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In this June 6, 2016 image, New Mexico author Rudolfo Anaya poses for a photograph in his home writing studio. Anaya, who helped launch the 1970s Chicano literature movement with his novel

Rudolfo Anaya, ‘godfather’ of Chicano literature, dies at 82

Jun. 30, 2020 11:07 PM EDT

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — Rudolfo Anaya, a writer who helped launch the 1970s Chicano Literature Movement with his novel “Bless Me, Ultima,” a book celebrated by Latinos, has died at 82. Anaya’s niece, Belinda Henry, said the celebrated author died Sunday at his Albuquerque, New Mexico,...

White man called police on Black and Hispanic men at marina

Jun. 29, 2020 9:55 AM EDT

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — A video showing a white man calling the police on a group of Black and Hispanic men in Connecticut has prompted a police investigation and is drawing comparisons to a similar incident in New York’s Central Park last month. Stamford police identified the white man as city...

This bronze statue of Don Juan de Onate leading a group of Spanish settlers from an area near what is now Ciudad Chihuahua, Mexico, to what was then the northern most province of New Spain in 1598 stands outside the Albuquerque Museum in Albuquerque, N.M., on Friday, June 12, 2020. The collection of statues, which includes an indigenous guide, a priest, women settlers and soldiers, is titled

Spanish colonial monuments fuel race strife in US Southwest

Jun. 27, 2020 11:31 AM EDT

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — Statues of Spanish conquistador Don Juan de Oñate are now in storage after demonstrators in New Mexico threatened to topple them. Protesters in California have pulled down sculptures of Spanish missionary Junipero Serra, and now schools, parks and streets named after Spanish...

Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus, right, speaks as Mayor Regina Romero listens during a press conference, Wednesday, June 24, 2020, in Tucson, Ariz.  Chief Magnus offered his resignation after the death of a 27-year-old man who died while handcuffed and placed face-down, resulting in the resignation of three officers the chief said had violated department policy. The city council and city manager have to approve resignation. The city council and city manager have to approve resignation.
The medical examiner’s office didn’t determine a manner of death but said Carlos Ingram-Lopez had died of sudden cardiac arrest while intoxicated by cocaine and physically restrained.  (Josh Galemore/Arizona Daily Star via AP)

Tucson mayor sticks with police chief after custody death

Jun. 25, 2020 6:45 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The mayor of Tucson, Arizona, said Thursday that the city’s police chief should stay in his job, even as criticism mounts over the death of a young Hispanic man while handcuffed in police custody. Mayor Regina Romero, a Democrat, said Chief Chris Magnus should not resign...

FILE - In this Thursday, May 7, 2020 file photo, a pregnant woman wearing a face mask and gloves holds her belly as she waits in line for groceries with hundreds during a food pantry sponsored by Healthy Waltham for those in need due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak, at St. Mary's Church in Waltham, Mass. On Thursday, June 25, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its list of which Americans are at higher risk for severe cases of COVID-19, adding pregnant women and removing age alone as a factor. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

U.S. officials change virus risk groups, add pregnant women

Jun. 25, 2020 5:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The nation's top public health agency on Thursday revamped its list of which Americans are at higher risk for severe COVID-19 illness, adding pregnant women and removing age alone as a factor. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also changed the list of underlying conditions that...

FILE - In this June 23, 2020, file photo a man gestures to Metropolitan Police Department officers standing guard after police closed the area around Lafayette Park near the White House after protesters tried to topple a statue of Andrew Jackson in the park in Washington. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File)

Law enforcement struggles with policing in reckoning moment

Jun. 25, 2020 1:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As calls for police reform swell across America, officers say they feel caught in the middle: vilified by the left as violent racists, fatally ambushed by extremists on the right seeking to sow discord and scapegoated by lawmakers who share responsibility for the state of the criminal...

FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2019, file photo, people walk through New York's Times Square. The population of non-Hispanic whites in the U.S. has gotten smaller in the past decade as deaths have surpassed births in this aging demographic, and a majority of the population under age 16 is nonwhite for the first time though they are fewer in number than a decade ago, according to new figures released Thursday, June 25, 2020,  by the U.S. Census Bureau. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

Census shows white decline, nonwhite majority among youngest

Jun. 25, 2020 12:11 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — For the generation of Americans not yet old enough to drive, the demographic future has arrived. For the first time, nonwhites and Hispanics were a majority of people under age 16 in 2019, an expected demographic shift that will grow over the coming decades, according to figures...

FILE - In the is Oct. 10, 2019 file photo, El Paso Walmart shooting suspect Patrick Crusius pleads not guilty during his arraignment in El Paso, Texas. Crusius, accused of killing 22 people at a Walmart Aug. 3, 2019 in Texas is expected to be reindicted Thursday, June 14, 2020 as he faces another murder charge in the mass shooting that targeted Mexicans, prosecutors said. (Briana Sanchez / El Paso Times via AP, Pool, File)

DA: Walmart mass shooting suspect will face new charges

Jun. 24, 2020 8:15 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The man accused of killing 22 people and wounding two dozen more at a Walmart in Texas is expected to be reindicted Thursday as he faces another murder charge in the mass shooting that targeted Mexicans, prosecutors said. Patrick Crusius of Allen, Texas, is currently being held...

Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus, right, speaks as Mayor Regina Romero listens during a press conference, Wednesday, June 24, 2020, in Tucson, Ariz.  Chief Magnus offered his resignation after the death of a 27-year-old man who died while handcuffed and placed face-down, resulting in the resignation of three officers the chief said had violated department policy. The city council and city manager have to approve resignation. The city council and city manager have to approve resignation.
The medical examiner’s office didn’t determine a manner of death but said Carlos Ingram-Lopez had died of sudden cardiac arrest while intoxicated by cocaine and physically restrained.  (Josh Galemore/Arizona Daily Star via AP)

Tucson police chief offers resignation after man's death

Jun. 24, 2020 8:07 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Tucson, Arizona, police chief on Wednesday offered his resignation two months after a 27-year-old man died while handcuffed and placed face-down, resulting in the resignation of three officers the chief said had violated department policy. Chief Chris Magnus offered his resignation...

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on police use of force and community relations on on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, June 16, 2020 in Washington. (Jonathan Ernst/Pool via AP)

Q&A: Harris says Democrats need to listen to young voters

Jun. 24, 2020 1:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Kamala Harris of California says that Democrats need to listen to young voters seeking change and that she won't “be played" by Republicans when it comes to police reform legislation. She's a top contender to be presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden's running mate. But she...