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Mexican National Guards stand watch over the Suchiate River where locals transport cargo and ferry people between Mexico and Guatemala, near Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, a location popular for Central American migrants to cross from Guatemala to Mexico. One National guard said it’s easy to distinguish local Guatemalans who cross for ordinary workday reasons for their manner of speaking, and they’re welcome “because they’re neighbors.” (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

Normalcy returns to Guatemala-Mexico border after caravan

Jan. 24, 2020 2:26 PM EST

CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico (AP) — From the roadside stand where his family sells mole, barbecue and chicken stew, Miguel Ángel Vázquez has seen all the caravans of Central American migrants and asylum seekers stream past his front door in recent years, throngs of people driven to flee poverty and...

Central American migrants stand in line for food at a temporary shelter for migrants set up by authorities in Tecun Uman, Guatemala on the border with Mexico, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, a location popular for migrants to cross from Guatemala to Mexico. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

Migrants weigh limited options at Guatemala-Mexico border

Jan. 22, 2020 10:12 PM EST

TECUN UMAN, Guatemala (AP) — Hundreds of Central American migrants stranded in Guatemala on Wednesday were weighing limited options as to how to make it into Mexico, guarded by troops with riot shields and immigration agents. The goal of the migrants is to either to live and work in Mexico or continue on...

Man gets probation for stealing WWII dog tags from archives

Jan. 22, 2020 1:44 PM EST

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A Virginia National Guard sergeant was sentenced Wednesday to 18 months of supervised probation for stealing World War II-era dog tags from the National Archives and Records Administration in Maryland. U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas DiGirolamo also ordered Robert Rumsby, 30, of...

3 National Guard soldiers convicted in 2017 sexual assault

Jan. 22, 2020 12:34 PM EST

MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — Three of four National Guard soldiers accused of involvement in a 2017 sexual assault case have pleaded guilty in Kentucky to misdemeanor sexual misconduct charges. Anthony Tubolino, 28, Tyler Hart, 22, and Jacob Ruth, 24, accepted plea deals from the Calloway Commonwealth’s...

Central American migrants cross the Suchiate River from Mexico to Guatemala, near Tecun Uman, Guatemala, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. Hundreds of Central American migrants are stranded in a sort of no-man’s land on the river border between Guatemala and Mexico after running up against lines of Mexican National Guard troops deployed to keep them from moving en masse into the country and on north toward the U.S. on Monday. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

Mexico begins flying, busing migrants back to Honduras

Jan. 21, 2020 11:18 PM EST

CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico (AP) — Hundreds of Central American migrants who entered southern Mexico in recent days have either been pushed back into Guatemala by Mexican troops, shipped to detention centers or returned to Honduras, officials said Tuesday. An unknown number slipped past Mexican authorities and...

National Guards get on a truck in Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020 as they deploy along southern border with Guatemala. United States officials are crediting tough measures taken over the past year and cooperation from regional governments for sharply reducing the number of Central American migrants who responded to a call for a new caravan. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

Mexico readies for Central American migrants at south border

Jan. 17, 2020 5:23 PM EST

CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico (AP) — Border security forces in southern Mexico were preparing Friday for the expected arrival of hundreds of Central Americans traveling through Guatemala and vowed to prevent a repeat of the headline-grabbing “caravans” of past years when massive flows of migrants...

Migrants from Honduras rest during their journey to reach the United States, in Entre Rios, Guatemala, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. Hundreds of migrants arrived at the Guatemala border after walking and hitching rides from San Pedro Sula, Honduras in a bid to form the kind of migrant caravan that reached the U.S. border in 2018. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

Guatemala sweeps up migrant group, returns them to border

Jan. 16, 2020 8:06 PM EST

EL CINCHADO, Guatemala (AP) — Guatemalan police accompanied by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents swept up the majority of a group of some 300 migrants Thursday, loaded them on buses and took them back to the Honduran border, effectively dashing their plans to travel together in a...

The entrance to McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base is locked down Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, after reports were received of shots being fired at the facility in Alcoa, Tenn. (AP Photo/Michael Patrick)

Lockdown ends at air base; resulted from 'misunderstanding'

Jan. 15, 2020 5:55 PM EST

ALCOA, Tenn (AP) — A lockdown ended at Tennessee's McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base on Wednesday afternoon and everyone was safe after a report of a suspicious person who appeared to be armed turned out to be a misunderstanding, officials said. A student had reported seeing a suspicious person with...

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2012, file photo, then-Wisconsin Army National Guard Maj. Gen. Don Dunbar listens during a news conference in Milwaukee. U.S. Air Force officials confirmed Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020 that they're investigating the Wisconsin National Guard's former commander after Guard investigators determined he improperly launched an internal sexual assault investigation. (AP Photo/Dinesh Ramde, File)

Air Force confirms Wisconsin commander under investigation

Jan. 9, 2020 2:24 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — U.S. Air Force officials confirmed Wednesday that they're investigating the Wisconsin National Guard's former commander after Guard investigators determined he improperly launched an internal sexual assault investigation. Gov. Tony Evers' office has said the National Guard Bureau's...

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2012, file photo, then-Wisconsin Army National Guard Maj. Gen. Don Dunbar listens during a news conference in Milwaukee. The National Guard's headquarters opened an investigation during the fall of 2019 into allegations that Adj. Gen. Donald Dunbar improperly initiated an internal investigation in a sexual assault case even as he was under scrutiny for allegedly mishandling sexual assault complaints, Gov. Tony Evers' office said Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Dinesh Ramde, File)

Military launched probe of Wisconsin Guard commander

Jan. 7, 2020 8:14 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The National Guard's headquarters opened an investigation this fall into allegations that the Wisconsin National Guard's top commander improperly initiated an internal investigation in a sexual assault case even as he was under scrutiny for allegedly mishandling sexual assault...