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Terminally ill man gets last wish to gamble in Atlantic City

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 6:30am

A terminally ill New Jersey man says he got one of his last wishes fulfilled this week: to drink a cold beer and play a few more hands of blackjack at his favorite casino in Atlantic City.

Supporters of Trump steadfast despite immigration uproar

Angie Wang and Dave Kolpack, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 6:22am

Cincinnati resident Andrew Pappas supported President Donald Trump's decision to separate children from parents who crossed the border illegally because, he said, it got Congress talking about immigration reform.

AP-NORC Poll: Americans not hopeful about ties with allies

Emily Swanson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 6:08am

Americans feel U.S. relations have a better chance at improving in the year ahead with traditionally hostile nations such as North Korea and Russia than they do with allies such as Britain and Canada, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

Woman in Bali murder gives up claim to mother's estate

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 6:07am

A Chicago woman imprisoned in Indonesia for killing her mother in 2014 in Bali has given up her claim to her mother's estate.

Hundreds protest following fatal police shooting of teen

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 6:06am

Hundreds of people took to the streets to protest the fatal police shooting of a 17-year-old Pennsylvania boy killed just seconds after he fled a traffic stop during a confrontation partly captured on video.

Severe storms could strike parts of central, southern US

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 6:04am

Forecasters say much of the central and southeast U.S. will be at risk of severe storms as the weekend approaches.

AP-NORC poll: 55 percent of Americas approve of Trump North Korea diplomacy; best rating on an issue since taking office

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 6:02am

AP-NORC poll: 55 percent of Americas approve of Trump North Korea diplomacy; best rating on an issue since taking office.

Trump defends his hard-line immigration policies to cheers

Jill Colvin and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 5:56am

Hours after reversing himself to end the forced separations of migrant families, President Donald Trump returned to the warm embrace of his supporters at a raucous rally to defend his hard-line immigration policies while unleashing a torrent of grievances about the media and those investigating him.

Police officer charged with raping teen submits resignation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 5:51am

An Alabama police lieutenant charged with forcibly raping a teen relative has resigned.

Trump's migrant policy: First blowback, then about-face

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 5:49am

As a crisis of migrant children separated from their families provoked national outrage, President Donald Trump said he was powerless to act through an executive order. Five days later, he did just that.

Historic Emmett Till marker in Mississippi to be rededicated

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 5:32am

A historic marker describing the lynching of Emmett Till is being rededicated.

Police: Trucker with stuck tree branch leaves wake of wrecks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 5:25am

The New York Police Department says an oblivious driver with a large branch stuck to his truck wrecked multiple cars, leaving behind a five-block path of destruction.

2 Kansas deputies slain in courthouse shooting to be buried

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 5:13am

Mourners are gathering to remember two Kansas sheriff's deputies who were shot and killed by an inmate while transporting him between the courthouse and jail.

Deputy frees bear trapped inside car

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 5:05am

A bear that managed to break into a car needed help from a sheriff's deputy to get out.

Historic Emmett Till marker in Mississippi to be rededicated

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 4:53am

A historic marker describing the lynching of Emmett Till is being rededicated.

Young immigrants detained in Virginia center allege abuse

Michael Biesecker, Jake Pearson and Garance Burke, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 3:24am

Immigrant children as young as 14 housed at a juvenile detention center in Virginia say they were beaten while handcuffed and locked up for long periods in solitary confinement, left nude and shivering in concrete cells.

House GOP immigration compromise teeters ahead of votes

Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 2:30am

A sweeping House GOP immigration overhaul teetered on the brink of collapse Thursday as lawmakers struggled to move past an issue that has become politically fraught amid the dire images of families being separated at the border.

Judge appears skeptical of Trump suit against California

Sudhin Thanawala and Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 1:02am

A U.S. judge appeared skeptical of some of the Trump administration's key arguments for seeking to block three California laws intended to protect immigrants, questioning the scope of federal power over immigration during a lengthy court hearing on Wednesday.

Trump's immigration order sparks confusion, deep concern

Nomaan Merchant and Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 12:58am

President Donald Trump's reversal of a policy separating migrant families at the Mexico border sparked confusion over how the new guidelines will play out and deep concern that the changes don't go far enough, allowing children to still be held in detention even if they remain with their families.