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FILE - Honoree Yusef Salaam poses at the ACLU SoCal's 25th Annual Luncheon in Los Angeles on June 7, 2019. Salaam, one of the five teens wrongly imprisoned for the assault of a Central Park jogger, has a memoir coming out in the spring. Grand Central Publishing announced Monday that it had acquired Yusef Salaam’s “Better, Not Bitter: Living On Purpose in The Pursuit of Racial Justice.” (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Yusef Salaam writing memoir about his wrongful imprisonment

Nov. 23, 2020 8:13 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the five teens wrongly imprisoned for the assault on a Central Park jogger has a memoir coming out in the spring. Grand Central Publishing announced Monday that it had acquired Yusef Salaam's “Better, Not Bitter: Living On Purpose in The Pursuit of Racial Justice.” The...

Lawsuit: HUD perpetuated racial segregation in Hartford area

Nov. 18, 2020 4:35 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has perpetuated racial segregation in Connecticut's capital by failing to help poor Black and Hispanic families living in dilapidated, federally subsidized housing move to better neighborhoods in the city and suburbs, residents...

People line up outside a popular pub and restaurant in St Kilda in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Melbourne, Australia's former coronavirus hot spot, emerged from a lockdown at midnight Tuesday, restaurants, cafes and bars were allowed to open and outdoor contact sports can resume. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)

The Latest: 6-day lockdown ordered in South Australia state

Nov. 17, 2020 10:56 PM EST

SYDNEY — The Australian state of South Australia will begin a six-day lockdown at midnight Wednesday, with schools, universities, bars and cafes closed. Only one person from each household will be allowed to leave home each day, and only for specific reasons. The restrictions also require most factories...

FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks at the White House, in Washington. Although only a few of America's CEOs have made public statements about President Trump's refusal to accept his election loss, many are worried about it in private. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

The Latest: Trump to spend Thanksgiving at White House

Nov. 17, 2020 6:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Joe Biden (all times local): 6:45 p.m. President Donald Trump and the first lady will be spending Thanksgiving at the White House instead of attending the annual dinner at his Mar-a-Lago club in Florida. The first lady’s spokesperson, Stephanie...

Facebook contractor to pay $595K over racial discrimination

Nov. 17, 2020 5:07 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A contractor that provides security at Facebook’s Prineville data center will pay $595,000 to settle allegations of racial discrimination by five employees. The complaints allege that supervisors at G4S Secure Solutions reduced the hours of Hispanic workers, gave them...

FILE - In the is Oct. 10, 2019 file photo, El Paso Walmart shooting suspect Patrick Crusius pleads not guilty during his arraignment in El Paso, Texas. Hate crimes across the U.S. rose to the highest level in more than a decade as federal officials also recorded the highest number of hate-motivated killings since the FBI began collecting hate crime data in the early 1990s. An FBI report released Monday showed there were 51 hate crime murders in 2019. That includes 22 people who were killed in a shooting that targeted Mexicans at a Walmart in the border city of El Paso, Texas in August 2019. (Briana Sanchez / El Paso Times via AP, Pool, File)

Hate crimes in US reach highest level in more than a decade

Nov. 16, 2020 12:43 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hate crimes in the U.S. rose to the highest level in more than a decade as federal officials also recorded the highest number of hate-motivated killings since the FBI began collecting that data in the early 1990s, according to an FBI report released Monday. There were 51 hate crime...

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2018, file photo, California Secretary of State Alex Padilla speaks in San Francisco. Election Day is over but California already is consumed with its next high-profile political contest the competition to fill Kamala Harris' soon-to-be-vacant U.S. Senate seat. Padilla is one of a group of people being considered as one of the candidates for the Senate pick. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

California Senate sweepstakes: Who gets Kamala Harris' job?

Nov. 12, 2020 4:58 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Election Day is over, but California already is consumed with its next high-profile political contest — the competition to fill Kamala Harris’ soon-to-be-vacant U.S. Senate seat. In this race, only one vote matters, because there is only one vote. The selection falls to...

Census taker Maria Arce poses outside her home, Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, in Natick, Mass. Arce says her supervisor instructed her step-by-step how to trick a computer system so that she could close cases for the 2020 census by entering false information about homes that she hadn't visited during the waning days of the nation's head count. She told The Associated Press that she felt guilty about lying but that she didn't want to disobey her supervisors who kept repeating that they were under pressure from a regional office in New York to close cases. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Census takers say they were told to enter false information

Nov. 7, 2020 10:27 AM EST

Two census takers told The Associated Press that their supervisors pressured them to enter false information into a computer system about homes they had not visited so they could close cases during the waning days of the once-a-decade national headcount. Maria Arce said her supervisor in Massachusetts offered...

FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 3, 2020 file photo, faith leaders pray with President Donald Trump during a rally for evangelical supporters at the King Jesus International Ministry church in Miami. The conservative evangelical Christians who helped send Trump to the White House four years ago stuck by him again in 2020. But even if Trump doesn’t get a second term, some conservative Christians see reasons to celebrate in this year’s election results. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Evangelicals stick with Trump, see upside even if he loses

Nov. 7, 2020 12:37 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The conservative evangelical Christians who helped send Donald Trump to the White House four years ago stuck by him in 2020. But even if Trump doesn’t get a second term, some conservative Christians see reasons to celebrate in this year’s election results. White evangelical...

FILE - In this  Wednesday, April 1, 2020 file photo,People walk past posters encouraging participation in the 2020 Census in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. A top lawmaker says the Trump administration is seeking to delay deadlines for the 2020 census because of the coronavirus outbreak. U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney said Monday, April 13, 2020 that administration officials also were asking that the timetable for releasing apportionment and redistricting data used to draw congressional and legislative districts be pushed back.(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

3rd court blocks Trump's order on congressional seat count

Nov. 6, 2020 4:20 PM EST

A panel of three judges on Friday became the third federal court to rule that President Donald Trump's effort to exclude people in the country illegally from the numbers used for dividing up congressional seats is unlawful. The federal court in Maryland prohibited the Commerce Department, which oversees the...