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1st Honduran returned to Guatemala under US asylum accord

Nov. 21, 2019 4:15 PM EST

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The United States has begun carrying out a landmark policy shift on asylum that’s a top priority of President Donald Trump, returning a Honduran immigrant to Guatemala to pursue his asylum case. Guatemala’s Foreign Ministry said Thursday that the Honduran man had reached...

Mexican El Paso mass shooting victims, families sue Walmart

Nov. 20, 2019 5:16 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Representatives of families and victims of the Aug. 3 mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, have filed a lawsuit against the store chain. Mexico’s Foreign Relations Department said Wednesday it is assisting the 10 Mexican plaintiffs in the suit, filed in El Paso. The...

Border wall fundraiser claims new construction in Texas

Nov. 15, 2019 9:55 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Claims that a private group has started building its own border wall in South Texas were questioned this week by some longtime residents worried that the construction could cause flooding and violate treaty obligations between the U.S. and Mexico. The organizers of We Build the Wall, a...

Walmart where man killed 22 reopens amid increased security

Nov. 14, 2019 7:32 PM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — About 50 shoppers lined up early Thursday ahead of the reopening of a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, that had been closed since August, when a gunman police say was targeting Mexicans opened fire in the store and killed 22 people. On the day of the attack, Walmart didn’t have a...

The Latest: Walmart where mass shooting occurred reopens

Nov. 14, 2019 12:56 PM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the reopening of a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, where a gunman killed 22 people (all times local): 9:20 a.m. Customers have returned to a Walmart in Texas that had been closed since a gunman fatally shot 22 people there in August. About 50 shoppers lined up early Thursday...

Walmart hires off-duty officers ahead of El Paso reopening

Nov. 14, 2019 12:03 AM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Walmart has quietly hired off-duty officers at its stores in El Paso, Texas, where a gunman police say targeted Mexicans opened fire in a store in August and killed 22 people. Walmart plans Thursday to reopen the store where the attack happened and amid ongoing lawsuits over safety....

Texas man arrested after daughter found dead in Rio Grande

Nov. 13, 2019 5:07 PM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A Texas man faces murder charges in the death of his 17-year-old daughter, whose body was found in the Rio Grande River by a fisherman. Police say Carissa Ingraham’s body was found Sunday near the three-way intersection of Mexico, Texas and New Mexico. Charges were filed...

Texas executes inmate for strangling El Paso woman in 2002

Nov. 6, 2019 8:04 PM EST

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas inmate who was a member of a white supremacist gang was executed Wednesday evening for strangling a woman nearly 20 years ago over fears she would alert police about his drug operation. Justen Hall, 38, received a lethal injection at the state penitentiary in Huntsville for...

The Latest: Texas man executed in 2002 strangulation

Nov. 6, 2019 7:43 PM EST

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the execution of Justen Hall in the 2002 slaying of Melanie Billhartz (all times local): 6:42 p.m. A white supremacist gang member has been executed for strangling a West Texas woman over fears she would alert police about his drug operation. Justen Hall received a...

Border Patrol agent kills man who opened fire during chase

Nov. 4, 2019 7:37 PM EST

SUNLAND PARK, New Mexico (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol agent who tried to stop some people believed to have crossed the border illegally shot and killed one of them Monday after the man pulled a gun and opened fire, authorities said. Two agents approached a group four people about a mile from U.S.-Mexico...