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Texas DPS officer dies after traffic accident near border

Jan. 23, 2022 17:54 PM EST

EAGLE PASS, Texas (AP) — A Texas Department of Public Safety officer has died after being involved in a single vehicle traffic accident near the U.S.-Mexico border while working with the U.S. Border Patrol. Special Agent Anthony Salas was helping transport six individuals who had...

Migrants at Hungary border become part of election campaign

Jan. 23, 2022 02:43 AM EST

MAJDAN, Serbia (AP) — A group of migrants huddles beside a small, smoky fire inside an abandoned building in northern Serbia, the last moments of warmth before they set out into the driving snow toward the razor wire, cameras and sensors of Hungary's electrified border fence. A few...

Maine rep joins push to strengthen ties with Iceland

Jan. 22, 2022 09:19 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A member of the Maine congressional delegation is joining with colleagues to try to encourage more trade with Iceland. Democratic Rep. Chellie Pingree said it’s time to strengthen ties with Iceland, which is already a significant trading partner with the...

US unveils changes to attract foreign science, tech students

Jan. 21, 2022 14:41 PM EST

The Biden administration on Friday announced policy changes to attract international students specializing in science, technology, engineering and math — part of the broader effort to make the U.S. economy more competitive. The State Department will let eligible visiting students...

Venezuelan girl drowns in Rio Grande amid migration to US

Jan. 21, 2022 13:52 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Just days before Mexico began requiring visas for Venezuelan visitors in an attempt to slow their migration to the U.S. border, Mayerlin Mayor left her native Maracaibo with her 7-year-old daughter Victoria. The 36-year-old school teacher living with her parents...

Mexican authorities stop hundreds of migrants in south

Jan. 21, 2022 11:33 AM EST

TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — An estimated 800 migrants trying to continue their journey north were intercepted by Mexican authorities early Friday after they walked out of the southern city of Tapachula overnight. The attempted migrant caravan followed a day of protest Thursday over...

Judge apologizes for wishing jail on man with weedy yard

Jan. 21, 2022 10:48 AM EST

HAMTRAMCK, Mich. (AP) — A Detroit-area judge has apologized for wishing that she could send a 72-year-old immigrant with cancer to jail for a weedy property. “I acted intemperately. I’m very embarrassed that I did so,” said Alexis Krot, a judge in Hamtramck's District Court....

Lawsuit claims deputies detained man for being foreign-born

Jan. 20, 2022 18:06 PM EST

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against a sheriff and his deputies, claiming he was illegally detained for no other reason than being born in Jamaica. Neville Brooks was a lawful permanent U.S. resident when he was detained in central Florida in...

Judges didn't consider 'wisdom' of deporting Novak Djokovic

Jan. 20, 2022 10:11 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Three Australian Federal Court judges on Thursday revealed their reasons for backing a government order to deport tennis star Novak Djokovic, explaining they did not consider the “merits or wisdom of the decision.” The judges on Sunday unanimously...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Jan. 19, 2022 17:17 PM EST

South Florida Sun Sentinel. January 13, 2022. Editorial: DeSantis plays fast and loose with COVID facts to justify expired tests After Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried claimed that Florida might allow nearly one million COVID-19 tests to expire, a spokesman for...