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Advocates say immigrant child died after leaving ICE custody

A report that a child died shortly after being released from a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in Texas inflamed the debate Wednesday over the detention of immigrant families, …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 1, 2018, 8:30 p.m.

More than 1,000 homes torched in California wildfires

A massive wildfire in Northern California has torched more than 1,000 homes in and around the city of Redding, authorities said Wednesday as some evacuees were allowed to return home …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 1, 2018, 9:58 p.m.

Pence welcomes return of presumed Korean War dead

In an emotional and solemn ceremony, the remains of dozens of presumed casualties from the Korean War were we escorted by military honor guards onto U.S. soil on Wednesday, 65 …


Democrats ramp up fight for Kavanaugh documents

Senate Democrats intensified their fight Tuesday over documents related to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s stint as staff secretary at the White House, pursuing a paper trail on his views …


Trump imposes sanctions over Turkey’s detaining of minister

The U.S. will impose sanctions on two Turkish officials over a detained American pastor who is being tried on espionage and terror-related charges, the White House announced Wednesday.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 1, 2018, 8:57 p.m.

U.S. appeals court: Trump ‘sanctuary cities’ order is illegal

A divided U.S. appeals court on Wednesday struck down a key part of President Donald Trump’s contentious effort to crack down on cities and states that limit cooperation with immigration …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 1, 2018, 4:06 p.m.

Judge in Manafort trial: Don’t use word ‘oligarchs’

The judge in Paul Manafort’s trial told prosecutors Wednesday not to use the word “oligarch” to describe wealthy Ukrainians who paid millions to the former Trump campaign chairman.


Trump’s cheaper short-term health plans have coverage gaps

The Trump administration on Wednesday cleared the way for insurers to sell short-term health plans as a bargain alternative to pricey Obama-law policies for people struggling with high premiums.


Python that went missing during California fire is found

Residents of a Northern California neighborhood can breathe a sigh of relief now that a 14-foot python that went missing after a pet store was evacuated during a wildfire has …


Auditors: 30M taxpayers will owe more due to low withholding

Congressional auditors say about 30 million people – 21 percent of U.S. taxpayers – will have to come up with more money to pay their 2018 taxes next year because …


UPDATED: Tue., July 31, 2018, 8:50 p.m.

New fire erupts in Northern California; homes threatened

Firefighters struggling to contain destructive Northern California wildfires found themselves facing a new blaze that erupted Tuesday and drove through a rural area near a national forest.


UPDATED: Tue., July 31, 2018, 4:53 p.m.

A robotic hand can juggle a cube – with lots of training

How long does it take a robotic hand to learn to juggle a cube? About 100 years, give or take.


Family who lost 9 in duck boat tragedy files 2nd lawsuit

Fifty-three members of an Indiana family who lost nine relatives when a duck boat sank in Missouri described their pain and unfathomable loss Tuesday while calling for a ban on …


Shark Week heist: Thieves captured after making off with aquarium horn shark in baby stroller

Two men have confessed to snatching a small shark from a Texas aquarium’s interactive touch tank, then whisking it away, wrapping it in a blanket and concealing it in a …


Penn State frat member gets house arrest in hazing death

A Penn State University fraternity member who plied a pledge with vodka the night he was fatally injured in a series of falls avoided jail time Tuesday when a judge …


UPDATED: Tue., July 31, 2018, 4:57 p.m.

Official says agency warned family separation bad for kids

A Department of Health and Human Services official told senators Tuesday that his agency had warned the Trump administration that separating families would be dangerous for children. But some of …


UPDATED: Tue., July 31, 2018, 7:56 p.m.

Prosecutors: Paul Manafort believed he was above the law

Paul Manafort orchestrated a multimillion-dollar conspiracy to evade U.S. tax and banking laws, leaving behind a trail of lies as he lived a lavish lifestyle, prosecutors said Tuesday as they …


UPDATED: Tue., July 31, 2018, 1:57 p.m.

Trump rallying support for Florida gubernatorial candidate

President Donald Trump is wading into Florida’s internal Republican politics, joining his endorsed candidate for governor in a competitive primary.


5 relatives dead in murder-suicide; 3 at Texas nursing home

Police were trying to determine a motive Saturday after they said a man fatally shot four family members at two locations, including his father and stepmother inside a Texas nursing …


UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 9:57 p.m.

Editor calls Capital Gazette victims ‘friends of the people’

The five Capital Gazette employees killed in an attack in their newsroom last month were “friends of the people,” and “not one of them deserved to be seen as an …


UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 6:09 p.m.

Central Americans seeking path to U.S. have few legal options

At a time when President Donald Trump and other conservatives are repeatedly calling on people to come here legally, most immigrants have few options to do so under the country’s …


UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 4:29 p.m.

Return by North Korea of possible war remains stir relatives’ hopes

News that North Korea is sending home 55 sets of remains is being welcomed by relatives of those missing from the Korean War. But most know they still face long …


UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 4:18 p.m.

Black man accuses Sean Spicer of hurling racial slur at him

A black man yelled at former White House press secretary Sean Spicer in a bookstore and accused Spicer of calling him a racial slur when they were students at a …


UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 10:39 a.m.

On trade policy, Trump is turning GOP orthodoxy on its head

President Donald Trump’s trade policies are turning long-established Republican orthodoxy on its head, marked by tariff fights and now $12 billion in farm aid that represents the type of government …


No mystery to Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh’s gun views

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh says he recognizes that gun, drug and gang violence “has plagued all of us.” Still, he believes the Constitution limits how far government can go …


UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 6:37 p.m.

Woman and 5 of her kids die in Michigan motel fire

A fire that swept through a southwestern Michigan motel early Saturday killed five children and their mother, authorities said.


UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 9:04 p.m.

Two children, great-grandmother perish in California wildfire

The death count from a Northern California wildfire rose to five Saturday after two young children and their great-grandmother who had been unaccounted for were confirmed dead.


NTSB: Recordings show change in weather before boat sank

Video and audio recordings from a fatal tourist boat accident in Missouri show that the lake went from calm to deadly dangerous in a matter of minutes, the National Transportation …


UPDATED: Fri., July 27, 2018, 9:04 p.m.

Pentagon identifies Tuskegee Airman missing from World War II

The Defense Department announced Friday that it has accounted for the first of more than two dozen black aviators, known as Tuskegee Airmen, who went missing in action during World …


Indictment levels new charges against Backpage.com officials

A new indictment in Arizona against operators of Backpage.com alleges the classified ad site gave free ads to prostitutes and cultivated arrangements with others who worked in the sex trade …