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California lawmaker attacked over net neutrality decision

Jun. 22, 2018 9:23 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California lawmaker's decision to alter a net neutrality bill considered one of the nation's most aggressive efforts to require an equal playing field on the internet has generated intensely personal online attacks aimed at his family as well as criticism from fellow Democrats...

For immigrants, still no word on when they will be reunited

Jun. 22, 2018 7:32 PM EDT

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Two days after President Donald Trump ordered an end to the separation of families at the border, federal authorities Friday cast about for jail space to detain them together, leaving hundreds of parents in the dark on when they would be reunited with their children. Immigration and...

Trump sabotages GOP plans in Congress. Again.

Jun. 22, 2018 6:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just when House Republicans needed Donald Trump's backing the most — on their big immigration overhaul — he dashed off a presidential tweet on Friday saying they should quit wasting their time on it. It's hardly the first time the president has abandoned his allies in a...

The Latest: Pentagon seeking space for adult migrants

Jun. 22, 2018 5:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on immigration legislation (all times local): 5 p.m. The Pentagon says it is searching nationwide for space on military installations that could be used to house adult migrants who have tried to cross the U.S. border illegally. In a brief statement, spokesman Lt. Col. Jamie...

House approves bill expanding treatment for opioid abuse

Jun. 22, 2018 2:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has overwhelmingly approved legislation designed to give health care providers more tools to stem an opioid crisis that is killing more than 115 people in the United States daily. The legislation passed Friday by a vote of 396-14. It incorporates dozens of opioid-related bills...

10 Things to Know for Today

Jun. 22, 2018 6:51 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. CONFUSION ON BORDER AFTER TRUMP REVERSAL ON FAMILY SEPARATION President Donald Trump's reversal of a policy separating immigrant children from parents is causing uncertainty for both migrant families and the...

Official: Hundreds of kids reunited with families since May

Jun. 22, 2018 2:33 AM EDT

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — About 500 of the more than 2,300 children separated from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border have been reunited since May, a senior Trump administration official said Thursday, as confusion mounted over the "zero tolerance" policy that called for the prosecution of anyone caught...

The Latest: House immigration overhaul hanging by a thread

Jun. 21, 2018 10:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the immigration controversy (all times local): 10:50 p.m. The House Republican immigration overhaul is dangling precariously, imperiled by stubborn differences between conservative and moderate factions. It hasn't been helped by President Donald Trump's running commentary...

GOP struggles to salvage immigration bill, postpones vote

Jun. 21, 2018 7:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Republican immigration overhaul dangled precariously Thursday, imperiled by stubborn differences between conservative and moderate factions — and by President Donald Trump's running commentary about a bill he only half-heartedly supported and then suggested would never...

WHAT'S HAPPENING: A struggle for next steps on immigration

Jun. 21, 2018 7:38 PM EDT

A day after President Donald Trump signed an executive order that stopped the separations of parents and children at the U.S.-Mexico border, the government wrestled with the ramifications of the order and had no clear plan to reunite the more than 2,300 children with their mothers and fathers. A look at the...