Judge blocks large parts of temporary work visa ban

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A U.S. judge on Thursday temporarily lifted a visa ban on a large number of work permits, undercutting a measure that the Trump administration says will protect American jobs in a pan...

Ethnic identifiers in Myanmar election app criticized

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A Sweden-based organization that promotes democracy and assists in organizing elections said Thursday it is not responsible for a smartphone application's inclusion of a controv...

Trump set to miss required deadline for 2021 refugee quota

SAN DIEGO (AP) — President Donald Trump appears to be ignoring a deadline to establish how many refugees will be allowed into the United States next year, raising uncertainty about the future of the 4...

Coronavirus and security issues cast a pall over Myanmar polls

Political parties in Myanmar have urged the Union Election Commission (UEC) to postpone November's election, saying the "COVID-19 restrictions will hinder their election campaigns." But...

Judge blocks big fee hikes for citizenship, other benefits

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday halted major fee increases for citizenship and other immigration benefits three days before they were to take effect, saying the last two chiefs of the Home...

Otis Launches 'Made to Move Communities' Global CSR Program

Otis employee mentors to connect with students in a STEM challenge that inspires creative mobility solutions for communities in need. Students in the program's first year will focus their research ...

House lawyer says Trump's census order breaks with history

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s directive to exclude people in the U.S. illegally from being counted when the number of congressional seats in each state is determined is an unlawful ord...

Italy repatriates female Islamic fighter and her 4 children

MILAN (AP) — Italian carabinieri arrested a female foreign fighter on Tuesday after returning her and her four young children to Italy from a displaced person’s camp in Kurdish-controlled territory. ...

Amnesty Int'l halts India operations, citing gov't reprisals

NEW DELHI (AP) — Human rights watchdog Amnesty International said Tuesday that it was halting its operation in India, citing reprisals from the government and the freezing of its bank accounts by Indi...

Woman pleads not guilty, denied bail over Trump ricin letter

BUFFALO (AP) — A woman charged with making threats against President Donald Trump by mailing a package containing ricin to the White House was ordered held without bail Monday by a judge in Buffalo wh...

New US citizen refugees excited for first presidential vote

PHOENIX (AP) — They came fleeing war and persecution in countries like Myanmar, Eritrea and Iraq, handpicked by the United States for resettlement under longstanding humanitarian traditions. ...

Switzerland votes on scrapping EU freedom of movement

Swiss voters cast ballots on Sunday to vote on an initiative to limit the free movement of people and immigration from the European Union, a move which could heavily strain relations with the bloc. T...

Her words: Amy Coney Barrett on faith, precedent, abortion

Some notable quotes from Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, a former Notre Dame law professor and current judge on the Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. President Donald Trump on ...

OK prosecutors argue Uber driver accused of murder may flee

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma prosecutors are seeking to revoke bond for an Uber driver accused of murdering his passenger during a June altercation to ensure he won’t flee the country to avoid prosecu...

Embezzlement, sham marriage charges get city treasurer fired

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The treasurer of Philadelphia was fired Friday after federal prosecutors charged him with embezzling money from customers at a bank where he previously worked and entering into a s...