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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, ahead of a televised interview at the hauptstadtstudio (Capital city studio) of public broadcaster ARD in Berlin, Thursday June 4, 2020. (John MacDougall/Pool via AP)

The Latest: Germany's Merkel hopes calm protests unify US

Jun. 4, 2020 2:04 PM EDT

The Latest on the May 25 death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed a knee on his neck: TOP OF THE HOUR: — Generally peaceful protests in Portland, New Orleans. — US Cardinal at Vatican to lead prayer for Floyd. — Gov....

Migrants dry their clothes aboard a tourist boats some 20 kilometers from Malta, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. More than 400 migrants are living aboard pleasure cruise vessels, bobbing in the sea off Malta, many of them for weeks now. Rescued from human traffickers’ unseaworthy boats in several operations in the central Mediterranean since late April, the migrants, along with the Maltese government, are waiting for European Union countries to offer to take them. (AP Photo/Rene' Rossignaud)

Rescued migrants stranded on chartered Maltese tourist boats

Jun. 3, 2020 10:28 AM EDT

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — More than 400 migrants are living aboard pleasure cruise vessels bobbing in the sea off Malta, many of them for weeks now. But for them, it's no pleasure, only uncertainty over their fate and they aren’t cruising anywhere. Rescued from human traffickers’ unseaworthy...

FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2019, file photo, Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, speaks during a news conference in Des Moines, Iowa. King is on the outs with a significant bloc of his long-reliable conservative base, but not for almost two decades of incendiary utterances about abortion, immigrants and Islam. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

Iowa voters oust Rep. King, shunned for insensitive remarks

Jun. 3, 2020 1:05 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republicans in northwest Iowa ousted Rep. Steve King in Tuesday’s primary, deciding they’ve had enough of the conservative lightning rod known for making incendiary comments about immigrants and white supremacy throughout his nearly two decades in Congress. The...

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The Latest: Ex-CIA operative Valerie Plame loses N.M. race

Jun. 3, 2020 1:04 AM EDT

The Latest on Tuesday's primary elections (all times EDT): 1:05 a.m. Former CIA operative Valerie Plame has lost her race in the Democratic primary for an open seat representing New Mexico in Congress. Attorney Teresa Leger Fernandez overcame six competitors to win her party’s nomination to succeed U.S....

A man walks on Lake Street while looking at businesses destroyed during riots and protests over the death of George Floyd,  Sunday May 31, 2020, in Minneapolis. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25.  (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Unrest devastates a city's landmark street of diversity

May. 31, 2020 8:08 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Along the miles-long Minneapolis street where more than a century of migrants have found their American footholds -- Germans, Swedes, Vietnamese, Somalis, Mexicans -- a new history can be traced. There’s the smoldering police station torched early Thursday morning by protesters...

Cyprus to launch SMS campaign to stem migrant arrivals

May. 31, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus is launching a multilingual SMS campaign to head off more migrant arrivals by dispelling the mistaken belief the European Union member country is a gateway to the continent, the Cypriot interior minister said Sunday Nicos Nouris told the Associated Press the text-message blitz...

Annemarie Plas, a Dutch national who created the weekly 8pm Clap For Our Carers, stands with other residents in south London, as she joins the applause to salute local heroes during Thursday's nationwide Clap for Carers to recognise and support NHS workers and carers fighting the coronavirus pandemic, in South London, Thursday May 28, 2020. On Thursday evening, people across the U.K. stood on balconies, doorsteps and sidewalks to applaud care workers on the front lines of the pandemic, for the 10th and possibly final time. Annemarie Plas, 36, founded the ritual but says that “to have the most impact I think it is good to stop it at its peak.” (Aaron Chown/PA via AP)

In lockdown easing, UK's Johnson says groups of 6 can meet

May. 28, 2020 4:20 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Up to six people from different households will be allowed to meet outdoors next week as part of another modest easing of the coronavirus lockdown in England, U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Thursday. Johnson, who has faced days of scorn for keeping his top aide Dominic Cummings in...

Escaped Colorado inmates pretended to be immigrants

May. 28, 2020 4:16 PM EDT

SELLS, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol says two men who escaped from a Colorado prison said they were Mexican immigrants who wished to be deported when agents patrolling the U.S.-Mexico border found them. After some more questioning, agents discovered the men were 35-year-old Jose Rodriguez and...

FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2019, file photo, Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, speaks during a news conference in Des Moines, Iowa. King is on the outs with a significant bloc of his long-reliable conservative base, but not for almost two decades of incendiary utterances about abortion, immigrants and Islam. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

Shunned by his party, Iowa's Steve King fights for his seat

May. 26, 2020 9:11 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Rep. Steve King is fighting for his political life — but not because he's compared immigrants crossing the border illegally to cattle. His Republican opponents in next week's primary aren't raking him over the coals for making light of rape and incest. His chief rival's ads...

In this photo provided by Cristobal Francisquez, his parents Paulina and Marcos Francisco pose for a photo in front of their house in Sioux City, Iowa, Monday, May 25, 2020. They bought the home after years of working in a meatpacking plant and other food processing jobs. (Cristobal Francisquez via AP)

Worker shortage concerns loom in immigrant-heavy meatpacking

May. 26, 2020 7:07 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — When Martha Kebede’s adult sons immigrated from Ethiopia and reunited with her in South Dakota this year, they had few work opportunities. Lacking English skills, the brothers took jobs at Smithfield Foods' Sioux Falls pork plant, grueling and increasingly risky work as the...