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Inside the 'big wave' of misinformation targeted at Latinos

Nov. 29, 2021 00:09 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Before last year's presidential election, Facebook ads targeting Latino voters described Joe Biden as a communist. During his inauguration, another conspiracy theory spread online and on Spanish-language radio warning that a brooch worn by Lady Gaga signaled Biden was...

Mask mandates fueled growth of Moms for Liberty

Nov. 27, 2021 03:13 AM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Jessica Tillman, a Seminole County mother of four, developed some new interests during the COVID-19 pandemic: Fighting against school board mask mandates and organizing with like-minded parents. For Tillman, the government response to COVID-19...

Springfield parents file lawsuit over school mask mandate

Nov. 25, 2021 14:42 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Six parents have filed a lawsuit alleging that Springfield Public Schools doesn't have the authority to require masks. The Springfield News-Leader reports that the parents argue that the mask mandate in place since August is a legal overreach...

Chile Congress approves same-sex marriage, adoptions

Nov. 23, 2021 12:34 PM EST

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A measure to legalize marriage and adoption by same-sex couples was approved by the lower house of Chile's Congress on Tuesday, moving it close to final adoption. It had already passed the Senate. The bill approved 101-30 now awaits only final...

Trump-backed Parnell loses custody battle, suspends campaign

Nov. 22, 2021 16:36 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Sean Parnell, the candidate endorsed by former President Donald Trump for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, on Monday suspended his campaign after he lost a court fight over custody of his three children in which the judge said he believed allegations of abuse by...

New Mexico State Police searching for boy in a custody case

Nov. 18, 2021 17:54 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police were searching Thursday for a 10-year-old Albuquerque boy believed to be with his mother who no longer has custody of him. They said Nicolai Kuznetsov was last seen on Nov. 5 and was believed to be with Jacqueline Haymon....

Youngkin: Victory shows winning GOP path on education

Nov. 18, 2021 01:17 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Incoming Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin said Wednesday his victory in a strongly Democratic state showed a winning path for Republicans to talk about education, an issue for which he said the GOP has “historically been a bit on our heels.” Youngkin...

Indiana woman's conviction upheld in death of child's father

Nov. 17, 2021 15:58 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana Court of Appeals has upheld the murder conviction of a woman who arranged the killing of her young daughter’s father amid a custody battle over the child. A Jay County judge sentenced Esther Jane Stephen, 31, in June to 55 years in...

Parents sue school district over gender transition policy

Nov. 17, 2021 13:40 PM EST

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — Some parents are suing the Kettle Moraine School District over a policy that allows minor students to change their names and gender pronouns at school without parental consent. The lawsuit by two sets of parents was filed by the Wisconsin...

EXPLAINER: Conservatorships and how Britney Spears was freed

Nov. 12, 2021 23:34 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge has freed Britney Spears from the conservatorship that controlled her life and money for nearly 14 years. Here’s a look at how conservatorships operate, what’s unusual about hers, and how calls from her and her fans to #FreeBritney...