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Border towns key in close US House races amid wall talk

Oct. 19, 2018 2:34 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, N.M. (AP) — Flashing lights shook William Johnson from a deep sleep around midnight earlier this month when U.S. Border Patrol agents surrounded his home. The 71-year-old retired chef peeked out a window, then waited for a knock at the door. It never came. "Guess they were looking for someone,"...

Official: It remains illegal to bring marijuana into US

Oct. 17, 2018 5:28 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — U.S. officials are reminding travelers that it remains illegal to bring marijuana into the United States at border crossings despite the legalization of the drug in Canada. U.S. Customs and Border Protection representative Christopher Perry says the implementation of the new Canadian law on...

The Latest: Pot activist complains about new Canada law

Oct. 17, 2018 3:20 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Latest on Canada's legalization of recreational marijuana (all times local): 1:15 p.m. A long-time cannabis advocate says the legalization of recreational marijuana in Canada is a remarkable step forward, but many flaws remain in the law. Dana Larsen is the founding...

Border Patrol misconduct stats point to Texas

Oct. 12, 2018 4:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Border Patrol sector in Laredo, Texas — where two agents were accused this year of multiple murders in separate cases — disciplined employees more on average over two years than any other major sector, according to data released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection on...

Correction: Border-Abandoned Migrant Families story

Oct. 12, 2018 3:28 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — In a story Oct. 12 about immigrants in Arizona, The Associated Press reported erroneously the name of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. A corrected version of the story is below: Border officials alarmed by migrants abandoned in the desert Smugglers in recent weeks have...

Watchdog: US unprepared for 'zero tolerance' immigration

Oct. 2, 2018 9:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Immigration officials were not prepared this summer to manage the consequences of a "zero tolerance" policy at the Southwest border, which resulted in the separation of nearly 3,000 children from their parents, Homeland Security's watchdog said in a report made public on Tuesday. The...

India, Pakistan clash in UN over support for terrorists

Sep. 29, 2018 9:27 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — India's foreign minister accused neighboring Pakistan of harboring terrorists in an angry speech Saturday before the U.N. General Assembly and rejected the notion that India is sabotaging peace talks with Pakistan, calling it "a complete lie." Hours later, Pakistan shot back in its...

The Latest: Canada delays UN speech amid trade talks with US

Sep. 29, 2018 7:12 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly (all times local): 6 p.m. Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland has postponed her U.N. General Assembly speech as trade talks between the U.S. and Canada intensify. Freeland had been scheduled to speak Saturday but exchanged the...

Border Patrol's first female chief hopes to inspire women

Sep. 26, 2018 12:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Border Patrol Chief Carla Provost says she hopes she can inspire other women to sign up with the agency, which has just one female agent for every 20 men. "If you're a woman in law enforcement, I don't care where you're at, you're a minority," Provost told The Associated Press in an...

Funeral held for woman allegedly killed by border agent

Sep. 22, 2018 1:48 PM EDT

LAREDO, Texas (AP) — About 150 people have gathered at a Texas church for the funeral of one of the four women who authorities say were killed by a Border Patrol agent they've described as a serial killer. The Saturday funeral for 35-year-old Guiselda Alicia Cantu at a Catholic church in Laredo is the last...