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Mexico finds 57 adolescent migrants crammed into truck

Jan. 26, 2023 23:51 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican immigration authorities said they found 57 Guatemalan adolescents packed into a trailer on a highway near the U.S. border Thursday. The National Immigration Institute said the 43 boys and 14 girls were crammed into the truck’s trailer, along with eight...

Walmart shooting suspect to plead guilty to federal charges

Jan. 24, 2023 10:49 AM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The man accused of killing nearly two dozen people in a racist attack at an El Paso Walmart plans to plead guilty to federal charges in the case, according to court records filed days after the federal government said it wouldn't seek the death penalty in the case. ...

Suspect in 2019 mass shooting at Texas Walmart says in court records he will plead guilty to federal charges

Jan. 24, 2023 08:49 AM EST
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Suspect in 2019 mass shooting at Texas Walmart says in court records he will plead guilty to federal charges.

New trial denied for woman charged as teen in mother's death

Jan. 21, 2023 11:23 AM EST

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A woman convicted as a teenager in the murder of her mother almost eight years ago in eastern Pennsylvania has lost her bid for a new trial. Jamie Silvonek, who turns 22 next month, was 14 at the time of the March 2015 slaying. She was sentenced to 35 years...

Illegal border crossings surge to highest of Biden's term

Jan. 20, 2023 20:53 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A surge in Cuban and Nicaraguan arrivals at the U.S. border with Mexico in December led to the highest number of illegal border crossings recorded during any month of Joe Biden's presidency, authorities said Friday. The extraordinary influx came shortly before...

US won't seek death penalty for alleged Texas Walmart gunman

Jan. 17, 2023 19:21 PM EST

Federal prosecutors will not seek the death penalty for a man accused of fatally shooting nearly two dozen people in a racist attack at a West Texas Walmart in 2019. The U.S. Department of Justice disclosed the decision not to pursue capital punishment against Patrick Crusius in a...

Federal prosecutors won’t seek death penalty for man accused of killing 23 in racist 2019 shooting at El Paso Walmart

Jan. 17, 2023 17:14 PM EST
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Federal prosecutors won’t seek death penalty for man accused of killing 23 in racist 2019 shooting at El Paso Walmart.

NYC mayor visits Texas border, blasts feds' migrant response

Jan. 16, 2023 15:19 PM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — During a visit to the Texas border city of El Paso, New York Mayor Eric Adams offered up a blistering criticism of the federal government's response to the influx of immigrants into U.S. cities, saying, “We need clear coordination.” He said Sunday that...

Hardy's 15 lead UTEP over UTSA 69-57

Jan. 12, 2023 00:13 AM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Tae Hardy's 15 points helped UTEP defeat UTSA 69-57 on Wednesday night. Hardy shot 6 for 10, including 3 for 6 from beyond the arc for the Miners (9-7, 2-3 Conference USA). Shamar Givance scored 12 points, going 4 of 10 from the floor, including 1 for 6 from...

Senators visit Arizona, Texas border in search for solutions

Jan. 10, 2023 19:54 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Politicians, tribal leaders and the head of a local humanitarian group in Arizona's Yuma County called on a politically diverse delegation of senators from around the U.S. to pass immigration reform amid an increase in migrant arrivals that can overwhelm local resources. ...