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Former intern may soon lead Iowa City Police Department

Sep. 18, 2020 2:40 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Dustin Liston once served as an intern for the Iowa City Police Department. Now, he may soon lead it. The Cedar Rapids Gazette reports that Iowa City Manager Geoff Fruin is recommending Liston, currently a lieutenant with the El Paso Police Department in Texas, to take the top job in...

Mexico asks info on alleged migrant abuse at US centers

Sep. 16, 2020 9:30 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government said Wednesday it has requested information from the United States about claims that migrants were subjected to hysterectomies at a detention center in Georgia and that a migrant allegedly suffered sexual abuse at a facility in Texas. “A formal request has...

Attorney: US deports woman who alleged sex assault by guards

Sep. 15, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — An immigrant woman who accused guards of sexually assaulting her at a detention center was deported Monday, weeks after she was interviewed by investigators, the woman's lawyer said. Linda Corchado told the El Paso Times that the woman was deported to Mexico, just under a month after the she...

FILE - In this May 25, 2018 file photo, an employee at Acme Mills in Santa Teresa, N.M., works to organize textiles. Xxentria, a Taiwanese manufacturer of metal composite materials, announced Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020 it is relocating a distribution facility to the booming New Mexico border town as state official work to bring more companies from Asia to the industrial community. (AP Photo/ Russell Contreras, File)

Manufacturer Xxentria to relocate facility to New Mexico

Sep. 10, 2020 3:09 PM EDT

SANTA TERESA, N.M. (AP) — A Taiwanese manufacturer of metal composite materials announced Thursday it is relocating a distribution facility to a booming New Mexico border town. New Mexico Economic Development Secretary Alicia J. Keyes said the Xxentria Technology Materials Co. has purchased land for its...

Drone damaged after going off runway at New Mexico air base

Sep. 2, 2020 1:32 PM EDT

HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AP) — An Air Force attack drone was damaged Wednesday when it went off a runway during takeoff at Holloman Air Force Base in southern New Mexico, the military said. The remotely piloted MQ-9 Reaper assigned to the 49th Wing was the only aircraft involved, base officials said...

Verty chats on his phone while his wife Saint Jean holds up her 1-year-old daughter at their house in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020. The Trump administration has sharply increased its use of hotels to detain immigrant children before expelling them from the United States during the coronavirus pandemic. Verty says government contractors at a hotel where he was detained gave his family, including his daughter, cups of ice to eat to pass temperature checks prior to their deportation flight, even though they had tested negative for COVID-19. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

US now using several hotel chains to detain migrant children

Aug. 28, 2020 9:54 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. government has detained children at several major hotel chains — more than previously known — during the coronavirus pandemic instead of transferring them to government-funded shelters, according to new data released Friday. Since March, the Trump administration has...

FILE - In this May 30, 2019 file photo, Brian Kolfage, founder of We Build the Wall Inc., speaks at a news conference in Sunland Park, N.M., where a privately funded wall is being constructed. Former White House adviser Steve Bannon was arrested Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, on charges that he and three others, including Kolfage, ripped off donors to the online fundraising scheme “We Build The Wall.”  (Mark Lambie/The El Paso Times via AP, File)

Questions and answers on status of Trump's border wall

Aug. 20, 2020 6:44 PM EDT

President Donald Trump is trying to keep his promised border wall with Mexico in the public eye during his reelection bid, touting it this week on a trip to Yuma, Arizona. But the wall brought Trump unwanted attention Thursday when former White House adviser Steve Bannon was arrested on charges that he and three...

In this Feb. 18, 2020, photo, U.S. Rep. Xochitl Torres Small, D-Las Cruces, speaks to voters during a town hall meeting in Belen, N.M. Torres Small announced Thursday, March 19, 2020, she will go into self-quarantine after coming in contact with someone who tested positive for the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)

Hopefuls in key US House race in New Mexico OK 2 debates

Aug. 14, 2020 7:55 PM EDT

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Xochitl Torres Small and Republican challenger Yvette Herrell have agreed to at least two televised debates in a closely watched race in southern New Mexico. And they may be looking for more. Torres Small and Herrell said this week they agreed to participate in...

3 state employees killed in West Texas helicopter crash

Aug. 9, 2020 3:02 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Three Texas Parks and Wildlife employees died after their helicopter crashed in a West Texas wildlife preserve, the department announced Sunday. The group was surveying desert bighorn sheep in the Black Gap Wildlife Management Area on Saturday when the helicopter went down, according...

FILE - In this July 30, 2020, file photo, Slain Army Spc. Vanessa Guillen's mother Gloria Guillen wears a sticker with her daughters image and a Blessed Virgin Mary necklace during a news conference on the National Mall in front of Capitol Hill in Washington. Army leaders are delaying the planned transfer of the Fort Hood commander, as a team of independent investigators heads to the base to determine whether leadership failures contributed to the murder of a soldier earlier this year, and several other deaths. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Fort Hood commander's transfer on hold amid investigations

Aug. 7, 2020 7:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Army leaders have delayed the planned transfer of the Fort Hood commander, as a team of independent investigators heads to the base to determine whether leadership failures contributed to the murder of a soldier earlier this year, and several other deaths. Maj. Gen. Scott Efflandt,...