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US starts to withdraw troops from Trump border mission

Dec. 10, 2018 2:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. this week will begin withdrawing many of the active duty troops sent to the border with Mexico by President Donald Trump just before the midterm election in response to a caravan of Central American migrants, U.S. officials said Monday. About 2,200 of the active duty troops will...

The Latest: Catholic pilgrims bear climate change warning

Dec. 10, 2018 12:48 PM EST

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — The Latest on climate talks taking place in Poland (all times local): 6:35 p.m. A dozen Roman Catholic pilgrims have arrived at an ongoing U.N. climate summit in Poland after walking hundreds of miles across Europe. The pilgrims were greeted Monday by the head of the U.N. climate...

EU eyes ways to bolster Ukraine economy amid Russia tension

Dec. 10, 2018 11:27 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is studying ways to help bolster the economy in strife-torn eastern Ukraine, the EU's top diplomat said Monday, amid tensions with Russia over a naval confrontation in the Black Sea last month. Ukraine has been seeking help from its international partners at the EU and...

November border arrests jump to highest in Trump presidency

Dec. 6, 2018 10:35 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. Border Patrol arrests on the Mexican border jumped 78 percent in November from a year earlier to the highest level in Donald Trump's presidency, with families and children accounting for a majority for a third straight month. The numbers are the latest sign that people who cross the...

Feds won't pursue third trial against Border Patrol agent

Dec. 6, 2018 6:01 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Federal prosecutors on Thursday said they will not seek a third trial for a Border Patrol agent who has been acquitted twice after fatally shooting a Mexican teenager across a border fence. A filing in court shows prosecutors say they will no longer pursue the case against Lonnie Swartz, the...

Federal prosecutors won't pursue another trial for Border Patrol agent in Arizona who fatally shot Mexican teenager

Dec. 6, 2018 4:33 PM EST
PHOENIX (AP) — Federal prosecutors won't pursue another trial for Border Patrol agent in Arizona who fatally shot Mexican teenager.

Border agent indicted for capital murder in 4 Texas deaths

Dec. 5, 2018 11:02 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol agent who confessed to killing four sex workers told investigators he wanted to "clean up the streets" of his Texas border hometown, a prosecutor said Wednesday while announcing that a grand jury had indicted the man for capital murder. Webb County District Attorney...

Prosecutor says a grand jury has indicted a US Border Patrol agent on a capital murder charge in the killing of 4 women

Dec. 5, 2018 4:20 PM EST
LAREDO, Texas (AP) — Prosecutor says a grand jury has indicted a US Border Patrol agent on a capital murder charge in the killing of 4 women.

Border patrol: More families cross illegally to San Diego

Dec. 4, 2018 7:33 PM EST

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — The woman crawled under first, squeezing face down through a gap dug under the border fence. The space is only a few inches high, and her feet kicked dust into the air as she wiggled. Next was her 3-year-old daughter, dressed in a pink sweat suit, pushed through to the California...

Far from migrant caravans, border crossings surge in Texas

Dec. 4, 2018 6:32 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — While the Trump administration focuses attention on migrant caravans trying to cross the southern U.S. border in California, migration is surging at the opposite end of the border in South Texas. Last weekend in the Rio Grande Valley, Border Patrol agents caught 1,900 people trying to cross...