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Arizona State heads back to Sun Bowl, to face Florida State

Dec. 8, 2019 7:34 PM EST

Arizona State (7-5, Pac-12) vs Florida State (6-6, Atlantic Coast Conference), Dec. 31, 2 p.m. ET LOCATION: El Paso, Texas TOP PLAYERS Arizona State: QB Jayden Daniels, 193 of 310, 2,748 yards, 17 TDs, 2 INTs. Florida State: RB Cam Akers, 1,144 yards rushing, 14 TDs. NOTABLE Arizona State: The Sun Devils beat...

Lawsuit challenges speedy reviews of asylum claims

Dec. 6, 2019 7:40 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A new effort to speed up initial reviews of asylum claims to within three days denies asylum-seekers rights to consult attorneys, according to the latest legal challenge to the Trump administration's immigration enforcement policies and practices. The federal lawsuit filed in Washington,...

Asylum-seekers who crossed in Arizona returned to Mexico

Dec. 6, 2019 3:23 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. government said Friday it had sent nine Venezuelans — including two families — back to Mexico after they tried to make an asylum claim by driving up to a customs officer instead of lingering south of the border on a list waiting to be called up under a Trump...

Mexicans fleeing violence form new encampment on border

Dec. 6, 2019 2:50 PM EST

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — An exodus of migrants fleeing drug cartel violence and corruption in Mexico has mired hundreds of immigrants in ramshackle tent camps across the border from El Paso and brought new chaos to a system of wait lists for asylum seekers to get into the U.S. Migrant tent camps have...

Police say missing Texas woman killed; man arrested in death

Dec. 4, 2019 9:21 PM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A Texas woman who went missing after going on a date in July was killed, and a man has been arrested in her death, police said Wednesday. El Paso police said the body of Erika Andrea Gaytan, 29, has not been recovered. She was last heard from July 13 after going to a concert. ...

US Police honor Texas boy who saved mom during shooting

Dec. 2, 2019 1:05 AM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — As the horror unfolding Aug. 3 in El Paso was broadcast around the world, a police officer in Boston switched over to coverage on Telemundo and was moved by the story of one 9-year-old boy. There was Eduardo Mier on the screen, "upset and shaken," Lt. Clara Molina said. The boy had...

Rabbis urge teaching of empathy to counteract religious hate

Nov. 25, 2019 5:24 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — At a time when anti-Semitic incidents are on the rise worldwide, schools should take steps to teach empathy as an antidote to racism and religious hatred, several rabbis attending an international conference said. The religious leaders praised a pilot project in El Paso, Texas, that...

Border agents seize 154 pounds of bologna at Texas crossing

Nov. 24, 2019 11:56 AM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — No baloney: U.S. border agents seized more than 150 pounds of bologna from a driver entering the country from Mexico. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection says in a news release that the driver told agents Thursday at the El Paso crossing that he had rolls of frozen turkey ham in...

Tougher US asylum policy follows in Europe's footsteps

Nov. 24, 2019 7:21 AM EST

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Nkeze wasn’t home when Cameroonian militants came knocking, probably to deliver their signature ultimatum to join their separatist movement or have his writing arm cut off. The 24-year-old economics student escaped to Douala, the country’s largest city, only to learn...

Memorial unveiled to victims of Texas Walmart mass shooting

Nov. 23, 2019 2:30 PM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A memorial was unveiled Saturday honoring the 22 people who were killed in a recent mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas. The 30-foot tall golden obelisk, called the “Grand Candela,” or “Big Candle,” was revealed to the public during a morning...