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Trump administration adds criminal disqualifiers to asylum

Oct. 20, 2020 7:44 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration announced Tuesday that asylum-seekers will lose their bids if they are convicted of driving under the influence or committing crimes to support gangs. The rule, which takes effect Nov. 20, is the latest in a slew of measures to make asylum more difficult to...

24 indicted in probe of white supremacist prison gang

Oct. 15, 2020 2:36 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Twenty-four people, including alleged members of a white supremacist prison gang, have been indicted in federal courts in Texas, Kentucky and Mississippi on charges related to shootings, stabbings and killings, according to authorities. Indictments unsealed on Wednesday allege that members...

11 teens, 3 adults charged in gang-related fatal shooting

Oct. 15, 2020 8:53 AM EDT

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — Fourteen people, including several juveniles, were charged in the death of a Georgia man after a gang-related fight, authorities said. On Wednesday, Cobb County police said an ongoing fight between two groups of teenagers and adults led to the fatal shooting of 23-year-old Devere...

Police link random slayings in northern Virginia to MS-13

Oct. 13, 2020 12:24 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Police in northern Virginia announced charges Tuesday against a dozen alleged members and associates of the MS-13 street gang for four separate slayings in 2019, including three killings that authorities say were committed at random by gang members seeking to gain status within the...

Dutch court convicts 6 men of plotting massive jihadi attack

Oct. 8, 2020 10:08 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch court convicted six men Thursday of plotting a large-scale jihadi attack on a public event and sentenced them to prison terms ranging from 10 to 17 years. Rotterdam District Court said in a statement that the men were planning to open fire with AK-47 assault rifles at...

13 bodies piled in SUVs in Mexico, funeral attack kills 5

Oct. 6, 2020 2:23 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities in Mexico said Tuesday that 13 bodies were found stuffed into two SUVs in northern Mexico, while a shooting attack on a funeral in another state killed five and wounded four. The violence appears to be part of bloody turf battles involving the Jalisco cartel that has left...

Mexico City shooting leaves 6 dead, 4 injured

Oct. 5, 2020 2:58 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A shootout between rival gangs in Mexico City left six people dead and four wounded, and police in the north-central state of Guanajuato found two heads and bags of severed body parts scattered on roadsides in two cities there. The violent and fast-growing Jalisco cartel has been...

Las Vegas police search for man who brought gun into casino

Oct. 4, 2020 12:57 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police continued to search Sunday for a man who brought a loaded handgun into a Las Vegas casino and it discharged after a struggle. Nobody was injured in the incident and security officials provided arriving police officers with the suspect’s handgun. Las Vegas Metro Police said...

Members of the Sacramento (Calif.) Police Department interview people at Mama Marks Park in the city’s Del Paso Heights neighborhood Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, where a 9-year-old girl was killed and three other people injured in a drive-by shooting. (Xavier Mascareñas/The Sacramento Bee via AP)

9-year-old girl killed in shooting in California, police say

Oct. 4, 2020 12:04 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A 9-year-old girl was killed and three others were injured in a drive-by shooting Saturday in Sacramento, police told the FOX40.com TV station and the Sacramento Bee. The shooting happened at 1:10 p.m. in a park in the Del Paso Heights neighborhood on the city's north side, and a...

11 killed in bar shooting in Mexico's most violent state

Sep. 27, 2020 6:33 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Gunmen killed 11 people, including four women, early Sunday in a bar in the central Mexico state of Guanajuato. State prosecutors said the bullet-ridden bodies were found at a bar near the town of Jaral del Progreso. The area is near the border with Michoacán state, which has been...