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Trump's migrant policy: First blowback, then about-face

Jun. 21, 2018 7:49 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As a crisis of migrant children separated from their families provoked national outrage, President Donald Trump said he was powerless to act through an executive order. Five days later, he did just that. The president's abrupt about-face laid bare the administration's capricious use of...

Young immigrants detained in Virginia center allege abuse

Jun. 21, 2018 5:24 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Immigrant children as young as 14 housed at a juvenile detention center in Virginia say they were beaten while handcuffed and locked up for long periods in solitary confinement, left nude and shivering in concrete cells. The abuse claims against the Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center near...

Trump's immigration order sparks confusion, deep concern

Jun. 21, 2018 2:56 AM EDT

EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump's reversal of a policy separating migrant families at the Mexico border sparked confusion over how the new guidelines will play out and deep concern that the changes don't go far enough, allowing children to still be held in detention even if they remain with...

10 Things to Know for Today

Jun. 21, 2018 6:25 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. FIRST BLOWBACK, THEN A SUDDEN REVERSAL Trump's about-face on separating immigrant families comes after mushrooming outrage and pressure from all corners. 2. YOUNG IMMIGRANTS DETAINED IN VIRGINIA CENTER...

Trump's Mideast team gets close-up view of peace obstacles

Jun. 21, 2018 7:39 AM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — On their current Mideast tour, senior Trump administration officials are getting a close-up view of some of the towering obstacles to their yet-to-be-released blueprint for an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal. Blockaded Gaza — a likely focal point of any future U.S.-endorsed...

Trump defends his hard-line immigration policies to cheers

Jun. 21, 2018 7:54 AM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Hours after reversing himself to end the forced separations of migrant families, President Donald Trump returned to the warm embrace of his supporters at a raucous rally to defend his hard-line immigration policies while unleashing a torrent of grievances about the media and those...

Israeli PM's wife charged with fraud, breach of trust

Jun. 21, 2018 7:32 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli prosecutors have charged Sara Netanyahu, the prime minister's wife, with a series of crimes including fraud and breach of trust. The Justice Ministry says in a statement on Thursday that Sara Netanyahu stands accused of misusing public funds by fraudulently ordering hundreds of...

APNewsBreak: Schools mum on ties to doc in sex abuse inquiry

Jun. 21, 2018 7:49 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A now-dead doctor accused of sexual misconduct by former student athletes at Ohio State University said he acted as a team physician at other universities, most of which won't say if they are reviewing those connections or whether any concerns were raised about him. Ohio State...

New Zealand leader welcomes newborn girl 'to our village'

Jun. 21, 2018 4:00 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gave birth to a daughter Thursday and posted a message welcoming the healthy newborn "to our village." She is the second elected world leader to give birth while holding office after late Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, who...

Science Says: What makes something truly addictive

Jun. 21, 2018 2:01 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Now that the world's leading public health group says too much Minecraft can be an addiction, could overindulging in chocolate, exercise, even sex, be next? The short answer is probably not. The new "gaming disorder" classification from the World Health Organization revives a debate in the...

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Severe storms could strike parts of central, southern US

Jun. 21, 2018 8:03 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Forecasters say much of the central and southeast U.S. will be at risk of severe storms as the weekend approaches. The national Storm Prediction Center says two regions will be at most risk of strong to severe thunderstorms Friday. They include an area that encompasses parts of western...

Lincoln under water boil order for E. coli bacteria

Jun. 21, 2018 8:03 AM EDT

LINCOLN, N.D. (AP) — Residents of Lincoln are being told to boil tap water before they consume it, after one home's water supply twice tested positive for E. coli bacteria. Mayor Gerarld Wise says he believes it's an isolated situation. But The Bismarck Tribune reports officials are taking precautions as...

Milwaukee on short list for Democratic National Convention

Jun. 21, 2018 8:02 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee is on the short list to host the Democratic National Convention in 2020. Wisconsin's largest city was among four cities to make the cut Wednesday by the DNC site selection committee. But the Denver Post is reporting that city, which also made the cut, is planning to withdraw its...

Diocese plans review of public grants for parochial schools

Jun. 21, 2018 8:02 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Des Moines intends to conduct a legal review of $844,000 in Polk County grants that aided nine area Catholic schools. On Wednesday Bishop Richard Pates told The Des Moines Register there is "a legitimate question of legality" regarding the publicly...

AP-NORC poll: 55 percent of Americas approve of Trump North Korea diplomacy; best rating on an issue since taking office

Jun. 21, 2018 8:01 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — AP-NORC poll: 55 percent of Americas approve of Trump North Korea diplomacy; best rating on an issue since taking office.

Jury recommends 38 years in prison for man in 2 killings

Jun. 21, 2018 8:00 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A man who claimed self-defense in the deadly shootings of two friends outside a Virginia nightclub has been recommended by a jury to serve nearly 40 years in prison. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that shortly after midnight Wednesday morning a Richmond jury recommended...

Military vows to recover bodies from sunken Indonesia ferry

Jun. 21, 2018 7:58 AM EDT

TIGARAS, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's military chief said Thursday that specialist navy equipment will be deployed to pinpoint a ferry that sank in the crater lake of an ancient supervolcano, offering a glimmer of hope to distraught relatives that the bodies of more than 180 people presumed drowned will be...

BBC: Former MSF staff accuse aid workers of sexual misdeeds

Jun. 21, 2018 7:57 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The BBC says former aid workers are accusing staff of charity Doctors Without Borders of using prostitutes and swapping medicine for sex while working in Africa. One woman who spoke anonymously to the BBC said there was "blatant and widespread" use of sex workers, while another said a...

Phillies fan injured by flying hot dog launched by Phanatic

Jun. 21, 2018 7:54 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — It was a flying frankfurter and not a foul ball that left a baseball fan with a black eye in Philadelphia. Kathy McVay says she was at Monday night's Phillies game when the team's mascot, the Phillie Phanatic, rolled out his hot dog launcher. McVay was sitting near home plate and, she...

Police officer charged with raping teen submits resignation

Jun. 21, 2018 7:50 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama police lieutenant charged with forcibly raping a teen relative has resigned. Al.com reports Birmingham Police Lt. Pete Williston submitted his resignation Tuesday. Defense attorney Scott Morro says Williston is remorseful and he and his family along with the police...