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Trump's immigration order sparks confusion, deep concern

Jun. 21, 2018 2:56 AM EDT

EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump's reversal of a policy separating migrant families at the Mexico border sparked confusion over how the new guidelines will play out and deep concern that the changes don't go far enough, allowing children to still be held in detention even if they remain with...

Good to be a King? Eyes on Sacramento at No. 2 in NBA draft

Jun. 21, 2018 2:42 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Marvin Bagley III and Michael Porter Jr. believe they are the best players in this NBA draft, though the best they can hope for is probably the No. 2 pick. The Sacramento Kings own it, and that's where the intrigue appears to begin Thursday. Arizona center Deandre Ayton is expected to be...

Homers by Arenado, Blackmon, McMahon rally Rockies past Mets

Jun. 21, 2018 1:48 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Ryan McMahon turned a small adjustment into a big return for the Colorado Rockies. McMahon tweaked his swing early in the afternoon and then hit a go-ahead, three-run homer to help rally the Rockies past the New York Mets 10-8 on Wednesday night. Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon also went...

Stanton hits walk-off HR, Yankees rally past Mariners 7-5

Jun. 21, 2018 12:57 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Expectations have been sky high for Giancarlo Stanton since he was acquired from Miami last offseason. In front of a sellout crowd Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium, the 6-foot-6 slugger had his first huge moment in pinstripes. Stanton lined a two-run homer with two outs in the bottom of...

Fashion designer Kate Spade to be buried in Kansas City

Jun. 21, 2018 12:17 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Fashion designer Kate Spade will be buried Thursday in Kansas City, where she was born. Services for Spade are planned for 3 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Redemptorist Church. Her father, Frank Brosnahan, says it's the same church where Spade's grandparents wed. Spade was found...

The Latest: HHS says families won't be immediately reunited

Jun. 20, 2018 11:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and immigration (all times local): 7 p.m. An official with Health and Human Services says the more than 2,300 children separated from their parents at the border as a result of a zero-tolerance policy on illegal crossings won't be immediately reunited...

Lawyers: Judge orders ICE to release Chinese immigrant

Jun. 20, 2018 10:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Chinese immigrant with a young American family in New York has won an emergency stay that temporarily prevents his deportation. The Legal Aid Society said Wednesday a federal judge also ordered Xiu Qing You (show-ching-YOU') to be released from an Immigration and Customs Enforcement...

Billy Connors, longtime pitching coach, dies at 76

Jun. 20, 2018 9:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Billy Connors, a three-time New York Yankees pitching coach and confidant of late owner George Steinbrenner, has died. He was 76. The Yankees said Wednesday that Connors died Saturday. The team held a moment of silence before their game Wednesday night against the Seattle Mariners at Yankee...

Man pleads guilty to trying to support Islamic State group

Jun. 20, 2018 9:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City man has pleaded guilty to attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State group. Parveg Ahmed entered the plea in federal court in Brooklyn on Wednesday. The 22-year-old Queens resident faces up to 20 years in prison. According to a criminal complaint, Ahmed sent...

Lawmakers approve bill to fix spelling of bridge's name

Jun. 20, 2018 7:27 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York state Assembly has approved a bill that would correct the spelling of a bridge's name that has been wrong for over 50 years. New York City's Verrazano-Narrows Bridge is spelled with one "Z." It should have two "Z's" for Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano, who...