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Trump digs in on immigration as national outrage rises

Jun. 18, 2018 5:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Undaunted and unapologetic, President Donald Trump defended his administration's border-protection policies Monday in the face of rising national outrage over the forced separation of migrant children from their parents. Tough action is needed to fight illegal immigration, he declared and...

2K children alone: Trump's self-inflicted domestic crisis

Jun. 18, 2018 4:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of children split from their families at the U.S. southern border are being held in government-run facilities. A look at how we got here, what's real and what's not, and what might happen next. HOW DID WE GET HERE? Tens of thousands of parents and children, mostly from Honduras,...

Records: Trump Tower failed to follow fish protection rules

Jun. 18, 2018 3:19 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago is one of the largest users of water from the Chicago River, but records show it has never followed state rules governing the protection of the river's fish. State records indicate that the skyscraper siphons nearly 20 million gallons (76...

Spanish king's brother-in-law begins prison term for graft

Jun. 18, 2018 4:40 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The brother-in-law of Spain's King Felipe VI has begun serving a nearly six-year sentence for fraud and tax evasion, Spanish prison authorities said Monday. An official with the Interior Ministry's prison management division said Inaki Urdangarin arrived Monday morning at a prison near Avila,...

The Latest: Croatia beats Nigeria on own-goal, penalty kick

Jun. 16, 2018 5:07 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Saturday at the World Cup (all times local): 12 a.m. Luka Modric scored on a penalty kick after Croatia went ahead on an own-goal by Nigeria in a 2-0 victory in their World Cup match on Saturday night. Nigeria's Oghenekaro Etebo deflected the ball into his own net in the 32nd...

The Latest: White House says Trump backs immigration effort

Jun. 15, 2018 10:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on immigration (all times local): 5:30 p.m. The White House says President Donald Trump does indeed support an immigration bill crafted by House leadership that he said he wouldn't sign in a morning interview. Trump had said in the interview with "Fox & Friends" Friday that...

Kansas court upholds law ending teachers' guaranteed tenure

Jun. 15, 2018 6:25 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas law that stripped public school teachers of guaranteed tenure doesn't violate the state or federal constitution because legislators had the power to modify or end the policy, the state Supreme Court declared Friday. The court ruled against two veteran teachers who sued their...

Texas governor's plan after school shooting meets pushback

Jun. 15, 2018 4:38 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday told his party that gun rights are safe on his watch amid worries by some conservatives over his response to last month's mass shooting at a high school near Houston that killed 10 people. Abbott headlined the Texas GOP Convention in San...

Law to ban 'upskirting' photos blocked by 1 lawmaker in UK

Jun. 15, 2018 4:21 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A law that would make it a criminal offense in the U.K. to take "upskirting" photos was blocked Friday in Parliament despite receiving backing from the British government. The initiative was stopped by a single Conservative Party legislator who objected when the bill was put forward in the...

Bill passage seen as increasing China's hold over Hong Kong

Jun. 15, 2018 5:47 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's legislature has passed a bill that will allow Chinese authorities to enforce their own laws within a portion of the semi-autonomous territory, setting off alarm bells among those concerned about Beijing's tightening grip. Independent lawmakers believe the bill governing the...