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  • Immigrants apply for Arizona driver's licenses

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:36:47 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — Young immigrants protected from deportation under an Obama administration policy have started to apply for Arizona driver's licenses now that a judge has barred the state from denying them driving privileges.

  • El Salvador's gangs target women and girls

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:23:01 GMT

    SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — In a country terrorized by gangsters, it is left to the dead to break the silence on sexual violence.

  • Judge seems skeptical of challenge to Obama immigration plan

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:51:14 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge seems skeptical of a lawsuit that seeks to halt President Barack Obama's immigration plan to spare nearly 5 million people from deportation.

  • Immigrants line up for Arizona driver's licenses

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:10:20 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — Dozens of young immigrants protected from deportation under an Obama administration policy lined up outside government offices Monday in Arizona to apply for driver's licenses, a privilege first denied by the state but now given to them by the courts.

  • Migrants to line up for Arizona driver's licenses

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:14:24 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — Many young immigrants protected from deportation under an Obama administration policy are expected Monday to begin applying for Arizona driver's licenses, a privilege first denied by the governor but now given to them by the courts.

  • Ariz. sheriff aims to halt Obama immigration order

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:04:26 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A gadfly attorney and an Arizona county sheriff want to halt President Barack Obama's immigration order in the first courtroom battle over an initiative designed to spare nearly 5 million people from deportation.

  • Italian police breakup neo-Fascist plot

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 10:56:06 GMT

    MILAN (AP) — Italian authorities say they have cracked a neo-Fascist plot to attack immigrants and political targets, including magistrates.

  • Young immigrants to line up for driver's licenses

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 08:25:23 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — Many young immigrants who are protected from deportation under new Obama administration policies are expected Monday to begin pursuing Arizona driver's licenses.

  • US renews elusive push for Mideast peace

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 07:32:55 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry is ending 2014 much in the same way he started it, frustrated in efforts to push Israel and Palestinians toward peace.

  • Christie to Obama: Demand Cuba return cop killer

    Sun, 21 Dec 2014 19:22:56 GMT

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie disagrees with President Obama's decision to normalize relations with Cuba and wants the president to demand the immediate return of a convicted cop killer from the country "before any further consideration of restoration of diplomatic relations with the Cuban government."

  • 2014 frustrates US hopes for Israeli-Palestinian peace

    Sun, 21 Dec 2014 13:18:55 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry is ending 2014 much in the same way he started it, frustrated in efforts to push Israel and Palestinians toward peace.

  • Politics, shotgun marriage in government, war loom in 2015

    Sat, 20 Dec 2014 19:52:48 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Tumultuous 2014 is not even in the books, and already the shape of 2015 looms. The new year promises more war, when the plan was for less. It brings a new order in government, with an institutionally weakened president and strengthened opposition.

  • Congress finishes up, its members still grumbling

    Sat, 20 Dec 2014 17:53:38 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The 113th Congress began its turbulent life two years ago battling over whether to help Superstorm Sandy victims. They did, eventually.

  • Immigrants build document trails to remain in US

    Sat, 20 Dec 2014 15:46:58 GMT

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Electricity bills. Speeding tickets. Dentist records. Money order receipts.

  • Sheriff to cede immigration-enforcement foothold

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:21:54 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona sheriff known for crackdowns on people living in the country illegally is giving up his last major foothold in immigration enforcement efforts that won him popularity among voters but gradually were reined in by Washington and the courts.

  • Young immigrants allowed to get driver's licenses

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 02:11:27 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — A judge cleared the way Thursday for thousands of young immigrants in Arizona who are protected from deportation under an Obama administration policy to get driver's licenses.

  • A post-election flurry: Obama tests his powers

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 23:06:48 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With a recent streak of activism, President Barack Obama is shaking up the governing status quo and creating a new normal for his successors.

  • Sheriff to halt squad targeting immigrant ID theft

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:21:48 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona sheriff known for arresting hundreds of immigrants on charges of finding work using fake or stolen identities is planning to close the controversial squad that investigates such cases.

  • Court stops Arizona from denying driver's licenses to immigrants protected from deportation

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 20:56:13 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — Court stops Arizona from denying driver's licenses to immigrants protected from deportation.

  • New ties with Cuba won't change immigration rules

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 19:10:16 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says the Obama administration's decision to renew diplomatic ties with Cuba won't impact immigration rules just yet.

  • Tucson police to stop some immigration checks

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 01:28:32 GMT

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Tucson police said Wednesday they will no longer fully enforce the state's landmark immigration law that requires local police to check the immigration status of people they encounter while enforcing other laws.