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Sister led California police to shackled, starving siblings

Amy Taxin and Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 6:42pm

In a plea to a police dispatcher to "help my sisters," a 17-year-old girl in a childlike, quivering voice detailed years of abuse she and 12 siblings suffered in a squalid house where she said they were shackled to beds, choked and the stench was suffocating.

2 sentenced to prison for deaths of 3 kids in Michigan fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 6:40pm

Two people blamed for the deaths of three children in a Flint, Michigan house fire have each been sentenced to 18 to 36 years in prison.

The Latest: Trump returns to hardline immigration talk

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 6:38pm

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Sheriff: Charges in Minnesota man's killing still pending

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 6:37pm

Minnesota authorities are waiting for ballistic test results before charging a woman accused of killing her husband in southern Minnesota and fleeing to Florida, where she's charged in a woman's slaying.

West Virginia Supreme Court justice indicted

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 6:28pm

In public, West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry gave speeches about honesty and integrity in government. In private, federal prosecutors say, he was raking in money by defrauding others.

Honduran woman fearing deportation given sanctuary in church

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 6:18pm

A Honduran woman who says she's facing deportation has taken sanctuary in a Virginia church.

Maine AG wins in biggest test of ranked-choice voting in US

Marina Villeneuve, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 6:02pm

Democratic Attorney General Janet Mills is the gubernatorial Democratic primary winner under Maine's new ranked-choice voting method, the nation's biggest test of the system, officials announced Wednesday.

Immigration courts packed with cases of kids crossing border

Amy Taxin, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 6:00pm

The little girl wearing pink party shoes topped with bows smiled from her seat in a Los Angeles immigration courtroom. The 7-year-old is happy now that she is worlds away from the violence in her native El Salvador.

Utah lawmakers planning new effort on gun control bill

Julian Hattem, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 5:57pm

A group of Utah lawmakers said Wednesday they were working on legislation that would allow police to temporarily confiscate guns from people deemed to be a threat to the public and penalize parents if their child has easy access to their gun and uses it in a crime.

In reversal, Trump signs order stopping family separation

Jill Colvin and Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 5:56pm

Bowing to pressure from anxious allies, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday ending the process of separating children from families after they are detained crossing the U.S. border illegally.

Mother of 4-year-old boy arrested, admits she dumped body

Ryan Tarinelli, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 5:48pm

The mother of a 4-year-old boy whose naked body was found on a South Texas beach last year admitted to authorities that she beat him and denied him medical care after he suffered a head injury from running into a wall, then drove to Galveston in the middle of the night and dumped the body in the water, according to court documents.

Judge tells US: Stop meddling with detained Iraqi nationals

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 5:37pm

A judge has ordered U.S. immigration officers to stop talking to detained Iraqi-Americans about their cases after lawyers claimed staff members were trying to pressure them to agree to deportation.

In reversal, Trump orders halt to his family separation rule

Jill Colvin and Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 5:36pm

Bowing to pressure from anxious allies, President Donald Trump abruptly reversed himself Wednesday and signed an executive order halting his administration's policy of separating children from their parents when they are detained illegally crossing the U.S. border.

Trump talks up his approach to trade before Minnesota rally

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 5:34pm

President Donald Trump is talking up the economy as holds a pre-rally roundtable in Minnesota.

Nevada sets 1st execution since 2006 after fight over drugs

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 5:34pm

Nevada plans to carry out its first execution in 12 years using a never-before-tried combination of drugs that drew a court challenge over concerns that a convicted murderer could suffer during the lethal injection.

Lawmakers approve bill to fix spelling of bridge's name

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 5:28pm

The New York state Assembly has approved a bill that would correct the spelling of a bridge's name that has been wrong for over 50 years.

Border Patrol rescues young Costa Rican boy in Arizona

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 5:24pm

U.S. Border Patrol agents in Arizona say they've rescued a 6-year-old Costa Rican boy who was abandoned by a smuggler in the desert.

Police video from Las Vegas shooting shows chaos, confusion

Regina Garcia Cano and Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 5:12pm

Police body camera videos released Wednesday show the chaos and confusion Las Vegas police officers and first responders faced at a mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip as waves of wounded and fleeing concert-goers sought help.

The Latest: HHS says families won't be immediately reunited

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 5:12pm

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Police fatally shoot 17-year-old boy fleeing traffic stop

Keith Srakocic and Claudia Lauer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 5:06pm

A police officer fatally shot a 17-year-old boy just seconds after he fled from a traffic stop late Tuesday in a confrontation partly captured on video from a nearby home.