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Trump defends his hard-line immigration policies to cheers

Jun. 21, 2018 12:15 AM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Hours after reversing himself to end the forced separations of migrant families, President Donald Trump returned to the warm embrace of his supporters at a raucous rally to defend his hard-line immigration policies while unleashing a torrent of grievances about the media and those...

The Latest: Trump rails against FBI probe of Clinton

Jun. 20, 2018 11:58 PM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's rally in Minnesota (all times local): 8 p.m. President Donald Trump is railing against the treatment of his 2016 rival Hillary Clinton at a rally Wednesday in Duluth, Minnesota. Trump is complaining about a Justice Department internal watchdog...

Minneapolis man sentenced for fatal light rail stabbing

Jun. 20, 2018 11:39 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man previously convicted of murder has been sentenced to nearly 21 years in prison for fatally stabbing a 26-year-old man on a Minneapolis light rail station platform last fall. Forty-three-year-old Frank Runningshield Jr. of Minneapolis was sentenced Wednesday in Hennepin...

Kepler, Grossman homer to help Twins beat Red Sox 4-1

Jun. 20, 2018 11:33 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Robbie Grossman and Max Kepler homered to back an effective start by Lance Lynn as the Minnesota Twins beat the Boston Red Sox 4-1 on Wednesday night. Grossman led off the bottom of the first with a solo home run and Kepler added a two-run shot off Boston starter David Price (8-5). Brian...

At raucous rally, Trump touts hawkish immigration plans

Jun. 20, 2018 10:30 PM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Hours after reversing himself to end the forced separations of migrant families, President Donald Trump returned to the warm embrace of his supporters at a raucous rally Wednesday to defend his hard-line immigration policies while unleashing a torrent of grievances about the media and...

Trump supporters steadfast despite the immigration uproar

Jun. 20, 2018 9:48 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati resident Andrew Pappas supported President Trump's decision to separate children from parents who crossed the border illegally because, he said, it got Congress talking about immigration reform. Niurka Lopez of Michigan said Trump's "zero-tolerance" policy made sense because...

Sheriff: Charges in Minnesota man's killing still pending

Jun. 20, 2018 8:37 PM EDT

MANTORVILLE, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota authorities are waiting for ballistic test results before charging a woman accused of killing her husband in southern Minnesota and fleeing to Florida, where she's charged in a woman's slaying. Sheriff Scott Rose in Minnesota's Dodge County said Wednesday the prosecutor...

Trump postpones Thursday's annual congressional picnic

Jun. 20, 2018 4:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump postponed Thursday's annual White House picnic for members of Congress, saying the "timing doesn't feel right" given the situation at the U.S.-Mexico border, where the government has been separating migrant children from families entering the country illegally. But...

Another test of loyalty looms over Trump's Minnesota visit

Jun. 20, 2018 1:30 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — President Donald Trump's campaign trip Wednesday to Minnesota could signal whether he'll wade into the GOP's primary for governor between a former two-term governor who once called him "unhinged" and an underdog who is an avowed supporter. The rally in Duluth is officially for Pete...

Surging Escobar sparks Twins past Sale, Red Sox in 6-2 win

Jun. 20, 2018 12:58 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Eduardo Escobar, yet again, gave the Minnesota Twins the go-ahead hit. Two of them, of course. He's become a doubles machine. With a two-base hit that drove in two runs off Chris Sale in the sixth inning and another that launched a four-run eighth, Escobar led for the Twins to a 6-2...