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Parents face tougher rules to get immigrant children back

Gisela Salomon and Claudia Torrens, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 7:39am

Armando Tabora desperately wants to get his teenage daughter out of the government detention facility where she has been for more than three months. He has been stymied at every turn.

Parents face tougher rules to get immigrant children back

Gisela Salomon and Claudia Torrens, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 7:03am

The drama of parents being separated from their children at the border dominated the headlines this summer. But thousands of immigrant families are experiencing a similar frustration with new hurdles to take custody of sons, daughters and relatives who crossed the border on their own.

Florence sweeps away motel and family's hard work, savings

David Goldman and Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 6:24am

When the floodwaters from Florence receded, half the Starlite Motel was gone. A ragged lip of concrete edged parking spaces with no corresponding rooms, just a void of standing water and debris.

Roughing it: Packers confident in how they go after QB

Genaro C. Armas, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 1:41am

Keep the head up. Be aware if the quarterback got rid of the ball. Wrap up.

Overconfident? Dem optimism surges as midterms approach

Steve Peoples and Juana Summers, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 1:09am

The fight for the House majority is over.

Trump picks combat over caution in court fight

Jonathan Lemire, Catherine Lucey and Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 1:03am

Combat won out over caution.

First black female White House reporter gets Newseum statue

Jesse J. Holland, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 12:59am

Journalist Alice Allison Dunnigan triumphed over sexism and racism to become the first black woman accredited to cover the White House.

Trump wants to rid Justice Department of 'lingering stench'

Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 12:23am

President Donald Trump has issued an ominous warning about the Justice Department and the FBI, promising more firings to rid a "lingering stench" after reports that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discussed secretly recording Trump.

DHS secretary: FEMA chief misused cars, but won't lose job

Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 12:17am

The head of the federal disaster response agency used government vehicles without proper authorization, but will not lose his job over it, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Friday.

Rosenstein's fate could turn on which account Trump believes

Eric Tucker and Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 12:09am

The fate of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein could turn on whether President Donald Trump believes the account of an ex-FBI official who, as Trump once asserted in a tweet, had "LIED! LIED! LIED!"

Rosenstein's fate could turn on which account Trump believes

Eric Tucker and Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 11:57pm

The fate of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who discussed secretly recording President Donald Trump and possibly suggested removing him from office, could turn on whether Trump believes the account of an ex-FBI official who he once tweeted had "LIED! LIED! LIED!"

Unclear whether Kavanaugh accuser will testify in Senate

Alan Fram and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 11:45pm

The high-stakes brinkmanship over whether Brett Kavanaugh's accuser would testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee came to a momentary standstill as GOP Chairman Chuck Grassley gave Christine Blasey Ford more time to decide on the terms of her appearance.

In tweet, GOP gives Kavanaugh accuser more time to decide on terms for testifying before committee

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 10:24pm

In tweet, GOP gives Kavanaugh accuser more time to decide on terms for testifying before committee .

Immigration judges say new quotas undermine independence

Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 10:15pm

The nation's immigration court judges are anxious and stressed by a quota system implemented by Attorney General Jeff Sessions that pushes them to close 700 cases per year as a way to get rid of an immense backlog, the head of the judges' union said Friday.

Sheriff: Motive unclear for Maryland shooter who killed 3

David McFadden and Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 10:13pm

Law enforcement officials said Friday they might never know the motive for a female shooter's violent rampage that killed three people and wounded three at a sprawling Maryland warehouse before she turned the gun on herself. It's little consolation for grieving relatives and others trying to find answers.

Small North Carolina town latest to feel Florence's fury

Gary D. Robertson, Martha Waggoner and Alan Suderman, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 10:07pm

Benetta White and David Lloyd slogged through waist-deep water filling their yard to escape Hurricane Florence's latest life-threatening punch to a town in the Carolinas.

Cruz, O'Rourke getting combative in close Texas Senate race

Will Weissert and Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 10:03pm

The surprisingly close U.S. Senate race in Texas is growing more combative, and Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and Democratic Congressman Beto O'Rourke are staking their chances on two sharply different visions of America.

Family: Man killed under Santa Monica Pier wasn't homeless

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 8:46pm

Authorities say a man was found fatally bludgeoned on a Southern California beach the same day two of three homeless men died after being beaten last weekend in downtown Los Angeles.

Ben Carson calls Kavanaugh's opponents 'desperate'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 8:41pm

Housing Secretary Ben Carson is attributing the controversy over Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination to people who want to "fundamentally change this country."

Idaho city seeks volunteers to be human scarecrows

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 8:04pm

City officials in Idaho are looking for volunteers to help ward off what has become a local sign of fall: The arrival of roughly 10,000 crows to the city of Nampa.