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US: Mexican man with dehydration symptoms dies in Arizona

Sep. 22, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A man from Mexico has died at a Tucson hospital after showing symptoms of dehydration at a centralized processing facility operated by U.S. Border Patrol, authorities said. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said the 30-year-old man died Monday. His name wasn’t...

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko gestures as he addresses a women's forum in Minsk, Belarus, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. President Alexander Lukashenko's decision to close the borders with Poland and Lithuania underlines his repeated claim that the massive wave of protests is driven by the West and comes amid increasing criticism from the United States and the European Union. (TUT.by via AP)

Belarus borders remain open despite leader's closure threat

Sep. 18, 2020 11:03 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Belarus' borders with Poland and Lithuania remained open Friday despite the nation's president declaring they would be closed and accusing the neighboring nations of instigating nearly six weeks of protests against his 26 years of authoritarian leadership. Belarusian President...

FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020 file photo, Maria Kolesnikova, one of Belarus' opposition leaders, gestures on the way to the Belarusian Investigative Committee in Minsk, Belarus. Maria Kolesnikova, a leading opposition activist and several other members of an opposition council in Belarus went missing Monday and their colleagues feared they were detained as part of the authorities' efforts to squelch nearly a month of protests against the re-election of the country's authoritarian leader. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, File)

Belarus activist resists effort to deport her to Ukraine

Sep. 8, 2020 8:15 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A leading opposition activist in Belarus was held on the border with Ukraine on Tuesday after she resisted an attempt by authorities to deport her as part of government efforts to end a month of protests against authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko. Maria Kolesnikova, a member...

Andrew Wheeler, administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency, front, speaks during a news conference Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, in San Diego. The U.S. government announced work has begun to stop a decades-old problem of millions of gallons of sewage from Tijuana, Mexico, flowing into the United States and polluting the waves where Southern California meets the border. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Work starts to stop sewage flows into California from Mexico

Sep. 2, 2020 9:40 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Work has begun to stop a decades-old problem of millions of gallons of sewage from Tijuana, Mexico, flowing into the United States and polluting San Diego County beaches, the Trump administration's top environmental protection official said Wednesday. For more than 40 years, wastewater...

FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2019, file photo, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer gives instructions to migrants who are on their way to apply for asylum in the United States, on International Bridge 1 as they depart Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. A federal judge on Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, blocked U.S. Customs and Border Protection employees from conducting the initial screening for people seeking asylum, dealing a setback to one of the Trump administration's efforts to rein in asylum. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano, File)

Judge blocks asylum screening by border protection agents

Aug. 31, 2020 4:02 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge on Monday blocked U.S. Customs and Border Protection employees from conducting the initial screening for people seeking asylum, dealing a setback to one of the Trump administration’s efforts to rein in asylum. The nationwide injunction will likely have little, if...

Verty holds up his 1-year-old daughter at his house in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020. The Trump administration has sharply increased its use of hotels to detain immigrant children before expelling them from the United States during the coronavirus pandemic. Verty says government contractors at a hotel where he was detained gave his family, including his daughter, cups of ice to eat to pass temperature checks prior to their deportation flight, even though they had tested negative for COVID-19. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

US detaining more migrant children in hotels despite outcry

Aug. 27, 2020 2:09 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Trump administration has sharply increased its use of hotels to detain immigrant children as young as 1 before expelling them from the United States during the coronavirus pandemic despite facing outcry from lawmakers and human-rights advocates. Federal authorities said they detained...

Border Patrol arrests US citizen, 10 immigrants in Yuma

Aug. 20, 2020 2:25 PM EDT

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — Border Patrol agents in southern Arizona have arrested a U.S. citizen after allegedly attempting to smuggle 10 Mexican immigrants. U.S. Customs and Border Protection authorities conducted immigration checks on a group of people waiting for an Amtrak train in downtown Yuma on Wednesday...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Aug. 14, 2020 10:10 AM EDT

Recent editorials of regional and national interest from New England’s newspapers: CONNECTICUT UConn made right move to cancel football season The Connecticut Post Aug. 11 It wasn’t going to be easy for the University of Connecticut football team to have a season this year under any circumstances....

Rights group: Houthis, Saudis killed Ethiopian migrants

Aug. 13, 2020 9:18 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A prominent rights group Thursday accused Yemen's Houthi rebels and rival Saudi border guards of killing several dozen Ethiopian migrants in an incident at the border earlier this year. The statement from New York-based Human Rights Watch quoted Ethiopian migrants who said Houthi fighters in...

Lawsuit challenges use of checkpoints miles from the border

Aug. 11, 2020 1:01 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A federal lawsuit filed by ACLU affiliates in New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont challenges the use of checkpoints by the U.S. Border Patrol nearly 100 miles from the Canadian border, saying they are beyond the patrol's authority. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in New Hampshire on behalf...