Man convicted of escaping ICE custody at NYC airport

NEW YORK (AP) - A Senegalese man has been convicted of escaping from Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody in New York's Kennedy International Airport.

A jury in federal court in Brooklyn deliberated for about two hours on Friday before finding Mohamadou Lamine Mbacke guilty of the misdemeanor.

Prosecutors had showed ...

Student activists hold Florida bus tour after mass shooting

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) - Student activists from a high school that suffered a mass shooting have kicked off a March for Our Lives Florida bus tour, where they plan to visit all 27 of the state's Congressional districts.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland was the site of a ...

Longtime Democratic official to lead California watchdog

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown has selected a former high-ranking Democratic Party official to lead the state's campaign finance watchdog agency.

Alice Germond was named chair Friday of the California Fair Political Practices Commission. She will make $152,000 a year.

Germond's appointment comes amid internal turmoil at ...

Possible migrant site minutes from former internment camp

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Nearly 75 years after federal officials shuttered a Japanese-American internment camp in Rohwer, Arkansas, the Trump administration is examining a site about 2 miles away as a potential temporary shelter for immigrant children.

The Department of Health and Human Services said Thursday that the government ...

Border Patrol: Heroin seized at New Mexico checkpoint

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) - The U.S. Border Patrol says its agents have seized more than $1 million in heroin at an immigration checkpoint in New Mexico.

The agency says authorities conducting an inspection at the checkpoint on New Mexico Highway 70 found the drugs Thursday in a black Honda that ...

The Latest: NV Sen. says new immigration policy outrageous

RENO, Nev. (AP) - The Latest on Nevada progressives urging a national school law enforcement group to withdraw its invitation to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to speak at a conference in Reno next week (all times local):

3:55 p.m.

Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto says the Trump administration's executive order ...

The Latest: Kansas inspecting homes with immigrant children

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - The Latest on unaccompanied immigrant children being housed in group homes in northeast Kansas (all times local):

5:05 p.m.

Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer ordered an immediate inspection of Topeka group homes that are housing unaccompanied immigrant children.

Colyer directed the state Department for Children and Families ...

Border agents rescue migrant from top of train in New Mexico

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) - U.S. Border Patrol agents say they rescued an immigrant who was stuck on top of a moving train in southern New Mexico.

Agency officials say agents on Thursday morning saw a man atop an oncoming train in Alamogordo making hand gestures indicating he was in distress.


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Honduran girl in symbolic photo not separated from mother

NEW YORK (AP) - A crying Honduran girl depicted in a widely-seen photograph that became a symbol for many of President Donald Trump's immigration policies was not actually separated from her mother, U.S. government officials said on Friday.

Time magazine used an image of the girl, by Getty Images photographer ...

GOP amendment would pull governor from elections board loop

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Republican legislators are determined to remove the power from Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and his successors to appoint members of the state elections and ethics panel, and are seeking to insert that restriction in the North Carolina Constitution.

House Republicans late Friday unveiled a proposed constitutional ...