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California beach shut after Mexico sewage flows north again

Apr. 18, 2021 13:23 PM EDT

IMPERIAL BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The entire shoreline of Southern California's Imperial Beach is closed to swimmers and surfers after sewage-contaminated runoff flowed north again from Mexico’s Tijuana River. The closure announced Friday will be in place until testing...

New migrant facilities crop up to ease crowding, again

Apr. 18, 2021 13:08 PM EDT

For the third time in seven years, U.S. officials are scrambling to handle a dramatic spike in children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border alone, leading to a massive expansion in emergency facilities to house them as more kids arrive than are being released to close relatives in the United...

Scientists put GPS in trash to find out how far it travels

Apr. 18, 2021 10:44 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A project aimed at reducing plastic pollution along the Mississippi River is deploying new technology in an ancient form: This is not your average message in a bottle. Scientists are placing GPS devices inside plastic bottles to study how trash...

Hopelessness continues driving Hondurans to migrate

Apr. 17, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

OMOA, Honduras (AP) — At a converted seaside hotel, more than 200 Honduran migrants stepped off six buses, weary from traveling overnight across Guatemala after being deported by Mexico. Their journeys ended somewhere in Mexico, short of the U.S. border, and now early...

Mexico says 14 townships refuse coronavirus vaccines

Apr. 16, 2021 23:57 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican health authorities said Friday that 14 of the country’s roughly 2,600 townships have refused to allow vaccination teams to administer anti-coronavirus doses there, and a convoy transporting vaccines came under an armed attack in another part of the country. ...

Housing for migrant kids currently unneeded in Connecticut

Apr. 16, 2021 11:24 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Federal authorities have told Gov. Ned Lamont's administration they do not, for the moment, need sites in Connecticut to house unaccompanied migrant children who have been arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border in record numbers, state officials confirmed Friday. ...

Mexico orders 30 marines to stand trial in disappearances

Apr. 15, 2021 22:26 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Prosecutors in Mexico said Thursday a court has ordered 30 marines to stand trial in the cases of people who disappeared during anti-crime operations in the northern border city of Nuevo Laredo in 2018. The Navy had said previously there were...

US seeks seizure of Mexican homes linked to drug lord

Apr. 15, 2021 16:44 PM EDT

A U.S. judge on Thursday authorized the seizure of real estate in Mexico that prosecutors said was purchased by a notorious fugitive drug lord wanted for the killing of a federal agent. The forfeiture order against Rafael Caro Quintero was entered in federal court in...

Growers fret as Mexico moves to legalize marijuana

Apr. 15, 2021 11:08 AM EDT

BADIRAGUATO, Mexico (AP) — For the first time that María can remember, half of her marijuana harvest is still in storage on her ranch in Mexico’s Sinaloa state months after it should have been sold. Sitting in her wooden house tucked into the same mountains that...

Pima County to get $2.1M to cover costs of asylum seekers

Apr. 14, 2021 23:35 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — County officials in southern Arizona have said the federal government will provide $2.1 million to cover the costs of supporting people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border seeking asylum. County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry said the Federal Emergency...