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Groups say Colorado weakens Latino votes for Congress

Oct. 08, 2021 16:12 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Civil rights groups on Friday filed to block Colorado's new congressional map, arguing the independent redistricting commission that redrew the state's legislative boundaries to match its population growth shortchanged Hispanic residents. The filings from...

Texas GOP's proposed statehouse maps aim to protect party

Sep. 30, 2021 19:54 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Republicans released their proposals to redraw maps for their own seats Thursday, and their aspirations for the statehouse mirrored their plans for congressional representation: Keep the party in power amid big demographic shifts. Democrats...

Gloria Estefan says she was molested at music school at 9

Sep. 30, 2021 14:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gloria Estefan has revealed that, at the age of 9, she was sexually abused by someone her mother trusted. The Cuban-American superstar spoke for the first time publicly about the abuse and its effects on her during an episode of the Facebook Watch show...

Latin Grammys: Camilo is top contender with 10 nominations

Sep. 28, 2021 11:39 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Camilo won his first Latin Grammy Award last year and could soon have many more in his hands: The Colombian singer-songwriter of hits like “Tutu” and “Favorito” received a leading 10 nominations Tuesday, including song of the year and record of the year, for “Vida...

Pritzker OKs legislative maps despite heavy criticism

Sep. 24, 2021 18:08 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Friday signed off on new electoral maps the Legislature will use for the next decade, despite concerns from certain groups, including some Black and Latino voters, that they weren't able to weigh in and wouldn't be fairly represented. ...

Bad Bunny tops Billboard Latin Music Awards with 10 trophies

Sep. 23, 2021 23:12 PM EDT

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Bad Bunny is the champion of the Billboard Latin Music Awards, taking home artist of the year honors and a whopping 10 trophies. Among the awards received Thursday by the urban music superstar were Hot Latin Song of the Year for “Dákiti”...

As Texas draws its maps, Latinos push for political power

Sep. 22, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — As a Dallas County commissioner, Elba Garcia represents some 670,000 people — nearly the population of a congressional district. The majority of her constituents are Latino and live in the fast-growing suburbs west of Dallas, where they share worries about managing...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Sept. 12-18

Sep. 07, 2021 07:30 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Sept. 12-18: Sept. 12: Actor Linda Gray (“Dallas”) is 81. Singer Maria Muldaur is 79. Actor Joe Pantoliano (“The Sopranos”) is 70. Singer-guitarist Gerry Beckley of America is 69. Original MTV VJ Nina Blackwood is 69. Actor...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 29-Sept. 4

Aug. 23, 2021 08:48 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 29-Sept. 4: Aug. 29: Actor Betty Lynn (“The Andy Griffith Show”) is 95. Movie director William Friedkin is 86. Actor Elliott Gould is 83. Actor Deborah Van Valkenburgh (“Too Close For Comfort”) is 69. Keyboardist Dan Truman...

Henri thwarts Central Park concert hailing NYC virus rebound

Aug. 21, 2021 23:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A superstar-laden Central Park concert meant to celebrate New York City’s recovery from the coronavirus was cut short because of severe weather as Hurricane Henri approached. Officials asked concert-goers to leave the park during Barry Manilow’s set...