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Border Patrol agents in Yuma rescue 3 immigrants from canal

Apr. 1, 2020 12:04 AM EDT

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — Border Patrol agents in Yuma are being credited with rescuing three immigrants from a canal adjacent to the Colorado River. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said the three immigrants from India were found to be in distress and struggling to stay afloat Monday in the Salinity...

A member of the Venezuelan civil protection agency explains commuters symptoms and preventive measures for the new coronavirus in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, March 15, 2020. Venezuela announced quarantine measures in six states and in Caracas. The vast majority of people recover from the new virus. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)

Daily life near a standstill as nations try to halt pandemic

Mar. 15, 2020 10:23 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Meeting with friends, dining out, worshiping and other daily routines have nearly halted as nations take drastic steps to try to stop the coronavirus pandemic. Religious leaders gave sermons to empty pews or to the faithful watching online Sunday after public worship was curtailed in many...

Pregnant 19-year-old dies trying to climb US border wall

Mar. 12, 2020 5:32 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A 19-year-old pregnant woman from Guatemala died this week from injuries suffered when she fell trying to climb the U.S. border wall near El Paso, Texas, U.S. and Guatemalan authorities said Thursday. Guatemala identified the woman as Mirian Stephany Girón Luna. Medical personnel tried...

FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2019, file photo, Luis, left, a migrant fleeing gang violence in Michoacan, sits with his 13-year-old son on a bench in a public park facing a tent camp for refugees in Juarez, Mexico. Luis' family has lived in the camp for two months while they wait to apply for asylum in the U.S., at a border crossing about a quarter of a mile away. The Supreme Court on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, said it would allow the Trump administration to continue enforcing a policy that makes asylum-seekers wait in Mexico for U.S. court hearings, despite lower court rulings that the policy probably is illegal. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio, File)

'Remain in Mexico' is just one US response to asylum-seekers

Mar. 11, 2020 6:40 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Supreme Court has allowed the Trump administration to continue making asylum-seekers wait in Mexico for their U.S. court hearings. It may be the most far-reaching measure in a series of policies the government has put in place over the last year amid an unprecedented surge of...

Editorial Roundup: US

Mar. 11, 2020 3:57 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ March 11 The New York Times on paid sick leave: Walmart, the nation’s largest private employer, set a standard for the rest of the private sector on Tuesday by announcing that, in addition to its existing paid sick leave policy, it would...

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a meeting marking the International Women's Day, in Istanbul, Sunday, March 8, 2020. Erdogan called on Greece to open its borders and allow the migrants to move on to other European countries. His deputy Fuat Oktay is at the right, and his wife Emine Erdogan at the left.(Presidential Press Service via AP, Pool)

Turkey's Erdogan compares Greek actions at border to Nazis

Mar. 11, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's president on Wednesday made the incendiary claim that the Greek authorities' alleged mistreatment of migrants at its border was comparable to "what the Nazis did," and said he would denounce Greece's action at international platforms. In his weekly address to his ruling...

Border Patrol agents stop human smuggling attempt near Yuma

Mar. 9, 2020 6:57 PM EDT

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — Border Patrol agents in southwestern Arizona rescued 16 immigrants from Mexico who were locked in the back of a work truck in a human smuggling attempt Monday, authorities said. Customs and Border Protection officials said the incident occurred near the Arizona-Mexico border and a...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Mar. 9, 2020 12:14 PM EDT

Editorials from around New England: CONNECTICUT Coronavirus is probably here already; it’s time for Gov. Lamont — and all of us — to step up our game March 8 Hartford Courant With coronavirus spreading rapidly in Italy, the University of Connecticut announced on Saturday Feb. 29 it was...

Greek police guard as migrants gather at a border fence on the Turkish side, during clashes at the Greek-Turkish border in Kastanies, Evros region, on Saturday, March 7, 2020. Thousands of refugees and other migrants have been trying to get into EU member Greece in the past week after Turkey declared that its previously guarded borders with Europe were open. (AP Photo/Giannis Papanikos)

Tear gas sprayed across migrants at Turkey-Greece border

Mar. 7, 2020 12:52 PM EST

EDIRNE, Turkey (AP) — A group of migrants on Saturday tried to bring down a fence in a desperate attempt to bust through the border into Greece while others hurled rocks at Greek police. Greek authorities responded, firing volleys of tear gas at the youths. At least two migrants were injured in the latest...

Greek Army detain migrants in the village of Mandra, Evros region, at the Greek-Turkish border on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. A child died when a boat full of migrants heading to a Greek island capsized Monday, part of a wave of thousands trying to push through Greece's land and sea borders. (AP Photo/Giannis Papanikos)

Greek villagers enlisted to catch migrants at Turkey border

Mar. 7, 2020 6:16 AM EST

AMORIO, Greece (AP) — Over the years, villagers who live near Greece's border with Turkey got used to seeing small groups of people enter their country illegally. The Greek residents often offered the just-arrived newcomers a bite to eat and directed them to the nearest police or railway station. But the...