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Latest US Rhodes scholar class includes more women that ever

Nov. 18, 2018 7:47 AM EST

The latest group of U.S. Rhodes scholars includes 21 women, the most ever in a single Rhodes class, and almost half of the 32 winners are immigrants or first-generation Americans. The Rhodes Trust on Sunday announced the 32 men and women chosen from a group of 880 applicants endorsed by 281 U.S. colleges and...

Migrants get cool reception in Mexican border town

Nov. 18, 2018 2:41 AM EST

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Many of the nearly 3,000 Central American migrants who have reached the Mexican border with California via caravan said Saturday they do not feel welcome in the city of Tijuana, where hundreds more migrants are headed after more than a month on the road. The vast majority were camped...

Judge frees Somali immigrant who was detained 9 months

Nov. 17, 2018 3:56 PM EST

DOVER, N.H. (AP) — A federal judge has freed a Somali immigrant who was held for nine months in a New Hampshire jail without a hearing. The American Civil Liberties Union of New Hampshire contends Immigration and Customs Enforcement unlawfully detained 45-year-old Abdigani Faisal Hussein, of Portland,...

Lawyer for WikiLeaks' Assange says he would fight charges

Nov. 17, 2018 1:51 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will not willingly travel to the United States to face charges filed under seal against him, one of his lawyers said, foreshadowing a possible fight over extradition for a central figure in the U.S. special counsel's Russia-Trump investigation. Assange,...

Migrants won't see armed US soldiers on border

Nov. 16, 2018 11:55 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — As thousands of migrants in a caravan of Central American asylum-seekers converge on the doorstep of the United States, what they won't find are armed American soldiers standing guard. Instead they will see cranes installing towering panels of metal bars and troops wrapping concertina wire...

Arms dealer convicted in LA of trying to buy, sell missiles

Nov. 16, 2018 8:29 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say a black-market arms dealer who tried to buy anti-aircraft missiles and sell them to clients in the Middle East has been convicted of conspiracy in Los Angeles. Rami Asad-Ghanem was convicted Thursday and faces 25 years to life in prison. Authorities say Ghanem, who's a...

Tijuana mayor: Caravan influx to last at least 6 months

Nov. 16, 2018 8:10 PM EST

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — With about 3,000 Central American migrants having reached the Mexican border across from California and thousands more anticipated, the mayor of Tijuana said Friday that the city was preparing for an influx that will last at least six months and may have no end in sight. Juan Manuel...

WikiLeaks' Assange faces charges; lawyer says he'd fight

Nov. 16, 2018 6:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will not willingly travel to the United States to face charges filed under seal against him, one of his lawyers said Friday, foreshadowing a possible fight over extradition for a central figure in the U.S. special counsel's Russia-Trump investigation....

NYC lawsuit: Immigration detainees denied day in court

Nov. 16, 2018 4:27 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A civil lawsuit filed by immigration rights advocates in New York City has accused federal authorities of denying detainees their day in court. The suit filed Thursday in federal court in Manhattan says the amount of time people accused of immigration violations in New York and New Jersey...

Fugitive Macedonian ex-PM 'passed through' Montenegro

Nov. 16, 2018 3:12 PM EST

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — A former prime minister who fled Macedonia while facing prison for a corruption conviction entered Montenegro from Albania on Sunday but left the same day, Montenegro's police said Friday. Nikola Gruevski passed through Montenegro on Nov. 11, when he wasn't the subject of...