The Latest: Catalan separatists shrug off Spain’s power play
International News / Latin America & the Caribbean / Politics

The Latest: Catalan separatists shrug off Spain’s power play

In a square outside the government palace in Barcelona, an announcer told the crowd that Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is firing Catalonia’s regional government, dissolving its parliament and calling for a new regional election on Dec. 21. The news was greeted with loud jeers and whistles. Still, the thousands who came to celebrate Catalonia’s … Continue reading

Boseman, Hudlin team up to portray a young Thurgood Marshall
Celebrities / Education / Movies

Boseman, Hudlin team up to portray a young Thurgood Marshall

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Chadwick Boseman knows a little about portraying icons: his acting resume includes Jackie Robinson, James Brown and comic book’s first black superhero, the Black Panther. But even Boseman was wary after director Reginald Hudlin approached him about portraying the younger days of the future Supreme Court justice in “Marshall.” There were … Continue reading

AP Interview: Serbia’s leader vows to lead nation into EU
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AP Interview: Serbia’s leader vows to lead nation into EU

  BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia’s president on Friday promised to lead the Balkan nation into the European Union and said the fact that Russia is arming the Serbian military doesn’t threaten that goal. President Aleksandar Vucic told The Associated Press in an interview that he wants to seek EU membership while at the same … Continue reading

Audit: Hispanics still treated differently in traffic stops
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Audit: Hispanics still treated differently in traffic stops

  PHOENIX (AP) — Nearly four years ago, a federal judge ordered a sweeping overhaul of then-Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s office after concluding sheriff’s deputies had systematically racially profiled Hispanics in traffic patrols that targeted immigrants. Today, the agency is still dogged by findings that its officers treat minorities differently than whites during traffic stops. An … Continue reading