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LA's Gómez elected 1st Hispanic to lead US Catholic bishops

Nov. 12, 2019 3:28 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Archbishop José Gómez of Los Angeles, an immigrant from Mexico, pledged to push for a more welcoming immigration system after winning election Tuesday as the first Hispanic to head the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. "I'm humbled by your support," said Gómez, whose...

Hispanic immigrant in line to lead US Catholic bishops

Nov. 10, 2019 1:09 PM EST

Clergy sex abuse is once again on the agenda as U.S. Catholic bishops meet this week — but so is a potentially historic milestone: Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez, an immigrant from Mexico, is widely expected to win election as the first Hispanic president of the bishops' national conference. Gomez, 67,...

Costume protest leads to postponement of basketball game

Nov. 9, 2019 11:59 AM EST

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania college basketball game was postponed after a pre-game protest on the court by students objecting to Halloween costumes allegedly worn by several school athletes. Scores of students sat on the Franklin & Marshall College basketball court for 10 minutes Friday night...

Harris zeroes in on health care before powerful Nevada union

Nov. 8, 2019 11:53 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Presidential candidate Kamala Harris zeroed in on the Democratic Party's debate over health insurance Friday as she made her pitch to one of Nevada's most powerful political forces, the casino workers' union. Leaders and members of the Culinary Union and its parent organization, Unite...

US Latinos are no longer majority-Catholic, here's why

Nov. 8, 2019 2:39 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Emmanuel Perez was about 15 years old when he decided the Catholic faith was not for him. Perez's cousin had just died in a car crash and his mother drove from her Santa Ana home in Orange County to Tulare near Fresno to help prepare the body for the viewing. She wanted to "be there for...

Agency confirms acid attack suspect's military service

Nov. 8, 2019 2:01 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A military record-keeping agency has confirmed the military service of a white Milwaukee man suspected of throwing acid on a Latino man. The National Personnel Records Center confirmed Clifton Blackwell's service in the Marines from 1975 to 1978 in response to a request from The Associated...

Prosecutors charge man with hate crime in acid attack

Nov. 7, 2019 6:35 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A 61-year-old white Milwaukee man accused of throwing acid on a Hispanic man's face will be charged with a hate crime, increasing the possible sentence he may receive if convicted, prosecutors announced Wednesday. Prosecutors filed one charge against Clifton Blackwell — first-degree...

House Democrat criticizes Mississippi chicken plant raids

Nov. 7, 2019 5:11 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — It's "disappointing" that President Donald Trump's administration is selectively enforcing laws to apprehend immigrant workers who are in the U.S. illegally but not prosecute employers, a U.S. House committee chairman said Thursday. Bennie Thompson, a Mississippi Democrat and House...

People of color make gains in mayoral races across the US

Nov. 7, 2019 1:29 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — People of color made history this week by winning municipal races in places their families were once ignored or prevented from voting, including a New Mexico mayor whose father was forced into a Japanese internment camp during World War II. From Arizona to Massachusetts, the gains...

The Latest: Acid attack victim glad for hate crime charge

Nov. 6, 2019 6:10 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The latest on a white Milwaukee man being charged with a hate crime for allegedly throwing acid on a Hispanic man's face (all times local): 4:55 p.m. The Hispanic man who had acid thrown on his face says he's pleased Milwaukee prosecutors charged the white man suspected of the attack with...