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FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2019, file photo, airport personnel load a coffin into an ambulance at the Noi Bai airport in Hanoi, Vietnam. A court in central Vietnam has sentenced seven people for smuggling a woman who later died in a truck together with 38 other people as they were being transported into Britain. (Vietnam News Agency via AP, File)

Vietnam sentences 7 for human smuggling to Britain

Sep. 15, 2020 9:27 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A court in central Vietnam on Monday sentenced seven people to up to 7 1/2 years in prison for smuggling a woman who later died in a truck together with 38 other people as they were being transported into Britain, state media reported Tuesday. According to the Thanh Nien newspaper,...

Ethnic Rohingya people rest after the boat carrying them landed in Lhokseumawe, Aceh province, Indonesia, early Monday, Sept. 7, 2020. Almost 300 Rohingya Muslims were found on a beach in Indonesia's Aceh province Monday and were evacuated by military, police and Red Cross volunteers, authorities said. (AP Photo/Rahmat Mirza)

Almost 300 Rohingya found on beach in Indonesia’s Aceh

Sep. 7, 2020 9:10 AM EDT

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) — Almost 300 Rohingya Muslims were found on a beach in Indonesia's Aceh province on Monday after months at sea, officials said. The group arrived at Ujong Blang beach from one boat and were reported by local residents. Officials arrived and found that the Rohingya had dispersed...

Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Chad Wolf testifies during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing to examine Department of Homeland Security personnel deployments to recent protests on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Washington. (Toni Sandys/The Washington Post via AP, Pool)

Trump: Acting homeland security secretary will lead agency

Aug. 26, 2020 2:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday he will nominate acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf for the top spot in the agency, rewarding a forceful advocate for administration policy whose leadership has been challenged on legal grounds. The president made the announcement on...

President Donald Trump arrives to listen to first lady Melania Trump speak during the 2020 Republican National Convention from the Rose Garden of the White House, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Scant mention of brewing crises at Republican convention

Aug. 26, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Republicans make the case for a second Trump term at their convention, trouble is brewing outside. A potentially catastrophic Category 4 hurricane is bearing down on Texas and Louisiana and will likely test the administration's emergency response capabilities. California is battling...

First lady Melania Trump arrives to speak on the second night of the Republican National Convention from the Rose Garden of the White House, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

The Latest: First lady expresses sympathy for virus victims

Aug. 26, 2020 2:18 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump is expressing sympathy for families affected by COVID-19, an “invisible enemy” she said has challenged America but brought its citizens together. In her prime-time Republican National Convention address on Tuesday night, the first lady said she has “been...

First lady Melania Trump speaks on the second night of the Republican National Convention from the Rose Garden of the White House, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Takeaways from GOP convention: Power, positivity and policy

Aug. 26, 2020 1:38 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The second day of the Republican National Convention started with a decidedly different, more positive tone, with an emphasis on Americans who say have they benefited from President Donald Trump’s policies. Here are some takeaways from the second night. LEVERAGING THE WHITE HOUSE...

FILE - In this March 11, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump speaks in an address to the nation from the Oval Office at the White House about the coronavirus in Washington. For only the second time as president, Trump addressed the nation in a formal Oval Office speech on March 11. The U.S., he told Americans, would “expeditiously defeat this virus.” (Doug Mills/The New York Times via AP, Pool, File)

The bully pulpit: Trump pushes Washington, but virus resists

Aug. 22, 2020 3:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — His face framed by the golden Oval Office curtains behind him, President Donald Trump stared straight into the camera aimed at the Resolute Desk. It was the night of March 11, 2020. And Trump’s presidency would be forever changed. Trump, whose improbable election ripped up the...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden is seen in a video feed from Delaware with his wife Jill Biden, and his grandchildren at his side, after winning the votes to become the Democratic Party's 2020 nominee for President, during the second night of the virtual 2020 Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisc., Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. (Brian Snyder/Pool via AP)

Democrats nominate Biden for epic challenge to oust Trump

Aug. 19, 2020 12:49 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Democrats formally nominated Joe Biden as their presidential candidate Tuesday night, with party elders, a new generation of politicians and voters in every state joining together in an extraordinary, pandemic-cramped virtual convention to send him into the general election campaign...

President Donald Trump arrives to speak to a crowd of supporters at Yuma International Airport, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, in Yuma, Ariz. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump angling for votes with immigration talk, nod to women

Aug. 18, 2020 7:25 PM EDT

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — Grappling for votes — and the spotlight — as Democrats hold their national convention, President Donald Trump reached back Tuesday to the signature issue of his 2016 campaign to deliver a broadside against Democratic rival Joe Biden over immigration. As Democrats gathered...