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US lacks Latino historical sites and landmarks, scholars say

Oct. 14, 2018 8:10 PM EDT

GLORIETA PASS, N.M. (AP) — A makeshift memorial to Hispanic Civil War Union soldiers in an isolated part northern New Mexico is a typical representation of sites linked to U.S. Latino history: It's shabby, largely unknown and at risk of disappearing. Across the U.S, many sites historically connected to key...

Naming Rights: Orlando's new police chief is named Orlando

Oct. 12, 2018 9:37 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Orlando's newest police chief is already making a name for himself. His name? Orlando. Mayor Buddy Dyer announced Orlando's newest police chief during a ceremony Thursday. Orlando Rolon will also be the city's first Hispanic police chief. The Orlando Sentinel reports Rolon previously...

Nevada Senate race could test Kavanaugh impact

Oct. 12, 2018 2:16 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Many Republicans are breathing easier this week, confident that the fight over Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination fired up their voters. Dean Heller isn't one of them. Facing a female challenger in a state gradually becoming more Democratic, the senator and longtime fixture in...

O'Rourke's improbable Senate run still needs Latinos to win

Oct. 11, 2018 4:20 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Beto O'Rourke's improbable U.S. Senate campaign has challenged expectations of what was thought possible by a Democrat in Texas. But with just weeks before Election Day doubts remain over whether he can pull off another crucial feat: getting a surge of Latinos to the polls. Republican...

NBA coaches box get a little more diverse during offseason

Oct. 9, 2018 12:55 PM EDT

The NBA coaching box is looking far more diverse these days. When the season starts next week, there will be the league's first head coach born and raised outside North America and the first Hispanic-American full-time head coach. And there's a real chance that before long, someone like Becky Hammon could become...

University head recommends covering controversial murals

Oct. 8, 2018 8:47 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A blond-haired, blue-eyed man gazes forward from the decades-old, controversial mural, his arms stretched out holding the hand of a faceless Hispanic man on one side and a faceless Native American on the other. For decades, the Great Depression-era mural on the University of New...

The Latest: University head to recommend covering murals

Oct. 8, 2018 6:57 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on a set of murals at the University of New Mexico that have been protested for their depictions of Hispanics and Native Americans (all times local): 4:50 p.m. A University of New Mexico official says the school's president and provost want a set of Great Depression-era...

Investigation looks into stops of Latinos on LA-area highway

Oct. 8, 2018 3:07 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles County inspector general is investigating whether sheriff's deputies racially profiled drivers when they stopped thousands of innocent Latinos in search of drugs on a major freeway, the Los Angeles Times reported Monday. The investigation began after the newspaper...

Rare death row slaying at California's San Quentin prison

Oct. 5, 2018 9:28 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — One condemned inmate killed another Friday, the first slaying of a death row inmate in California in more than 20 years, officials said. Jonathan Fajardo, 30, was stabbed in the chest and neck with an inmate-made weapon in a recreational yard of the cell house that holds the bulk...

Provocative remarks by Maine's governor over the years

Oct. 4, 2018 7:10 AM EDT

Maine's outgoing firebrand Republican governor has railed on his perceived opponents with fury and gusto over an eight-year term marked by profanity-laced controversy and a failed impeachment attempt. But the four candidates running to succeed the governor who calls himself "Donald Trump before Donald Trump...