Obama to highlight Latinos, meet with evangelicals

WASHINGTON (AP) ? President Barack Obama is celebrating the contributions of Latino Americans by hosting the American Latino Heritage Forum at the White House.

The morning event, which is also being sponsored by the Interior Department, will honor Latinos who’ve helped shape American history.

In the afternoon, the president sits down in the Roosevelt Room with the executive committee of the National Association of Evangelicals. Still later, he meets with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.