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Churchgoers participate in a procession at the Holy Apostles Church in Milwaukee, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020. For decades, Roman Catholic voters have been a pivotal swing vote in U.S. presidential elections, with a majority backing the winner — whether Republican or Democrat — nearly every time. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

In battleground states, Catholics are a pivotal swing vote

Sep. 22, 2020 9:04 AM EDT

For decades, Roman Catholic voters have been a pivotal swing vote in U.S. presidential elections, with a majority backing the winner — whether Republican or Democrat — nearly every time. How they vote in the battleground states this year could well decide the outcome, and the rival campaigns are...

Churchgoers participate in a procession at the Holy Apostles Church in Milwaukee, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020. For decades, Roman Catholic voters have been a pivotal swing vote in U.S. presidential elections, with a majority backing the winner — whether Republican or Democrat — nearly every time. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

In battleground states, Catholics are a pivotal swing vote

Sep. 22, 2020 8:03 AM EDT

For decades, Roman Catholic voters have been a pivotal swing vote in U.S. presidential elections, with a majority backing the winner — whether Republican or Democrat — nearly every time. How they vote in the battleground states this year could well decide the outcome, and the rival campaigns are...

China: Spying allegations against NYC cop 'pure fabrication'

Sep. 22, 2020 5:52 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday said allegations against a New York City police officer charged with being an “intelligence asset” for the Chinese government are a “pure fabrication” and part of a U.S. plot to smear Chinese diplomats in the United States. Baimadajie Angwang, a...

NYC police officer charged with spying on Tibetan immigrants

Sep. 21, 2020 6:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City police officer was charged on Monday with being an “intelligence asset” for the Chinese government who agreed to spy on U.S. supporters of the Tibetan independence movement. Baimadajie Angwang, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Tibet, worked since 2018 as an...

Demonstrators arrested at NYC protest against ICE, police

Sep. 19, 2020 6:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Demonstrators were arrested Saturday in New York City's Times Square while protesting federal immigration officials and city police, authorities said. City police said in an email to The Associated Press that “several” protesters were taken into custody, but did not release...

Border officials report $1.4 million meth haul in Arizona

Sep. 19, 2020 12:04 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — U.S. Border Patrol officials in Arizona say they have arrested a U.S. citizen after finding $1.4 million worth of methamphetamine in a modified work truck at an immigration checkpoint near the border community of Sasabe. The agency said Friday that officials made the arrest and seizure...

Coast groups fight to count all Mississippians for US Census

Sep. 19, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — The teal yard signs lining the block on Division Street in East Biloxi carried urgent messages. - “It’s not too late.” - “No es demasiado tarde.” - “Get counted today.” It was Sept. 5, and the deadline for Americans to respond to the...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, file photo, Dawn Wooten, left, a nurse at Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Georgia, speaks at a  news conference in Atlanta protesting conditions at the immigration jail. An Associated Press review of medical records for four detained immigrant women at the detention center and interviews with lawyers have revealed growing allegations that a gynecologist performed surgeries that the women never sought or didn’t fully understand. (AP Photo/Jeff Amy, File)

More migrant women say they didn’t OK surgery in detention

Sep. 18, 2020 11:13 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Sitting across from her lawyer at an immigration detention center in rural Georgia, Mileidy Cardentey Fernandez unbuttoned her jail jumpsuit to show the scars on her abdomen. There were three small, circular marks. The 39-year-old woman from Cuba was told only that she would undergo an...

FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2020, file photo, California Gov. Gavin Newsom visits the Camelot Equestrian Park in Oroville, Calif. On Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, Gov. Newsom signed a law that makes more immigrants eligible for a tax credit. In June, California expanded the tax credit to immigrants who have jobs and pay taxes but don't have Social Security numbers. The law Newsom signed on Friday eliminates the requirement that immigrants must have children under the age of 6 to be eligible for the credit. (Carin Dorghalli/Bay Area News Group via AP, File)

New California law expands tax credit for immigrants

Sep. 18, 2020 6:40 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will give tax breaks to more immigrants — including those living in the country illegally — under a new law that Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Friday. The earned income tax credit gives cash back to people who have jobs but make so little that they often don't...

FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 file photo, Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl leaves the Fort Bragg courtroom facility as the judge deliberates during a sentencing hearing at Fort Bragg, N.C .A new motion filed, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020 in the case of former U.S Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is asking the highest appeals court for the U.S. military to overturn his conviction, citing an alleged conflict of interest involving the judge who originally presided over his sentencing. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

Bergdahl lawyers say judge's job application posed conflict

Sep. 18, 2020 6:23 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A new motion filed in the case of former U.S Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is asking the highest appeals court for the U.S. military to overturn his conviction, citing an alleged conflict of interest involving the judge who originally presided over his sentencing. The motion filed Friday...