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Trump's campaign mode revives fiery immigration talk

Oct. 20, 2018 6:38 AM EDT

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Donald Trump fueled his 2016 campaign with fiery immigration rhetoric, visions of hordes flowing across the border to assault Americans and steal their jobs. Now, in the final weeks before midterm elections, he's back at it as he looks to stave off Democratic gains in Congress....

Seeking to frame election, Trump calls Dems 'too extreme'

Oct. 20, 2018 12:15 AM EDT

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — President Donald Trump, seeking to frame the choices for voters in the midterm elections, said Friday that Democrats are "too extreme and too dangerous" to take control of Congress. On a three-day swing out West to make his closing arguments for Republican candidates, Trump sought to...

'We are hungry!" Migrants wail at Mexico-Guatemala border

Oct. 20, 2018 12:06 AM EDT

TECUN UMAN, Guatemala (AP) — A standoff between thousands of Central American migrants trying to reach the United States and Mexican police stretched through the night with some migrants hanging from the closed border gate wailing "there are children here" while others slept on the crowded bridge linking...

The Latest: Trump blaming Democrats for immigration problem

Oct. 19, 2018 10:59 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's three-day campaign trip out West (all times local): 7:55 p.m. President Donald Trump has pounded Democrats at a rally in Mesa Arizona, saying they are to blame for America's immigration problems. He says the new platform of the Democratic Party is...

Democratic Sen. Warren, GOP challenger clash in debate

Oct. 19, 2018 10:58 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren and her Republican challenger, Massachusetts state Rep. Geoff Diehl, clashed on everything from tax cuts to immigration to Warren's decision to release a DNA test during their first debate Friday. The meeting was combative at times, with the candidates...

Trump revives fiery immigration talk for 'caravan' election

Oct. 19, 2018 10:47 PM EDT

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Donald Trump fueled his 2016 campaign with fiery immigration rhetoric, visions of hordes flowing across the border to assault Americans and steal their jobs. Now, in the final weeks before midterm elections, he's back at it as he looks to stave off Democratic gains in Congress....

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...

Big numbers of Central Americans arriving at Arizona border

Oct. 19, 2018 6:57 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Large groups of Central American migrants continue to surrender to Border Patrol agents in Arizona with the arrival of one recent group numbering 108 captured in dramatic video images, authorities said Friday. The agency said camera operators monitoring movement Thursday afternoon along the...

Assange presses Ecuador to grant basic rights under asylum

Oct. 19, 2018 6:24 PM EDT

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seeking a court injunction pressing Ecuador to provide basic rights he says the country agreed to when it first granted him asylum at its London embassy. Assange's attorneys filed papers Friday in a Quito court. The Australian ex-hacker sought...

The Latest: UN calls on Mexico, US to respect migrants

Oct. 19, 2018 5:32 PM EDT

TECUN UMAN, Guatemala (AP) — The Latest on a caravan of Central American migrants hoping to reach the United States (all times local): 4:30 p.m. The U.N. special investigator on the human rights of migrants has a message for the Mexican and U.S. governments: Respect the human rights of every person on the...