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First Latino justice on California's high court dies at 90

May. 08, 2021 18:41 PM EDT

OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Cruz Reynoso, a son of migrant workers who worked in the fields as a child and went on to become the first Latino state Supreme Court justice in California history, has died. He was 90. Reynoso died Friday at an elder care facility in Oroville,...

EXPLAINER: Why are people protesting across Colombia?

May. 08, 2021 18:29 PM EDT

BUCARAMANGA, Colombia (AP) — Thousands of Colombians have protested across the country against a government they feel has long ignored their needs, allowed corruption to run rampant and is so out of touch that it proposed tax increases during the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Election officials face fines, charges in GOP voting laws

May. 08, 2021 10:28 AM EDT

In 2020, election officials tried to make voting easier and safer amid a global pandemic. Next time, they might get fined or face criminal charges. Republicans are creating a new slate of punishments for the county officials who run elections, arguing they overstepped...

Arizona urged to get more vaccines into Latino neighborhoods

May. 07, 2021 20:49 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A woman who became a national figure after her father died of COVID-19 has teamed up with an Arizona congressman to urge increased efforts to bring more vaccine doses into Phoenix's Latino neighborhoods. Kristin Urquiza joined Democratic Rep. Ruben...

Remote learning still widespread even after Biden hits goal

May. 06, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

President Joe Biden has met his goal of having most elementary and middle schools open for full, in-person learning in his first 100 days in office, according to new survey data, but the share of students choosing to return has continued to lag far behind. The survey,...

Tennessee Latino leaders form PAC to elect Latino Democrats

May. 06, 2021 05:06 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A group of Latino leaders in Tennessee has formed a political action committee with the goal of electing Latino Democrats in the state. Fuerza Democrats Tennessee recently registered as a PAC with the Tennessee Secretary of State's office,...

Jill Biden visits Utah school as US moves toward reopening

May. 05, 2021 20:35 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — First lady Jill Biden spoke at a Salt Lake City school Wednesday as the U.S. makes uneven progress toward reopening classrooms during the coronavirus pandemic. Biden, a teacher herself, visited Glendale Middle School, which has a diverse student...

Oklahoma House, Senate members announce new Latino caucus

May. 05, 2021 16:23 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Four members of the Oklahoma Legislature — two state senators and two state representatives — announced Wednesday the creation of a new bipartisan Legislative Latino Caucus. The founding members include Sens. Michael Brooks, D-Oklahoma City, and...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

May. 05, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

Tupelo Journal. April 28, 2021. Editorial: State must address shrinking population The first round of 2020 Census data can be read as nothing but bad news for Mississippi. We were one of only three states to lose population, a fact only compounded by...

AP FACT CHECK: Biden overstates how many Americans immunized

May. 03, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Monday vastly overstated the number of Americans who've been vaccinated against COVID-19. And when addressing the racial gap in vaccinations, he claimed progress that is not apparent in the statistics. A look at his remarks in...