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The Latest: Trump taunts SC Rep. Sanford in GOP meeting

Jun. 19, 2018 7:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and immigration (all times EDT): 7:05 p.m. President Donald Trump worked in a verbal jab at Rep. Mark Sanford, a Republican from South Carolina, as he spoke to House Republicans Tuesday evening on Capitol Hill. "I want to congratulate Mark on a great race," Trump...

Arkansas-Texas Tech game at CWS is postponed until Wednesday

Jun. 19, 2018 7:19 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The College World Series game between Arkansas and Texas Tech has been postponed because of the threat of rain in the Omaha area Tuesday night. The Razorbacks and Red Raiders will play their Bracket 2 winners' game on Wednesday. The Bracket 1 losers' game between North Carolina and...

Cruz's flip-flop on family separation shows threat to GOP

Jun. 19, 2018 7:14 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Ted Cruz has staged a dramatic about-face on the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policies, laying bare how politically damaging the issue of separating children from parents accused of crossing the border illegally is becoming for Republicans facing voters this...

That's Kowar with a K: 13 in Gators' 6-1 CWS win over Texas

Jun. 19, 2018 7:09 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Jackson Kowar struck out a career-high 13 in 6 2/3 innings, Jonathan India hit a three-run homer and defending national champion Florida eliminated Texas from the College World Series with a 6-1 win on Tuesday. Kowar (10-5) held the Longhorns scoreless on five hits, mixing his changeup...

'Don't leave me, Mom': Detainee tells of separation from son

Jun. 19, 2018 6:52 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The call came at mealtime — an anonymous threat demanding $5,000 or her son's life. So Blanca Orantes-Lopez, her 8-year-old boy and his father packed up and left the Pacific surfing town of Puerto La Libertad in El Salvador and headed for the United States. Two months later, she sits...

Trump, GOP leaders strain for migrant-kids solution

Jun. 19, 2018 6:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican lawmakers and President Donald Trump searched anxiously Tuesday evening for a way to end the administration's policy of separating families after illegal border crossings, with their focus shifting to a new plan to keep children in detention longer than now permitted —...

5 charged in 'smuggling scheme' after fatal crash in Texas

Jun. 19, 2018 6:35 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Five people have been charged in a "smuggling scheme" following the fatal crash of an SUV that was fleeing Border Patrol agents and sheriff's deputies in South Texas, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the western district of Texas said the charges were filed in...

The Latest: SUV driver among those charged after fatal wreck

Jun. 19, 2018 5:59 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on the fatal crash of an SUV fleeing Border Patrol agents and sheriff's deputies in South Texas (all times local): 5 p.m. Authorities say the driver of an SUV that crashed while fleeing Border Patrol and law enforcement agents in South Texas is among those facing charges after the...

US pays $400K to settle lawsuit with border agent with PTSD

Jun. 19, 2018 5:50 PM EDT

BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) — The federal government has agreed to pay $400,000 to settle a lawsuit by a former U.S. Border Patrol agent who said his assignment in Texas triggered post-traumatic stress disorder from his war service. Anthony Gazvoda wanted a transfer to the U.S.-Canada border in northern Michigan,...

Documents detail journey of woman accused of slaying husband

Jun. 19, 2018 4:18 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A woman accused of killing her husband in Minnesota and a woman she later met in Florida stood in an acquaintance's driveway staring at her car, then fled when the acquaintance appeared, according to newly released documents that detail her daily movements. The state attorney's...