Iraqi forces facing stiff resistance in western Mosul

SOUTH OF MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi forces pushed deeper into western Mosul Saturday amid stiff resistance from entrenched Islamic State fighters, a commander on the scene said.

  • Written by SUSANNAH GEORGE, Associated Press

Witnesses: Bar gunman shouted 'get out of my country'

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — Witnesses said a man accused of opening fire in a crowded bar yelled at two Indian men to "get out of my country" before pulling the trigger in an attack that killed one of the men and wounded the other, as well as a third man who tried to help.


  • Written by JIM SUHR , Associated Press

Refugees of a certain age seek mainstream high schools

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — The handiwork posted outside a small classroom in the heart of Pennsylvania's Amish country hints at the ambition of the refugees studying at Phoenix Academy.


  • Written by MARYCLAIRE DALE , Associated Press

Release sought for immigrant who asked for protection order

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The arrest by federal authorities in El Paso of a transgender woman who was seeking protection from an abusive boyfriend has led to questions about what lengths authorities will go to apprehend people under newly stepped-up immigration policies.


  • Written by ASTRID GALVAN , Associated Press

Official: Mexico rejected US plan on 3rd-country deportees

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government made clear to visiting U.S. emissaries that it will not accept deportees from third countries under any circumstances, the interior secretary said Friday.


  • Written by CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN , Associated Press