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APNewsBreak: Youngest migrants held in 'tender age' shelters

Jun. 20, 2018 7:15 AM EDT

Trump administration officials have been sending babies and other young children forcibly separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border to at least three "tender age" shelters in South Texas, The Associated Press has learned. Lawyers and medical providers who have visited the Rio Grande Valley shelters...

No clear plan yet on how to reunite parents with children

Jun. 20, 2018 6:34 AM EDT

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — Trump administration officials say they have no clear plan yet on how to reunite the thousands of children separated from their families at the border since the implementation of a zero-tolerance policy in which anyone caught entering the U.S. illegally is criminally prosecuted. "This...

House GOP gets little direction from Trump on immigration

Jun. 20, 2018 6:53 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump told House Republicans he is "1,000 percent" behind their rival immigration bills, providing little clear direction for party leaders searching for a way to defuse the escalating controversy over family separations at the southern border. And it's uncertain if...

10 Things to Know for Today

Jun. 20, 2018 6:26 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHERE YOUNGEST MIGRANTS ARE BEING HELD Migrant babies and young children are being held in special "tender age" shelters in South Texas after being taken from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, AP...

Drawings expose sexual abuses in UAE-run prisons in Yemen

Jun. 20, 2018 5:00 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The 15 officers who arrived at the prison in southern Yemen hid their faces behind head dresses, but their accents were clearly foreign — from the United Arab Emirates. They lined up the detainees and ordered them to undress and lie down. The officers then searched the anal cavity of...

AP Explains: US has split up families throughout its history

Jun. 20, 2018 4:59 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Some critics of the forced separation of Latino children from their migrant parents say the practice is unprecedented. But it's not the first time the U.S. government has split up families, detained children or allowed others to do so. Throughout American history, during times of...

Divers search Indonesian lake for 192 missing after sinking

Jun. 20, 2018 6:37 AM EDT

TIGARAS, Indonesia (AP) — Distraught relatives slammed Indonesia's government for not enforcing basic safety measures on passenger boats and pleaded Wednesday for a bigger search effort for more than 190 people presumed drowned after a ferry sank on a picturesque Sumatran lake early this week. The wooden...

South Korea leader urges denuclearization steps from North

Jun. 20, 2018 6:45 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — South Korea's president urged North Korea on Wednesday to present a plan with concrete steps toward denuclearization, raising the pressure on its leader Kim Jong Un during his visit to Beijing to discuss the outcome of his summit with U.S. President Donald Trump. Kim left for Pyongyang later...

Canadian senate passes weed bill but legalization delayed

Jun. 20, 2018 2:37 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Canada's Senate gave final passage Tuesday to the federal government's bill to legalize cannabis, though Canadians will have to wait at least a couple of months to legally buy marijuana as their country becomes the second in the world to make pot legal nationwide. Prime Minister Justin...

Fans grieve as detectives search for XXXTentacion's killers

Jun. 20, 2018 4:00 AM EDT

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (AP) — For hours, the fans came in a steady stream to mourn and pay their respects at the spot where rapper XXXTentacion was gunned down, some leaving behind expressions of sympathy along a fence and on the sidewalk. No arrests have been announced in the shooting of the 20-year-old...

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Alexa, I can trust you with my checkbook, right?

Jun. 20, 2018 7:19 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Hey Alexa, what's my bank account balance? Big banks and financial companies have started to offer banking through virtual assistants — Amazon's Alexa, Apple's Siri, and Google's Assistant — in a way that will allow customers to check their balances, pay bills and, in the near...

Groundhog Day for May as UK Brexit bill faces new challenge

Jun. 20, 2018 7:19 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government is facing another knife-edge vote in Parliament over how much control lawmakers should have in the country's departure from the European Union. The House of Commons is debating a proposal Wednesday that would make the government get Parliament's approval before agreeing...

Eritrea sending delegation to rival Ethiopia for peace talks

Jun. 20, 2018 7:16 AM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Eritrea's president announced Wednesday he is sending a rare delegation to neighboring Ethiopia for peace talks, days after Ethiopia's new prime minister took a major step toward calming deadly tensions with its decades-long rival. This is the first such delegation since 1998,...

APNewsBreak: Youngest migrants held in 'tender age' shelters

Jun. 20, 2018 7:15 AM EDT

Trump administration officials have been sending babies and other young children forcibly separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border to at least three "tender age" shelters in South Texas, The Associated Press has learned. Lawyers and medical providers who have visited the Rio Grande Valley shelters...

Iran's top leader opposes joining anti-money-laundering body

Jun. 20, 2018 7:11 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has publically opposed joining a global anti-money laundering convention. Referring to recent debates in country's parliament on joining the Financial Action Task Force, Khamenei told lawmakers Wednesday: "It is not necessary to join...

Israel strikes Hamas after heavy rocket attacks from Gaza

Jun. 20, 2018 7:08 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli warplanes struck Hamas positions in Gaza after Palestinian militants there fired dozens of rockets and mortars at southern communities early Wednesday, the military said. The Palestinian fire came hours after the Israeli military said it struck Hamas infrastructure in response to...

UN Human Rights Council back to work with US seats empty

Jun. 20, 2018 7:08 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The United Nations' Human Rights Council returned to business as usual Wednesday despite the U.S. pulling out a day earlier. Russia blasted the American move, calling it "boorish" and saying the U.S. "inflicted a powerful blow to its human rights reputation." The U.N.'s top rights body, based...

UK panel finds 450 lives shortened by hospital's opioid use

Jun. 20, 2018 7:04 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A British panel has found at least 450 had their lives shortened by a hospital's institutionalized regime of administering opioids without medical justification. The report released Wednesday found an "institutionalized" practice of prescribing and administering opioids without medical reason...

Yemeni forces say they seized Hodeida airport runway

Jun. 20, 2018 7:02 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni fighters backed by the United Arab Emirates said they seized the southern runway of the international airport near the key Yemeni city of Hodeida, as fighting raged Wednesday between pro-government forces backed by a Saudi-led coalition and Iranian-backed Shiite Houthi rebels....

Volgograd provides the proper perspective at World Cup

Jun. 20, 2018 6:56 AM EDT

VOLGOGRAD, Russia (AP) — Nearly 60 years since it changed its name to Volgograd, the Russian city once called Stalingrad and its bloody history loom large even in the midst of the fun and football of the World Cup. Stalingrad, the name of the city on the Volga river between 1925 and 1961, is now often...