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Lawsuit: US border officers questioned journalists at length

Nov. 20, 2019 8:45 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Five American journalists sued the U.S. government Wednesday, alleging border authorities violated their First Amendment rights by inspecting their cameras and notebooks and questioning them extensively about their coverage of last year’s migrant caravan. The lawsuit filed by the...

Missing activist found dead in Mexico’s troubled Guerrero

Nov. 20, 2019 8:30 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A human rights activist was found dead in the mountains of the troubled southern state of Guerrero more than a month after he disappeared, authorities and fellow activists said Wednesday. Guerrero Attorney General Jorge Zuriel de los Santos Barrila said authorities confirmed around...

Arizona border activist acquitted of harboring immigrants

Nov. 20, 2019 8:01 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — An activist was quickly acquitted Wednesday on charges he illegally harbored two Central American immigrants at a southern Arizona camp operated by a humanitarian group. The verdict by a jury in U.S. District Court came after jurors deliberated for about two hours in what was the...

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...

Gunmen in Mexico try to steal fuel convoy

Nov. 20, 2019 9:14 AM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Armed thieves tried to abduct an entire convoy of fuel tanker trucks in northern Mexico, but security forces fought off the gang in a shootout. Mexico began moving fuel in tanker trucks this year to combat thefts from government pipelines. But now thieves appear to be attacking even fuel...

5.4, 6.3 earthquakes rattle southern Mexico

Nov. 20, 2019 8:52 AM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A 5.4-magnitude earthquake has rattled the southern Pacific coast of Mexico before dawn, just hours after a 6.3 quake. The U.S. Geological Survey said the two quakes occurred at almost the same spot, just offshore from the Mexico-Guatemala border. It was unclear if the 5.4 quake at 11:30...

US beats Cuba 4-0 to reach Nations League semifinals

Nov. 19, 2019 11:35 PM EST

Five weeks after a dismal loss in Canada left the United States on the verge of elimination from the first CONCACAF Nations League, the Americans advanced to the semifinals with their second straight win and started looking ahead to World Cup qualifying next year. Josh Sargent scored the first of his two goals 34...

Ruling backs asylum seekers at border prior to policy shift

Nov. 19, 2019 9:53 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge ruled Tuesday that a partial ban on asylum does not apply to anyone who appeared at an official U.S. border crossing before the policy was announced in July, a decision that may affect thousands of people. The Trump administration announced July 16 that it would deny asylum...

Border activist says he’d never hide migrants from US agents

Nov. 19, 2019 7:46 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A member of a humanitarian aid group whose criminal case has garnered international attention testified Tuesday that neutrality guides his work near the U.S.-Mexico border, denying that he has ever helped migrants hide or told them how to avoid authorities. That’s what U.S....

Border wall fundraiser to seek US approval on Texas project

Nov. 19, 2019 7:01 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The private group that wants to build its own southern border wall next to the Rio Grande in Texas won’t begin construction until the U.S. government certifies the project won’t worsen flooding, the group’s co-founder said Tuesday. We Build the Wall, which was founded by...