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Trump moves to limit asylum; new rules challenged in court

Nov. 9, 2018 10:12 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump issued a proclamation Friday to deny asylum to migrants who enter the country illegally, tightening the border as caravans of Central Americans slowly approach the United States. The plan was immediately challenged in court. Trump invoked the same powers he used...

The Latest: Border Patrol says it detained 50,000 in October

Nov. 9, 2018 5:39 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and immigration (all times local): 5:30 p.m. The U.S. Border Patrol says it detained more than 50,000 people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border between ports of entry in October, setting a new high this year. The agency released new figures Friday, the...

The Latest: Bolton says US not isolationist

Nov. 9, 2018 11:26 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on events marking the centennial of Armistice Day (all times local): 5:20 p.m. U.S. President Donald Trump's national security adviser John Bolton is countering the notion that the United States is isolationist, saying that Trump's participation in international celebrations marking...

Australian police say stabbing attack linked to terrorism

Nov. 9, 2018 8:36 AM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — A knife-wielding man stabbed three people, one fatally, in Australia's second-largest city on Friday in an attack police linked to terrorism. The attack during the afternoon rush hour brought central Melbourne to a standstill. Hundreds of people watched from behind barricades as police tried...

Canadian lawmaker with security clearance extortion target

Nov. 8, 2018 7:11 PM EST

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — A Canadian lawmaker who was on a parliamentary committee with access to national security intelligence acknowledged Thursday he had inappropriate online relationships with more than one woman and was the target of two extortion attempts. Tony Clement was removed from the opposition...

Cybersecurity officials start focusing on the 2020 elections

Nov. 8, 2018 7:34 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — An unprecedented federal and state collaboration to defend election systems against Russian interference ended with no obvious voting system compromises, although it's not entirely clear why. Federal officials are wondering whether foreign agents are saving their ammunition for the 2020...

The Latest: Some Nevada polls stayed open 3 extra hours

Nov. 7, 2018 10:36 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on voting problems in the midterm election (all times local): 1:47 a.m. Wednesday Some polling places in Nevada were plagued with long lines of voters, some of whom waited for hours. Several precincts stayed open about three hours after they had officially closed so everyone got a...

Trial of former Australian spy could hear evidence in secret

Nov. 7, 2018 10:33 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Lawyers prosecuting a former spy and his lawyer who accuse Australia of illegally bugging the East Timorese Cabinet while negotiating a deal to share oil and gas revenue have made an application that could lead to the court being closed during the trial. The former Australian...

US election systems more secure, but voting problems persist

Nov. 5, 2018 9:25 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Tuesday's midterm elections will mark the first nationwide voting since Russia targeted state election systems in the 2016 presidential race, with federal, state and local officials seeking to reassure the public their voting systems are secure. There have been no signs so far that Russia or...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's hype on migrants, illegal immigration

Nov. 2, 2018 9:06 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is spreading misleading rhetoric about the nature of Central American migrants heading to the U.S. border and grossly inflating the number of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally. In a speech Thursday, he suggested without evidence that the migrant caravans are...