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Trump administration pays NGOs who helped migrants

Oct. 11, 2019 8:08 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Federal officials began Friday to reimburse organizations that fed, sheltered and transported migrants released this year in American towns near the U.S.-Mexico border, according to Democratic lawmakers and some organizations receiving the funds. The Federal Emergency Management...

El Paso mass shooting suspect pleads not guilty in 22 deaths

Oct. 10, 2019 7:36 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The 21-year-old man charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of 22 people at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, pleaded not guilty Thursday during a brief initial hearing. Police have said Patrick Crusius of Dallas confessed to the Aug. 3 mass shooting and that he targeted...

The Latest: Crusius defense team appeals for open minds

Oct. 10, 2019 7:21 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the prosecution of a man accused of fatally shooting 22 people in an attack at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Attorneys for the man charged with capital murder in the mass shootings at an El Paso Walmart store appealed to the public to keep an...

Suspect pleads not guilty in fatal shooting of 22 people at Walmart in El Paso, Texas

Oct. 10, 2019 4:04 PM EDT
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Suspect pleads not guilty in fatal shooting of 22 people at Walmart in El Paso, Texas.

Beto O'Rourke plans counter-rally to Trump event in Texas

Oct. 9, 2019 8:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Beto O'Rourke is planning a counter-rally as President Donald Trump addresses supporters in Dallas next week — recalling the dueling events held on the Texas-Mexico border eight months ago that helped launch the former congressman's White House bid. The Democratic presidential...

2 wounded in El Paso Walmart attack remain hospitalized

Oct. 5, 2019 10:55 AM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Two adults who were wounded in an Aug. 3 shooting at an El Paso Walmart that killed 22 people remain hospitalized. The El Paso Times reports that Mario De Alba, from Chihuahua, Mexico, is receiving treatment at University Medical Center of El Paso and that an unknown patient remains...

World-supported massacre victim's widower arrested for DWI

Oct. 1, 2019 9:53 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A man who drew worldwide sympathy and support after his wife was killed in the mass shooting at an El Paso Walmart store has been arrested on a drunken-driving charge. Antonio Basco remained Tuesday night in the El Paso County Jail on a misdemeanor count of driving while intoxicated....

2nd Indian hunger-striker released from immigration custody

Sep. 30, 2019 7:29 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A second Indian man who refused to eat for more than 70 days in U.S. immigration custody has been released after a year in detention. Gurjant Singh left a detention center in El Paso Monday, according to his lawyer, Jessica Miles. Singh refused meals starting on July 9 along with...

Texas sheriff's office's 1st Sikh deputy slain; man charged

Sep. 27, 2019 11:56 PM EDT

JERSEY VILLAGE, Texas (AP) — A sheriff's deputy described as "a trailblazer" because he was the first Sikh deputy of the Harris County Sheriff's Office when he joined the force 10 years ago, was shot and killed while making a traffic stop Friday near Houston. Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal, 42, was pronounced...

Indian asylum seeker released by US after hunger strike

Sep. 26, 2019 9:33 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — An Indian immigrant who lost a third of his weight during a 70-day hunger strike over the rejection of his asylum claim won temporary release Thursday after a year in U.S. detention. Ajay Kumar, 33, bowed with his hands clasped together in a traditional Indian greeting as he walked...