- Some Hispanics face ridicule over support for Trump Updated: May-26-16 3:30 pm
ANAHEIM, California - Hispanic voters in Florida, New Mexico and California have waved Mexican flags and bashed Donald Trump piÃ±atas - clashing with police, at times - to protest the Republican presidential contender's hard line approach to immigration.
- Lowrider car culture takes summer spotlight in New Mexico Updated: May-24-16 8:11 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - Those classic cars called lowriders are the focus of a summer celebration in Santa Fe.
- US appeals court revisits Texas voter ID law Updated: May-24-16 7:48 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Whether a strict Texas voter ID law should be struck down, upheld, or, perhaps, adjusted is now up to 15 federal appeals court judges.
- Connecticut graduation rate hits record high of 87.2 percent Updated: May-23-16 3:17 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut officials say that the statewide high school graduation rate has hit a record high of 87.2 percent.
- In swing state suburbs, white women are skeptical of Trump Updated: May-21-16 1:05 pm
WESTERVILLE, Ohio - For Donald Trump to win the White House in November, he'll need the votes of women like lifelong Republican Wendy Emery.
- Sanders seeks out Democrats in heavily Hispanic New Mexico Updated: May-21-16 12:27 am
SANTA FE, New Mexico - Sen. Bernie Sanders made a fiery appeal Friday to Democratic voters in New Mexico to help boost his campaign's momentum going into the final round of state primaries, acknowledging he will need to win "almost all" of the remaining contests to get the nomination.
- Ken Salazar to campaign for Hillary Clinton in New Mexico Updated: May-20-16 5:46 am
SANTA FE, New Mexico - Former Interior Sec. Ken Salazar will visit New Mexico to campaign for Hillary Clinton in an effort to win over Hispanic voters.
- Donald Trump to make stop in nation's most Hispanic state Updated: May-19-16 6:11 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump has scheduled his first campaign appearance in New Mexico - the state with the highest percentage of Hispanics in the nation and where its GOP Latina governor has previously denounced him.
- Bernie Sanders adds rally in southern New Mexico Updated: May-19-16 12:22 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - Bernie Sanders is adding a third rally to his swing through New Mexico to drum up support ahead of a June 7 presidential primary vote.
- New Mexico film office to hold event to show state talent Updated: May-19-16 5:58 am
SANTA FE, New Mexico - The state's film office is asking New Mexico filmmakers to submit entries for its annual showcase.
- New data: 82 percent of California students graduate on time Updated: May-17-16 4:50 pm
LOS ANGELES - New statistics from the California Department of Education show 82 percent of students graduated high school on time in 2015.
- Report: Black America doing much better than 40 years ago Updated: May-17-16 6:03 am
WASHINGTON - African-Americans are doing about the same as they have in previous years as the nation rises out of the Great Recession, and much better than they did when its first "State of Black America" report came out 40 years ago, the National Urban League said Tuesday.
- Boston prison rethinking purpose of incarceration Updated: May-16-16 9:31 am
BOSTON - The tomato seedlings in the urban garden were sprouting. The basketball court was filled with men in blue, gray, and brown uniforms shooting hoops and doing pushups. Inside, at vocational classes, men learned the art of tailoring a suit while a group of women studied toward their GEDs.
- Film focuses on baseball-minded U of Illinois professor Updated: May-14-16 4:59 pm
CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - A University of Illinois history professor who has written two books on Latinos in baseball is about to see his work on television.
- University of New Mexico eyes seal amid racial concerns Updated: May-13-16 8:55 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - New Mexico's largest university is considering revising its half-century old seal amid concerns by Native American students who say it represents the frontier's violent era.
- Actor Trejo speaks up for worried teens after school fight Updated: May-13-16 2:07 pm
LOS ANGELES - Actor Danny Trejo, famous for his tough-guy roles, has voiced support for concerned students whose classmates took part in a huge brawl at a Los Angeles high school.
- Music-education CEO hits bad note on minorities, loses job Updated: May-12-16 5:02 pm
McLEAN, Virginia - The director of a national association of music teachers is out of a job after he reportedly told a diversity forum that blacks and Latinos lack the "keyboard skills" needed for the profession.
- State study of race and traffic stops singles out 25 cops Updated: May-12-16 4:33 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Twenty-five police officers in Connecticut have been singled out as stopping minority drivers at significantly higher rates than their peers, according to a new report commissioned by the state government and described by its authors as the most comprehensive of its kind.
- Yakima fight with ACLU in voting rights case cost city $3M Updated: May-12-16 2:35 am
YAKIMA, Washington - Yakima's legal battle with the American Civil Liberties Union over voting rights has cost the city more than $3 million.
- Top Obama aide pushes diversity in national security corps Updated: May-11-16 10:48 am
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's national security adviser says America's top diplomatic and defense brass needs to become more diverse.
- Richmond settles discrimination lawsuit over code crackdowns Updated: May-11-16 9:54 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - Richmond officials have agreed to change how employees monitor mobile home parks as part of a settlement with residents who say the city's code enforcement efforts targeted Latinos.
- It's a fight for second place in California's US Senate race Updated: May-08-16 12:21 pm
LOS ANGELES - Campaigns are usually about winning. California's U.S. Senate race is a fight for No. 2.
- Inslee denounces Trump ahead of rallies in Washington Updated: May-06-16 8:05 pm
SEATTLE - A day before presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump's scheduled campaign stops in Washington, Gov. Jay Inslee joined U.S. Rep. Adam Smith and community leaders to denounce the candidate's rhetoric as dangerous for women and minorities.
- Trump's rise is driving immigrants to become citizens Updated: May-02-16 5:20 pm
MIAMI - On a recent Saturday morning in South Florida, 50-year-old Edgar Ospina stood in a long line of immigrants to take the first step to become an American.
- Ohio seeks adjusted contract rules for minority companies Updated: Apr-30-16 10:51 am
CLEVELAND - Ohio transportation officials are asking the federal government to adjust rules used to award highway design and construction contracts in hopes that it will give more work to minority-owned companies.