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Defendants told former Boise officer may have lied in cases

Jul. 17, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Boise prosecutors have been forced to notify defendants in dozens of cases that a police officer who was found to have lied under oath in one case, may have lied in other cases. Prosecutors are required to turn over any evidence that can exonerate defendants, including if a police...

Seniors fence themselves in to protest migrant child deaths

Jul. 17, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Over two dozen senior citizens fenced themselves into a makeshift "detention center" on Philadelphia's Independence Mall in the sweltering heat to call attention to the treatment of migrant children in U.S. custody. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports the ElderWitness group set up the...

Arizona Amber Alert canceled after children 'found safe'

Jul. 17, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona authorities say an Amber Alert issued for two young boys taken from state Department of Child Safety custody was canceled after they "were found safe" in Louisiana where their parents were taken into custody. The Arizona Department of Public Safety said Wednesday it had canceled the...

2 young children taken from Arizona custody by parents

Jul. 16, 2019 8:48 PM EDT

FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — Pinal County authorities have issued an Amber Alert after two young children were taken from Arizona Department of Child Safety custody by their parents. They say the two boys — ages 2 and 4 months — were taken around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday. Arizona Department of Public...

Venezuela officials bury navy captain over family protests

Jul. 10, 2019 8:06 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A Venezuelan navy captain who died of suspected torture while in state custody was buried by authorities Wednesday against the family's wishes after refusing to return his body to loved ones, an attorney for relatives said. Officials quickly interred Capt. Rafael Acosta at a...

New holding center for migrant children opens in Texas

Jul. 10, 2019 7:43 PM EDT

CARRIZO SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — A former oilfield worker camp off a dirt road in rural Texas has become the U.S. government's newest holding center for detaining migrant children after they leave Border Patrol stations, where complaints of overcrowding and filthy conditions have sparked a worldwide outcry....

Asylum-seeker talks about daughter's death after US custody

Jul. 10, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Guatemalan mother seeking asylum told a House panel Wednesday that she came to the United States seeking safety, but instead watched her infant daughter die slowly and painfully after the baby received shoddy medical care while they were in immigration custody. As Yazmin Juárez...

The Latest: 200 unaccompanied kids in Border Patrol custody

Jul. 10, 2019 2:45 PM EDT

CARRIZO SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — The Latest on unaccompanied immigrant children in government custody (all times local): 1:35 p.m. U.S. Customs and Border Protection says only 200 unaccompanied immigrant children remain in Border Patrol custody. That's compared to up to 2,700 children the agency had last...

Correction: Migrant Children Drawings story

Jul. 9, 2019 12:42 PM EDT

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — MCALLEN, Texas (AP) —In a story July 5 about drawings made by migrant children depicting their time in Border Patrol custody, The Associated Press spelled incorrectly the name and misstated the title of the American Academy of Pediatrics' incoming president Dr. Sara Goza. It...

Pregnant teens especially vulnerable in border centers

Jul. 4, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — As tales of wretchedness and overcrowding in government border detention facilities abound, one group of migrants is particularly vulnerable: teen moms and pregnant girls without parents of their own. Immigrant advocates and lawyers say the young mothers don't get special medical...