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White House threatens to veto aid bill for migrant families

Jun. 25, 2019 3:58 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is threatening to veto a $4.5 billion House bill aimed at improving the treatment of migrant families detained after crossing the U.S. southern border, saying the measure would hamstring the administration's border security efforts and raising fresh questions about the...

Celebrating Havana renovates Cuba's oldest Jewish cemetery

Jun. 25, 2019 3:02 AM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Some marble grave covers are broken and tombstones lie on the ground, covered in moss. At some graves, vegetation pokes through the cement cracks. But slowly, the oldest Jewish cemetery in Cuba is beginning to be rehabilitated, along with the memory of many of the island's early Jewish...

White House threatens to veto House border bill

Jun. 24, 2019 11:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House threatened Monday to veto a Democratic-written $4.5 billion House bill aimed at improving the treatment of migrant families detained after crossing the southern border into the U.S., saying the measure would hamstring Trump administration border security efforts. The...

The Latest: Official: 4 Texas victims died of heat exposure

Jun. 24, 2019 11:09 PM EDT

MISSION, Texas (AP) — The Latest on four bodies found at the U.S.-Mexico border (all times local): 10:30 a.m. Authorities say four people, including three children, found dead in South Texas near the border with Mexico likely died of dehydration and heat exposure after crossing the Rio Grande into the U.S....

Helsinki, Mueller shadowing upcoming Trump, Putin meeting

Jun. 24, 2019 10:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The shadow of Helsinki lingers. Uncertainties about Russia's past and future election interference continue. And tensions are high over hot spots from Iran to Venezuela. When President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin meet this week on the sidelines of an international...

Army IDs 2 soldiers who have died in Arizona this month

Jun. 24, 2019 10:42 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Army officials have released the names of two soldiers who have died this month in southern Arizona while assigned to help secure the U.S.-Mexico border. They say an investigation is underway to determine how they died. Officials at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colorado, say...

California pair charged with holding Guatemalan woman, girls

Jun. 24, 2019 9:17 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Federal prosecutors charged Monday that a Northern California couple forced a Guatemalan woman and her two minor daughters to work long hours at a restaurant and cleaning service for little or no pay. They unsealed an indictment after the arrests of Nery Martinez Vasquez and Maura...

Brazil's Bolsonaro says "99% chance" Rio will host Formula 1

Jun. 24, 2019 8:50 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — President Jair Bolsonaro said Monday there is a "99% chance" that Rio de Janeiro will host Formula One's Brazilian Grand Prix starting in 2021 -- the latest in a battle with Sao Paulo, the current host city. Bolsonaro made the announcement at a news conference alongside Rio de Janeiro...

Biden: Congress should immediately make 'Dreamers' citizens

Jun. 24, 2019 8:48 PM EDT

Ahead of the first Democratic debates, Joe Biden is proposing that Congress grant immediate citizenship to more than 800,000 U.S. residents who were brought to the country illegally as children. The former vice president and Democratic polling leader introduced some of his immigration priorities Monday in a...

Lawyer: Gooding Jr.'s accuser 'troubled,' groping case bogus

Jun. 24, 2019 8:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Cuba Gooding Jr.'s lawyer is urging a judge to dismiss the forcible touching case that landed the actor in handcuffs two weeks ago, arguing that witnesses and security video contradict a woman's allegations that he groped her at a New York City night spot. Lawyer Mark Heller is also taking...