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FILE—In this Wednesday, March 11, 2020, file photo, Letecia Stauch makes her first appearance in El Paso County District Court in Colorado Springs, Colo. Investigators believe that Stauch, who has been charged with murdering her 11-year-old stepson Gannon, killed him in his bedroom just a few hours before reporting him missing and then allegedly concocted a variety of stories to mislead them, according to a court document. (KRDO-TV/The Gazette via AP, Pool, File)

Colorado authorities accuse stepmom of lying in boy's death

Apr. 3, 2020 10:13 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Investigators believe a woman charged with murdering her 11-year-old stepson killed him in his bedroom just a few hours before reporting him missing in January and allegedly concocted a variety of stories to mislead them, according to a court document. Authorities say Letecia...

FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2016, file photo, University of New Mexico Chicana and Chicano Studies Department Chair Irene Vasquez holds a letter with hundreds of signatures, asking then-school president Bob Frank to declare the campus a

Defying odds, New Mexico university's Chicano studies grows

Apr. 2, 2020 10:14 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — For years, the University of New Mexico's Chicana and Chicano Studies program sat neglected and poorly funded. The university's low salaries prevented it from attracting national scholars and a lack of classes hurt student interest despite it being one of the first of its kind 50...

FILE - In this Wednesday, March 11, 2020, file photo, Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., and other House Democrats arrive to meet with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on Capitol Hill in Washington. Democratic lawmakers are calling out an apparent lack of racial data that they say is needed to monitor and address disparities in the national response to the coronavirus outbreak. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Ayanna Pressley say in a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar dated Friday, March 27, 2020, that comprehensive demographic data on people who are tested or treated for the coronavirus does not exist. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Democratic lawmakers call for racial data in virus testing

Mar. 30, 2020 7:14 PM EDT

Democratic lawmakers are calling out an apparent lack of racial data that they say is needed to monitor and address disparities in the national response to the coronavirus outbreak. In a letter sent Friday to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Ayanna Pressley, both from...

In this photo taken March 20, 2020, cattle rancher Joe Whitesell rides his horse in a field near Dufur, Oregon, as he helps a friend herd cattle. Tiny towns tucked into Oregon's windswept plains and cattle ranches miles from anywhere in South Dakota might not have had a single case of the new coronavirus yet, but their residents fear the spread of the disease to areas with scarce medical resources, the social isolation that comes when the only diner in town closes its doors and the economic free fall that's already hitting them hard. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)

Counties without coronavirus are mostly rural, poor

Mar. 29, 2020 10:47 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — As the coronavirus rages across the United States, mainly in large urban areas, more than a third of U.S. counties have yet to report a single positive test result for COVID-19 infections, an analysis by The Associated Press shows. Data compiled by Johns Hopkins University shows that...

This image released by Netflix shows, from left, Jessica Marie Garcia, Sierra Capri, Brett Gray, Diego Tinoco and Jason Genao from the series

'On My Block' cast seeks truth in playing inner-city teens

Mar. 27, 2020 2:28 PM EDT

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Cast members of Netflix’s “On My Block” say they feel honored to be able to represent teenagers who've long seen themselves portrayed as stereotypes. The show in its third season tells the story of a group of black and Latino teens navigating high school...

On eve of COVID-19 funeral ban, 10 bid goodbye to father

Mar. 24, 2020 11:16 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — His funeral, held at any other time, would have drawn 1,000, or 1,500 people, maybe more. That’s how beloved and well known Albert “Tic Toc” Tinoco and his large family have been in Kansas City’s Hispanic community. When Tinoco’s wife, Angelina,...

FILE - This Dec. 5, 2019, photo shows the Detroit skyline. Detroit Charter Commission Vice Chair Nicole Small said the city, with one of the nation’s largest African American-majorities, has been hit particularly hard by foreclosures since the height of the mortgage crisis in 2008. Small said homeowners need relief beyond what’s being offered in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

As virus grips nation, advocates move to halt evictions

Mar. 20, 2020 6:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — On the day after the coronavirus outbreak was declared a global pandemic, Joe Ferguson was given a batch of court-ordered evictions to carry out in his job as constable in Tucson, Arizona. He knocked on doors in the majority Hispanic community of South Tucson, told residents to gather...

FILE- In this Sunday, March 15, 2020 file photo, former Vice President Joe Biden, participates in a Democratic presidential primary debate at CNN Studios in Washington. Joe Biden swept to victory in Florida, Illinois and Arizona on Tuesday, increasingly pulling away with a Democratic presidential primary upended by the coronavirus and building pressure on Bernie Sanders to abandon his campaign. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Congressional Hispanic Caucus' campaign arm endorses Biden

Mar. 20, 2020 4:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden has received the presidential endorsement of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus’ campaign arm, signaling his growing strength among a constituency that has long been key to rival Bernie Sanders’ success. In a statement Friday, Rep. Tony Cardenas, the chairman of...

CORRECTS FROM MOCK DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE ELECTION TO BUDGET PARTICIPATION ELECTION -  In this March 5, 2020, photo a student votes in a budget participation election at Maryvale High School in Phoenix. At the school hundreds of students who will turn 18 before Election Day were registered to vote. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Democrats fret as virus halts in-person voter registration

Mar. 20, 2020 3:48 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The coronavirus is idling a potentially powerful force in the Democratic Party — liberal canvassers who go door to door or cruise through public gatherings, clipboard in hand, to register new voters. Such efforts have been all but frozen because Americans now are being asked to stay...

Osvaldo Salas, 29, stands with his son outside their home in suburban Phoenix on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Salas, who isn't proficient in English, says he's disappointed state authorities haven't posted any information on the coronavirus in Spanish and that he has to rely on friends, family and TV for the latest. Salas, a restaurant cook, is worried about supporting his four children if he can't work anymore. (AP Photo/Astrid Galván)

Getting coronavirus updates in Spanish is a mixed bag in US

Mar. 18, 2020 11:50 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Osvaldo Salas speaks a little English, but not proficiently. The suburban Phoenix man relies on Spanish-language TV and friends and family for information on the coronavirus because state and local officials haven't posted any updates online in Spanish even as the global pandemic widens. ...