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Venezuela officials bury navy captain over family protests

Jul. 10, 2019 8:06 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A Venezuelan navy captain who died of suspected torture while in state custody was buried by authorities Wednesday against the family's wishes after refusing to return his body to loved ones, an attorney for relatives said. Officials quickly interred Capt. Rafael Acosta at a...

New holding center for migrant children opens in Texas

Jul. 10, 2019 7:43 PM EDT

CARRIZO SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — A former oilfield worker camp off a dirt road in rural Texas has become the U.S. government's newest holding center for detaining migrant children after they leave Border Patrol stations, where complaints of overcrowding and filthy conditions have sparked a worldwide outcry....

Asylum-seeker talks about daughter's death after US custody

Jul. 10, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Guatemalan mother seeking asylum told a House panel Wednesday that she came to the United States seeking safety, but instead watched her infant daughter die slowly and painfully after the baby received shoddy medical care while they were in immigration custody. As Yazmin Juárez...

The Latest: 200 unaccompanied kids in Border Patrol custody

Jul. 10, 2019 2:45 PM EDT

CARRIZO SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — The Latest on unaccompanied immigrant children in government custody (all times local): 1:35 p.m. U.S. Customs and Border Protection says only 200 unaccompanied immigrant children remain in Border Patrol custody. That's compared to up to 2,700 children the agency had last...

Correction: Migrant Children Drawings story

Jul. 9, 2019 12:42 PM EDT

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — MCALLEN, Texas (AP) —In a story July 5 about drawings made by migrant children depicting their time in Border Patrol custody, The Associated Press spelled incorrectly the name and misstated the title of the American Academy of Pediatrics' incoming president Dr. Sara Goza. It...

Pregnant teens especially vulnerable in border centers

Jul. 4, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — As tales of wretchedness and overcrowding in government border detention facilities abound, one group of migrants is particularly vulnerable: teen moms and pregnant girls without parents of their own. Immigrant advocates and lawyers say the young mothers don't get special medical...

Father awarded custody of baby found in Florida trash bin

Jul. 4, 2019 10:06 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Almost two months after a newborn was found in a trash bin at an apartment complex, a Florida judge has allowed the child's father to take her home. The Palm Beach Post reports 34-year-old Carlos Jimenez Martins will name the little girl Sarah Jimenez Carvalho. Her 34-year-old...

Jarring images of border cells surface ahead of July 4

Jul. 3, 2019 7:59 PM EDT

"Inhumane." ''Shameful." ''Intolerable." ''Brutal." Mounting revelations about squalid and dangerously overcrowded conditions at Border Patrol holding centers have fueled public outrage heading into the Fourth of July weekend, with protesters taking to the streets and social media to decry the situation as...

'And now we are alone': Extended family separated at border

Jul. 2, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A 12-year-old boy entered the U.S. from Mexico with his brother and uncle, fleeing violence in Guatemala, but is now without them in a packed Texas border facility. Honduran sisters, 8 and 6, were taken from their grandmother when they arrived. An 8-year-old Guatemalan boy was separated...

Mom who tried to kill baby held in his death 11 years later

Jul. 1, 2019 7:53 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A woman who was prosecuted in Montana for trying to drown her baby son more than a decade ago has been accused of killing the now 12-year-old boy by drowning him in California, authorities said Monday. Sheriff's deputies found the boy and his 7-year-old brother unresponsive in a full...