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Migrant children were put in abusive shelters for years, suit says. Critics blame lack of oversight

Jul. 19, 2024 20:31 PM EDT

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — As allegations of sexual abuse built up at the largest housing provider for unaccompanied migrant children in the U.S., officials continued placing children in their care in a system that lacks adequate oversight, advocates say. A lawsuit filed Thursday by...

Florida man arrested, accused of making threats against Trump, Vance on social media

Jul. 19, 2024 20:31 PM EDT

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man accused of making threats against former President Donald Trump, U.S. Sen. JD Vance and their families on social media was arrested on Friday, police said. The Jupiter Police Department said in a news release that officers arrested Michael W....

Rapper Sean Kingston and his mother indicted on federal charges in $1M fraud scheme

Jul. 19, 2024 17:59 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Rapper and singer Sean Kingston and his mother have been indicted in South Florida on federal charges of committing more than $1 million worth of fraud. Kingston, 34, and his mother, 61-year-old Janice Turner, made their first appearances Friday in federal court,...

Treasury warns that anti-woke banking laws like Florida's are a national security risk

Jul. 19, 2024 09:54 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department is warning that state laws that restrict banks from considering environmental, social and governance factors could harm efforts to address money laundering and terrorism financing. The Associated Press obtained a copy of the letter sent...

Some GOP voters welcome Trump's somewhat softened tone at Republican National Convention

Jul. 19, 2024 02:01 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — For those conservative voters long turned off by former President Donald Trump's rhetoric, his somewhat softened tone in accepting the Republican nomination Thursday night was a welcome relief. “He's much improved,” said Dave Struthers, a 57-year-old farmer...

Boy who was reported missing from a resort near Disney World found dead in water

Jul. 18, 2024 16:41 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A 3-year-old boy who was reported missing from a resort near Walt Disney World in central Florida early Thursday was found dead in a body of water on the resort's grounds several hours later, the sheriff's office said. The boy was initially believed to have...

Project 2028: GOP officials jockey during Republican National Convention for future White House runs

Jul. 18, 2024 14:37 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Candidates, start your engines. With plausible deniability, of course. The 2024 Republican National Convention in Milwaukee is officially a gathering to propel Donald Trump into a third consecutive nomination. A parade of loyal lieutenants, including many former...

The stepped-up security around Trump is apparent, with agents walling him off from RNC crowds

Jul. 17, 2024 17:58 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — On the floor of the Republican National Convention Tuesday evening, vice presidential candidate JD Vance greeted and shook hands with excited delegates as he walked toward his seat. It was a marked contrast from former President Donald Trump, who entered the hall a...

Billy Napier enters Year 3 with Florida hopeful while facing ominous vibes, daunting schedule

Jul. 17, 2024 17:54 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Billy Napier enters his third season as Florida coach in maybe the toughest position in college football: Head coach at an Southeastern Conference powerhouse whose program is struggling to gain traction and facing one of the most daunting schedules in the country. ...

Judge's order dismissing Trump classified docs case won't be final word as long court fight awaits

Jul. 17, 2024 15:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A judge's stunning decision to dismiss the classified documents case against Donald Trump brought an abrupt halt to what experts have considered the strongest and most straightforward of the prosecutions of the former president. But it's hardly the final word. ...