Vice President Pence launches ‘Latinos for Trump’ coalition

2020 Campaign 06/25/19, 12:57

Vice President Mike Pence told a Latino crowd Tuesday that President Trump has been "a great champion of Latino and Hispanic Americans," touting the president's economic policies while warning Democrats want to bring socialism to America. "Tomorrow night, many of (the Democratic Party's) leading candidates, and the night after that, are ...

President Trump says his support among Latino voters is rising

Politics 06/20/19, 21:07

President Donald Trump asserted that his policies to stop illegal immigration are helping his standing with Latino voters, and taking credit for uniting families who were separated at the border. Trump made the statements in a sometimes combative interview airing Thursday on the Spanish-language network Telemundo. Trump said Hispanics want toughness at ...

Despite pressure, many Hispanics remain pro-life

Opinion 06/17/19, 03:13

Hispanics and pro-life advocacy go together naturally, in no small part because of Hispanics’ Christian faith. Studies have shown that most Hispanics are religious, with about 83 percent of them affirming a religious affiliation. More important than statistics, however, and more indicative of their views on the issue of abortion, is the emotion ...

Sanders, Harris seek Hispanic votes at California forum

U.S. 05/31/19, 12:17

Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris are dueling over Hispanic votes in California.The two prominent Democratic presidential candidates are scheduled to appear Friday at a forum organized by immigrant rights activists in Pasadena.There will be tough competition to win over Latino voters in the state, where Hispanics represent the largest ethnic ...

Update: Memorial held for Texas woman shot by officer

U.S. 05/23/19, 13:29

The Latest on the Houston area woman who was shot and killed by a police officer (all times local):1:30 p.m.Community leaders, elected officials and relatives of a Houston-area woman shot and killed by a police officer say her death must be a call to action.The Rev. Al Sharpton delivered a ...

California growth rate slows as 2020 census looms

U.S. 05/02/19, 00:10

The country's most populous state picked a bad time for its slowest growth rate in history: The eve of the 2020 census.California officials are spending millions preparing for the all-important head count that distributes federal tax dollars and influences congressional boundaries. But new estimates released Wednesday by state officials say ...

Update: Court conservatives seem OK with census question

Politics 04/23/19, 15:11

The Latest on Supreme Court arguments over the Trump administration's plan to ask about citizenship on the 2020 census (all times local): 4 p.m. The Supreme Court's conservative majority appears ready to uphold the Trump administration's plan to ask about citizenship on the 2020 census, despite evidence that millions of Hispanics and ...

Florida bill to ban sanctuary policies draws debate

U.S. 04/17/19, 21:25

A proposed ban on sanctuary policies evoked talk of fear and bigotry, shouts of "Shame on you!" and the scolding of a Democratic senator who admonished a woman Wednesday for disparaging Miami, the Florida city with the largest Hispanic population. After the dust settled, the Senate Rules committee narrowly approved the ...

Chief: Man charged in off-duty cop’s death sought a Hispanic

U.S. 03/25/19, 13:05

A young Chicago off-duty police officer was gunned down in a parked car by a man who was looking for a Hispanic person to attack after a confrontation at a fast-food restaurant, the city's police chief said Monday."I guess he settled for the first Hispanic he saw," Superintendent Eddie Johnson ...

Blacks, Hispanics breathe more pollution than they make

Science 03/11/19, 14:53

African-Americans and Hispanics breathe in far more deadly air pollution than they are responsible for making, a new study said.A study looked at who is exposed to fine particle pollution — responsible for about 100,000 American deaths a year — and how much different races are responsible for the pollution ...

Exhibit on US Latina ‘cholas’ opens in Albuquerque

U.S. 03/08/19, 16:40

A national Hispanic center is displaying a unique art exhibit on the chola — the working class, Mexican-American urban female often associated with gangs.The National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque opened the "Que Chola Exhibition" on Friday with pieces by artists from New Mexico, Arizona, California, Texas, and Colorado.The displays ...

Feds: Forgery operation produced over 10,000 fake documents

U.S. 03/05/19, 18:29

Located in an apartment in a primarily Hispanic town in Oregon, a clandestine lab churned out thousands of fake Social Security cards, drivers' licenses and immigration documents that were sold around the United States for years. The clandestine operation, revealed for the first time Tuesday in a federal court document, showed ...

Gloria and Emilio Estefan to receive Gershwin song prize

Entertainment 02/01/19, 17:22

Gloria Estefan didn't think she'd get married. Her focus was on attending the Sorbonne in Paris. But Emilio Estefan "landed in her lap" and music became her career.The native Cubans will receive the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song in May. They are the first married couple (together ...

Colorado Supreme Court won’t reconsider oil and gas decision

Enviroment 01/29/19, 16:07

The Colorado Supreme Court refused to reconsider its ruling that oil and gas regulators do not have to make health and environmental protection their top priority.The court offered no explanation in its announcement, dated Monday and made public Tuesday.Seven young plaintiffs who filed a lawsuit seeking stronger health and environmental ...

Explains: Anti-assimilation claims haunt Latinos, Asians

U.S. 01/28/19, 22:38

NBC's Tom Brokaw drew strong criticism for saying that Hispanics needed to work harder at assimilating and learning English. Megan Neely, a Duke University graduate studies director, also sparked anger for warning international Asian students in an email against speaking Chinese in public.Both later apologized.Beliefs that Hispanics and Asians living ...

Brokaw says he feels terrible commentary offended Hispanics

Entertainment 01/27/19, 20:56

NBC's Tom Brokaw says he feels terrible that his comments on "Meet the Press" Sunday that Hispanics should work harder at assimilation "offended some members of that proud culture."The former "NBC Nightly News" anchor tweeted in response to a social media backlash to what he had said earlier in the ...

US adults aren’t getting taller, but still putting on pounds

Health 12/20/18, 00:15

You don't need to hang the mistletoe higher but you might want to skip the holiday cookies.A new report released Thursday shows U.S. adults aren't getting any taller but they are still getting fatter.The average U.S. adult is overweight and just a few pounds from obese, thanks to average weight ...

Lawsuit: Police chief condones white officers’ racism, abuse

U.S. 12/12/18, 16:14

White police officers in a Washington, D.C., suburb have used racist slurs, circulated text messages expressing a desire to "reinstitute lynching" and put a black face and Afro wig on a training dummy, according to a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday.Civil rights groups sued Maryland's Prince George's County and its police ...

Ed Pastor, Arizona’s 1st Hispanic Congressman, to be buried

U.S. 12/07/18, 01:33

Former U.S. Rep. Ed Pastor, Arizona's first Hispanic member of Congress, will be laid to rest Friday.A weeklong celebration of Pastor's life will culminate with a funeral Mass on Friday afternoon and burial immediately after.Pastor, a liberal Democrat known for his bipartisanship, died after suffering a heart attack last week. ...

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