The Associated Press

Daunte Wright Death in Minnesota Traffic Stop Sparks Unrest

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — A Black man died after being shot by police in a Minneapolis suburb during a traffic stop and crashing his car several blocks away, sparking violent protests that lasted into the early hours Monday as officers in riot gear clashed with demonstrators and the man’s mother called for calm.

  • Apr 12, 2021
  • 10:50 AM

Officer Accused of Force in Stop of Black Latino Army Officer Fired

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — One of two police officers accused of pepper-spraying and pointing their guns at a Black Latino Army officer during a traffic stop has since been fired, a Virginia town announced late Sunday, hours after the governor called for an independent investigation into the case.

  • Apr 12, 2021
  • 9:10 AM

GOP-Led States Lose Bid to Challenge Immigration Rule

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court in California refused Thursday to permit 14 states led by Republican governors to challenge the overturning of a Trump-era immigration rule affecting hundreds of thousands of people.

  • Apr 9, 2021
  • 5:38 PM

Ecuador, Peru to Elect Presidents Amid Strengthened Pandemic

LIMA, Peru (AP) — A surging coronavirus pandemic that has brought on new lockdown measures and exacerbated fatigue in Ecuador and Peru has left many voters generally indifferent to the names they will see on the ballots Sunday, when the neighboring South American nations are set to choose new presidents.

  • Apr 9, 2021
  • 4:35 PM

AP Sources: El Salvador President Snubs Visiting Biden Envoy

MIAMI (AP) — El Salvador’s President Nayib Bukele refused to meet with a visiting senior U.S. diplomat this week over what he sees as a pattern of slights from Democrats and the Biden administration, according to two aides of the Central American leader.

  • Apr 9, 2021
  • 8:40 AM

Number of Kids Alone at Border Hits All-Time High in March

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government picked up nearly 19,000 children traveling alone across the Mexican border in March, authorities said Thursday, the largest monthly number ever recorded and a major test for President Joe Biden as he reverses many of his predecessor’s hardline immigration tactics.

  • Apr 8, 2021
  • 11:41 AM

Texas, Louisiana Sue US Government Over Deportation Holds

DALLAS (AP) — Texas and Louisiana sued the federal government Tuesday alleging immigration authorities have declined to take custody of people who have been convicted of crimes and could be subject to deportation.

  • Apr 7, 2021
  • 5:16 PM

Brazil’s Bolsonaro Ignores Calls for Lockdown to Slow Virus

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Wednesday there would be “no national lockdown,” ignoring growing calls from health experts a day after the nation saw its highest number of COVID-19 deaths in 24 hours since the pandemic began.

  • Apr 7, 2021
  • 4:05 PM

El Salvador’s Long-Dominant Parties in Crisis After Drubbing

The Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front suffered a major loss in February’s national elections.

  • Apr 7, 2021
  • 12:51 PM

Alleged Mastermind of Berta Cáceres Murder on Trial

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — The trial of an alleged mastermind of the killing of Honduran environmental and Indigenous rights activist Berta Cáceres began Tuesday, five years after the prize-winning activist was shot to death.

  • Apr 6, 2021
  • 6:00 PM

Mexico’s President Now Says He Won’t Get COVID-19 Vaccine

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president said Monday he won’t get a COVID-19 vaccine because his doctors told him he still has a high level of antibodies from when he was infected in January.

  • Apr 6, 2021
  • 9:08 AM

A Year After Pandemic Hit, Haiti Awaits Vaccines Amid Apathy

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti does not have a single vaccine to offer its more than 11 million people over a year after the pandemic began, raising concerns among health experts that the well-being of Haitians is being pushed aside as violence and political instability across the country deepen.

  • Apr 5, 2021
  • 6:32 PM

AP-NORC Poll: Border Woes Dent Biden Approval on Immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans disapprove than approve of how President Joe Biden is handling the sharply increasing number of unaccompanied migrant children arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, and approval of his efforts on larger immigration policy falls short of other top issues, suggesting it could be a weak point for the new administration.

  • Apr 5, 2021
  • 12:34 PM

Immigrants With Temporary Status Have Grown Deep Roots in US

TPS recipients are pinning their hopes on the Senate after the House passed a sweeping bill to let them call the United States their permanent home.

  • Apr 3, 2021
  • 11:21 AM

Man Rams Car Into 2 Capitol Police: 1 Officer, Driver Killed

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Capitol Police officer was killed Friday after a man rammed a car into two officers at a barricade outside the U.S. Capitol and then emerged wielding a knife. It was the second line-of-duty death this year for a department still struggling to heal from the January 6 insurrection.

  • Apr 2, 2021
  • 5:36 PM

MLB Players Born Outside of the 50 States Drop Slightly for 4th Straight Year

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 28% of Major League Baseball players were born outside the 50 states. That represents a drop for the fourth straight season, although this decrease was particularly small.

  • Apr 2, 2021
  • 2:25 PM

Migrants Freed Without Court Notice and Sometimes With No Paperwork

MISSION, Texas (AP) — Overwhelmed and underprepared, U.S. authorities are releasing migrant families on the Mexican border without notices to appear in immigration court or sometimes without any paperwork at all, time-saving moves that have left some migrants confused.

  • Apr 1, 2021
  • 9:27 PM

Chile Slams Shut Borders Against COVID-19 Cases

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile has largely closed its borders to control surging COVID-19 cases despite a region-leading vaccine campaign, joining other South American countries in new moves to clamp down on movement.

  • Apr 1, 2021
  • 4:36 PM

Brother of Honduran President Sentenced to Life in Drug Case

NEW YORK (AP) — The brother of Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernández was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday after he was convicted at a trial that a prosecutor said exposed him as a central figure in one of the world’s largest and most violent drug conspiracies.

  • Mar 31, 2021
  • 2:24 PM

Mexico: Woman Who Died in Police Custody Also Was Abused

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Salvadoran woman who died in police custody over the weekend in a Caribbean beach resort had also suffered abuse by her companion, who has been arrested, Mexican authorities said Tuesday.

  • Mar 31, 2021
  • 10:58 AM

No Ruling in Case Deciding Fate of DACA Immigration Program

HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge did not immediately rule Tuesday on a closely watched case over the fate of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which confers limited protections on hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought into the U.S. as children.

  • Mar 30, 2021
  • 8:15 PM

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