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Trump's migrant policy: First blowback, then about-face

Jun. 21, 2018 7:49 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As a crisis of migrant children separated from their families provoked national outrage, President Donald Trump said he was powerless to act through an executive order. Five days later, he did just that. The president's abrupt about-face laid bare the administration's capricious use of...

AP-NORC Poll: Majority approve of Trump's North Korea effort

Jun. 21, 2018 8:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A majority of Americans now approve of President Donald Trump's handling of U.S. relations with North Korea, a change that comes after his historic summit with that country's leader, Kim Jong Un. But most don't believe Kim is serious about addressing the international concerns about his...

Young immigrants detained in Virginia center allege abuse

Jun. 21, 2018 5:24 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Immigrant children as young as 14 housed at a juvenile detention center in Virginia say they were beaten while handcuffed and locked up for long periods in solitary confinement, left nude and shivering in concrete cells. The abuse claims against the Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center near...

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...

10 Things to Know for Today

Jun. 21, 2018 6:25 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. FIRST BLOWBACK, THEN A SUDDEN REVERSAL Trump's about-face on separating immigrant families comes after mushrooming outrage and pressure from all corners. 2. YOUNG IMMIGRANTS DETAINED IN VIRGINIA CENTER...

Trump's Mideast team gets close-up view of peace obstacles

Jun. 21, 2018 7:39 AM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — On their current Mideast tour, senior Trump administration officials are getting a close-up view of some of the towering obstacles to their yet-to-be-released blueprint for an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal. Blockaded Gaza — a likely focal point of any future U.S.-endorsed...

Trump defends his hard-line immigration policies to cheers

Jun. 21, 2018 7:54 AM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Hours after reversing himself to end the forced separations of migrant families, President Donald Trump returned to the warm embrace of his supporters at a raucous rally to defend his hard-line immigration policies while unleashing a torrent of grievances about the media and those...

Israeli PM's wife charged with fraud, breach of trust

Jun. 21, 2018 7:32 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli prosecutors have charged Sara Netanyahu, the prime minister's wife, with a series of crimes including fraud and breach of trust. The Justice Ministry says in a statement on Thursday that Sara Netanyahu stands accused of misusing public funds by fraudulently ordering hundreds of...

APNewsBreak: Schools mum on ties to doc in sex abuse inquiry

Jun. 21, 2018 7:49 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A now-dead doctor accused of sexual misconduct by former student athletes at Ohio State University said he acted as a team physician at other universities, most of which won't say if they are reviewing those connections or whether any concerns were raised about him. Ohio State...

New Zealand leader welcomes newborn girl 'to our village'

Jun. 21, 2018 4:00 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gave birth to a daughter Thursday and posted a message welcoming the healthy newborn "to our village." She is the second elected world leader to give birth while holding office after late Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, who...

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Settlement reached in Kansas Lottery jackpot rigging case

Jun. 21, 2018 8:13 AM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Two Kansas Lottery players have agreed to pay about $28,000 in damages and fines for allegedly cheating the game. The Wichita Eagle reports that Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced the settlement Wednesday. Schmidt's office negotiated the settlement with Amy Demoney and...

Heavy rains spur flooding, havoc in western Pennsylvania

Jun. 21, 2018 8:11 AM EDT

BETHEL PARK, Pa. (AP) — Strong storms containing heavy rains have caused severe flooding in parts of western Pennsylvania, spurring dozens of people and damaging numerous vehicles and other property. But no injuries were reported. The torrential downpours had dropped around 2 inches of rain on the region...

McLaughlin, Lower Brule men charged in officer assault cases

Jun. 21, 2018 8:11 AM EDT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A McLaughlin man has been charged with assaulting a federal officer, while a Lower Brule man has been sentenced in a separate similar case. The U.S. attorney's office says 19-year-old Austin Folson of McLaughlin is accused of causing an undisclosed injury to a federal officer in March....

Treasury chief to outline UK plan to remain a finance hub

Jun. 21, 2018 8:11 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Treasury chief is expected to outline plans to ensure the nation's financial services industry can thrive after the U.K. leaves the European Union when he delivers a speech to top business executives Thursday night. Philip Hammond says in excerpts released ahead of his annual...

Moldovan court considers appeal from winner of voided ballot

Jun. 21, 2018 8:10 AM EDT

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — A Moldovan court is examining an appeal submitted by a pro-European politician elected mayor of Chisinau, the capital of Moldova, after it invalidated the ballot. The Appeals Court said late Wednesday that it voided the June 3 ballot because both candidates had addressed voters on...

Syria shells rebel-held areas ahead of possible offensive

Jun. 21, 2018 8:10 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces shelled rebel-held areas in the south on Thursday, further undermining an international "de-escalation" agreement backed by the United States ahead of a threatened offensive. The U.S., Russia and Jordan negotiated a truce for the area, which borders Jordan and the...

Iraqi court endorses manual recount for May election

Jun. 21, 2018 8:09 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's Supreme Court on Thursday endorsed a manual recount of all ballots from last month's national elections, but rejected the invalidation of ballots from abroad and from voters displaced by recent conflict. Authorities have been struggling to address allegations raised by underperforming...

Census notes Asian, Hispanic population growth in Michigan

Jun. 21, 2018 8:07 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — U.S. Census Bureau population estimates show that the Asian and Hispanic populations grew faster in Michigan than nationwide last year. The Detroit News reports the numbers released Thursday show that Michigan's Hispanic population surpassed half a million for the first time, reaching...

Woman in Bali murder gives up claim to mother's estate

Jun. 21, 2018 8:06 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago woman imprisoned in Indonesia for killing her mother in 2014 in Bali has given up her claim to her mother's estate. The Chicago Tribune reports that court records show 22-year-old Heather Mack won't receive "any property, benefit, or other interest" from Sheila von Wiese-Mack's...

Hundreds protest following fatal police shooting of teen

Jun. 21, 2018 8:05 AM EDT

EAST PITTSBURGH, Pa. (AP) — Hundreds of people took to the streets to protest the fatal police shooting of a 17-year-old Pennsylvania boy killed just seconds after he fled a traffic stop during a confrontation partly captured on video. Protesters in East Pittsburgh staged impromptu and peaceful marches and...