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Lawyer for WikiLeaks' Assange says he would fight charges

Nov. 17, 2018 1:51 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will not willingly travel to the United States to face charges filed under seal against him, one of his lawyers said, foreshadowing a possible fight over extradition for a central figure in the U.S. special counsel's Russia-Trump investigation. Assange,...

Migrants won't see armed US soldiers on border

Nov. 16, 2018 11:55 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — As thousands of migrants in a caravan of Central American asylum-seekers converge on the doorstep of the United States, what they won't find are armed American soldiers standing guard. Instead they will see cranes installing towering panels of metal bars and troops wrapping concertina wire...

Arms dealer convicted in LA of trying to buy, sell missiles

Nov. 16, 2018 8:29 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say a black-market arms dealer who tried to buy anti-aircraft missiles and sell them to clients in the Middle East has been convicted of conspiracy in Los Angeles. Rami Asad-Ghanem was convicted Thursday and faces 25 years to life in prison. Authorities say Ghanem, who's a...

Tijuana mayor: Caravan influx to last at least 6 months

Nov. 16, 2018 8:10 PM EST

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — With about 3,000 Central American migrants having reached the Mexican border across from California and thousands more anticipated, the mayor of Tijuana said Friday that the city was preparing for an influx that will last at least six months and may have no end in sight. Juan Manuel...

WikiLeaks' Assange faces charges; lawyer says he'd fight

Nov. 16, 2018 6:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will not willingly travel to the United States to face charges filed under seal against him, one of his lawyers said Friday, foreshadowing a possible fight over extradition for a central figure in the U.S. special counsel's Russia-Trump investigation....

NYC lawsuit: Immigration detainees denied day in court

Nov. 16, 2018 4:27 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A civil lawsuit filed by immigration rights advocates in New York City has accused federal authorities of denying detainees their day in court. The suit filed Thursday in federal court in Manhattan says the amount of time people accused of immigration violations in New York and New Jersey...

Fugitive Macedonian ex-PM 'passed through' Montenegro

Nov. 16, 2018 3:12 PM EST

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — A former prime minister who fled Macedonia while facing prison for a corruption conviction entered Montenegro from Albania on Sunday but left the same day, Montenegro's police said Friday. Nikola Gruevski passed through Montenegro on Nov. 11, when he wasn't the subject of...

German chancellor visits scene of far-right protest

Nov. 16, 2018 2:41 PM EST

CHEMNITZ, Germany (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel visited a city that was shaken by violent, far-right protests three months ago and appealed Friday to Germans not to cross a line when venting anger about issues such as immigration. During a two-hour event with readers of the local Freie Press newspaper,...

More caravan migrants arrive in Tijuana, brace for long stay

Nov. 15, 2018 6:55 PM EST

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — More buses of exhausted people in a caravan of Central American asylum seekers reached the U.S. border Thursday as the city of Tijuana converted a municipal gymnasium into a temporary shelter and the migrants came to grips with the reality that they will be on the Mexican side of the...

Guardsman arrested at border fired last year by sheriff

Nov. 15, 2018 5:44 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A National Guard member arrested on a sexual assault charge while serving on the U.S.-Mexico border lost his job as a county jailer last year after being arrested for drunken driving and allegedly lying to investigators. Luis Carlos Ontiveros, 30, was arrested Monday in Alpine, Texas, and...