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PHOENIX | Border officials alarmed by migrants abandoned in the desert

PHOENIX — Smugglers in recent weeks have been abandoning large groups of Guatemalan and other Central American migrants in Arizona’s harsh cactus-studded Sonoran Desert near the border with Mexico, alarming Border Patrol officials who say the trend is putting hundreds of children at risk. Collectively, more than 1,400 migrants have been left by smugglers in … Continue reading PHOENIX | Border officials alarmed by migrants abandoned in the desert

NEW YORK | Critics eye race, religion in New York campaign attack ads

NEW YORK— Several political campaigns in New York have come under criticism in recent weeks over campaign messaging that some say was designed to exploit voters’ racial biases or xenophobia. In the latest skirmish, a Democratic congressman in California assailed a Republican colleague in New York this week over a campaign attack ad that showed … Continue reading NEW YORK | Critics eye race, religion in New York campaign attack ads

GUATEMALA CITY | Guatemala court orders UN anti-graft chief be readmitted

GUATEMALA CITY — The Constitutional Court ordered President Jimmy Morales late Sunday to allow the head of a U.N.-backed anti-corruption commission to return to Guatemala, dealing a blunt rebuke to the leader who has sought in recent weeks to defang the body and its work. The unanimous ruling by the court’s five magistrates marked the … Continue reading GUATEMALA CITY | Guatemala court orders UN anti-graft chief be readmitted

OKLAHOMA CITY | Mayor, businessman face off in Oklahoma governor GOP runoff

OKLAHOMA CITY — The race for the GOP nomination in Oklahoma’s race for governor could hinge less on experience and ideology, and more on the state’s geography and the candidates’ allegiance to President Donald Trump. In a race that has grown increasingly testy in recent weeks, longtime Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett, 60, and Gateway … Continue reading OKLAHOMA CITY | Mayor, businessman face off in Oklahoma governor GOP runoff

DUBLIN | Priest urges Vatican family conference to welcome gays

DUBLIN  — One of the Catholic Church’s leading advocates for gays told a Vatican-sponsored conference Thursday that LGBT Catholics deserve to be loved, listened to and welcomed by the church and not ostracized and condemned. The Rev. James Martin received a standing ovation after his presentation on welcoming LGBT Catholics at the church’s World Meeting … Continue reading DUBLIN | Priest urges Vatican family conference to welcome gays

TOKYO | Asian shares mixed after S&P 500 touches all-time high

TOKYO — Asian shares were mixed Wednesday, as some markets were cheered by bullish sentiments on Wall Street despite concerns about an ongoing trade dispute with China. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 0.3 percent in morning trading to 22,279.89. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 lost 0.5 percent to 6,252.80. South Korea’s Kospi was up 0.3 … Continue reading TOKYO | Asian shares mixed after S&P 500 touches all-time high