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Ragged, growing caravan of migrants resumes march toward US

Oct. 21, 2018 9:06 PM EDT

TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — A growing caravan of Honduran migrants streamed through southern Mexico on Sunday heading toward the United States, after making an end-run around Mexican agents who briefly blocked them at the Guatemalan border. They received help at every turn from sympathetic Mexicans who...

Bhutan community thriving in Minnesota

Oct. 21, 2018 1:06 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Like generations of immigrants before them, a minority community of Bhutan has found a new home in the United States. One decade after arriving in the Twin Cities, more than 2,000 Lhotshampa are thriving. "We find it stable and pleasant here," said Puspa Bhandari. Most families have...

The Latest: Honduran migrant says he wants to return home

Oct. 20, 2018 10:30 PM EDT

TECUN UMAN, Guatemala (AP) — The Latest on a caravan of Central American migrants hoping to reach the United States (all times local): 9:20 p.m. Migrant Gonzalo Martinez says he is voluntarily returning to Honduras from a bridge connecting Guatemala and Mexico because he was disappointed in the unruliness...

Caravan migrants break Guatemala border fence, rush Mexico

Oct. 19, 2018 7:31 PM EDT

TECUN UMAN, Guatemala (AP) — Migrants traveling in a mass caravan burst through a Guatemalan border fence and streamed by the thousands toward Mexican territory on Friday, defying Mexican authorities' entreaties for an orderly crossing and U.S. President Donald Trump's threats of retaliation. On the...

Landlord wants to keep deposits after refugees evacuated

Oct. 19, 2018 4:22 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Hundreds of Myanmar refugees were forced to evacuate an Omaha apartment complex last month after the city deemed it unlivable, and now the landlord is telling some former tenants he'll waive cleanup fees if he can keep their $400 security deposits. Yale Park Apartments owner Kay Anderson...

Turkey to host four-nation summit on Syria crisis

Oct. 19, 2018 12:32 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A summit between the leaders of Turkey, France, Germany and Russia will be held in Istanbul this month to discuss the conflict in Syria and efforts for a lasting solution to the war in the Arab country, a Turkish official said Friday. Presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin, in a written...

GOP veteran struggles to adjust as seat suddenly isn't safe

Oct. 19, 2018 12:15 AM EDT

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. (AP) — On primary Election Day in 2006, Margaret Prowell went to the polling place down the road from her new suburban Chicago home and asked for a Democratic ballot. The election judges were taken aback. This was Illinois' 6th Congressional District, a place represented for three...

Pressure turns to Mexico as migrant caravan heads for border

Oct. 18, 2018 10:43 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — As some 3,000 Hondurans made their way through Guatemala, attention turned to Mexico, after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened Thursday to close the U.S.-Mexico border if authorities there fail to stop them — a nearly unthinkable move that would disrupt hundreds of...

The Latest: Mexican officials say activist resisted arrest

Oct. 18, 2018 10:41 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The latest on the caravan of Central American migrants trying to advance toward the United States. (all times local): 11:35 p.m. Mexican immigration officials say activist Irineo Mujica, who has dual U.S. and Mexican citizenship, is accused of property damage and resisting arrest. A...

Progressives say Seoul caved in denying asylum to Yemenis

Oct. 18, 2018 9:46 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean progressives accused the government of caving to xenophobic sentiment by rejecting a plea for refugee status by hundreds of asylum seekers from war-ravaged Yemen whose arrival on a resort island earlier this year triggered outrage. Justice Party spokesman Choi Seok...