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Growing caravan of migrants pushes deeper into Mexico

Oct. 22, 2018 12:08 AM EDT

TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — Thousands of Honduran migrants hoping to reach the U.S. stretched out on rain-soaked sidewalks, benches and public plazas in the southern Mexico city of Tapachula, worn down by another day's march under a blazing sun. Keeping together for strength and safety in numbers, some...

Mega Millions players would spend $1.6B on bills, charity

Oct. 22, 2018 12:04 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — With the Mega Millions lottery jackpot at a record $1.6 billion, people are snapping up tickets across the U.S. The Powerball jackpot also has climbed. It's up to an estimated $620 million for Wednesday's drawing. That would make it the fifth-largest jackpot in U.S. history. But much of the...

The Latest: Mexico's AMLO eyes development to fix migration

Oct. 21, 2018 9:57 PM EDT

CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico (AP) — The latest on the caravan of Central American migrants hoping to reach the United States (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Mexico's president-elect says he is suggesting to U.S. President Donald Trump that the United States, Canada and Mexico jointly tackle migration by agreeing to...

Ragged, growing caravan of migrants resumes march toward US

Oct. 21, 2018 9:06 PM EDT

TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — A growing caravan of Honduran migrants streamed through southern Mexico on Sunday heading toward the United States, after making an end-run around Mexican agents who briefly blocked them at the Guatemalan border. They received help at every turn from sympathetic Mexicans who...

The Latest: Honduran migrant says he wants to return home

Oct. 20, 2018 10:30 PM EDT

TECUN UMAN, Guatemala (AP) — The Latest on a caravan of Central American migrants hoping to reach the United States (all times local): 9:20 p.m. Migrant Gonzalo Martinez says he is voluntarily returning to Honduras from a bridge connecting Guatemala and Mexico because he was disappointed in the unruliness...

Migrants vow to re-form caravan, continue north toward US

Oct. 20, 2018 9:50 PM EDT

CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico (AP) — About 2,000 Central American migrants who circumvented Mexican police at a border bridge and swam, forded and floated across the river from Guatemala decided on Saturday to re-form their mass caravan and continue their trek northward toward the United States. Gathered at a...

Questions and answers about state of the US-Mexico border

Oct. 20, 2018 11:54 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Immigration has again become a hot political issue as President Donald Trump portrays the Mexico border in a state of crisis, underscored by dramatic images of a caravan of Central American migrants moving toward the U.S. and dozens of people climbing the border fence in Arizona. The...

Trump's campaign mode revives fiery immigration talk

Oct. 20, 2018 6:38 AM EDT

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Donald Trump fueled his 2016 campaign with fiery immigration rhetoric, visions of hordes flowing across the border to assault Americans and steal their jobs. Now, in the final weeks before midterm elections, he's back at it as he looks to stave off Democratic gains in Congress....

Trump revives fiery immigration talk for 'caravan' election

Oct. 19, 2018 10:47 PM EDT

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Donald Trump fueled his 2016 campaign with fiery immigration rhetoric, visions of hordes flowing across the border to assault Americans and steal their jobs. Now, in the final weeks before midterm elections, he's back at it as he looks to stave off Democratic gains in Congress....

Caravan migrants break Guatemala border fence, rush Mexico

Oct. 19, 2018 7:31 PM EDT

TECUN UMAN, Guatemala (AP) — Migrants traveling in a mass caravan burst through a Guatemalan border fence and streamed by the thousands toward Mexican territory on Friday, defying Mexican authorities' entreaties for an orderly crossing and U.S. President Donald Trump's threats of retaliation. On the...