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Judge to rule on absentee ballot lawsuit by Friday

Sep. 23, 2020 5:27 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A state court judge will decide by the end of Friday whether to halt enforcement of a state law that prohibits county election officials from using information readily available in the voter registration database to fill in information that’s missing from a voter’s...

Scholars offering free online Chicano Studies classes

Sep. 18, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A group of Chicano Studies professors has launched a program to offer free Chicano Studies classes amid the pandemic. MeXicanos 2070 this week began holding virtual courses through their program called Colegio Chicano del Pueblo and so far have enrolled more than 75 students from Arizona,...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a Hispanic Heritage Month event, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Trump fuels spread of altered Biden video, tweeting it twice

Sep. 16, 2020 4:37 PM EDT

A video altered to make it appear as though Democratic president candidate Joe Biden played a song disparaging the police was viewed more than 4.5 million times on Twitter by Wednesday afternoon, its spread fueled by President Donald Trump, who tweeted it — twice. The video, which appears to show Biden...

This combination photo shows, from left, musician Gloria Estefan, actress-producer Eva Longoria, comedian George Lopez, actor Edward James Olmos and former New York Yankees baseball player Alex Rodriguez who will take part in a month-long tribute to Hispanic achievements conducted by The Paley Center for Media. (AP Photo)

Gloria Estefan, Alex Rodriguez mark Latino impact on media

Sep. 15, 2020 3:40 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gloria Estefan, Alex Rodriguez and Eva Longoria will be among the participants in a monthlong online celebration of Latino contributions to television. The Paley Center for Media’s tribute to the work of actors, journalists and other notable Latinos begins Wednesday and will be...

In this video grab issued Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020, by MTV, Lady Gaga performs during the MTV Video Music Awards. (MTV via AP)

Lady Gaga dominates at MTV VMAs, The Weeknd wins top award

Aug. 31, 2020 12:03 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga cleaned house at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards, while The Weeknd took home the top prize — and both pop stars sent important messages to viewers about the current state of the world: “Wear a mask" and “Justice for Jacob Blake and Breonna Taylor." Gaga won...

In this combination photo of celebrities with birthdays from Aug. 30-Sept. 5, Cameron Diaz, from left, arrives for her 92Y In Conversation with Rachael Ray on April 5, 2016, in New York, Chris Tucker arrives at the EBONY Power 100 Gala on Nov. 30, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif., Lily Tomlin arrives at the 17th Annual Women's Image Awards on Feb. 10, 2016, in Los Angeles, Salma Hayek arrives at the Oscars on Feb. 9, 2020, in Los Angeles., Charlie Sheen, ambassador of the condom brand Lelo Hex, poses for photographers after a press conference to celebrate the launch on June 16, 2016, in London, Beyonce poses in the press room at the 59th annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 12, 2017, in Los Angeles and Rose McGowan poses for a portrait on Jan. 3, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo)

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 30-Sept. 5

Aug. 24, 2020 2:33 PM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 30-Sept. 5 Aug. 30: Actor Elizabeth Ashley is 81. Actor-turned-politician Ben Jones (“The Dukes of Hazzard”) is 79. Actor John Kani (“Black Panther”) is 78. Comedian Lewis Black (“The Daily Show”) is 72. Actor Timothy Bottoms...

Arizona school official to comply with US high court ruling

Aug. 17, 2020 7:51 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The superintendent of one of two Arizona school districts put on notice by a national Latino rights group for asking about citizenship and Social Security numbers on enrollment cards said Monday officials updated the forms and shredded the previous ones. “I'm happy to comply”...

In this combination photo of celebrities with birthdays from Aug. 23-29, Barbara Eden poses at

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 23-29

Aug. 17, 2020 8:13 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 23-29 Aug. 23: Actor Vera Miles is 90. Actor Barbara Eden is 89. Satirist Mark Russell is 88. Actor Richard Sanders (“WKRP In Cincinnati”) is 80. Country singer Rex Allen Jr. is 73. Singer Linda Thompson is 73. Actor David Robb (“Downton Abbey”)...

Rights group demands Arizona schools not ask citizenship

Aug. 14, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A national Latino rights group Friday warned two Arizona school districts that their practice of asking about citizenship and Social Security numbers on enrollment forms violates a Supreme Court decision that ensures children have access to public education regardless of immigration status....

FILE - This Dec. 3, 2019 file photo shows singer J Balvin at the 2019 Footwear News Achievement Awards in New York.  In a pre-taped video that aired Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020,  as Balvin accepted an award at Premios Juventud 2020, the performer revealed he contracted COVID-19 and that it impacted him heavily.(Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

J Balvin says he is recovering from the coronavirus

Aug. 14, 2020 10:35 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Colombian superstar J Balvin says he is recovering after battling the coronavirus. In a pre-taped video that aired Thursday night as Balvin accepted an award at Premios Juventud 2020, the performer revealed he contracted COVID-19 and that it impacted him heavily. “At this moment, I...