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20 years in prison for Florida man who posted bomb guides

Jul. 18, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A Florida man was sentenced Thursday to 20 years in federal prison for posting bomb-making instructions on websites frequented by extremist groups such as the Islamic State. U.S. District Judge K. Michael Moore imposed the maximum possible sentence on Tayyab Tahir Ismail, a naturalized U.S....

The Latest: School district mourns students' deaths

Jul. 18, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on the slaying of a Des Moines woman and her two children. (all times local): 3:30 p.m. The Des Moines Public Schools has issued a statement following the killings of two school-aged children and their mother in Des Moines. Police say 29-year-old Rossibeth...

Clerk fired after confrontation with Hispanic customers

Jul. 18, 2019 4:17 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Chicago gas station clerk has been fired after a video posted on social media appeared to show him telling Hispanic customers to "go back to their country." The general counsel for the parent company of Bucky's Mobil gas station in Naperville says the employee was initially...

Across US, clergy mobilize to support vulnerable migrants

Jul. 18, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

So far this week, an anticipated nationwide sweep has not materialized at the expected magnitude. Yet the mere prospect of such action has prompted legions of pastors, rabbis and their congregations across the United States to stand ready to help vulnerable immigrants with offers of sanctuary and other services....

AP FACT CHECK: Trump distorts Omar's words on terrorism

Jul. 18, 2019 3:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump falsely accused Rep. Ilhan Omar of expressing pride in terrorists and misrepresented the record on the economy and health care in his freewheeling North Carolina rally. A look at some of his claims from Wednesday night: OMAR TRUMP quotes Omar as saying: "You don't...

Asylum seekers waiting in Nuevo Laredo fear lurking dangers

Jul. 18, 2019 3:04 PM EDT

NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico (AP) — The round-faced woman from La Ceiba, Honduras, and her 5- and 12-year-old sons arrived in this city across the border from Laredo, Texas, where she had been promised a job and hoped to build a new life. Instead they were met by unidentified men, taken to a hotel, held in a room...

DHS leader says fewer than 1,000 family separations

Jul. 18, 2019 3:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top Trump administration official said Thursday the number of family separations at the border has fallen since last summer's zero tolerance policy, and they are done only for compelling reasons. Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan said fewer than 1,000 children have been...

Maine making it easier for asylum seekers to quality for aid

Jul. 18, 2019 2:01 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's Democratic governor expanded aid Thursday for hundreds of asylum seekers who have arrived in the state's biggest city this summer, and said she's asked the federal government for swift funding to help the state address the influx. Gov. Janet Mills said her administration's...

Sea-Watch 3 captain calls for EU action on migrants rescues

Jul. 18, 2019 12:38 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — A German humanitarian ship captain who eluded an Italian effort to block her from docking at an Italian port with migrants onboard has called for the European Commission to do its best to avoid new political standoffs. Carola Rackete, captain of the Dutch-flagged Sea-Watch 3, was questioned by...

Feds: Man charged with killing 3 had been deported twice

Jul. 18, 2019 12:38 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Guatemalan man who apparently entered the U.S. illegally after being deported twice has been charged with killing an Iowa woman and her two children. Marvin Oswaldo Escobar-Orellana, 31, made an initial court appearance Thursday in Des Moines, where the judge set his bond at $3...