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Florida prepares for influx of immigrants from Mexico border

May. 16, 2019 9:21 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Officials in South Florida say they are preparing for an influx of immigrants being sent by the federal government as the number of migrants arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border grows rapidly. Broward County Mayor Mark Bogen said Thursday that officials in his community and...

White House escalates resistance to House probes

May. 15, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House sharply escalated its resistance to congressional attempts to investigate President Donald Trump , notifying the House Judiciary panel Wednesday that it would refuse to comply with sweeping requests for documents and witness testimony while declaring that the legislative...

Philly soda tax study sees sales dip, health impact unclear

May. 14, 2019 12:47 PM EDT

A new study bolsters evidence that soda taxes can reduce sales, but whether they influence health remains unclear. The research found that Philadelphia's 2017 tax led to a 38 percent decline in sugary soda and diet drink sales that year, even when taking into account an increase in sales in neighboring towns. The...

California governor pardons 2 ex-refugees facing deportation

May. 13, 2019 9:50 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Two former Cambodian refugees facing deportation for crimes committed as young adults were among seven people granted clemency Monday by California Gov. Gavin Newsom in his first pardons since taking office in January. Newsom pardoned Kang Hen, of San Jose, who pleaded guilty to...

Planes, buses moving migrants from crowded border shelters

May. 13, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — U.S. authorities have begun using aircraft to move migrants to less-crowded areas for processing, while asylum-seeking families were being bused north to Colorado to alleviate the strain on overwhelmed shelters along the border in Texas and New Mexico. Several dozen migrants arrived...

Company comes to aid of students offered jelly sandwiches

May. 10, 2019 3:06 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The yogurt company Chobani plans to pay the school lunch debts of low-income families with students attending a district that made headlines by announcing children who owe money would get cold sunflower butter and jelly sandwiches instead of a hot meal, the mayor's office confirmed...

Pelosi pledges methodical action on 'constitutional crisis'

May. 9, 2019 12:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday the country faces a "constitutional crisis" over President Donald Trump's resistance to congressional investigation, and she promised a methodical, if lengthy, effort to pursue oversight of the White House. Pelosi made no promise for a swift House...

Items seized from mayor's office shed light on investigation

May. 9, 2019 5:47 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Officials in Baltimore's City Hall have released a list of items seized by federal agents when they raided former Mayor Catherine Pugh's office. The inventory released Wednesday sheds some light on the ongoing federal investigation into Pugh. She resigned a week after her offices, homes...

The Latest: House panel votes to hold AG Barr in contempt

May. 8, 2019 10:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia report (all times local): 10:50 p.m. The House Judiciary Committee has voted to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress. The vote Wednesday capped a day of ever-deepening dispute between congressional...

Pence slams district court rulings against Trump policies

May. 8, 2019 10:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday that the Trump administration intends to challenge the right of federal district courts to issue rulings blocking nationwide policies, arguing that such injunctions are obstructing President Donald Trump's agenda on immigration, health care and...