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ICE takes into custody defendant in New Mexico compound case

Aug. 15, 2018 2:21 AM EDT

TAOS, N.M. (AP) — A judge's decision to allow the release of an extended family accused of child abuse at a ramshackle desert compound in New Mexico prompted a political uproar Tuesday by prominent Republican lawmakers. The controversy was stoked even further when court officials condemned threats of...

The Latest: New Mexico defendant in immigration custody

Aug. 14, 2018 9:35 PM EDT

TAOS, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on 11 children found living in a filthy, makeshift compound in New Mexico (all times local): 7:20 p.m. A sheriff in New Mexico says a woman arrested in a raid on a compound and charged with child abuse has been turned over to federal immigration authorities. Taos County Sheriff...

Judge sets deadline for Army specialist's citizenship ruling

Aug. 14, 2018 9:28 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Immigration officials have three weeks to decide whether to approve the citizenship application of a South Korean-born U.S. Army specialist who is suing after the military discharged her, a judge ruled Tuesday. Yea Ji Sea filed a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security last...

Judge may acquit women or call defense in Kim Jong Nam trial

Aug. 14, 2018 9:12 PM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Two Southeast Asian women on trial in Malaysia for the brazen assassination of the North Korean leader's half-brother could be acquitted Thursday or called to enter their defense in a case that has gripped the world. Indonesia's Siti Aisyah, 25, and Vietnam's Doan Thi Huong,...

Bond decrease denied for men accused of luring boy from home

Aug. 14, 2018 9:09 PM EDT

OLIVE BRANCH, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi judge has kept bond at $600,000 each for two Illinois men accused of luring a 14-year-old boy away from his home through a video game-centered chat program. News outlets report a judge denied the bond reduction requests Tuesday for 30-year-old Juan E. Andrade and...

Jordanian immigrant gets death for Houston 'honor killings'

Aug. 14, 2018 6:36 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A Jordanian immigrant was sentenced to death on Tuesday after being convicted in what Texas prosecutors described as the honor killings of his daughter's American husband and her friend who was an Iranian women's rights activist. Ali Mahwood-Awad Irsan was found guilty of capital murder last...

Judge jails congressional candidate through election for DUI

Aug. 14, 2018 6:32 PM EDT

A Georgia congressional candidate convicted of drunken driving was ordered by a judge Tuesday to spend the next six months in jail — a sentence that would keep the candidate locked up long past Election Day. It was unclear what would become of Democrat Steven Foster's campaign after he was sentenced by a...

Stormy Daniels' lawyer appears in Houston immigration court

Aug. 14, 2018 6:07 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The attorney taking on President Donald Trump over his alleged affair with an adult film actress went to immigration court Tuesday to try to secure the release of a 9-year-old boy from Guatemala. A judge denied Michael Avenatti's request to dismiss the removal case against the boy, whose...

Judge cites casting couch's history, OKs Weinstein suit

Aug. 14, 2018 5:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge has ruled that an aspiring actress can sue Harvey Weinstein for violating sex trafficking laws because the proverbial casting couch, in which women are asked to trade sex for Hollywood opportunities, could be considered a "commercial sex act." U.S. District Judge Robert W....

Court: Ex-federal immigration lawyer can be sued for forgery

Aug. 14, 2018 5:39 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A former federal immigration lawyer who forged a document in an effort to get a man deported can be sued for damages, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. Jonathan M. Love was assistant chief counsel for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Seattle in 2009, when he forged a document...