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ICE, IRS search Hispanic grocery stores in Atlanta area

Dec. 12, 2019 7:57 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Federal agents executed search warrants at multiple branches of a Hispanic grocery chain in the Atlanta area and took three people into custody on Thursday, an official said. Agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement were working alongside the IRS at six Super Mercado Jalisco...

George P. Bush says GOP can't let 'racist' episodes slide

Dec. 12, 2019 5:45 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican George P. Bush, the only member of the Bush dynasty still in public office, condemned Thursday recurring episodes of what he described as racist or hateful rhetoric within the Texas GOP, and ripped what he called false accusations fanned by his Hispanic heritage. Bush,...

2nd suspect in Kansas bar shooting that killed 4 arrested

Dec. 12, 2019 4:52 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — One of two men who is accused of opening fire inside a crowded bar in Kansas City, Kansas, killing four people and wounding five others, has been captured in Mexico, authorities said Thursday. Authorities have been searching for Hugo Villanueva-Morales, 29, since the shooting at...

Recount: Boston City Council candidate won by a single vote

Dec. 10, 2019 5:33 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A City Council race in Boston has been decided by a single vote. The city Election Commission said newcomer Julia Mejia has claimed the council's fourth and final at-large seat following a three-day recount that ended Monday. She defeated fellow newcomer Alejandra St. Guillen, 22,492 votes to...

Nevada third to vote, still up for grabs for 2020 Democrats

Dec. 9, 2019 7:12 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada won its coveted early date in the presidential primary because it was supposed to offer Democrats something different. It’s more racially diverse than the two states that weigh in earlier, Iowa and New Hampshire. Its population is young, working class, largely urban and...

Report: Minority, disabled students suspended more often

Dec. 7, 2019 11:49 AM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Montana’s most disadvantaged students, especially Native American students, have missed a disproportionate number of school days due to out-of-school suspensions, referrals and arrests, according to an ACLU of Montana report released Wednesday. The report found that students...

Recount slated for contested Boston City Council seat

Dec. 7, 2019 11:02 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Boston officials are expected to begin recounting tens of thousands of election ballots to settle a contested City Council seat. Council candidate Alejandra St. Guillen challenged the November election outcome after losing to fellow newcomer Julia Mejia by eight votes. The two had been vying...

Senate passes bill to save funding for black colleges

Dec. 5, 2019 6:23 PM EST

The Senate on Thursday passed a bipartisan deal that would permanently restore funding to historically black colleges and universities and other schools that serve large shares of minority students. The legislation also would simplify the federal form used to apply for student financial aid. Although the amended...

Feds: Over 60 Latin Kings members arrested along East Coast

Dec. 5, 2019 3:54 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — More than 60 members of the Latin Kings have been arrested on federal racketeering, drug and firearms charges, including the leaders of the street gang’s East Coast operations, authorities announced Thursday. Among those arrested is Michael Cecchetelli, a 40-year-old Springfield,...

Study finds racial gap narrows in prison, jail, parole

Dec. 3, 2019 1:06 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A new report by the nonpartisan Council on Criminal Justice says racial gaps have narrowed across the American criminal justice system between 2000 and 2016, the most recent data available. Among the findings: — The imprisonment rate for black people and Hispanic people...