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Today in History

Jan. 25, 2022 00:12 AM EST

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Jan. 25, the 25th day of 2022. There are 340 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 25, 1945, the World War II Battle of the Bulge ended as German forces were pushed back to their original...

Florida seeks to stop the arrival of immigrants to state

Jan. 24, 2022 18:39 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — All Florida government agencies would be prohibited from doing business with transportation companies that bring immigrants who are in the country illegally into the state under a priority bill for Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis that received its first legislative approval...

Massachusetts to host 2,000 Afghans; double expected amount

Jan. 24, 2022 18:38 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts is expecting to receive twice as many Afghan refugees as it had anticipated following the Taliban takeover of the country last summer, one of the state’s major refugee resettlement agencies said Monday. Jeffrey Thielman, president and CEO of the...

Human smuggling suspect from Florida released without bond

Jan. 24, 2022 18:12 PM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A Florida man who was arrested for human smuggling after four people were found dead in a blizzard in Canada and seven more immigrants were found alive nearby in the U.S. was released from jail Monday without having to pay a bond. Steve Shand, 57, is charged with...

Minnesota police: Poison gas that killed 7 came from furnace

Jan. 24, 2022 15:44 PM EST

MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — A furnace was the source of carbon monoxide that last month killed seven members of an immigrant family from Honduras living in Minnesota, authorities said Monday. Police in Moorhead said earlier that blood samples from the victims showed a lethal level of...

More migrants seek asylum through reopened Canadian border

Jan. 24, 2022 11:35 AM EST

CHAMPLAIN, N.Y. (AP) — Whenever a bus arrives at the Greyhound station in Plattsburgh, New York, a small band of taxi drivers waits to drive passengers on a half-hour trip to a snowy, dead-end dirt road. There, at the border with Canada, refugees pile out of taxis or vans several...

Portland struggles as asylum seekers continue to arrive

Jan. 24, 2022 11:34 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Portland is asking for help as the growing number of asylum seekers continues to stretch resources. The city is providing shelter each night to about 1,150 people — more than twice the number from 2019 when the Portland Expo became an emergency shelter amid...

Texas DPS officer dies after traffic accident near border

Jan. 23, 2022 17:54 PM EST

EAGLE PASS, Texas (AP) — A Texas Department of Public Safety officer has died after being involved in a single vehicle traffic accident near the U.S.-Mexico border while working with the U.S. Border Patrol. Special Agent Anthony Salas was helping transport six individuals who had...

Migrants at Hungary border become part of election campaign

Jan. 23, 2022 02:43 AM EST

MAJDAN, Serbia (AP) — A group of migrants huddles beside a small, smoky fire inside an abandoned building in northern Serbia, the last moments of warmth before they set out into the driving snow toward the razor wire, cameras and sensors of Hungary's electrified border fence. A few...

Maine rep joins push to strengthen ties with Iceland

Jan. 22, 2022 09:19 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A member of the Maine congressional delegation is joining with colleagues to try to encourage more trade with Iceland. Democratic Rep. Chellie Pingree said it’s time to strengthen ties with Iceland, which is already a significant trading partner with the...