Biden to Latinos in Iowa, Nevada

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Former staffers from Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign want to harness strong support for the Vermont senator among Hispanics to bolster...

They wanted disruption in 2016. Now they’re Trump defectors

Shawna Jensen’s moment of reckoning came in March, as she sat in her suburban Fort Worth, Texas, living room next to her fireplace. Her...

US Latino civil rights group moves 2021 convention online

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — The League of United Latin American Citizens, the oldest Latino civil rights group in the U.S., has decided to...

Healthy US economy failed to narrow racial gaps in 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — The solid growth that the United States enjoyed before the viral pandemic paralyzed the economy this spring failed to reduce racial...

As campaign heats up, Trump woos Latino, Black voters

ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) — With fewer than 40 days left before the election, President Donald Trump unveiled his second policy plan in as many...

Parents sue over distance learning in Los Angeles

Nine parents filed a lawsuit Thursday alleging that the Los Angeles Unified School District’s distance learning program implemented during the pandemic fails to meet...

Cuban-American judge Barbara Lagoa on Trump high court list

MIAMI (AP) — A daughter of Cuban exiles who has had a swift rise as a lawyer and judge is on President Donald Trump's...

Wanted: Bilingual poll workers who reflect U.S. diversity

PHOENIX (AP) — The national Mi Familia Vota organization has long been involved in voting rights issues and other matters of civic engagement, but...

Drug shows promise in 1st largely minority COVID-19 study

A drug company said Friday that a medicine it sells to tamp down inflammation has helped prevent the need for breathing machines in hospitalized...

He set out to mobilize Latino voters. Then the virus hit.

GRAHAM, N.C (AP) — Like many Americans, Ricky Hurtado had different plans for his summer. ...

Trump appeals order blocking exclusion in district drawing

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A week after a three-judge panel blocked an order from President Donald Trump seeking to exclude people in the U.S....

How Bloomberg’s $100 million Florida bet may shape campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — When billionaire Mike Bloomberg ended his presidential campaign in March, he pledged to spend “whatever it takes” to help Democrats defeat...

Biden courts Latino voters in 1st trip to Florida as nominee

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Joe Biden made his first trip to Florida as the Democratic presidential nominee with an urgent mission to boost support...

Biden courts Latino voters in 1st trip to Florida as nominee

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Joe Biden made his first trip to Florida as the Democratic presidential nominee on Tuesday with an urgent mission to...

Coronavirus deaths in kids echoes toll in adults, CDC says

NEW YORK (AP) — A detailed look at COVID-19 deaths in U.S. kids and young adults released Tuesday shows they mirror patterns seen in...

Gloria Estefan, Alex Rodriguez mark Latino impact on media

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gloria Estefan, Alex Rodriguez and Eva Longoria will be among the participants in a monthlong online celebration of Latino contributions...

Biden faces worries that Latino support slipping in Florida

MIAMI (AP) — Sen. Kamala Harris' motorcade raced past Colombian neighborhoods and made a quick stop for takeout in Doral — or “Doral-zuela” as...

2020 Watch: How much more damage can Woodward do?

MIAMI (AP) — Presidential politics move fast. What we’re watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign: ...

In defiance of Nevada governor, Trump holds indoor rally

LAS VEGAS (AP) — In open defiance of state regulations and his own administration’s pandemic health guidelines, President Donald Trump on Sunday hosted his...

New PBS film probes construction boom on Latino workers

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — Since the Great Recession, cities like Dallas, Houston, Phoenix, and Hobbs, New Mexico, have seen construction booms. Homes and...

Bernie Sanders: Biden win in November is no ‘slam dunk’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders is warning that if onetime rival Joe Biden doesn’t do more to promote his policies and reach out to...

5 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: ...

Climate change largely missing from campaign as fires rage

WASHINGTON (AP) — Historic fires are raging across the western United States ahead of what scientists say is the typical peak of wildfire season....

Climate change largely missing from campaign as fires rage

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Historic fires are raging across the western United States ahead of what scientists say is the typical peak of wildfire...

Judges: Trump can’t exclude people from district drawings

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Saying the president had exceeded his authority, a panel of three federal judges on Thursday blocked an order from President...

Researchers find racial disparities across court system

BOSTON (AP) — Black and Latino defendants in Massachusetts are more likely than white defendants to be locked up for drug and weapons offenses...

San Diego, other cities ending census door-knocking early

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) —...

Pandemic’s effect on remittances to Latin America varied

MEXICO CITY (AP) —...

California acts to increase diversity on corporate boards

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —...

Cities: Census ending early so counting is on Trump’s watch

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) —...

Floyd’s death sparks new activism among communities of color

When Washington, D.C.’s NFL...

Tom Flores, Drew Pearson finalists for Hall of Fame

Two-time Super Bowl-winning coach...

California requires ethnic studies for university system

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —...

Activists: Police killings of Latinos lack attention

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP)...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump muddies facts on mail ballots, Harris

WASHINGTON (AP) — President...

Homes with grandparents weigh virus risk as school starts

PHOENIX (AP) — Zita...

California governor on the hot seat over pandemic response

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —...

Talk of Harris successor sets off California guessing game

LOS ANGELES (AP) —...

Distrust of authority fuels virus misinformation for Latinos

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) —...

Black victims of U-Michigan doc seek equity in settlements

NOVI, Mich. (AP) —...

He set out to mobilize Latino voters. Then the virus hit.

GRAHAM, N.C (AP) —...

Kamala Harris’ selection as VP resonates with Black women

DETROIT (AP) — China...

Elite public schools in Virginia, elsewhere seek diversity

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP)...

Biden risks alienating young Black voters after race remarks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe...

Job losses, fear of virus complicate Latino voter hopes

PHOENIX (AP) — Every...

Biden draws distinction on Black, Latino political diversity

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic...

Democrats sue Georgia election officials over lines at polls

ATLANTA (AP) — Democrats...

Biden campaign announces $280 million ad buy through fall

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe...

Virus ravages poor California county along Mexican border

CALEXICO, Calif. (AP) —...

El Paso marks Walmart shooting anniversary amid pandemic

When Stephanie Melendez, her...

Despite virus threat, Black voters wary of voting by mail

DETROIT (AP) — Despite...

Latino leaders urge better promotion of free virus tests

PHOENIX (AP) — When...

‘Building bridges’: How Bass became a leading VP contender

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —...

Leader, civil rights group part after Ethnic Studies flap

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP)...

House approves bill to create Latino museum on National Mall

WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

Biden’s bid touts faith, courts even religious conservatives

President Donald Trump’s appeal...

Ivanka Trump defends Goya post that watchdogs call unethical

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ivanka...

Berkeley to consider removing police from traffic stops

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) —...

Trump lags Biden on people of color in top campaign ranks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid...

Worker advocates file meat plants discrimination complaint

Several worker advocacy organizations...

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