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Esvin Fernando Arredondo of Guatemala reunites with his daughters Andrea, left, Keyli, right, and Alison, second from left, at Los Angeles International Airport after being separated during the Trump administration's wide-scale separation of immigrant families, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

9 parents separated from families return to children in US

Jan. 23, 2020 3:15 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As his long-lost son walked toward him in an airport terminal, a sobbing David Xol stretched out his arms, fell to one knee and embraced the boy for about three minutes, crying into his shoulder. He had not held the child since May 2018, when border agents pulled then-7-year-old Byron...

Abigail Bessler daughter of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., attends a campaign gathering Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in Stanton, Iowa. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Can Klobuchar build a late surge from a long distance?

Jan. 23, 2020 3:06 PM EST

STANTON, Iowa (AP) — It was the kind of event designed to play up the Midwestern sensibilities that Amy Klobuchar so often talks about on the campaign trail. In a small rural Iowa community, voters gathered in a neighbor's home. They ate tater tot hot dish — Klobuchar's award-winning recipe —...

File - In this Jan. 9, 2020, file photo, the three-member Tillamook County Board of Commissioners hears final testimony on the application by tech giant Facebook over their seeking use of an oceanfront lot for the site of its proposed landing spot for a submarine fiber-optic cable in Tierra del Mar, Ore. A county in Oregon was struggling Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, to get its computer and telephone systems running after it was hit by a cyberattack. The attack has disrupted county business, including delaying mailing of notifications of the county commission's Jan. 9 decision to grant Facebook permission to build a landing spot for a fiberoptic undersea cable connecting America with Asia on a community's residential lot.  (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky, File)

Cyberattack knocks out Oregon county's computer system

Jan. 23, 2020 2:57 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A coastal Oregon county was struggling Thursday to get its computer and telephone systems running again after it was hit by a cyberattack. The attack on Tillamook County government has affected all departments, knocked out all computer systems and its website, and left phones working...

NYC subway chief Andy Byford resigns after 2 years

Jan. 23, 2020 1:49 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The president of New York City's subways announced his resignation on Thursday, two years after being brought in to help turn around the beleagured system. No reason was given for the unexpected departure of Andy Byford, a British executive with experience in transit systems all over the...

FILE - In this April 18, 2017, file photo, Ledell Lee appears in Pulaski County Circuit Court for a hearing in which lawyers argued to stop his execution. Two groups sued a central Arkansas city on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, seeking the release of evidence they say could exonerate Lee who was executed nearly three years ago. (Benjamin Krain/The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette via AP, File)

Groups seek items they say could exonerate executed inmate

Jan. 23, 2020 1:27 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Two groups sued a central Arkansas city on Thursday seeking the release of evidence they say could exonerate an inmate who was executed nearly three years ago. The American Civil Liberties Union and the Innocence Project asked a state judge to order Jacksonville authorities to...

Migrants stand next to tents outside the Moria refugee camp on the northeastern Aegean island of Lesbos, Greece, on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. Some businesses and public services on the eastern Aegean island are holding a 24-hour strike on Wednesday to protest the migration situation, with thousands of migrants and refugees are stranded in overcrowded camps in increasingly precarious conditions. (AP Photo/Aggelos Barai)

Greece: Island mayors in Athens to protest migrant situation

Jan. 23, 2020 12:57 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The “anxiety and indignation” of Greek island residents living at the forefront of a migration crisis are justified, Greece's migration and asylum minister said Thursday, and vowed to address d ramatic overcrowding on island camps and the increasing number of new...

A man rides his bicycle past the closed Hankou Railway Station in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. Overnight, Wuhan authorities announced that the airport and train stations would be closed, and all public transportation suspended by 10 a.m. Friday. Unless they had a special reason, the government said, residents should not leave Wuhan, the sprawling central Chinese city of 11 million that's the epicenter of an epidemic that has infected nearly 600 people. (Chinatopix via AP)

Those trapped in China virus lockdown expect lonely holiday

Jan. 23, 2020 8:14 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Bai Xue had planned a road trip through China's lush eastern coast to ring in the Lunar New Year, usually a time of lively family reunions and abundant feasts. Then came a new virus, a rapidly-developing outbreak, and the shutdown of her city. Wuhan authorities announced not long after...

In this Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, photo, homeless man smokes at a homeless camp under a bridge, in Tokyo. Like the U.S., Japan has a relatively high poverty rate for a wealthy nation. It also is less generous with social welfare than countries in Europe, and lacks the sorts of private charities prevalent in the U.S. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Downtown Tokyo's homeless fear removal ahead of Olympics

Jan. 23, 2020 6:41 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Shelters made of cardboard start popping up in the basement of Tokyo's Shinjuku train station right before the shutters come down at 11 p.m., in corridors where “salarymen” rushing home and couples on late-night dates have just passed by. Dozens of homeless people sleeping rough...

Dr. Gauden Galea, the World Health Organization (WHO) representative in China, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at the WHO's offices in Beijing, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. Galea  said that “trying to contain a city of 11 million people is new to science,” as Wuhan canceled departing trains and flights amid a viral outbreak that the representative said could infect thousands. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

Q&A: WHO representative addresses China's new virus outbreak

Jan. 23, 2020 3:38 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Shortly before authorities closed off the Chinese city at the epicenter of an outbreak of a new virus, the World Health Organization sent a team led by country representative Gauden Galea to check conditions on the ground in Wuhan, an inland city of more than 11 million people. The...

Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, center, greets supporters following a town hall meeting at the University of Dubuque in Dubuque, Iowa, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Buttigieg's unlikely Iowa rise now carries high expectations

Jan. 23, 2020 12:18 AM EST

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Pete Buttigieg finds himself in a place that he could hardly have contemplated when he began running for president a year ago: He likely cannot finish lower than second in the Iowa caucuses if he wants to advance in the Democratic presidential nominating campaign. But less than two...