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

Jun. 22, 2018 8:36 PM 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...

Democrats want US Interior Department staff moves explained

Jun. 22, 2018 7:10 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Democrats in Congress pressed U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Friday to explain the reassignments of dozens of senior agency officials, most recently Yellowstone National Park's superintendent, who was offered an unwanted transfer and then told he'd be gone in August. A group...

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...

Lawsuit: Boston schools cooperate with immigration officials

Jun. 22, 2018 6:15 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A coalition of civil rights and student advocacy groups sued the Boston Public Schools on Thursday to find out how much student information the system shares with federal immigration officials. The groups, including the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice, allege in the...

Julian Castro seizes on border separation while musing run

Jun. 22, 2018 5:41 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Former U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro is seizing on the outcry over family separation at the border as he explores a 2020 presidential run, telling delegates at a Texas Democratic Party convention in Fort Worth Friday that the issue underscores "in...

Latino teens who alleged abuse at center no longer in US

Jun. 22, 2018 5:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawyer for immigrant children who say they were cuffed and beaten by staff inside a Virginia detention facility said Friday they plan to press forward with a federal civil-rights lawsuit, even though two of the teens involved in the case are no longer in the United States. Hannah M....

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...

GOP Rep. King says Ellison helped him with Muslim questions

Jun. 22, 2018 4:33 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican Rep. Steve King says he asked Minnesota Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison — a Muslim — about Muslims working in Iowa pork processing plants. In an interview posted Friday by Breitbart News radio, King says he didn't know whether Muslims would handle pork, so he...

Romanian party leader convicted of graft vows to change laws

Jun. 22, 2018 2:37 PM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The leader of Romania's ruling Social Democratic Party vowed Friday to implement new laws that critics say will dilute the fight against corruption — a move that came a day after he got a 3½-year jail sentence for abuse of office. The Social Democrats reiterated their...

Donald Trump Jr. headlines Montana Republican convention

Jun. 22, 2018 1:53 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Donald Trump Jr. is set to rally Montana Republicans after his father said Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Tester must pay "a big price" for releasing allegations that derailed the White House's Veterans Affairs nominee. The president's son is the keynote speaker at the state GOP's platform...