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Idaho family sues US after child sprayed by cyanide trap

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 6:09pm

An Idaho couple has sued the U.S. government, saying their teenage son still suffers headaches after a predator-killing trap that federal workers mistakenly placed near their home doused him with cyanide.

California advances biggest US change to police use of force

Sophia Bollag and Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 6:08pm

California would lead the U.S. in significantly changing the standard for when police can fire their weapons under legislation that cleared its first hurdle Tuesday after an emotionally charged debate over deadly shootings that have roiled the country.

Governors pull National Guard over immigration policy

Brian Witte, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 6:08pm

The governors of multiple East Coast states have announced that they will not deploy National Guard resources near the U.S.-Mexico border, a largely symbolic but politically significant rejection of the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" immigration policy that has resulted in children being separated from their families.

Trump speaking at super PAC fundraiser at his DC hotel

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 5:56pm

President Donald Trump is speaking at a fundraiser held by his biggest super PAC.

Trump, GOP leaders strain for migrant-kids solution

Lisa Mascaro and Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 5:52pm

Republican lawmakers and President Donald Trump searched Tuesday evening for a way to end the administration's policy of separating families after illegal border crossings, with their focus shifting to a new plan to keep children in detention longer than now permitted — but with their parents.

$4K a minute pours in to help reunite separated immigrant families

Amanda Jackson, CNN  |  Posted Jun 19th - 5:47pm

In less than four days, a California couple has raised more than $4 million -- and counting -- through Facebook to help reunite undocumented families that have been separated at the border.

Heavy rain along Rocky Mountain Front leads to flooding

Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 5:40pm

Heavy rain falling along the Rocky Mountain Front over the last several days triggered flooding in the town of Augusta, closed all roads into the town and trapped a horseback party in the Scapegoat Wilderness.

Corruption retrial begins for ex-New York Senate leader, son

Stephen R. Groves, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 5:40pm

Ex-New York Senate leader Dean Skelos and his son returned to a Manhattan courtroom Tuesday for the start of their retrial on corruption charges.

With eyes on midterms, Trump embraces immigration fight

Catherine Lucey, Jonathan Lemire and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 5:38pm

Calling the shots as his West Wing clears out, President Donald Trump sees his hard-line immigration stance as a winning issue heading into a midterm election he views as a referendum on his protectionist policies.

US prepares for return of war dead remains from North Korea

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 5:27pm

The American military command in South Korea is preparing for the North Koreans to turn over the remains of an unknown number of U.S. or allied service members who have been missing since the Korean War, U.S. officials said Tuesday.

The Latest: Trump taunts SC Rep. Sanford in GOP meeting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 5:26pm

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Police: Clinton dogs died of natural causes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 5:25pm

Police say the two dogs found dead outside a Clinton home last month died of natural causes.

Wisconsin sailor killed at Pearl Harbor to be laid to rest

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 5:08pm

A Wisconsin sailor who died at Pearl Harbor will be laid to rest more than 75 years after his death.

Lawmakers barred from child migrant facility in Florida

Joshua Replogle and Ben Fox, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 5:06pm

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson accused the Trump administration of a "cover-up" after officials denied him entry Tuesday to a detention center for migrant children in South Florida where he had hoped to survey living conditions.

The Latest: Speakers address slavery apology resolution

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 5:05pm

The Latest on a resolution to apologize for slavery (all times local):

'Don't leave me, Mom': Detainee tells of separation from son

Gene Johnson and Manuel Valdes, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 4:54pm

The call came at mealtime — an anonymous threat demanding $5,000 or her son's life.

WHAT'S HAPPENING: Trump to discuss border amid outrage

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 4:42pm

President Donald Trump's immigration policies have come under intense scrutiny because of the forced separation of more than 2,300 migrant children from their parents. Democrats and some Republicans are urging an end to the practice at the U.S.-Mexico border. A look at the latest developments:

Navajo police force to grow by 12 with Friday graduation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 4:40pm

The newest group of Navajo Nation police officers will be the first to wear body cameras.

The Latest: EU says it's committed to Human Rights Council

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 4:39pm

The Latest on the U.S. withdrawal from the United Nations' main human rights body (all times EDT):

5 charged in 'smuggling scheme' after fatal crash in Texas

Ryan Tarinelli, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 4:36pm

Five people have been charged in a "smuggling scheme" following the fatal crash of an SUV that was fleeing Border Patrol agents and sheriff's deputies in South Texas, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.