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Today in History

Jun. 21, 2018 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, June 21, the 172nd day of 2018. There are 193 days left in the year. Summer begins at 6:07 a.m. Eastern time. Today's Highlight in History: On June 21, 1788, the United States Constitution went into effect as New Hampshire became the ninth state to ratify it. On this date: In...

Lawyers: Judge orders ICE to release Chinese immigrant

Jun. 20, 2018 10:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Chinese immigrant with a young American family in New York has won an emergency stay that temporarily prevents his deportation. The Legal Aid Society said Wednesday a federal judge also ordered Xiu Qing You (show-ching-YOU') to be released from an Immigration and Customs Enforcement...

In reversal, Trump orders halt to his family separation rule

Jun. 20, 2018 9:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bowing to pressure from anxious allies, President Donald Trump abruptly reversed himself Wednesday and signed an executive order halting his administration's policy of separating children from their parents when they are detained illegally crossing the U.S. border. It was a dramatic...

West Virginia Supreme Court justice indicted

Jun. 20, 2018 8:27 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — In public, West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry gave speeches about honesty and integrity in government. In private, federal prosecutors say, he was raking in money by defrauding others. FBI agents arrested Loughry on Wednesday morning and took him to the federal...

Immigration courts packed with cases of kids crossing border

Jun. 20, 2018 8:00 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The little girl wearing pink party shoes topped with bows smiled from her seat in a Los Angeles immigration courtroom. The 7-year-old is happy now that she is worlds away from the violence in her native El Salvador. Gang gunfire once forced her to hit the floor inside her home. She fled...

Judge tells US: Stop meddling with detained Iraqi nationals

Jun. 20, 2018 7:36 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A judge has ordered U.S. immigration officers to stop talking to detained Iraqi-Americans about their cases after lawyers claimed staff members were trying to pressure them to agree to deportation. The American Civil Liberties Union says Iraqi natives who were arrested last year have been...

ICC prosecutor says UN fails to promote justice in Sudan

Jun. 20, 2018 7:29 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court accused the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday of failing to take action against countries that didn't arrest Sudan's president to face charges of genocide in his country's Darfur region. Fatou Bensouda told the council that more than...

AP Sources: Michigan State counsel gets $1.2M, even if fired

Jun. 20, 2018 7:04 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University's new general counsel, appointed in the wake of the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal, would make nearly $1.3 million over three years even if he were let go before his contract ended. Two people familiar with the situation disclosed the provision Wednesday...

The Latest: MSU says no pay for lawyer if fired for cause

Jun. 20, 2018 6:27 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on a contract for Michigan State University's top lawyer (all times local): 6:25 p.m. A Michigan State University spokeswoman says a proposed contract with the school's new general counsel in the wake of the Larry Nassar scandal is being tweaked to clarify that he wouldn't...

The Latest: Rights group: Execution drugs, method need look

Jun. 20, 2018 5:49 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on plans for Nevada's first execution in 12 years (all times local): 2:30 p.m. An advocate says Nevada's governor or prisons chief should stop the planned execution next month of a death-row inmate until questions about the process and a never-before-used, three-drug cocktail...