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Jordan says it won't take in Syrians fleeing new offensive

Jun. 25, 2018 2:11 AM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Officials say Jordan won't take in Syrians fleeing the Syrian government's latest offensive in the south of the country, near Jordan's border. Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad have been advancing deeper into the southern Daraa province, under the cover of airstrikes....

Koreas discuss removing North's artillery from tense border

Jun. 25, 2018 1:43 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The rival Koreas are discussing the possible relocation of North Korea's long-range artillery systems away from the tense Korean border, the South's prime minister said Monday, as the countries forge ahead with steps to lower tensions and extend a recent detente. North Korea has...

Mattis focusing on strategic security issues in China talks

Jun. 25, 2018 12:50 AM EDT

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis laid out plans for a less contentious, more open dialogue with Chinese leaders as he travels to Asia, less than a month after he slammed Beijing at an international conference for its militarization of islands in the South China Sea....

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's mixed signals on immigration, NKorea

Jun. 25, 2018 12:35 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is making broad generalizations about people who arrive illegally in the United States, casting them all as violent criminals when statistics say otherwise. He's also suggesting that a newly signed executive order would solve the problem of family separations at the...

GOP immigration push hampered by Trump, hard-right voters

Jun. 25, 2018 12:24 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican apprehension over President Donald Trump's next tweet and fear of riling conservative voters are undermining GOP leaders' election-year struggle to shove an immigration bill through the House this week, leaving prospects dubious. Party leaders are trying to finally secure the...

Trump says people from Mexico 'invade' US

Jun. 25, 2018 12:05 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump compares people entering the U.S. from Mexico to invaders and says they should be immediately sent back without appearing before a judge. The American Civil Liberties Union said in response that such a step would be illegal and violate the Constitution that Trump...

Today in History

Jun. 25, 2018 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, June 25, the 176th day of 2018. There are 189 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 25, 1868, Congress passed an Omnibus Act allowing for the readmission of Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina to the Union. On this date:...

Trump wants those who 'invade' sent right back

Jun. 24, 2018 8:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Sunday compared people entering the U.S. from Mexico to invaders and said they should be immediately sent back without appearing before a judge. The American Civil Liberties Union said in response that such a step would be illegal and violate the Constitution...

Trump lobs new threats against countries trading with the US

Jun. 24, 2018 6:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is lobbing new threats against U.S. trade partners. Trump says Sunday on Twitter that the U.S. is "insisting" that countries remove "artificial" trade barriers and tariffs on U.S. imports to their countries "or be met with more than Reciprocity by the U.S.A." He...

The Latest: GOP leaders hampered in immigration legislation

Jun. 24, 2018 5:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and immigration (all times local): 12:05 p.m. President Donald Trump says people who "invade" the U.S. must immediately be sent back to their countries and not be given a court hearing. Trump tweets Sunday that the U.S. immigration system is "laughed at all over the...