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The Latest: Pope criticizes separating families at border

Jun. 20, 2018 9:00 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on immigration legislation (all times local): 8:30 a.m. Pope Francis is criticizing the Trump administration's immigration policy, telling a news reporter earlier this week that he agrees with U.S. Catholic bishops that separating children from their parents at a border is...

Detainees held without charges decry Emiratis' sexual abuses

Jun. 20, 2018 8:50 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The 15 officers who arrived at the prison in southern Yemen hid their faces behind head dresses, but their accents were clearly foreign — from the United Arab Emirates. They lined up the detainees and ordered them to undress and lie down. The officers then searched the anal cavity of...

The Latest: AMA calls for an end to border separations

Jun. 20, 2018 12:05 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and immigration (all times EDT): 12:01 a.m. The largest U.S. doctors' group, the American Medical Association, is urging the Trump administration to end promptly the practice of separating children from their migrating families at the southern border. The AMA's...

Governors pull National Guard over immigration policy

Jun. 19, 2018 9:40 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The governors of multiple East Coast states have announced that they will not deploy National Guard resources near the U.S.-Mexico border, a largely symbolic but politically significant rejection of the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" immigration policy that has resulted in...

A big stink erupts over landfills ringing Russia's capital

Jun. 19, 2018 7:22 AM EDT

KOLOMNA, Russia (AP) — Walking to a store in March, Olga Yevseyeva was hit by the familiar, noxious stench of rotten eggs wafting from the town landfill a few miles away. It was a moment that changed her life. "This smell just made me explode with anger," she recalled of that spring night in Kolomna, a...

Sacked US Embassy guards in Cambodia stage protest

Jun. 19, 2018 3:46 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Almost three dozen security guards fired by the U.S. Embassy in Cambodia for allegedly sharing pornography on smartphones they used for work held a protest Tuesday demanding proper compensation from their former employer. The 32 protesting guards said they had been sacked...

US, Amnesty International call for justice in Honduras

Jun. 18, 2018 9:58 PM EDT

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — The United States' top diplomat and a global human rights group called on the Honduran government Monday to hold members of its security forces responsible for alleged abuses after November's elections. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said Secretary of State Mike...

The Latest: Cruz promises bill to deal with border crisis

Jun. 18, 2018 8:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and immigration (all times EDT): 8 p.m. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz says he is introducing emergency legislation intended to keep migrant families together. Cruz has released a statement saying: "All Americans are rightly horrified by the images we are seeing...

Protesters burn Mississippi flag, say it symbolizes racism

Jun. 18, 2018 6:34 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A group of about 30 demonstrators on Monday burned a Mississippi state flag, saying it symbolizes the racism at the heart of the state's problems with poverty, education and health care. Demonstrators with the Poor People's Campaign burned a Confederate battle flag and then a separate...

Some Amazon investors side with ACLU on facial recognition

Jun. 18, 2018 6:06 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Some Amazon company investors said Monday they are siding with privacy and civil rights advocates who are urging the tech giant to not sell a powerful face recognition tool to police. The American Civil Liberties Union is leading the effort against Amazon's Rekognition product, delivering a...