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Teachers union: Tentative deal to end charter schools strike

Dec. 9, 2018 6:31 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The nation's first teachers' strike against a charter school operator will end after their union and management struck a tentative deal Sunday that includes protections for students and immigrant families living in the country illegally. The Chicago Teachers Union said more than 500 teachers...

Pelosi recalls Arizona's former US Rep. Pastor at funeral

Dec. 7, 2018 7:10 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Dozens of mourners on Friday bid farewell to Arizona's first Hispanic member of Congress, the former U.S. Rep. Ed Pastor, who was remembered as a devoted public servant and doting family man in a ceremony that filled a large Phoenix church with laughter and sometimes tears. House Democratic...

The Latest: Mourners gather to remember Arizona congressman

Dec. 7, 2018 5:18 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on the funeral of Arizona's 1st Hispanic Congressman, Ed Pastor (all times local): 2 p.m. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi is among those scheduled to eulogize former U.S. Rep. Ed Pastor at a church packed with mourners gathered to remember Arizona's first Hispanic member of...

Arizona agency wrestles with bias amid post-Arpaio overhaul

Dec. 4, 2018 12:19 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Two years after defeating longtime metro Phoenix Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Paul Penzone is steadily making progress in carrying out a massive court-ordered overhaul of a beleaguered agency that was found to have racially profiled Latinos. The new sheriff has improved compliance with the overhaul...

Deadline looms for Latinos detained by Arpaio's officers

Nov. 30, 2018 5:46 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Latinos who were illegally detained when then-Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio defied a court order face a Monday deadline to apply for taxpayer-funded compensation for the harm they suffered from his acknowledged disobedience. Fewer people than expected applied for compensation from a...

O'Rourke vs. Castro: 2 Texans eye White House runs

Nov. 28, 2018 5:59 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Beto O'Rourke and Julian Castro were barely old enough for elementary school the last time a Democrat from ruby red Texas ran for the White House. But after a midterm campaign that saw Democrats make inroads throughout the Sun Belt, both Texans are signaling they could make a play for...

Ex-Rep. Ed Pastor, Arizona's 1st Hispanic congressman, dies

Nov. 28, 2018 4:33 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Ed Pastor, who championed liberal causes as Arizona's first Hispanic member of Congress but was known for his bipartisanship, died after suffering a heart attack, his family said Wednesday. He was 75. Pastor, a Democrat, served 23 years in Congress until deciding in 2014...

Ivanka Trump, Apple CEO Tim Cook visit Idaho school

Nov. 27, 2018 6:39 PM EST

WILDER, Idaho (AP) — Ivanka Trump and Apple CEO Tim Cook visited a heavily Hispanic Idaho school district on Tuesday to trumpet her workforce development initiative promoting science, technology, engineering and math. Apple in 2016 donated iPads to all students and teachers in the low-income school...

Medical doctor among new committee leaders in state Senate

Nov. 26, 2018 2:45 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A medical doctor from central Kentucky is the new chairman of state Senate Health and Welfare Committee. Republican state Sen. Ralph Alvarado is among several new committee chairmen the majority GOP Caucus announced Monday. Alvarado will replace Republican Sen. Julie Raque Adams, who...

Saks accused of race, age discrimination in lawsuit

Nov. 20, 2018 4:38 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Eight former employees at the Saks Fifth Avenue flagship store filed a race and age discrimination lawsuit Tuesday against the high-end store and its corporate parent, alleging they were subjected to a hostile work environment and unfairly fired. The suit, filed in New York, said the men...