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House GOP gets little direction from Trump on immigration

Jun. 20, 2018 6:53 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump told House Republicans he is "1,000 percent" behind their rival immigration bills, providing little clear direction for party leaders searching for a way to defuse the escalating controversy over family separations at the southern border. And it's uncertain if...

Hearing set for California parents accused of shackling kids

Jun. 20, 2018 3:14 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors were expected to begin making their case Wednesday against a Southern California couple suspected of starving and shackling their children in a case that drew worldwide headlines when the parents were arrested last winter. David and Louise Turpin are scheduled to appear for a...

Florida man gets 10 years for killing friend during fight

Jun. 20, 2018 2:57 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for shooting and killing his friend during a fight. The Sun Sentinel reports that 43-year-old Rodney Chavers was sentenced Tuesday. He was convicted of manslaughter in April. Chavers testified that he and 42-year-old Tarrie...

California to defend immigration laws against Trump

Jun. 20, 2018 2:39 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After repeatedly suing the Trump administration over U.S. immigration policies, California will find itself in an unusual position Wednesday: defending protections for people in the country illegally against a court challenge by the federal government. U.S. Judge John Mendez in...

Chicago teen to be sentenced in 2014 Facebook feud slaying

Jun. 20, 2018 12:51 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago teenager will be sentenced Wednesday for using a gun given to her by an uncle to kill another girl in what started as a Facebook feud over a boy, ending a chapter in a case that came to symbolize how the gun violence that plagues parts of the city passes from one generation to the...

Convicted Republican businessman's company targets Democrats

Jun. 20, 2018 12:07 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio telemarketing company whose Republican owner spent more than a year in prison following a campaign finance probe has organized employees and suppliers in a retaliatory effort to bring down two prominent Democrats, The Associated Press has learned. An explosive memo posted...

Opening statements in ex-New York Senate leader's retrial

Jun. 20, 2018 12:06 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Opening statements are set to begin in the retrial of ex-New York Senate leader Dean Skelos (SKEH'-lohs) and his son on corruption charges. Skelos and his son, Adam, were convicted in 2015 of extortion, conspiracy and bribery. Dean Skelos, a 70-year-old Republican, was sentenced to five...

The Latest: AMA calls for an end to border separations

Jun. 20, 2018 12:05 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and immigration (all times EDT): 12:01 a.m. The largest U.S. doctors' group, the American Medical Association, is urging the Trump administration to end promptly the practice of separating children from their migrating families at the southern border. The AMA's...

Jurors to resume deliberations in Mafia boss murder trial

Jun. 20, 2018 12:04 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Jurors are set to resume deliberations in the case of a New England Mafia boss accused of killing a nightclub owner in 1993. Francis "Cadillac Frank" Salemme is charged with murder in the slaying of Steven DiSarro. Jurors failed to reach a verdict on their first day of deliberations Tuesday...

Florida man gets 12 years in battery of deputy, police dog

Jun. 19, 2018 10:54 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been found guilty of kicking a sheriff's deputy and a police dog. The News-Press reports 52-year-old Dennis Lamar Flint was sentenced Tuesday to 12 years in prison for the assault. A State Attorney's Office release says Lee County Sheriff deputies responded to a...