Month: April 2018

US May Day immigration protests target Trump, fall elections

NEW YORK (AP) – Immigrants say President Donald Trump’s administration has become almost everything they feared, but while they rally across the United States on May Day, their focus is less on huge turnout Tuesday than on the first Tuesday in November…

Feds process asylum-seekers from caravan criticized by Trump

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) – U.S. border inspectors allowed some of the Central American asylum-seekers to enter the country for processing, ending a brief impasse over lack of space. Now, the migrants who crossed Mexico in a caravan may face a long legal pa…

Student promotes walkouts to support gun rights

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – A high school senior in New Mexico is urging counter-protests this week in favor of the constitutional right to bear arms and says youths at more than 100 schools may join the demonstrations. Will Riley of Carlsbad said walkout-st…

South Korea dismantles propaganda loudspeakers at border

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – South Korea on Tuesday dismantled huge loudspeakers used to blare anti-Pyongyang broadcasts and K-pop songs from its border with North Korea, as the South’s president asked the United Nations to observe the North’s planned clo…

Warwick mayor to step down in May for transit agency job

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) – The mayor of Warwick will officially leave office May 30, avoiding the need for a special election to fill his seat when he takes over as head of Rhode Island’s public transit authority. Because Republican Mayor Scott Avedisian wil…

Report: Missouri governor mischaracterized woman’s testimony

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – A woman with whom Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens acknowledged having a consensual affair told prosecutors that Greitens coaxed her into unwanted sexual activity as she was crying “like a wounded little animal on the ground,” acc…

Activists to use May Day to fault Trump immigration policies

BOSTON (AP) – Activists are planning to use May Day to highlight what they describe as President Donald Trump’s attacks on workers and immigrants, coupled with calls for a higher minimum wage. In Massachusetts, members of more than 30 organizations pla…