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New Jersey couple disappears in Barbados while jet skiing

Jun. 26, 2019 5:07 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A couple from New Jersey vacationing in Barbados is missing after going jet skiing. The Royal Barbados Police say in a release that Oscar Suarez and Magdalena DeVille were last seen Monday afternoon in Holetown Beach when the rented jet skis. When they didn't return after about 30...

Wayfair workers protest sale to detention center

Jun. 26, 2019 5:07 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Employees at online home furnishings retailer Wayfair walked out Wednesday to protest the company's decision to sell $200,000 worth of furniture to a government contractor that runs a detention center for migrant children in Texas. The protest triggered a broader backlash against the company,...

Montana official uses border trip to promote campaign

Jun. 26, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Attorney General Tim Fox is using his recent trip to the U.S.-Mexico border to promote his campaign for governor, but state Department of Justice officials maintain the visit was for official business and won't seek reimbursement for the costs from the campaign. The agency paid...

'They died in each other's arms,' migrant's mother says

Jun. 26, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

SAN MARTIN, El Salvador (AP) — The mother of a man who drowned alongside his 23-month-old daughter while trying to cross the Rio Grande into Texas says she finds a heartbreaking photograph of their bodies hard to look at but takes some comfort in knowing "they died in each other's arms." Óscar Alberto...

Venezuela gov't says it thwarted plot seeking to kill Maduro

Jun. 26, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan officials say they have foiled a plot to overthrow the government that included assassinating President Nicolas Maduro and his closest political allies. Maduro spokesman Jorge Rodriguez said on state television Wednesday that a network of mostly retired police officers...

Trump, Democrats blame each other for migrant deaths

Jun. 26, 2019 4:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democrats blamed each other Wednesday for the deaths of a migrant father and his toddler daughter whose bodies were seen in searing photographs, symbolizing the perils faced by those trying to cross illegally into the U.S. Speaking with reporters as he left the...

Senate passes $4.6B border aid measure; Pelosi seeks talks

Jun. 26, 2019 3:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP-held Senate on Wednesday passed a bipartisan $4.6 billion measure to deliver aid to the southern border before the government runs out of money to care for thousands of migrant families and unaccompanied children. The sweeping 84-8 vote came less than 24 hours after the...

The Latest: Senate OKs bipartisan bill to care for migrants

Jun. 26, 2019 3:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and emergency border aid (all times local): 3:30 p.m. The Senate has approved bipartisan legislation providing $4.6 billion to care for thousands of migrants streaming into the U.S. across the Mexican border. The measure resembles a package Democrats already pushed...

AP Interview: Russia hails Norway-brokered Venezuela talks

Jun. 26, 2019 2:35 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's envoy on Venezuela said that Norway-brokered talks between the South American country's government and the opposition have raised a glimmer of hope for settling the crisis, strongly warning the U.S. against using force. Alexander Shchetinin, head of the Russian Foreign Ministry's...

Cuba Gooding Jr.'s request to toss groping case is denied

Jun. 26, 2019 2:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge rejected Cuba Gooding Jr.'s bid to throw out his New York City groping case so he can continue working, saying Wednesday that she needed time to review written arguments and didn't want to make a rash decision. Judge Keisha Espinal said she wouldn't rule on the actor's request to...