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Confusion swirls on border after Trump reversal on families

Jun. 22, 2018 5:19 AM EDT

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Immigration enforcement on the U.S.-Mexico border was plunged deeper into chaos over President Donald Trump's reversal of a policy separating immigrant children from parents, causing uncertainty for both migrant families and the federal agencies in charge of prosecuting and detaining...

Hope, despair in poetry by immigrant children in US lockup

Jun. 22, 2018 2:17 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The young immigrants held in prison-like conditions at a juvenile detention center in the mountains of Virginia express despair. Some cling to pleasant memories from home. For a select few, there is hope. For a handful of immigrants who came to the U.S. from Central America — many as...

Dems seek info about Virginia facility after abuse claims

Jun. 22, 2018 5:05 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Virginia's two Democratic senators asked the Trump administration Friday for answers about operations at a juvenile detention facility in the state where immigrant children said they were bound, beaten and isolated in solitary confinement. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine sent to the head...

Trump jabbed first, and now world hits back in trade fight

Jun. 22, 2018 2:39 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States attacked first, imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum from around the globe and threatening to hit tens of billions of dollars in Chinese products. Now, the world is punching back. The European Union is set Friday to slap tariffs on $3.4 billion in American products,...

AP Explains: Reunions between Korean families divided by war

Jun. 21, 2018 11:49 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North and South Korean officials met Friday to map out details for what would be a highly emotional reunion of families separated since the 1950-53 Korean War. A look at key issues: ___ MILLIONS SPLIT BY WAR After the conflict ended with an armistice, not a peace treaty, the two...

'He cried and hugged me': Brazilian still separated from son

Jun. 22, 2018 12:09 AM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Twenty-six days after being apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border with his son, a Brazilian man in detention says he has no idea when he may see his 9-year-old, who he fears is distraught and having difficulty communicating because he only speaks Portuguese. In a phone interview late...

GOP struggles to salvage immigration bill, postpones vote

Jun. 22, 2018 2:40 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Republican immigration overhaul is dangling precariously. It is imperiled by stubborn differences between conservative and moderate factions — and by President Donald Trump's running commentary about a bill he only half-heartedly supported and then suggested would never...

Melania Trump dons 'I really don't care, do u?' jacket

Jun. 22, 2018 2:44 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump went to Texas to show she cared about migrant children. Her fashion choice carried a baffling counter-message. The first lady wore a green, hooded military jacket from the fast-fashion brand Zara that read "I really don't care, do u?" both as she departed and returned to...

Protest marches no longer need famous face to rally crowds

Jun. 22, 2018 5:15 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. marching arm-in-arm with other civil rights activists. Cesar Chavez hoisting a picket sign in a farm workers' strike. Gloria Steinem rallying other feminists for equal rights. During the 1960s and into the 1970s, amid the turbulence of protests for civil...

After giving birth, New Zealand leader craves mac-n-cheese

Jun. 22, 2018 2:07 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was regaining her strength with macaroni and cheese on Friday and planned to spend at least one more night in an Auckland public hospital with her newborn girl. Ardern on Thursday became just the second elected world leader to give...

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Confusion swirls on border after Trump reversal on families

Jun. 22, 2018 5:19 AM EDT

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Immigration enforcement on the U.S.-Mexico border was plunged deeper into chaos over President Donald Trump's reversal of a policy separating immigrant children from parents, causing uncertainty for both migrant families and the federal agencies in charge of prosecuting and detaining...

The Latest: Separated 7-year-old, migrant mom are reunited

Jun. 22, 2018 5:16 AM EDT

McALLEN, Texas (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): 5:15 a.m. A 7-year-old boy and his migrant mother who had been separated have been reunited after she sued in...

Protest marches no longer need famous face to rally crowds

Jun. 22, 2018 5:15 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. marching arm-in-arm with other civil rights activists. Cesar Chavez hoisting a picket sign in a farm workers' strike. Gloria Steinem rallying other feminists for equal rights. During the 1960s and into the 1970s, amid the turbulence of protests for civil...

African wild dogs make comeback at Mozambican wildlife park

Jun. 22, 2018 5:09 AM EDT

GORONGOSA NATIONAL PARK, Mozambique (AP) — The African wild dogs are back. There are just 14 of them, far fewer than those that roamed Mozambique's Gorongosa National Park before the nearly two-decade civil war that started in the 1970s. As up to a million people lost their lives to violence and famine,...

A look at dual elections in Turkey testing Erdogan's power

Jun. 22, 2018 5:07 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish voters will vote Sunday in a historic double election for the presidency and parliament. The vote will be a game changer, putting into full force constitutional changes transforming Turkey's ruling system into an executive presidency. It will either solidify President Recep Tayyip...

Dems seek info about Virginia facility after abuse claims

Jun. 22, 2018 5:05 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Virginia's two Democratic senators asked the Trump administration Friday for answers about operations at a juvenile detention facility in the state where immigrant children said they were bound, beaten and isolated in solitary confinement. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine sent to the head...

Democratic senators want meeting, answers from Trump administration over reports of immigrant children abuse in Virginia

Jun. 22, 2018 5:02 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic senators want meeting, answers from Trump administration over reports of immigrant children abuse in Virginia.

The Latest: German business warns UK risks disorderly Brexit

Jun. 22, 2018 5:00 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on businesses warning about Brexit's fallout (all times local): 10:00 a.m. Germany's main business lobby group is warning that Britain is on course for a "disorderly Brexit" and urging its government to stop playing for time. Joachim Lang, the director general of the Federation of...

Italy's interior minister says Malta should take rescue boat

Jun. 22, 2018 5:00 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Italy's interior minister says Malta should allow a Dutch-flagged rescue ship carrying 224 migrants to make port there because the ship is now in Maltese waters. Matteo Salvini on Friday said "we ask humanly and politically that Malta finally opens one of its ports and lets these desperate...

Malaysia names new central bank governor

Jun. 22, 2018 4:58 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia has named Nor Shamsiah Mohamad Yunus, an experienced former central bank official, as the new central bank governor. Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said Friday that the king has consented to Nor Shamsiah's appointment to head Bank Negara Malaysia from July 1 for a...