Iran-backed militias accused of reign of fear in Iraqi Basra

BASRA, Iraq (AP) - Hajar Youssif was on her daily commute to work, staring at her phone and flicking through her Instagram account when she looked up to find herself in an unusual location. The taxi driver had turned into an alley.

When she questioned the driver, he sped up.

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US considers limit on green cards for immigrants on benefits

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The Trump administration has proposed rules that could deny green cards to immigrants if they use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers and other forms of public assistance.

Federal law already requires those seeking green cards and to prove they will not be a burden - or ...

US seeks to curtail green cards for immigrants on public aid

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The Trump administration on Saturday proposed rules that could deny green cards to immigrants if they use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers and other forms of public assistance.

Federal law already requires those seeking green cards and to prove they will not be a burden - ...

Kirstjen Nielsen approves welfare limits on immigrants

The Homeland Security Department has announced new rules designed to enforce a long-standing, but also long-ignored, requirement that immigrants not become a burden on American taxpayers.

Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, who signed the proposal Friday, said it would push immigrants eithrt to be self-sufficient or to rely on their family or ...

World leaders gather at UN under threat from unilateralism

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - With rising unilateralism challenging its very existence, the United Nations convenes its annual meeting of world leaders Monday and will try once more to tackle problems together as a community of nations, addressing threats ranging from Mideast conflicts to the effects of global warming - and ...

Kavanaugh accuser agrees to testify next week

Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, has agreed to testify before the Senate next week, her lawyer said Saturday.The exact terms and timing of he...