Judge blocks asylum screening by border protection agents

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge on Monday blocked U.S. Customs and Border Protection employees from conducting the initial screening for people seeking asylum, dealing a setback to one of the Trump a...

Prominent Hong Kong activist urges Germany's Maas to take tougher China stance

Prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Nathan Law has called on German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas to increase pressure on China over its human rights record and to stand up for Hong Kong citizens...

Sources: US stops ex Colombia warlord's deportation to Italy

MIAMI (AP) — The Trump administration has blocked the scheduled removal of a former Colombian paramilitary boss to Italy and now intends to deport him to his South American homeland, where he’s been f...

Census, like Post Office, politicized in election year

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The postal service isn’t the only staid federal agency to be drawn into a political battle in 2020. Unlike the department charged with delivering mail, however, ...

Americans fighting extradition in ex-Nissan boss's escape

BOSTON (AP) — A lawyer for two American men urged a judge Friday to block their extradition to Japan, where they are wanted on charges that they smuggled former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn ...

Amnesty says India police violated rights in religious riots

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian police violated human rights during deadly religious riots in New Delhi earlier this year, Amnesty International said in a report released Friday. It said po...

India: Amnesty accuses police of human rights abuses at February riots

Police in the Indian metropolitan area of Delhi should be investigated for alleged human rights abuses committed during riots that followed protests against a new citizenship law at the end of Februar...

Pence defends police at convention amid rising race tension

BALTIMORE (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence forcefully defended law enforcement but made no mention of the Black Americans killed by police this year as he addressed Republican convention proceedings t...

Feds: NYPD ambush suspect had interest in Islamic extremism

NEW YORK (AP) — A man who ambushed a New York City police officer in June — stabbing him in the neck and stealing his gun to shoot other officers — had an interest in violent Islamic extremism and pun...

UK Supreme Court lifts info share block on IS 'Beatles' case

LONDON (AP) — British authorities can share information with U.S. prosecutors about two members of a suspected Islamic State militant cell in Syria known as “The Beatles,” after a U.K. Supreme Court r...

China's richest woman buys EU citizenship with 'golden passport'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Leaked documents reveal that China's richest woman, Yang Huiyan (楊惠妍), has obtained European Union (EU) citizenship by purchasing a 'golden passport' in Cyprus...

AP Analysis: Trump's convention aims to airbrush his tenure

WASHINGTON (AP) — At President Donald Trump’s Republican convention, he is welcoming to immigrants, not the architect of some of the nation’s harshest anti-immigration policies. At T...

US citizenship agency drops plan to furlough 70% of workers

CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services canceled more than 13,000 employee furloughs Tuesday, averting a catastrophe for the cash-strapped agency that oversees the nation's legal immi...

US signals it will deport Colombian warlord to Italy

MIAMI (AP) — Attorneys for the Justice Department signaled the U.S. would deport a former Colombian paramilitary warlord to Italy within the next two weeks despite a last-minute challenge by the South...

Cyprus denies new allegations in "golden passport" scheme

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus on Sunday denied fresh allegations that it was granting citizenship to foreigners accused of crimes in exchange for millions in investments, insisting that all those who ...