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Trump wants those who 'invade' sent right back

Jun. 24, 2018 5:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Sunday compared people entering the U.S. from Mexico to invaders and said they should be immediately sent back without appearing before a judge. The American Civil Liberties Union said in response that such a step would be illegal and violate the Constitution...

At hub for border crossings, families spread throughout US

Jun. 24, 2018 3:14 PM EDT

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — Manuel Martinez, who fled Honduras because gangs were trying to recruit his 12-year-old son, was prepared to be separated from his child after paying a smuggler to cross the Rio Grande by boat and getting arrested by the U.S. Border Patrol. His worst fears never came true. Martinez...

Corporate America: New steps to curtail sales of firearms

Jun. 24, 2018 4:12 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — With Gary Ramey's fledgling gun-making business taking off in retail stores, he decided to start offering one of his handguns for sale on his website. That didn't sit well with the company he used to process payments, and they informed him they were dropping his account. Another...

Turkey: Erdogan claims victory in presidential election

Jun. 24, 2018 5:17 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared victory after unofficial election returns Sunday showed him with enough votes to serve another term that carries new executive powers. "The nation has entrusted to me the responsibility of the presidency and the executive duty," Erdogan said...

'Ready, fire, aim' - critics see pattern to Trump's approach

Jun. 24, 2018 5:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Maybe it's not so easy after all. President Donald Trump's struggles to push immigration legislation through Congress and his about-face on breaking up immigrant families are putting a spotlight on his competence in carrying out his policies. The fallout from Trump's handling of the...

Trump to test his powers in South Carolina runoff

Jun. 24, 2018 4:09 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump's effort to bend the Republican Party to his will faces its next test Tuesday, when South Carolina voters choose between two GOP gubernatorial candidates who both claim to be Trump acolytes. The president has already made his pick: incumbent Gov. Henry McMaster,...

EU papers over differences after 'frank' migration talks

Jun. 24, 2018 4:02 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The leaders of 16 countries survived the "frank talk" of an emergency meeting on immigration and emerged with a veneer of common purpose Sunday as the European Union enters a potentially vital week for its unity. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the meeting produced "a lot of goodwill"...

Roseanne Barr in interview: 'I made myself a hate magnet'

Jun. 24, 2018 3:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In an emotional interview, Roseanne Barr said she definitely feels remorse for the racist tweet that prompted ABC to cancel the revival of "Roseanne." Barr recorded a podcast interview with her longtime friend, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, who on Sunday published an edited transcript and...

UK euroskeptics urge PM May to prepare for 'no deal' Brexit

Jun. 24, 2018 8:02 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Pro-Brexit politicians and business figures have urged British Prime Minister Theresa May to be ready to walk away from the European Union without a trade agreement, despite warnings from major manufacturers that a "no deal" Brexit would be an economic disaster. In an open letter, 60...

US restaurants host refugee chefs who offer a taste of home

Jun. 24, 2018 4:16 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — At San Francisco's Tawla restaurant, Muna Anaee powdered her hands with flour and gently broke off a piece of golden dough to prepare bread eaten in Iraq, the country she fled with her family. Anaee was preparing more than 100 loaves for diners Wednesday night as part of a program that...

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Nigeria: 'Deeply unfortunate killings' as 86 reported dead

Jun. 24, 2018 6:23 PM EDT

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's presidency late Sunday announced a "deeply unfortunate killings across a number of communities" in central Plateau State as one report cited police as saying 86 people were dead in clashes between mostly Muslim herders and Christian farmers. President Muhammadu Buhari...

DJ Calvin Harris stoked by Harry Kane nod to 'One Kiss'

Jun. 24, 2018 6:18 PM EDT

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (AP) — Harry Kane led England into the round of 16 at the World Cup then gave a nod to Scottish DJ Calvin Harris. Kane was asked after England's 6-1 victory over Panama to pick a song to play on a Brazilian program as reward for his hat trick in the victory. Caught off guard by the...

California wildfires destroy buildings, force evacuations

Jun. 24, 2018 6:14 PM EDT

CLEARLAKE OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Wind-driven wildfires destroyed buildings and threatened hundreds of others Sunday as they raced across dry brush in rural Northern California. The Pawnee Fire that broke out Saturday near the community of Clearlake Oaks has destroyed 12 buildings and threatened an additional...

The Latest: Protesters gather at Minneapolis police station

Jun. 24, 2018 6:03 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on a fatal police shooting in Minneapolis (all times local): 4:15 p.m. People are congregating outside a Minneapolis police station to protest after officers shot and killed a black man over the weekend. The Star Tribune reports demonstrators gathered Sunday outside the Fourth...

The Latest: Group: 'No magic bullet' to family reunification

Jun. 24, 2018 5:56 PM EDT

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the separation of immigrant children from their parents (all times local): 4:50 p.m. An official of a West Texas organization that's receiving around 30 immigrant parents who were separated from their children after entering the country illegally says "there's no magic...

Protest of Macedonia name deal gets unruly in Greece

Jun. 24, 2018 5:54 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Over 5,000 people demonstrated in Greece's second-largest city against a deal with Macedonia that seeks to end nearly 27 years of disagreement between the two countries over Macedonia's name. The protesters marched toward the Macedonian consulate in Thessaloniki and then the offices...

Authorities investigating fatal Minneapolis police shooting

Jun. 24, 2018 5:50 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota state authorities are investigating after Minneapolis police shot and killed a black man they say was firing a handgun as he walked outside. People gathered for a Sunday afternoon protest at a police station and a vigil near the north Minneapolis shooting scene was set for the...

Nigeria's presidency reports 'deeply unfortunate killings across a number of communities'

Jun. 24, 2018 5:39 PM EDT
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's presidency reports 'deeply unfortunate killings across a number of communities'

Trump wants those who 'invade' sent right back

Jun. 24, 2018 5:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Sunday compared people entering the U.S. from Mexico to invaders and said they should be immediately sent back without appearing before a judge. The American Civil Liberties Union said in response that such a step would be illegal and violate the Constitution...

The Latest: Voters celebrate pro-Kurdish party success

Jun. 24, 2018 5:36 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on Turkey's presidential and parliamentary elections on Sunday (all times local): 12:30 a.m. Thousands of people are celebrating in the predominantly Kurdish southeastern city of Diyarbakir after a pro-Kurdish party passed a difficult electoral threshold to enter...