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Southern California seeks US help against illegal fireworks

May. 12, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California official is seeking federal help in stopping an influx of illegal fireworks that has fueled use of skyrockets and firecrackers well beyond July 4 and led to the deadly explosion of a cache in the middle of a neighborhood this year. ...

Ahead of Harris meeting, Mexico president accuses US

May. 07, 2021 16:25 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Just before an online meeting with U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris Friday, Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador very publicly accused the U.S. government of violating Mexico's sovereignty. The issue apparently didn't arise in the meeting...

Police from 3 EU nations to join Slovenia border control

May. 07, 2021 06:30 AM EDT

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia's government on Friday said that police officers from three other European nations will help patrol the border with Croatia that is part of a route used by migrants trying to reach Western Europe. Five officers from Estonia, six from...

Top Glove hopes to resolve U.S. seizure of its rubber gloves

May. 05, 2021 05:30 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's Top Glove Corp., the world's largest rubber glove maker, said Wednesday it hopes to swiftly end a U.S. ban on its products due to allegations of forced labor after one of its shipment was seized at a U.S. port. U.S. Customs and...

Eritrea’s president visits Sudan amid tensions over Ethiopia

May. 04, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Eritrea’s president arrived in Khartoum on Tuesday for talks with Sudanese officials amid tensions over a longtime border dispute between Sudan and Ethiopia. President Isaias Afwerki landed at Khartoum’s international airport and was received by Gen....

Customs: Woman hid cocaine in shoes at Atlanta airport

May. 04, 2021 14:03 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia woman was caught trying to smuggle $40,000 worth of cocaine in multiple pairs of shoes through the Atlanta airport, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Customs officers stopped the 21-year-old on Sunday after she arrived on a flight...

San Diego boat wreck kills 3, shows risks of ocean smuggling

May. 03, 2021 21:31 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A tractor-trailer slams into an SUV at an intersection on a remote California desert highway, killing 13 of 25 people crammed inside the late model Ford Expedition. A man dangles a toddler over a border wall near Santa Teresa, New Mexico, allowing her...

16 Niger soldiers killed in attack near the border with Mali

May. 03, 2021 08:18 AM EDT

NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — An ambush on a military patrol near Niger’s border with Mali killed 16 Niger soldiers and left one missing, the government said. The patrol was returning from a security mission near the border with Mali in Tillia in the northern part of...

'Zombie Terminator' ammunition seized at Wilmington port

May. 01, 2021 16:26 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Federal agents have seized 40 rounds of “Zombie Terminator” ammunition from a Delaware port, preventing its shipment to Honduras. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Friday that the rounds were discovered during an X-ray examination of...

Panel OKs initial funding for National Guard border mission

May. 01, 2021 02:48 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The State Emergency Council has voted to allocate approximately $2.5 million to help pay for Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey's deployment of 250 National Guard personnel to free up law enforcement officers in border towns along the Arizona-Mexico border. Ducey's...