• US Arrests Russian Woman Accused of Being Kremlin Agent

    EFE   Washington, Jul 16 – A Russian woman was arrested in Washington on charges of being an unregistered foreign agent for the Kremlin, the US Justice Department announced Monday. Maria Butina was taken into custody Sunday in the US capital, the government said. She was charged with the...
  • Lobster-hauling off Maine becoming a less popular livelihood

    CJ Gunther EFE Cape Porpoise, USA – Chipper Zeiner has been hauling American lobsters off the East Coast of the United States since 1973, when he was just 11 years old, but in recent years he has noticed a decline in the number of people taking up the practice...
  • Lopez Obrador promises smooth transition to Mexico’s new gov’t

    EFE Mexico City – Mexico’s president-elect, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, said Tuesday that the transition to his government will be orderly and peaceful without anything to be afraid of, after meeting with current President Enrique Peña Nieto at the National Palace. “Throughout this period we must come to an...
  • Immigration Confusion, Trauma Continues at Southern Border

    Roz Brown Public News Service ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The immigration crisis at the southern border continued over the weekend, with politicians angry over being denied access to holding facilities. The government has released a fact sheet for how it plans to reunite the thousands of families separated, but the...
  • AZ Groups Condemn Separation of Children, Parents at Border

    Katherine Davis-Young Public News Service PHOENIX — Immigration rights advocates in Arizona and around the country are continuing to speak out against the Department of Homeland Security’s policy of separating migrant children from their parents. About 2,000 children were separated from their families at the U.S./Mexico border this spring,...
  • Civil Rights Groups Blast Cruel Immigration Bills Disguised as ‘Compromise’

    SCC WASHINGTON—The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and more than 118 civil and immigrants’ rights groups urged members of the U.S. House of Representatives to oppose two immigration bills under consideration this week: The Border Security and Immigration Reform Act (the “Ryan bill”) and the Securing America’s Future...
  • Parkland Students Launch Bus Tour to Register Voters

    Trimmel Gomes Public News Service PARKLAND, Fla. – Student activists with the March for Our Lives movement are rallying around a new hashtag, “Road to Change,” as they embark on a summer road trip to help register young voters and promote stricter gun laws. The students fighting to eliminate...
  • Native American Candidates Rising in 2018 Elections

    Eric Tegethoff Public News Service BILLINGS, Mont. – The number of Native Americans running for political office is surging across the country this year. More than 100 candidates representing both parties have entered contests, according to Mark Trahant, editor of Indian Country Today – with Montana seeing the highest number...
  • Lawsuit Seeks Release of Gay Man From ICE Detention

    Andrea Sears Public News Service PHILADELPHIA – A habeas petition has been filed in federal district court seeking the release of a gay Mexican immigrant being held in Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention in York Prison. In January Jose Nuñez Martinez and his husband, a U.S. citizen, were attending what they...