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Mexico closes temporary migrant shelter near US border

Feb. 19, 2019 7:06 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Officials in the northern Mexico border state of Coahuila said Tuesday they have closed a shelter in the border city of Piedras Negras where about 1,600 Central American migrants had been confined during the past two weeks. Many of the migrants have been bused to neighboring states,...

Trump says he has 'absolute right' to declare emergency

Feb. 19, 2019 7:05 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Tuesday that he would prevail over a multistate lawsuit challenging his emergency declaration to pay for a U.S.-Mexico border wall. Speaking to reporters at the White House, Trump said he expected to do "very well" against the suit, adding that he had an...

Jailed Citgo executives in limbo amid Venezuela turmoil

Feb. 19, 2019 6:48 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A faint voice comes through the crackled phone line. On the other end, Tomeu Vadell, speaking from a military counterintelligence prison in Venezuela's capital, asks his daughters in Louisiana whether they've gone to church and says he plans to spend his Sunday doing pushups to keep his body...

Oklahoma agriculture board approves poultry farm proposals

Feb. 19, 2019 6:30 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Board of Agriculture on Tuesday approved proposals for new or expanding poultry operations requiring them to be a certain distance away from homes and schools, but some eastern Oklahoma residents say the plan doesn't go far enough. The board voted 3-2 for the rules that...

Lawmakers tour Florida migrant teen camp, want policy shift

Feb. 19, 2019 6:16 PM EST

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Congressional Democrats from Florida and Texas on Tuesday toured a migrant camp, where they said children are being held for too long in a place that has a "prison-like" feeling. The lawmakers held a news conference after visiting a facility in Homestead, Florida. They pledged to...

Newspaper calls for KKK resurgence, schools rescind honors

Feb. 19, 2019 5:32 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A small-town newspaper has called for a resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan, prompting two universities to withdraw the awards it had given its editor. Auburn University and the University of Southern Mississippi decided Tuesday to rescind previous honors for Goodloe Sutton, editor and...

Trump orders creation of Space Force, but within Air Force

Feb. 19, 2019 5:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday directed the Pentagon to develop plans to create a new Space Force within the Air Force, accepting less than the full-fledged department he'd wanted. Before signing a document instructing the defense secretary to draft proposed legislation, Trump said...

Georgia voting problems highlighted in congressional hearing

Feb. 19, 2019 5:14 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Strict voter registration requirements, polling place confusion and other obstacles Georgia voters faced in 2018 show why federal oversight of elections is still needed in places with a history of discrimination, said several people who testified Tuesday during a congressional field hearing....

The Latest: Georgia voting problems highlighted at hearing

Feb. 19, 2019 5:11 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on a congressional field hearing in Atlanta on voting problems (all times local): ___ 5:05 p.m. Those testifying at a congressional hearing in Atlanta on voting problems offered examples of how gerrymandering, cutbacks to early voting and polling place closures in Georgia had...

Governor signs measure to hike Illinois minimum wage to $15

Feb. 19, 2019 4:54 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a measure Tuesday gradually hiking the statewide minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025, an early victory for the Democrat on the eve of his first annual budget proposal. Fulfilling one of his top campaign promises just five weeks into the job,...