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The Wall Street street sign is framed by a giant American flag hanging on the New York Stock Exchange, in a Monday, Sept. 21, 2020 file photo. Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street, recovering after their first four-week losing streak in more than a year. A burst of corporate deals helped give investors confidence to put money back in the market, and the S&P 500 rose 1.4% in the early going Monday, Sept. 28, 2020.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

Healthy US economy failed to narrow racial gaps in 2019

Sep. 28, 2020 2:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The solid growth that the United States enjoyed before the viral pandemic paralyzed the economy this spring failed to reduce racial disparities in Americans' income and wealth from 2016 through 2019, according to a Federal Reserve report Monday. Though Black and Hispanic households...

Judge upholds GOP law making absentee voting harder in Iowa

Sep. 28, 2020 1:57 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A judge refused to block a new Republican-backed Iowa law that makes it harder for county officials to process absentee ballot applications and more likely that incomplete requests won't be fulfilled. In an opinion dated Friday and released Monday, Judge Lars Anderson rejected...

In this July 14, 2016 photo Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, accompanied by then-LULAC President Roger C. Rocha, Jr., left, hugs University of Texas student Dreamer Lizeth Urdiales, right, as she arrives to speaks at the 87th League of United Latin American Citizens National Convention at the Washington Hilton in Washington. LULAC, the nation's oldest Latino civil rights organization, voted Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, to postpone its planned national convention in Albuquerque, N.M., in 2021 over uncertainty caused by COVID-19. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

US Latino civil rights group moves 2021 convention online

Sep. 28, 2020 1:22 PM EDT

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 move its 2021 national convention online amid concerns and health orders caused by COVID-19. The board of directors of the group, known as LULAC, voted Saturday to hold a...

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Harrisburg International Airport, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Middletown, Pa. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's dubious claims on health care, court

Sep. 28, 2020 1:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump isn't providing all the facts when he promises that people with preexisting medical problems will always be covered by health insurance if “Obamacare” is ruled unconstitutional. Eager to get conservative Judge Amy Coney Barrett quickly confirmed to the...

SC city plans diversity training after social media posts

Sep. 27, 2020 12:53 PM EDT

MAULDIN, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina city will spend $50,000 on diversity training and programs after one of its city council members drew objections for sharing social media posts defending the Confederate flag and criticizing racial justice protests as “getting out of hand.” The Mauldin...

President Donald Trump speaks to members of the press on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, before boarding Marine One for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Trump is traveling to North Carolina and Florida. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's wrongs on court, virus; Biden errs

Sep. 26, 2020 10:22 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a momentous week, President Donald Trump painted a fantastical portrait of a coronavirus that affects “virtually nobody” among the young as he faced a grim U.S. milestone of 200,000 deaths and he asserted a constitutional basis that doesn't exist for rushing a replacement...

President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Newport News, Va. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

As campaign heats up, Trump woos Latino, Black voters

Sep. 25, 2020 10:28 PM EDT

ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) — With fewer than 40 days left before the election, President Donald Trump unveiled his second policy plan in as many days as he tried to chip away at his Democratic rival’s support among Black and Hispanic voters and in key battleground states. At a “Black Voices for...

Judge blocks Texas' repeal of straight-ticket voting

Sep. 25, 2020 9:19 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge Friday blocked Texas from eliminating straight-ticket voting, a decision that would allow for choosing one party's entire slate of candidates in the November election that is now less than six weeks away. Most states don't offer straight-ticket voting. Texas has for...

FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2020 file photo, a Los Angeles Unified School District student attends an online class at Boys & Girls Club of Hollywood in Los Angeles. A group of nine parents is filing a lawsuit Thursday, Aug. 24, 2020 alleging the Los Angeles Unified School District's distance learning program since the pandemic has failed to meet state standards or guarantee a basic education and disproportionately harms Black and Latino students. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Parents sue over distance learning in Los Angeles

Sep. 24, 2020 5:59 PM EDT

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 state educational standards and disproportionately harms Black and Latino students. The parents, who are supported by educational non-profits...

Editorial Roundup: US

Sep. 23, 2020 3:26 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Sept. 23 The Guardian on new customs regulations due to Brexit: The prospect of a Brexit-induced queue of 7,000 lorries at Dover, each one requiring a permit to enter the county of Kent, would once have been dismissed by leave campaigners as...