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Government moves migrant kids after AP exposes bad treatment

Jun. 24, 2019 2:55 PM EDT

The U.S. government has removed most of the children from a remote Border Patrol station in Texas following reports that more than 300 children were detained there, caring for each other with inadequate food, water and sanitation. Just 30 children remained at the facility near El Paso Monday, said Rep. Veronica...

Pompeo in Mideast talks on building a coalition against Iran

Jun. 24, 2019 2:17 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held talks Monday with leaders in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates about countering the military threat from Iran by building a broad, global coalition that includes Asian and European countries. While Pompeo has seemingly...

Iranians say their 'bones breaking' under US sanctions

Jun. 24, 2019 2:00 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — As the U.S. piles sanction after sanction on Iran, it's the average person who feels it the most. From a subway performer's battered leather hat devoid of tips, to a bride-to-be's empty purse, the lack of cash from the economic pressure facing Iran's 80 million people can be seen...

Trump order aims to disclose 'real' costs for health care

Jun. 24, 2019 3:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday that calls for upfront disclosure by hospitals of actual prices for common tests and procedures to keep costs down . The idea is to give patients practical information that they can use to help save money. For example, if a hospital...

Florida woman charged after giving husband's guns to police

Jun. 24, 2019 1:16 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman's effort to protect herself from domestic violence has become a flashpoint in the debate over gun rights and victims' safety. Courtney Irby gave her estranged husband's guns to police after he was charged with domestic violence-aggravated battery, only to find herself...

Driver with record charged with 7 homicides in biker crash

Jun. 24, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The driver of a pickup truck in a fiery collision on a rural New Hampshire highway that killed seven motorcyclists was charged Monday with seven counts of negligent homicide, and records show he was stopped on suspicion of drunken driving last month and in 2013. Volodymyr Zhukovskyy,...

Former student guilty in slaying of visiting Chinese scholar

Jun. 24, 2019 3:54 PM EDT

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Jurors deliberated less than 90 minutes before returning a guilty verdict Monday at the federal death-penalty trial of a former University of Illinois doctoral student who killed a visiting scholar from China after abducting her at a bus stop. Brendt Christensen, 29, looked straight...

Judge: Census question might have discriminatory motive

Jun. 24, 2019 1:21 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — New evidence paints a "disturbing picture" that racial discrimination may be the motive behind the Trump administration's push to ask everyone in the country about citizenship status, a federal judge wrote in a Monday filing. Last week, U.S. District Judge George Hazel of Maryland ruled...

AP-NORC Poll: Democratic voters not fully tuned in to 2020

Jun. 24, 2019 10:40 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly two dozen Democratic presidential candidates have crisscrossed the country for six months selling their vision for the United States. But, on the eve of the first debates in the campaign , a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research shows most...

Slurpees incoming! 7-Eleven begins delivery in public spaces

Jun. 24, 2019 4:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Craving a Slurpee but lacking the motivation to get off a park bench? No worries. 7-Eleven launched a delivery service Monday that will send a Slurpee or almost anything else carried by the chain to public places ranging from parks to beaches. The company told The Associated Press that more...

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Florida inmate charged with murder in 1986 Michigan slaying

Jun. 24, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

PAW PAW, Mich. (AP) — A Florida prison inmate has been charged with murder in the strangling of a woman in southwestern Michigan more than three decades ago. Prosecutors charged 49-year-old Robert James Waite last week in the killing of 59-year-old Wilda Wilkinson of Bangor during a home invasion in July...

Prosecutors say member of armed border group is flight risk

Jun. 24, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a man who has been spokesman for a group of armed civilians that patrols the U.S.-Mexico border is a flight risk and should remain jailed on accusations of impersonating a federal agent. A grand jury in New Mexico indicted 44-year-old James Christopher Benvie...

A top Maine Democrat announces bid to unseat Sen. Collins

Jun. 24, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Democratic speaker of the Maine House of Representatives announced Monday that she is challenging longtime Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, whose political future has generated an enormous amount of attention over the last year. Rep. Sara Gideon, of Freeport, is in her fourth...

Oklahoma judge signs state's $85M settlement with drugmaker

Jun. 24, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A judge in Oklahoma signed off on the state's $85 million settlement with Israeli-owned Teva Pharmaceuticals on Monday following a squabble between the attorney general, Legislature and governor over how the deal was structured. Cleveland County District Judge Thad Balkman signed the...

Officials: 4 detention officers hurt in inmate attack

Jun. 24, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

LINCOLNTON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina sheriff's office says four detention officers have been hurt in an attack by three inmates. Authorities say the assault happened Saturday night at the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Detention Center. One injured officer suffered a concussion, another received...

Judge approves $24 million settlement over Rams' PSLs

Jun. 24, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal judge has approved a settlement calling for the NFL's Rams to pay up to $24 million to personal seat license holders in St. Louis. U.S. District Judge Stephen Limbaugh Jr. approved the settlement Monday. Several St. Louis PSL holders filed a class-action lawsuit after the team...

Phoenix man arrested in death of his malnourished daughter

Jun. 24, 2019 4:17 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix man whose 21-year-old daughter died of malnutrition and dehydration last year has been arrested in what authorities are calling a homicide case. Phoenix police say 46-year-old Richard Comer has been booked into jail on suspicion of second-degree murder and vulnerable adult abuse....

The Latest: Medical examiner finishes Hawaii crash autopsies

Jun. 24, 2019 4:16 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on a fatal plane crash in Hawaii (all times local): 10:15 a.m. The Honolulu Medical Examiner has completed autopsies for the 11 people killed when a skydiving plane crashed and burned in Hawaii. City spokesman Andrew Pereira says the cause of death for each victim was multiple...

85 arrested in human trafficking sting

Jun. 24, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida say they've arrested 85 people in a months-long, human trafficking sting. The Tampa Bay Times reports that Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister announced the arrests Monday. Officials say "Operation Trade Secrets" began at the beginning of the year, focusing...

Driver with record charged with 7 homicides in biker crash

Jun. 24, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The driver of a pickup truck in a fiery collision on a rural New Hampshire highway that killed seven motorcyclists was charged Monday with seven counts of negligent homicide, and records show he was stopped on suspicion of drunken driving last month and in 2013. Volodymyr Zhukovskyy,...