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Trump administration pays NGOs who helped migrants

Oct. 11, 2019 8:08 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Federal officials began Friday to reimburse organizations that fed, sheltered and transported migrants released this year in American towns near the U.S.-Mexico border, according to Democratic lawmakers and some organizations receiving the funds. The Federal Emergency Management...

Fairfax teacher arrested at the border on child sex charges

Oct. 11, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

VIENNA, Va. (AP) — A middle school teacher from northern Virginia has been arrested at the U.S.-Mexico border after being charged with having sexual relations with a minor. Fairfax County Police say 31-year-old Matthew Snell of Clinton, Maryland, was arrested Friday in Texas at the El Paso airport after...

El Paso mass shooting suspect pleads not guilty in 22 deaths

Oct. 10, 2019 7:36 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The 21-year-old man charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of 22 people at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, pleaded not guilty Thursday during a brief initial hearing. Police have said Patrick Crusius of Dallas confessed to the Aug. 3 mass shooting and that he targeted...

The Latest: Crusius defense team appeals for open minds

Oct. 10, 2019 7:21 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the prosecution of a man accused of fatally shooting 22 people in an attack at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Attorneys for the man charged with capital murder in the mass shootings at an El Paso Walmart store appealed to the public to keep an...

Suspect pleads not guilty in fatal shooting of 22 people at Walmart in El Paso, Texas

Oct. 10, 2019 4:04 PM EDT
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Suspect pleads not guilty in fatal shooting of 22 people at Walmart in El Paso, Texas.

Beto O'Rourke plans counter-rally to Trump event in Texas

Oct. 9, 2019 8:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Beto O'Rourke is planning a counter-rally as President Donald Trump addresses supporters in Dallas next week — recalling the dueling events held on the Texas-Mexico border eight months ago that helped launch the former congressman's White House bid. The Democratic presidential...

Report: New Mexico State sees jump in rapes, drug cases

Oct. 8, 2019 11:57 PM EDT

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A new report says violent crimes are increasing at New Mexico State University. KVIA-TV in El Paso, Texas, reports that the university's 2019 Annual Security Report showed reported rapes on campus quadrupled in a year. The report says between 2017 and 2018, reported rapes went from...

National Geographic journalist shot in leg working in Mexico

Oct. 5, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — An American journalist with National Geographic was discharged from a Mexican hospital Saturday after being shot in the leg while interviewing a purported drug dealer in Ciudad Juarez, a city just south of El Paso, Texas. Jorge Nava, attorney general for the northern part of the Mexican...

2 wounded in El Paso Walmart attack remain hospitalized

Oct. 5, 2019 10:55 AM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Two adults who were wounded in an Aug. 3 shooting at an El Paso Walmart that killed 22 people remain hospitalized. The El Paso Times reports that Mario De Alba, from Chihuahua, Mexico, is receiving treatment at University Medical Center of El Paso and that an unknown patient remains...

World-supported massacre victim's widower arrested for DWI

Oct. 1, 2019 9:53 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A man who drew worldwide sympathy and support after his wife was killed in the mass shooting at an El Paso Walmart store has been arrested on a drunken-driving charge. Antonio Basco remained Tuesday night in the El Paso County Jail on a misdemeanor count of driving while intoxicated....