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Guatemalan man recounts anguish of separation from toddler

Jun. 20, 2018 3:10 PM EDT

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Three-year-old Genesis Gonzalez Lopez giggled excitedly as she played with her father at a sunny Utah park, zipping down a slide again and again into his arms. The scene this week in Provo, south of Salt Lake City, was a far cry from what the pair experienced on Thanksgiving, when U.S....

Children arriving on border await fate in immigration courts

Jun. 20, 2018 2:30 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The little girl wearing pink party shoes topped with bows smiled from her seat in a Los Angeles immigration courtroom. The 7-year-old is happy now that she is worlds away from the violence in her native El Salvador. Gang gunfire once forced her to hit the floor inside her home. She fled...

Girl reports abusive parents, says sisters are 'chained up'

Jun. 20, 2018 2:24 PM EDT

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A 17-year-old girl who had just escaped her home of horrors called police dispatchers and revealed in a high-pitched voice the abuse that had gone on for years. "My two little sisters right now are chained up," she said in a recording played Wednesday during a hearing to determine...

The Latest: Judge questions US lawyer in California lawsuit

Jun. 20, 2018 2:22 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a court hearing in the Trump administration's immigration lawsuit against California (all times local): 11:20 a.m. A judge says he's not convinced that California passed three laws protecting immigrants in the country illegally to obstruct U.S. immigration...

LAPD releases first body-cam footage after in-custody death

Jun. 20, 2018 2:12 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police released video on Wednesday showing officers interacting with a man last month before he died in custody, marking the first time the nation's third-largest police department has voluntarily released body camera footage to the media. The release followed a change in...

Crowd protests as California fights US immigration lawsuit

Jun. 20, 2018 2:04 PM EDT

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

Latest: Girl says on 911 call that her sisters are chained

Jun. 20, 2018 1:51 PM EDT

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a hearing for California parents accused of shackling their kids (all times local): 10:30 a.m. A 17-year-old girl says on a 911 call played in court that her two little sisters are chained up at their Southern California home. Prosecutors played the call during a...

Eva Longoria gives birth to first child, a son

Jun. 20, 2018 1:36 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eva Longoria is a mom. The actress and husband Jose "Pepe" Baston welcomed Santiago Enrique Baston into the world on Tuesday. They say they are so grateful "for this beautiful blessing." The couple shared the child's first picture with the magazine Hola! USA . The baby, wearing a...

Correction: Western Electric Grid story

Jun. 20, 2018 1:35 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In a story June 19 about a proposal to create regional management of the electric grid in the Western United States, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of a Natural Resources Defense Council official. He is Carl Zichella, not Curt Zichella. A corrected version of...

AP Explains: US has split up families throughout its history

Jun. 20, 2018 11:15 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Some critics of the forced separation of Latino children from their migrant parents say the practice is unprecedented. But it's not the first time the U.S. government has split up families, detained children or allowed others to do so. Throughout American history, during times of...