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Trump, GOP to huddle as outrage builds over border policy

Jun. 19, 2018 5:29 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Calls are mounting on Capitol Hill for the Trump administration to end the separation of families at the southern border ahead of a visit from President Donald Trump to discuss legislation. Trump's meeting late Tuesday afternoon with House Republicans comes at a time when lawmakers in...

Soto, Hicks HRs give Nats, Yanks unusual doubleheader split

Jun. 19, 2018 12:53 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a long and odd day, one that started with teenager Juan Soto homering in a game that officially was played before he made his major league debut. Huh? Soto delivered a tiebreaking, pinch-hit, two-run shot in the sixth inning of a game that began and was suspended because of rain...

Origins of family separation issue stretch back many years

Jun. 19, 2018 12:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of children split from their families at the U.S. southern border are being held in government-run facilities. A look at how we got here, what's real and what's not, and what might happen next. HOW DID WE GET HERE? Tens of thousands of parents and children, mostly from Honduras,...

Nats get RHP Kelvin Herrera from Royals for 3 minor leaguers

Jun. 19, 2018 12:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Nationals closer Sean Doolittle was going through his usual routine Monday, preparing if needed for a save, when general manager Mike Rizzo sought him out. Rizzo wanted to discuss two things: The Nationals were trading for two-time All-Star reliever Kelvin Herrera, and...

Report: Washington Metro knew it was overcharging riders

Jun. 18, 2018 10:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A recently obtained report says the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority knew it was overcharging riders for years but didn't act to correct the problem until 2017. The Washington Post obtained a report Monday through a public records request that says the issue was brought to...

Police: Man arrested for climbing White House barrier

Jun. 18, 2018 10:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man has been arrested after climbing over a security barrier at the White House and dropping a backpack on the south side of the property. The Washington Post quotes U.S. Secret Service as saying 29-year-old Alexander Thomas Miner is charged with unlawful entry. Authorities say Miner...

Unapologetic Trump digs in on immigration despite outrage

Jun. 18, 2018 10:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An unapologetic President Donald Trump defended his administration's border-protection policies Monday in the face of rising national outrage over the forced separation of migrant children from their parents. Calling for tough action against illegal immigration, Trump declared the U.S....

2K children alone: Trump's self-inflicted domestic crisis

Jun. 18, 2018 8:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of children split from their families at the U.S. southern border are being held in government-run facilities. A look at how we got here, what's real and what's not, and what might happen next. HOW DID WE GET HERE? Tens of thousands of parents and children, mostly from Honduras,...

The Latest: Cruz promises bill to deal with border crisis

Jun. 18, 2018 8:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and immigration (all times EDT): 8 p.m. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz says he is introducing emergency legislation intended to keep migrant families together. Cruz has released a statement saying: "All Americans are rightly horrified by the images we are seeing...

Senate backs bill blocking deal with Chinese telecom firm

Jun. 18, 2018 7:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Monday approved a defense policy bill that includes a pay raise for the military and would block a White House plan to allow Chinese telecom giant ZTE Corp. to buy component parts from the U.S. The Chinese company is accused of violating trade laws by selling sensitive...