Judge grants sanctions against DOJ over citizenship question

A federal judge on Thursday agreed to impose financial sanctions against the Trump administration for failing to produce hundreds of documents during litigation over whether a citizenship question cou...

Ex-Green Beret nabbed in exec's escape has lived on the edge

Decades before a security camera caught Michael Taylor coming off a jet that was carrying one of the world’s most-wanted fugitives, the former Green Beret had a hard-earned reputation for taking on di...

Sabres sue US over denial of strength coach's green card

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Federal immigration officials wrongly denied a petition by the Buffalo Sabres to secure a green card for their British-born strength and conditioning coach, the team argued in a l...

Taiwan’s StarLux Airlines to recruit pilots amid coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s StarLux Airlines announced on Wednesday (May 20) plans to recruit new pilots amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that is taking a toll on the global av...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, May 19, the 140th day of 2020. There are 226 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 19, 19...

Immigration agency asks for emergency funds, will raise fees

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government agency that processes citizenship applications and work visas is running out of money because of the COVID-19 pandemic and says it needs to raise its fees and rec...

Lawyer: Iran sentences dual national academic to 6 years

An Iranian court has sentenced a prominent researcher with dual French-Iranian citizenship to six years in prison on security charges, her lawyer said Saturday. Fariba Adelkhah was s...

Spain gives Sephardic Jews extra time for citizenship suits

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s government said Thursday it will extend the deadline for descendants of Sephardic Jews expelled from the country more than 500 years ago, who have launched the process of acquiri...

Pro-democracy Hong Kong actor under quarantine in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Pro-democracy Hong Kong actor Wong Chau-sang (黃秋生) has disclosed early Tuesday morning (May 12) that he is under quarantine in Taiwan while hinting at the possibility of p...

AP reporter and editor Ron Harrist dies in Mississippi

Ron Harrist, who covered Elvis Presley, black separatists, white supremacists and college football legends during his 41 years as a reporter and editor in Mississippi for The Associated Press, died of...

Serbia protests EU description of Tesla as famous Croat

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia has protested to the European Union after one of its publications described inventor and electricity pioneer Nikola Tesla as a Croat. Foreign Minister...

PBS docu-series 'Asian Americans' more timely amid pandemic

A century of racist attacks detailed in the new PBS documentary series “Asian Americans” might have felt like ancient history just a few months ago. But through the lens of the coro...

Georgia recalls its ambassador in Ukraine over ex-president

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Georgia's Foreign Ministry on Friday recalled its ambassador in Kyiv after the former Georgian president was appointed to lead an advisory body in Ukraine. U...

Ex-president of Georgia given official job in Ukraine

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president on Thursday appointed the former leader of Georgia to lead an advisory body in Ukraine — a move that will likely anger his home country. Volo...

US northern border illegal crossings rise; many are Mexicans

SWANTON, Vt. (AP) — The number of people apprehended for illegally crossing from Canada into the United States along its northern border has nearly tripled over the past three years, and a growing por...