Syrian refugee turns to food to rebuild his life in US

NEW YORK (AP) — When he came to the United States as a refugee from Syria during that country's bloody civil war, there was a lot Diaa Alhanoun didn't know, starting with English. Th...

AP-NORC poll: Most disapprove of Trump on race relations

NEW YORK (AP) — Large majorities of black and Latino Americans think Donald Trump's actions as president have made things worse for people like them, and about two-thirds of Americans overall disappro...

New York City looks to repeal 'gay conversion therapy' ban

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Council is looking to repeal a law banning so-called gay conversion therapy over concerns a pending lawsuit could lead to a decision unfavorable to the LGBTQ communit...

In Queens, revered Jewish leader's burial site draws crowds

NEW YORK (AP) — It's quiet in the middle of the day on the streets of this residential neighborhood in New York City's borough of Queens — except for the steady stream of visitors coming in and out of...

'Daughters' welcomes 1st black woman to national board

NEW YORK (AP) — When Wilhelmena Rhodes Kelly hit a roadblock while researching her family history, a chance encounter at a conference with members of the Daughters of the American Revolution got her t...

Transgender woman's death in NYC jail under investigation

NEW YORK (AP) — The family of a transgender woman who died in a New York City jail says she had a seizure disorder and other health problems and was hospitalized weeks before her death. ...

Historic Andy Ruiz win jolts elation among Mexican Americans

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Madison Square Garden crowd booed when giant screens showed the chubby challenger, Andy Ruiz Jr., walking to the ring as a big underdog to the charismatic, handsome heavyw...

Exhibits, panels, opera, more for Stonewall 50th anniversary

NEW YORK (AP) — If it's Pride Month, there's gotta be a parade. And there will be, in New York City and places around the country and world. But this year, the 50th anniversary of th...

New museum opening at Statue of Liberty

NEW YORK (AP) — A new museum opening at the Statue of Liberty is giving visitors another opportunity to explore its history and the impact the iconic structure has had on the world. ...

NY courts: No ICE arrests in courts without judicial warrant

NEW YORK (AP) — Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents looking to make arrests inside courthouses in New York can't do so without judicial warrants or orders. That's according to...

Admissions scandal exposes divide over class in America

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The families ensnared in the college bribery scandal embody wealth and privilege in America: CEOs, Hollywood stars, Wall Street millionaires. A California vineyard owner. A pro...

For some, the 'black friend' defense is a tired racial trope

Kelly Darden Jr. still remembers one of the first times he experienced the "black friend defense." The 64-year-old Greenville, North Carolina, man, who is black, says a group of whit...

Gerald LaBelle, former AP Middle East editor, dead at 76

NEW YORK (AP) — Gerald LaBelle, a former Associated Press correspondent who spent years covering tumultuous events in the Middle East including Lebanon's civil war, has died. He was 76. ...

More women come forward after Arias sexual assault complaint

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Two more women have accused former Costa Rican President Oscar Arias, a Nobel peace laureate, of sexual misconduct after a criminal complaint alleging sexual assault agains...

Meek Mill, Jay-Z and sports owners back justice reforms

NEW YORK (AP) — A coalition of big names in sports and entertainment is taking on criminal justice reform. Rappers Meek Mill and Jay-Z and the owners of the Philadelphia 76ers, Brook...