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California team loses 2nd sponsor over Ocasio-Cortez video

May. 31, 2019 1:26 PM EDT

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A second company has cut ties with a California minor league baseball team that played a Memorial Day video that included an image of Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with images of Kim Jong Un and Fidel Castro. The Fresno Bee reports Heineken International confirmed Thursday...

California team loses sponsor due to Ocasio-Cortez video

May. 30, 2019 2:12 PM EDT

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A company has cut ties with a California minor league baseball team that played a Memorial Day video that included an image of Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with images of Kim Jong Un and Fidel Castro. The Fresno Bee reports that raisin company Sun-Maid terminated its...

California team apologizes to Ocasio-Cortez for video

May. 28, 2019 9:39 PM EDT

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A minor league baseball team in California apologized to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for a Memorial Day tribute video that lumped her image with those of Kim Jong Un and Fidel Castro. The Fresno Grizzlies said in a statement the scoreboard video broadcast during Monday night's...

The Latest: Ocasio-Cortez responds after offensive video

May. 28, 2019 9:31 PM EDT

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a California team apologizing for offensive video showing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says words matter and she's gotten death threats after hateful messages about her have aired. The New York Democrat tweeted...

AP Explains: Immigrant entry exams had puzzles, delousing

May. 20, 2019 1:18 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — President Donald Trump announced last week a wide-ranging immigration plan that would change how certain immigrants would be allowed in the U.S. His proposal includes a civics test for entrance that some critics say could exclude many high-skilled immigrants. Other critics called...

Decades after failed invasion, Cuba still eyes Venezuela

May. 17, 2019 12:17 AM EDT

MACHURUCUTO, Venezuela (AP) — For all the heated talk coming from Washington about President Nicolás Maduro being a Cuban puppet, there was a time when Cuban troops really did try to take control of Venezuela — or at least a remote coconut-strewn tropical beach. Fifty-two years ago this month...

Today in History

May. 17, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, May 17, the 137th day of 2019. There are 228 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 17, 2004, Massachusetts became the first state to allow same-sex marriages. On this date: In 1536, Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Cranmer declared the marriage of England's...

Today in History

May. 12, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, May 12, the 132nd day of 2019. There are 233 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On May 12, 1949, the Soviet Union lifted the Berlin Blockade, which the Western powers had succeeded in circumventing with their Berlin Airlift. On this date: In 1780, during the...

For Harris, memories of a warrior mother guide her campaign

May. 11, 2019 2:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Speaking from the Senate floor for the first time, Kamala Harris expressed gratitude for a woman on whose shoulders she said she stood. In her autobiography, Harris interspersed the well-worn details of her resume with an extended ode to the one she calls "the reason for everything." And...

Idaho company's Cuba tours popular despite Trump 'crackdown'

May. 5, 2019 3:05 AM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The 2020 U.S. presidential elections seem impossibly remote as nine Americans weave their kayaks through a thick red mangrove forest on Cuba's southern coast. They navigate the tight pathways made by these saline-loving trees, admiring long-legged flamingos and pelicans, alongside the...