Border patrols

In this Oct. 3, 2018 photo, the historic train station of Columbus, N.M., once attacked by Mexican Revolutionary Pancho Villa is shown before sunset. As Democrats seek to flip a key GOP U.S. House seat in southern New Mexico, the path to victory in districts like those that encompass Columbus includes winning over fiercely independent voters in communities who have their own views about border life. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)
October 19, 2018 - 2:33 pm
COLUMBUS, N.M. (AP) — Flashing lights shook William Johnson from a deep sleep around midnight earlier this month when U.S. Border Patrol agents surrounded his home. The 71-year-old retired chef peeked out a window, then waited for a knock at the door. It never came. "Guess they were looking for...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2018, file photo, dozens of family members and friends of four women who authorities say were killed by a U.S. Border Patrol agent Juan David Ortiz, gather for a candlelight vigil at a park in downtown Laredo, Texas. The Border Patrol sector in Laredo, Texas, where two agents were accused this year of multiple murders in separate cases, disciplined employees more over two years than any other major sector, according to data released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection Friday. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)
October 12, 2018 - 4:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Border Patrol sector in Laredo, Texas — where two agents were accused this year of multiple murders in separate cases — disciplined employees more on average over two years than any other major sector, according to data released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Friday...
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FILE - This July 26, 2018, file photo shows people lining up to cross into the United States to begin the process of applying for asylum near the San Ysidro port of entry in Tijuana, Mexico. Homeland Security's watchdog says immigration officials were not prepared to manage the consequences of its "zero tolerance" policy at the border this summer that resulted in separation of nearly 3,000 children from parents. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
October 02, 2018 - 9:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Immigration officials were not prepared this summer to manage the consequences of a "zero tolerance" policy at the Southwest border, which resulted in the separation of nearly 3,000 children from their parents, Homeland Security's watchdog said in a report made public on Tuesday...
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Foreign Minister for Eritrea, Osman Mohammed Saleh, addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, at the United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 29, 2018 - 8:00 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly (all times local): 7:55 p.m. Eritrea's foreign minister is touting his country's historic peace agreement with Ethiopia and calling for U.N. sanctions to be lifted immediately, calling them "unwarranted" and "a miscarriage of justice."...
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FILE - In this July 31, 2018, file photo, then-Customs and Border Protection U.S. Border Patrol Acting Chief Carla Provost takes questions as the Senate Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on the Trump administration's policies on immigration enforcement and family reunification efforts, on Capitol Hill in Washington. For the first time in the 94-year history of the U.S. Border Patrol, a woman is in charge. Provost was named to the position in August 2018 after serving as acting chief since April 2017 (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
September 26, 2018 - 12:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Border Patrol Chief Carla Provost says she hopes she can inspire other women to sign up with the agency, which has just one female agent for every 20 men. Provost tells The Associated Press in an interview, "If you're a woman in law enforcement, I don't care where you're at,...
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FILE - This file photo provided by the Webb County Sheriff's Office shows Juan David Ortiz, a U.S. Border Patrol supervisor who was jailed Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, on a $2.5 million bond in Texas, accused in the killing of at least four women. Ortiz was nabbed early Saturday after a string of violence against female sex workers in Laredo, Texas, where he is a supervisor with the Border Patrol. Ortiz's arrest has called attention to the problems the agency has had in keeping "rogue" officers off its force as it faces intense pressure to hire thousands more agents. (Webb County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
September 20, 2018 - 3:23 pm
LAREDO, Texas (AP) — Juan David Ortiz appeared to be living a typical suburban life in a subdivision where rows of new homes stand next to fields of desert brush. The Navy veteran left the military nine years ago and became a Border Patrol agent, like many others in this city in deep south Texas...
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Law enforcement officers gather near the scene where the body of a woman was found near Interstate 35 north of Laredo, Texas on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. A U.S. Border Patrol agent suspected of killing four women was arrested early Saturday after a fifth woman who had been abducted managed to escape from him and notify authorities, law enforcement officials said, describing the agent as a "serial killer." (Danny Zaragoza/The Laredo Morning Times via AP)
September 17, 2018 - 5:14 pm
LAREDO, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of a Border Patrol accused of killing four women (all times local): 4:15 p.m. A Texas prosecutor says a Border Patrol agent targeted a vulnerable community when he killed four women. Webb County District Attorney Isidro Alaniz spoke Monday about the...
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This image provided by the Webb County Sheriff's Office shows Juan David Ortiz, a U.S. Border Patrol supervisor who was jailed Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, on a $2.5 million bond in Texas, accused in the killing of at least four women. Ortiz was nabbed early Saturday after a string of violence against female sex workers in Laredo, Texas, where he is a supervisor with the Border Patrol. (Webb County Sheriff's Office via AP)
September 16, 2018 - 10:24 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol supervisor was jailed Sunday on $2.5 million bond in Texas, accused of killing at least four women and injuring a fifth who managed to escape. Juan David Ortiz, 35, was in custody in Laredo on four counts of murder along with charges of aggravated assault with a...
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Law enforcement officers gather near the scene where the body of a woman was found near Interstate 35 north of Laredo, Texas on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. A U.S. Border Patrol agent suspected of killing four women was arrested early Saturday after a fifth woman who had been abducted managed to escape from him and notify authorities, law enforcement officials said, describing the agent as a "serial killer." (Danny Zaragoza/The Laredo Morning Times via AP)
September 15, 2018 - 10:14 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Texas state troopers arrested a U.S. Border Patrol supervisor Saturday who they say went on a two-week serial killing spree that left four female sex workers dead and ended only when a fifth woman escaped from him at a gas station and found help. Juan David Ortiz, 35, an intel...
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September 07, 2018 - 2:24 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's semi-official Tasnim news agency is reporting that the country's Revolutionary Guard has killed six Kurdish militants and wounded several others in western Iran near the border with Iraq. Tasnim's report Friday described the Guard's assault as "revenge" for a July 20...
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