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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.

Young immigrants detained in Virginia center allege abuse

Michael Biesecker, Jake Pearson and Garance Burke, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 2:19am

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.

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.

California court hears tales of shackled, starved children

Amy Taxin and Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 12:12am

Two pale, malnourished girls are photographed shackled to bunk beds. Their sister, who surreptitiously snapped the photos, is heard pleading in a 911 call for someone to come and save her siblings.

Defense: preserve most evidence in Florida school shooting

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 12:04am

Defense attorneys for Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz are asking a judge to order investigators to preserve most evidence in the case, except for the building where the Valentine's Day massacre took place.

Supporters of Trump steadfast despite immigration uproar

Angie Wang and Dave Kolpack, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 10:58pm

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.

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

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 10:56pm

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.

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

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 10:52pm

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.

Dems unleash kitchen-sink strategy on immigration

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 10:46pm

As the White House struggles to move past another self-imposed crisis, Democrats are fighting to ensure this one isn't quickly forgotten.

'Great job,' says Trump: Nielsen back in good graces for now

Laurie Kellman and Anne Flaherty, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 10:44pm

Kirstjen Nielsen has one hard-earned presidential signing pen.

In reversal, Trump signs order stopping family separation

Jill Colvin and Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 10:41pm

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.

Young immigrants detained in Virginia center allege abuse

Michael Biesecker, Jake Pearson and Garance Burke, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 10:40pm

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.

Silent no more, Ivanka Trump thanks father for border action

Catherine Lucey and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 10:16pm

Ivanka Trump, the presidential adviser who has billed herself as a "force for good" in the administration, remained silent for days as the firestorm over forced separations of migrant families consumed the White House.

Jurors in Mafia boss trial to start 3rd day of deliberations

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 10:06pm

Jurors are heading back to federal court for a third day of deliberations in the case against a former New England Mafia boss charged with killing a nightclub owner more than two decades ago.

The Latest: Trump rails against FBI probe of Clinton

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 10:00pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump's rally in Minnesota (all times local):

Minneapolis man sentenced for fatal light rail stabbing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 9:40pm

A Minnesota man previously convicted of murder has been sentenced to nearly 21 years in prison for fatally stabbing a 26-year-old man on a Minneapolis light rail station platform last fall.

Woman convicted in 2017 killings of 3 people in Kansas

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 9:35pm

A Kansas woman accused of participating in the deaths of three people who were strangled or smothered with trash bags has been convicted of first-degree murder and other charges.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 9:24pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump and immigration (all times local):

US mayors gather at border to demand family reunification

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 9:16pm

Mayors of cities from across the United States have begun to gather at Texas' border with Mexico to condemn President Trump's treatment of immigrant families under a zero-tolerance policy for people who cross into the United States illegally.