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FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2019, file photo, Sevilla's Javier Hernandez celebrates after scoring his side's opening goal during a Europa League group A soccer match against APOEL Nicosia at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan stadium in Seville, Spain. The Los Angeles Galaxy have signed Javier “Chicharito” Hernández to a Designated Player contract, the MLS soccer club announced Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Miguel Morenatti, File)

Mexican goal-scoring star Chicharito signs with LA Galaxy

Jan. 21, 2020 9:52 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The biggest star in Mexican soccer is coming to the LA Galaxy. Javier “Chicharito” Hernández announced his move to the five-time MLS champions on Tuesday, bringing the veteran striker back to North America after a lengthy career in Europe. Hernández will...

FILE - In this June 4, 1969, file photo, Bobby Rush, deputy defense minister of the Illinois Black Panther party, center, reads a statement at a news conference after an early morning raid on Chicago Panther headquarters by FBI agents. At left is Jose

Film probes radical black-Latino-poor white 1960s alliance

Jan. 20, 2020 2:17 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., (AP) — Civil rights activists were still mourning the 1968 assassinations of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert Kennedy. Richard Nixon was president, the Vietnam War hadn't ended, and urban racial tensions remained. In that climate, a 24-year-old Black Panther Party member from...

Latino Caucus numbers, influence growing at Colorado Capitol

Jan. 18, 2020 11:07 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado General Assembly’s Latino Caucus is the largest in state history, and its members have ambitious plans for the 2020 session. There are now 13 members in the group that's only open to Democrats. Their growing influence was illustrated by last year's election of Leroy Garcia...

Ohio man guilty in carjacking that killed woman at church

Jan. 18, 2020 8:22 AM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio man charged in a Cleveland carjacking that killed a woman preparing for her daughter's birthday celebration at a church was found guilty by a jury and could face life in prison, the county prosecutor said. Michael Preston, 23, was accused of running over Lesley DeJesus in November...

Congressmen help migrant girl with Down syndrome get into US

Jan. 17, 2020 7:11 PM EST

A delegation from the U.S. Congressional Hispanic Caucus helped a 6-year-old migrant girl with Down Syndrome and a heart condition get paroled in the United States on Friday, members of the caucus said. U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján, D-New Mexico, said he and other members accompanied the girl to a Port of Entry...

In this Jan. 14, 2020, photo, President Donald Trump arrives at UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena to speak at a campaign rally in Milwaukee. Trump's surrogates are fanning out across the country as part of an aggressive effort to stretch his appeal beyond the base of working-class white voters who propelled him to victory in 2016 (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Trump campaign tries robust outreach to expand his appeal

Jan. 17, 2020 6:23 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Selfies on a “Women for Trump” bus tour through Iowa. Volunteer training at a “Black Voices for Trump” organizing session in Philadelphia. A vice presidential headliner at a "Latinos for Trump” event in Florida. President Donald Trump's surrogates fanned...

Democratic presidential candidate and businessman Tom Steyer speaks at a Culinary Workers Union hall Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Steyer, buoyed by polling, makes campaign swing in Nevada

Jan. 17, 2020 12:30 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Driving on any freeway in Las Vegas, you’re likely to see Tom Steyer’s face. Turn on the radio, you might hear his voice. Turn on the television, you’ll probably run across his campaign ad. But Alondra Escobedo didn’t expect to run into the Democratic...

Vice President Mike Pence delivers remarks during a campaign event Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Pence courts evangelical Latino voters in Florida

Jan. 16, 2020 7:38 PM EST

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Marilyn Del Valle climbed to her feet at the Nacion de Fe church in Kissimmee on Thursday, clapping and taking photos as Vice President Mike Pence took the stage. Del Valle is a proud “Nuyorican” — born in New York to Puerto Rican parents — who lives in...

NY graduation rate improves ahead of review of requirements

Jan. 16, 2020 5:46 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — New York's high school graduation rate continued to edge upward in 2019 ahead of a review and possible revision of diploma requirements, education officials said Thursday. The overall graduation rate was 83.4%, up just short of a percentage point from the previous year, data from the...

FILE - In this May 25, 2018, file photo, Jose Espinoza, 18, stands outside his trailer with his 4-month-old infant, Emmily, and wife, Maria Rodriguez, 19, in Vado, N.M. while speaking about making only $50 a day picking onions. New Mexico's child poverty rate rose slightly and continues to rank near the bottom nationally despite improvements in the state's economy, a child-advocacy group said Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. The 2019 New Mexico Kids Count Data Book, released by New Mexico Voices for Children, found 26% of the state's children in 2018 remained at or below the federal poverty line. That places the state back to 49th nationally in child poverty. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras, File)

Report: New Mexico back to 49th in nation in child poverty

Jan. 15, 2020 4:23 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's child poverty rate rose slightly and continues to rank near the bottom nationally despite improvements in the state's economy, a child-advocacy group said Wednesday. The 2019 New Mexico Kids Count Data Book, released by New Mexico Voices for Children, found 26% of the...