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Democrats rail against economy-for-the-rich in first debate

Jun. 27, 2019 1:03 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Ten Democrats railed against a national economy and Republican administration they argued exist only for the rich as presidential candidates debated onstage for the first time in the young 2020 season, embracing inequality as a defining theme in their fight to deny President Donald Trump a...

Man who fled country prior to trial returned to Oregon jail

Jun. 27, 2019 12:16 AM EDT

BEND, Ore. (AP) — A man who fled to Mexico and Canada before his trial on child sexual abuse charges has been returned to an Oregon jail. KTVZ-TV reported Wednesday that 45-year-old Ezekiel Sandoval Garcia was transferred to the Deschutes County Jail in Bend June 7. Police say the former Redmond resident...

Trump, Dems clash over who is to blame for migrant deaths

Jun. 27, 2019 12:08 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democrats clashed Wednesday over who was to blame for the deaths of a migrant father and his daughter whose drowned bodies were seen in searing photos from the U.S.-Mexico border. "Watching that image of Oscar and his daughter Valeria was heartbreaking. It...

Migrant: Young family ignored advice against border swim

Jun. 27, 2019 12:03 AM EDT

MATAMOROS, Mexico (AP) — The young family from El Salvador appeared in this border city over the weekend with fear already on their faces. They went to the downtown bridge that leads to Brownsville, Texas, where Xiomara Mejia, herself also a migrant from Central America, explained that the newcomers would...

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

Jun. 26, 2019 11:05 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...

The Latest: Democrats talk gun violence in personal terms

Jun. 26, 2019 10:26 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic presidential debates (all times local): 10:20 p.m. The Democratic presidential candidates are talking in very personal terms about gun violence and how to curb it. Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey said at Wednesday's debate that he lives in a neighborhood where...

The Latest: Dems to propose changes to Senate border bill

Jun. 26, 2019 8:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and emergency border aid (all times local): 8 p.m. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says Democrats will propose changes to a $4.6 billion Senate-approved border bill to add new requirements for care of migrants. The California Democrat says in a written statement late...

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

Jun. 26, 2019 8:12 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...

AP Explains: What happens when migrants arrive at US border

Jun. 26, 2019 7:54 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The harrowing photo of a drowned toddler and her father along the Rio Grande has illustrated the risks migrants are willing to take to reach the U.S., even as increasingly hardline policies by President Donald Trump's administration aim to keep them out. For many people trying to enter the...

Photos of migrant father and daughter spark global anguish

Jun. 26, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

From the Vatican to the U.S. Congress and campaign trail, expressions of anguish, empathy and outrage poured out Wednesday over the photos of a migrant father and young daughter who drowned while trying to cross the Rio Grande from Mexico to enter the United States without legal permission. The photos show the...