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Trump pushes tough immigration stance in Nevada appearance

Jun. 23, 2018 4:48 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — President Donald Trump pressed his tough immigration stance at a Nevada political convention Saturday, telling hundreds "we have to be very strong" to keep people, including violent gang members, from entering the country illegally. Trump was in Las Vegas to boost the candidacy of Dean...

Republican debate for Tennessee governor canceled

Jun. 23, 2018 2:23 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Organizers have canceled a scheduled Republican debate for governor because two of the leading candidates said they would not participate. The Tennessean reports the debate had been scheduled for Tuesday at Belmont University between Knoxville businessman Randy Boyd, House Speaker...

Trump advises GOP: Quit wasting time on immigration.

Jun. 23, 2018 5:04 AM 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 saying they should quit wasting their time on it. The Friday tweet is hardly the first time the president has abandoned his allies in a...

The Latest: Kansas welfare agency says children's needs met

Jun. 23, 2018 4:27 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) — The Latest on the separation of immigrant children from their parents following President Donald Trump's order allowing them to remain with their parents (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Kansas' child welfare agency has concluded after an inspection that immigrant children housed in...

Plans unclear for reuniting separated immigrant children

Jun. 22, 2018 11:57 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...

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...

The Latest: Governor calls contempt ruling unjustified

Jun. 22, 2018 8:54 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on a contempt of court ruling against the Arizona prisons chief for failing to adequately improve health care for inmates (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Gov. Doug Ducey's office says a contempt of court ruling against Arizona's prison director for failing to adequately improve...

Nearly 400 people used California assisted death law in 2017

Jun. 22, 2018 8:23 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California health officials reported Friday that 374 terminally ill people took drugs to end their lives in 2017, the first full year after a law made the option legal. The California Department of Public Health said 577 people received aid-in-dying drugs last year, but not...

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...