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Family separations at the border alarm child-welfare experts

Published Jun. 20 2018

The sights and sounds are wrenching: A boy's cries of "Papa! Papa!" for the father he had been separated...

Lawsuit: Chicago police falsely ID thousands as gang members

Published Jun. 20 2018

CHICAGO (AP) — Civil rights groups filed a lawsuit Tuesday alleging the Chicago Police Department relies on an error-plagued database...

Trump, GOP leaders strain for migrant-children solution

Published Jun. 20 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican lawmakers and President Donald Trump searched Tuesday evening for a way to end the administration's policy...

Police, FBI seeking Washington-area serial rapist

Published Jun. 20 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an unusual step, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia has issued an indictment...

Authorities: 3 dead in shooting outside a Walmart in Alabama

Published Jun. 20 2018

TALLASSEE, Ala. (AP) — A gunman crashed into a vehicle outside a Walmart store on Tuesday morning, opening fire and...

NYPD will start using summonses, not arrests, for marijuana

Published Jun. 20 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — Lighting up a joint in the Big Apple could lighten some wallets, but won’t lead to...

Some fear changes to state laws as US weighs pot medicine

Published Jun. 20 2018

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Some American parents who for years have used cannabis to treat severe forms of epilepsy...

Army splits with West Point grad who touted communist revolt

Published Jun. 20 2018

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — The images Spenser Rapone posted on Twitter from his West Point graduation were intentionally shocking: In...

Teen said he took bomb to school to cause fear, police say

Published Jun. 20 2018

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — A Utah teenager told police that he tried to blow up a homemade device in...

4 new mountain lion kittens found in California mountains

Published Jun. 20 2018

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Four new mountain lion kittens have been found by researchers studying the wild cats living...

Trump raises risk of economically harmful US-China trade war

Published Jun. 20 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China edged closer Tuesday to triggering the riskiest trade war in decades, a...

Palin's son moves to court program after assaulting father

Published Jun. 20 2018

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Track Palin was formally accepted into a diversion court program Tuesday after assaulting his father, the...

Documents detail journey of woman accused of slaying husband

Published Jun. 20 2018

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A woman accused of killing her husband in Minnesota and a woman she later met...

Death, washed-out roads amid flooding in Upper Midwest

Published Jun. 19 2018

ASHLAND, Wis. (AP) — Widespread flooding in the Upper Midwest was blamed for at least one death in Wisconsin, while...

Supreme Court leaves door open to curbing partisan districts

Published Jun. 19 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday allowed electoral maps that were challenged as excessively partisan to remain in...

Trump announces plans for Pentagon to create ‘Space Force’

Published Jun. 19 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Monday he is directing the Pentagon to create a new “Space Force” as...

Politicians visit border amid outrage on family separation

Published Jun. 19 2018

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — Politicians and advocates flocked to the Mexican border to visit U.S. immigration detention centers and turn...

Puerto Rico struggles with jump in asthma cases post-Maria

Published Jun. 19 2018

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Shortly after he turned 2, Yadriel Hernandez started struggling to breathe.

Trump digs in on immigration as national outrage rises

Published Jun. 19 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump defended his administration’s border-protection policies Monday in the face of rising national outrage over...

Warned 30 years ago, global warming 'is in our living room'

Published Jun. 19 2018

SALIDA, Colo. (AP) — We were warned.On June 23, 1988, a sultry day in Washington, James Hansen told Congress and...

Maryland county settles lawsuit with transgender teen

Published Jun. 19 2018

EASTON, Md. (AP) — A Maryland county board of education has settled a lawsuit with a transgender teen that it...

City where many slaves entered US to apologize for slavery

Published Jun. 19 2018

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina city where almost half of all the slaves brought to the United States...

The last Mafioso? ‘Cadillac Frank’ trial shows mob’s decline

Published Jun. 18 2018

BOSTON (AP) — Francis Salemme leaned forward in his chair and craned his neck to get a better look at...