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Immigration officials go to court to get Denver records

By COLLEEN SLEVIN | February 11, 2020

DENVER (AP) — U.S. immigration officials are asking a federal judge to force Denver to turn over information about three men accused of crimes who are subject to deportation after the city refused to comply with its order to do so.In a continued escalation...

Man who swam to US from Canada to deliver books is released

By ED WHITE | February 11, 2020

DETROIT (AP) — A man who said he swam across the Detroit River from Canada to try to deliver handmade books before Christmas won his release Tuesday after two months in U.S. custody.Christopher Sagajllo, 56, was arrested in December after crossing the...

Feds: Ex-convict extorted college students for nearly $1M

By JIM MUSTIAN | February 11, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — An ex-convict accused of bilking several college students out of nearly $1 million and forcing some into prostitution or unpaid labor was arrested Tuesday on extortion and sex trafficking charges.Lawrence “Larry” Ray was previously...

Honduran national police chief accused of money laundering

February 11, 2020

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Honduran authorities on Tuesday arrested the head of the national police, accusing him and his wife of money laundering.Authorities arrested Leonel Luciano Sauceda and his wife, Patricia Sbeltlana Estrada on money laundering...

Appeals court halts deportation of child with head injury

By NOMAAN MERCHANT | February 11, 2020

HOUSTON (AP) — A federal appeals court in California temporarily halted the deportation of a 5-year-old child who injured his head before immigration agents arrested his family and whose advocates say needs to be seen by a neurologist.The 9th U.S. Circuit...

Russian charged in brazen Berlin killing of Georgian man

February 11, 2020

A Russian man was charged by federal prosecutors Tuesday with the brazen killing of a Georgian man on the streets of Berlin last year, in a case that has already prompted political fallout between Berlin and Moscow.Vadim K., who used the alias Vadim S.,...

Gunman ambushes NYC police twice in 12 hours, spawns outrage


NEW YORK (AP) — A gunman was arrested after he ambushed police officers in the Bronx twice in 12 hours, authorities said, wounding two in attacks that brought outrage from officials who blamed the violence on an atmosphere of anti-police rhetoric.Robert...

Man carrying knife arrested outside White House after threat

By MICHAEL BALSAMO | February 9, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man carrying a knife was arrested outside the White House after he told a U.S. Secret Service officer that he was there to kill the president, police said.Roger Hedgpeth, 25, was arrested Saturday afternoon on a charge of making...

Violence, intimidation threaten Cameroon’s legislative vote

By EDWIN KINDZEKA MOKI | February 9, 2020

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — A surge of violence derailed voting in Cameroon's English-speaking regions Sunday because residents were too scared to cast ballots in legislative and municipal elections after militant separatists kidnapped scores of candidates...

Video of Chinese man caning Kenyan worker sparks outrage

By TOM ODULA | February 9, 2020

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya police say four Chinese migrant workers have been arrested following a widely circulated video appearing to show one of them caning a Kenyan worker for arriving late at a restaurant they all work in.The video has led to outrage...

Judge strikes blow to US immigration enforcement tactics

By ELLIOT SPAGAT | February 7, 2020

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge has prohibited U.S. immigration authorities from relying on databases deemed faulty to ask law enforcement agencies to hold people in custody, a setback for the Trump administration that threatens to hamper how it carries...

Greek police arrest 7 suspected of attacks on migrants

February 7, 2020

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek police arrested seven people and were searching for another two on suspicion of planning or carrying out attacks on migrants on the island of Lesbos, authorities said Friday.Police said five Greeks and two foreigners between...