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2 detained for speaking Spanish settle border patrol lawsuit

Nov. 24, 2020 5:10 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Two women who were detained in northern Montana by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents for speaking Spanish while shopping at a convenience store have reached an undisclosed monetary settlement in their lawsuit against the agency, the ACLU of Montana announced Tuesday. Ana Suda...

FILE - In this July 25, 2013, file photo Alejandro Mayorkas, President Obama's nominee to become deputy secretary of the Homeland Security Department, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on his nomination. President-elect Joe Biden is filling out his administration with key picks for his national security and foreign policy teams. Mayorkas will be nominated as the secretary for the department of homeland security. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Ex-Homeland Security official Mayorkas returns under Biden

Nov. 23, 2020 5:35 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden is turning to a veteran of the Department of Homeland Security to lead the agency created after the Sept. 11 attacks but reshaped by President Donald Trump to carry out his hardline immigration and law enforcement agenda. Biden on Monday announced the nomination...

People wearing masks as a precaution against the coronavirus take a morning walk past a high-rise residential complex in Kochi, Kerala state, India, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. India's total number of coronavirus cases since the pandemic began crossed 9 million on Friday. (AP Photo/R S Iyer)

Asia Today: Australia's Victoria hits 3 weeks without virus

Nov. 20, 2020 11:17 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australia’s once hard-hit state of Victoria has gone three weeks without a new COVID-19 case for the first time since February. There are two just active coronavirus cases remaining across Victoria, according to figures released by the health department on Friday. And...

Illegal border crossings rise for sixth straight month

Nov. 19, 2020 5:48 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. border authorities stopped people entering the country illegally from Mexico more than 69,000 times in October, the sixth straight monthly increase and the highest level since July 2019. Mark Morgan, acting Customs and Border Protection commissioner, said deteriorating economic...

European Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson speaks during a media conference after a meeting of EU interior ministers at the European Council building in Brussels, Friday, Nov. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, Pool)

Attacks spur EU to tighten borders, boost policy agency

Nov. 13, 2020 10:34 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union interior ministers pledged Friday to beef up border security, boost the powers of the bloc’s police agency and crack down on hate speech and online propaganda in response to a wave of extremist attacks, most recently in Austria and France. Four people were shot to...

Demonstrators with the New York Immigration Coalition rally asking President-elect Joe Biden to prioritize immigration reform, Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Some big, early shifts on immigration expected under Biden

Nov. 11, 2020 6:27 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some dramatic moves on immigration are expected in the early days of the Biden administration. Joe Biden will likely use executive orders to reverse some of President Donald Trump's most controversial actions, rolling back moves that were a central feature of his administration and...

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Ethiopia's conflict spills over border as thousands flee

Nov. 10, 2020 5:18 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopia’s deadly conflict with its northern Tigray region spilled over the border Tuesday as several thousand people fled into Sudan, along with soldiers seeking protection, while the Tigray regional leader accused Eritrea of attacking at the request of Ethiopia’s...

Demonstrators with the New York Immigration Coalition rally asking President-elect Joe Biden to prioritize immigration reform, Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Some big, early shifts on immigration expected under Biden

Nov. 10, 2020 3:24 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some dramatic moves on immigration are expected in the early days of the Biden administration. Joe Biden will likely use executive orders to reverse some of President Donald Trump's most controversial actions, rolling back moves that were a central feature of his administration and...

Ethiopians read newspapers and magazines reporting on the current military confrontation in the country, one of which shows a photograph of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, on a street in the capital Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. Ethiopia moved Saturday to replace the leadership of the country's defiant northern Tigray region, where deadly clashes between regional and federal government forces are fueling fears the major African power is sliding into civil war. (AP Photo/Samuel Habtab)

Ethiopia says its jets are 'pounding' targets in Tigray

Nov. 9, 2020 3:14 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopia's air force is “pounding targets with precision," a military official said Monday, as the federal government continues its offensive against the heavily armed northern region of Tigray and no clear route to peace is seen. Neighboring Sudan has sent more than 6,000...

Authorities probe death of man hit by Border Patrol agent

Nov. 7, 2020 9:31 PM EST

CALEXICO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities said Saturday they are investigating the death of a man who was hit by a vehicle driven by a U.S. Border Patrol agent near the U.S.-Mexico border. The incident happened about 8:40 p.m. Friday when the agent was driving to a spot along the border to investigate reports...