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Trump, GOP leaders strain for migrant-kids solution

Jun. 19, 2018 7:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican lawmakers and President Donald Trump searched 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 — but with...

US prepares for return of war dead remains from North Korea

Jun. 19, 2018 7:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The American military command in South Korea is preparing for the North Koreans to turn over the remains of an unknown number of U.S. or allied service members who have been missing since the Korean War, U.S. officials said Tuesday. Officials say the timing of a ceremony is uncertain, but...

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...

Governors pull National Guard over immigration policy

Jun. 19, 2018 7:20 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — East Coast governors from both parties are refusing to deploy National Guard resources to the U.S.-Mexico border in protest of a federal immigration policy that is separating children from their families. Some of the states have no more than a handful of resources committed. The move...

'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...

US commander warns against leaving Afghanistan too rapidly

Jun. 19, 2018 6:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The battle-hardened Army commander nominated to take over U.S. military operations in Afghanistan warned senators Tuesday that if America leaves the fight too rapidly, there is a risk Islamic State militants could merge with al-Qaida and plan attacks against the U.S. or its allies. Lt....

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...

Palin's son moves to court program after assaulting father

Jun. 19, 2018 6:04 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Track Palin was formally accepted into a diversion court program Tuesday after assaulting his father, the former first gentleman of the state of Alaska, so severely it left him bleeding from the head. Palin, the son of 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate and former Alaska...

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...

Prosecutors: 5 charged in 'smuggling scheme' after fatal crash of SUV fleeing Border Patrol, deputies in South Texas

Jun. 19, 2018 3:42 PM EDT
DALLAS (AP) — Prosecutors: 5 charged in 'smuggling scheme' after fatal crash of SUV fleeing Border Patrol, deputies in South Texas.