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Feeling trapped, migrants' fears grow in Mexican border city

Sep. 22, 2021 22:59 PM EDT

CIUDAD ACUÑA, Mexico (AP) — After more than a week at this crossing on the U.S.-Mexico border, Haitian migrant Nelson Saintil felt like the walls were beginning to close in on him and his family. Saintil was along the banks of the Rio Grande on Wednesday morning with...

South Carolina's Confederate monument protection law upheld

Sep. 22, 2021 21:21 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a state law preventing anyone from moving a Confederate monument or changing the historical name of a street or building without the Legislature's permission is legal. But in the same ruling, ...

Man surrenders after shooting officer, being shot by police

Sep. 22, 2021 19:52 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — An Oakland police officer responding to a report of an armed man in downtown Oakland was shot Wednesday by the suspect, who was also shot and wounded by another officer, authorities said. The officer is in stable condition at a hospital, Oakland...

San Francisco pledges to crack down on retail shoplifting

Sep. 22, 2021 19:38 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The mayor and police chief of San Francisco announced Wednesday they'll dedicate more police, beef up coordination and make it easier to report shoplifters in an attempt to crack down on brazen commercial thieving that has added to the city's reputation as soft on...

Alabama mayor pleads guilty in ethics case, out of office

Sep. 22, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

LAFAYETTE, Ala. (AP) — The mayor of an eastern Alabama city pleaded guilty Wednesday to using his official position or office for personal gain. Lanett Mayor Jonathon Kyle McCoy was immediately removed from office following his plea to felony ethics violations and is...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Sep. 22, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

Advance Media New York. September 22, 2021. Editorial: NY independent redistricting is an epic flop New York’s first attempt at independent redistricting was an epic failure, and there is absolutely no joy in saying we told you so. ...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Sep. 22, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

Frankort State Journal. September 16, 2021. Editorial: Let’s continue to be a community that chooses acceptance In case you missed it, on Tuesday we ran a story about an online business being run by a couple who moved to Kentucky from Roseville,...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Sep. 22, 2021 16:33 PM EDT

Valdosta Daily Times. September 22, 2021. Editorial: Thank you for doing your part Many reverse course on vaccine So many people are coming around, reversing course and getting vaccinated. We want to say...

Illinois coroner pleads not guilty to thefts from the dead

Sep. 22, 2021 15:56 PM EDT

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A northern Illinois coroner pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges alleging that he stole more than $14,000 in cash from dead people. Winnebago County Coroner Bill Hintz pleaded not guilty to 12 counts, including official misconduct and theft of...

Federal judge: Florida immigration law racially motivated

Sep. 22, 2021 15:23 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge has struck down portions of a Florida immigration enforcement law that was a priority of the state's Republican governor, saying in her ruling that the measure was racially motivated. U.S. Judge Beth Bloom on Tuesday rejected...