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Trump Administration says it knows location of all children

Jun. 24, 2018 6:28 AM EDT

Trump administration officials say the U.S. government knows the location of all children in its custody after separating them from their families at the border and is working to reunite them. A fact sheet on "zero-tolerance prosecution and family reunification" released Saturday night by the Department of...

Saudi women hit the roads after driving ban is lifted

Jun. 24, 2018 4:28 AM EDT

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi women steered their cars through busy streets for the first time on Sunday after the world's last remaining ban on women driving was lifted. It's a historic moment for women who have had to rely on their husbands, fathers, brothers and drivers to run basic errands, get to...

In about-face, Iraq's maverick al-Sadr moves closer to Iran

Jun. 24, 2018 3:20 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Muqtada al-Sadr, the maverick Shiite cleric who emerged as the main winner in Iraq's parliamentary elections last month, campaigned on a platform to end sectarian politics and replace it with a government that puts Iraqis first. Instead, he has forged a postelection coalition with a rival...

Sanders says she was told to leave Virginia restaurant

Jun. 24, 2018 1:06 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was booted from a Virginia restaurant because she works for President Donald Trump, setting off a fierce debate about whether politics should play a role in how administration officals are treated in public. Sanders was the latest to...

Violence claims more lives in Nicaragua as unrest continues

Jun. 23, 2018 9:29 PM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — A fresh wave of violence claimed at least seven lives in Nicaragua as international criticism mounted against the government of President Daniel Ortega over its response to protests. The attacks began Friday evening, hours after the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights...

The Latest: Kobach has fundraiser with rocker Ted Nugent

Jun. 23, 2018 8:24 PM EDT

SALINA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the Republican primary race for Kansas governor (all times local): 7:20 p.m. About 175 people attended a fundraiser for conservative Republican Kris Kobach's campaign for Kansas governor with rocker and gun-rights provocateur Ted Nugent as dozens of people protested...

Sanders says she was told to leave Virginia restaurant

Jun. 23, 2018 7:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was booted from a Virginia restaurant because she works for President Donald Trump, the latest administration official to experience a brusque reception in a public setting. Sanders tweeted that she was told by the owner of the Red Hen in...

The Latest: Congressman says kids at center get good care

Jun. 23, 2018 7:10 PM EDT

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the separation of immigrant children from their parents following President Donald Trump's order allowing them to remain with their parents (all times local): 6:10 p.m. Kansas Rep. Roger Marshall is returning from a visit to the Texas border saying that several hundred...

Saudi women are now driving as longstanding ban ends

Jun. 23, 2018 6:52 PM EDT

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi women are in the driver's seat for the first time in their country and steering their way through busy city streets just minutes after the world's last remaining ban on women driving was lifted on Sunday. It's a euphoric and historic moment for women who have had to rely...

As driving ban lifted, Saudi women in crosshairs of change

Jun. 23, 2018 5:58 PM EDT

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Outside a sprawling mall in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, young single men and women walk through an open-air exhibit where Saudi women and traffic police explain the ins and outs of handling a car. Children take a lap around a makeshift course in tiny electric cars as clowns...