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Trump bickers with Dem leaders, threatens gov't shutdown

Dec. 11, 2018 3:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bickering in public with Democratic leaders, President Donald Trump threatened repeatedly on Tuesday to shut down the government if Congress doesn't provide the money he says is needed to build a wall at the Mexican border. Trump's comments came as he opened a contentious meeting with...

US starts to withdraw troops from Trump border mission

Dec. 10, 2018 2:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. this week will begin withdrawing many of the active duty troops sent to the border with Mexico by President Donald Trump just before the midterm election in response to a caravan of Central American migrants, U.S. officials said Monday. About 2,200 of the active duty troops will...

Pence aide out of running to be Trump's next chief of staff

Dec. 9, 2018 10:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump evaluated new candidates to serve as his next chief of staff Sunday after plans for an orderly succession for departing John Kelly fell through. The new hire was to be key to a West Wing reshuffling to shift focus toward the 2020 re-election campaign and the...

Pelosi takes hard line on paying for Trump's border wall

Dec. 6, 2018 10:28 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday rejected the idea of paying for President Donald Trump's border wall in exchange for helping hundreds of thousands of young immigrants avoid deportation. Funding for the wall — a top Trump priority — and legal protections for...

Family separations at border down, but dozens still affected

Dec. 6, 2018 1:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration separated 81 migrant children from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border since the June executive order that stopped the general practice amid a crackdown on illegal crossings, according to government data obtained by The Associated Press. Despite the order and...

DHS: Coast Guard Academy retaliated against woman instructor

Dec. 5, 2018 3:24 PM EST

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — Officials at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy retaliated against a faculty member who had complained of harassment and bullying based on her gender and race, according to a report from the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Inspector General released Tuesday. The report says...

Mattis OKs extension of troop deployment on Mexico border

Dec. 4, 2018 5:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has approved plans to extend the deployment of active-duty U.S. troops at the southern border with Mexico until January 31. The 45-day extension was requested by the Department of Homeland Security. It involves military forces that will...

Congress seeks 2-week extension to avert government shutdown

Dec. 3, 2018 6:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional leaders introduced a two-week funding bill Monday to avert a partial government shutdown over President Donald Trump's border wall, as business in the Capitol came to a standstill for ceremonies honoring former President George H.W. Bush. The stopgap measure would keep the...

US and Mexico talk amid search for agreement on migration

Dec. 3, 2018 6:03 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The new foreign minister of Mexico has held talks with U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen as they seek ways to curb the flow of Central American migrants heading north. Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard says he had a "cordial and respectful" meeting with Nielsen. But no...

Trump administration vows to targets migrants in future

Nov. 30, 2018 9:10 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump administration officials vowed Friday to address some of issues that forced them to decide against criminally prosecuting any of the 42 members of a Central American migrant caravan arrested last weekend who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally during a chaotic clash with Border...