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Cuban asylum-seekers: Hunger strikes punished with isolation

Nov. 19, 2019 3:00 PM EST

MILAN, N.M. (AP) — A dozen Cuban asylum-seekers detained in a New Mexico have twice been placed in solitary confinement for going on hunger strikes, two of the asylum-seekers said. The pair said they and 10 others were punished for protesting their lengthy stay in prison and denial of their asylum cases,...

US attorney general says feds will focus on high-crime areas

Nov. 12, 2019 8:51 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal authorities will coordinate with state and local law enforcement officers to crack down on violence in cities with high crime rates in the coming months after arresting hundreds of fugitives under a program underway nationwide, U.S. Attorney General William Barr said...

Personal firewood permits excluded from tree-cutting ban

Oct. 1, 2019 4:54 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A tree-cutting ban in Southwest forests meant to protect a threatened spotted owl was narrowed Tuesday to exclude personal firewood cutting permits that residents in rural areas rely on to heat their homes and cook. The ban on timber management activities covers 18,750 square miles...

Democratic governors in swing states cautious on impeachment

Sep. 25, 2019 6:24 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic governors in states that President Donald Trump hopes to win in 2020 are reacting cautiously to impeachment proceedings beginning in Congress. House Democrats' impeachment probe focuses on Trump's phone call to Ukraine's president. A rough transcript released Wednesday shows...