Wife of ex-Interpol president dismisses allegations
PARIS (AP) — The wife of the detained former Interpol president expelled this week from China's ruling Communist Party is reiterating calls for proof that he is still alive.
Rhodes scholar and ‘Dreamer’ attending State of the Union
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A recent Harvard University graduate who is the first so-called Dreamer to receive a Rhodes scholarship is attending President Donald Trump's State of the Union address as a guest of a New York congresswoman.
Democratic Rep. Grace Meng says she invited Jin Park to attend Trump's address Tuesday in the hope of bringing more attention to his plight and that of thousands of other young immigrants.
French police end investigation into Interpol disappearance
PARIS (AP) — French authorities say they have closed an investigation into the disappearance and subsequent detention in China of the former president of Interpol, and found no evidence to support his wife's claim that she got a threatening call in Chinese after he was picked up.
Ex-Interpol leader’s wife: “Everybody in China is at risk”
LYON, France (AP) — The wife of the former Interpol president who is being detained in China on bribery charges says she's been contacted by Chinese diplomats, who have told her they're holding a letter from him for her.
Grace Meng says, however, that she'll only agree to meet Chinese officials if a lawyer and reporters are present. She says Chinese officials haven't responded since she told them that condition.
China says unaware ex-Interpol president’s wife threatened
BEIJING (AP) — China is "not aware of the situation" surrounding reports that the wife of the detained Chinese former president of Interpol has been threatened, a foreign ministry spokesman said Wednesday.
However, Lu Kang told reporters that it would be "natural" for Chinese consular officials to contact the wife of Meng Hongwei, who vanished after traveling to China late last month from France, where Interpol is headquartered.
APNewsBreak: Chilling call made to wife of ex-Interpol boss
LYON, France (AP) — The call came at night and was chilling.
"You listen, but you don't speak," the man on the other end said. "We've come in two work teams, two work teams just for you."
In her first one-on-one interview since her husband's disappearance in China, the wife of the former head of Interpol described the threatening phone call that prompted authorities in the French city where the international law enforcement agency is headquartered to place her under police protection.
Wife says Interpol officer sent knife image as danger signal
LYON, France (AP) — The wife of Interpol's president made an impassioned plea Sunday for help in bringing her missing husband to safety, saying she thinks he sent an image of a knife before he disappeared in China as a way to warn her he was in danger.
Interior secretary gives congresswoman Japanese greeting
WASHINGTON (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is drawing criticism for his use of a Japanese greeting when responding to a question from a congresswoman of Japanese descent.
Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, of Hawaii, asked Zinke on Thursday whether he would continue a program that preserves sites where Japanese-Americans were interned during World War II.
DeLauro to survey hurricane recovery in Puerto Rico
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro is the latest member of Connecticut's congressional delegation to survey the hurricane recovery efforts in Puerto Rico.
The Democrat is traveling to the island on Thursday and Friday. She is being joined by fellow Democratic U.S. Rep. Grace Meng of New York, a colleague on the Appropriations Committee.
Everyone tells whoppers about the Dreamers. The lies — about these undocumented young people brought to the United States as children — come from both right and left.
Conservatives say that giving “amnesty” to Dreamers will bankrupt the country because the high-achievers will go on welfare. Liberals insist Dreamers aren’t asking for handouts and that, in fact, they don’t want or need much of anything.
Lawmakers seek answers in shooting of man playing Pokemon Go
CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — Members of Virginia's congressional delegation are seeking answers after the fatal shooting of a 60-year-old man whose family says was playing Pokemon Go.
Virginia Reps. Donald McEachin and Bobby Scott and New York Rep. Grace Meng say in a joint statement that they're concerned about the "manner and circumstances" of Jiansheng Chen's January death.