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Detained Mexican migrant dies in Texas hospital

Feb. 18, 2019 10:42 PM EST

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — A Mexican man detained by Border Patrol for illegal re-entry died Monday at a hospital in Texas. U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman Andrew Meehan says the 45-year-old man was initially apprehended Feb. 2 and requested medical attention. He was taken to a medical center and...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump spins fiction about diversity visas

Feb. 18, 2019 12:38 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is going after the "horror show" known as the diversity visa lottery program. His description of it is pure fiction. The president offered a multitude of fabrications and partial truths over the past week on the subject of immigration — both the legal and...

Towing vessel sinks on Ohio River between Ohio, W.Va.

Feb. 8, 2019 8:30 PM EST

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says a towing vessel has sunk on the Ohio River between Ohio and West Virginia. The Coast Guard said in a release Friday night that all three crewmembers aboard the towing vessel Ed McLaughlin are reported in stable condition at a local hospital. The release...

Reckoning time: Trump checks in for another medical checkup

Feb. 8, 2019 6:37 PM EST

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — It's reckoning time: President Donald Trump had his annual medical exam Friday, a year after his doctor advised him to up the exercise and cut the calories. Trump spent more than four hours at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for a checkup supervised by Dr. Sean P. Conley,...

The Latest: Physician says Trump is 'in very good health'

Feb. 8, 2019 6:13 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's annual medical checkup (all times local): 6:10 p.m. President Donald Trump's physician says the president is "in very good health" and is likely to remain so for the duration of his presidency and beyond. Dr. Sean Conley says that over the course of...

Brazil education overhaul aims at ousting 'Marxist ideology'

Feb. 6, 2019 11:01 AM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — President Jair Bolsonaro is taking his anti-leftist ideological war to Brazil's classrooms and universities, causing angst among teachers and education officials who say the government wants to fight an enemy that doesn't exist. Bolsonaro and top officials have announced plans to...

Separating fact vs fiction in Trump's State of the Union

Feb. 4, 2019 3:20 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump likes to describe the state of the union as he wants it to be, not how it really is. In day-to-day comments, he routinely inflates the magnitude of what he's done, grandly claiming, for example, that he's "created the greatest economic success in the history of our...

Trump names former doctor as assistant and medical adviser

Feb. 2, 2019 10:05 PM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump has appointed his former doctor to be his assistant and chief medical adviser. Saturday's announcement by the White House follows Trump's decision to re-nominate Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson for a second star due to inaction by the previous Congress....

White House: Trump to get annual medical checkup on Friday

Feb. 1, 2019 9:22 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has an appointment with the doctor. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says Trump will receive his annual medical checkup Friday at Walter Reed military hospital outside Washington. It will be Trump's second exam since he became president in January 2017....

Sex assault reports up at military schools; more unreported

Jan. 31, 2019 6:04 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The total number of sexual assaults at the three U.S. military academies increased slightly last year, but an anonymous survey suggests far more encounters are going unreported, a new Pentagon report said Thursday. The survey, which is conducted every two years, said that the number of...