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Gender gap among Latino voters seen in some families

Oct. 29, 2020 1:43 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Paul Gonzales promised his wife he wouldn’t vote for Donald Trump in 2016. But the 60-year-old salesman in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa voted for him anyway and said he plans to do it again next week. Gonzales said he’s drawn to what he sees as Trump’s alignment with...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a virtual public health briefing at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del., Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Pandemic politics: Biden shuns 'false promises' of fast fix

Oct. 28, 2020 8:28 PM EDT

BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Focused firmly on COVID-19, Joe Biden vowed Wednesday not to campaign in the election homestretch “on the false promises of being able to end this pandemic by flipping a switch.” President Donald Trump, under attack for his handling of the worst health crisis in...

Voters line up and wit to cast a ballot at the American Airlines Center during early voting Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Judge says Texas mask mandate must extend to polling places

Oct. 28, 2020 1:30 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge ruled that Texas' statewide mask mandate must include polling places, but election officials Wednesday did not rush to enforce the order that was handed down after more than 8 million people have already voted. U.S. District Judge Jason Pulliam, who was appointed last...

Family: Police shot man despite being told he had no gun

Oct. 26, 2020 6:31 PM EDT

The family of an unarmed Hispanic man who was shot to death outside his mother’s Manchester home in April joined social justice advocates Monday in taking issue with a prosecutor's report that found the shooting was justified. In his report Friday, Tolland State’s Attorney Matthew Gedansky said four...

Denver high school drops Confederate mascot in favor of bird

Oct. 26, 2020 4:44 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado high school adopted a new mascot to replace the previous emblem recalling a symbol of the Confederacy. Denver South High School announced Friday it is now the home of the Ravens, which will replace the Rebels mascot name held throughout the nearly 100-year history of the school,...

National Hispanic Cultural Center marks 20th anniversary

Oct. 24, 2020 12:10 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In the heart of Barelas — on the corner of Fourth Street and Avenida César Chávez — sits the National Hispanic Cultural Center. The 20-plus-acre campus draws attention with its design inspired by Spanish, Aztec, Mayan, New Mexico colonial and modernist...

US housing officials investigate General Iron's Chicago move

Oct. 24, 2020 9:14 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Federal housing officials are investigating why the city of Chicago is allowing a chronic polluter company to move its operation from a wealthy, largely white neighborhood to a low-income, predominantly Latino neighborhood. The Ohio-based company that bought General Iron Industries —...

Prosecutor says officers justified in fatal April shooting

Oct. 23, 2020 5:11 PM EDT

Officers who shot an unarmed Hispanic man to death outside his mother's Manchester home in April were justified because they believed he had weapon, a prosecutor's report released Friday said. Tolland State’s Attorney Matthew Gedansky's finding comes more than six months after the April 2 standoff and...

Sheriff’s office in Phoenix struggling with Arpaio legacy

Oct. 23, 2020 2:15 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Even though Joe Arpaio was ousted as metro Phoenix’s sheriff four years ago, the agency he used to run still struggles in the wake of his controversial 24-year tenure, including overhauling traffic patrols that treat Black and Hispanic drivers differently than whites and a backlog of...

Rayon Edwards speaks on a megaphone as he marches with protesters during a protest rally for Marcellis Stinnette who was killed by Waukegan Police Tuesday in Waukegan, Ill., Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. Stinnette, 19, was killed and his girlfriend the mother of his child, Tafara Williams, was wounded when a police officer in Waukegan opened fire Tuesday night after police said Williams' vehicle started rolling toward the officer following a traffic stop. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Relative: Black couple didn't provoke shooting by police

Oct. 22, 2020 5:18 PM EDT

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — The mother of a Black woman who was injured in a police shooting in suburban Chicago that left a Black man dead said the couple did nothing to provoke the officer. Marcellis Stinnette, 19, was killed and his girlfriend and the mother of his child, Tafara Williams, was wounded when a...