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Lawsuit seeks lawyer access to immigrants in prison

Andrew Selsky, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 2:59pm

A rights group filed an emergency lawsuit in federal court Friday against top officials of U.S. immigration and homeland security departments, alleging they have unconstitutionally denied lawyers' access to immigrants in a prison in Oregon.

Tents in Texas hold hundreds of Central American teenagers

Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 2:58pm

Three Democratic U.S. senators learned Friday that a holding facility for immigrant children on the Texas border near El Paso appears to be occupied by about 250 teenage boys mostly from Central America.

The Latest: Prosecutor: Trial ends 'long and dark chapter'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 2:58pm

The Latest on the guilty verdicts for Francis "Cadillac Frank" Salemme and his co-defendant Paul Weadick (all times local):

No charges for teens who taunted drowning disabled man

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 2:57pm

Florida prosecutors say they aren't charging a group of teens who taunted a drowning disabled man and recorded his death.

For immigrants, still no word on when they will be reunited

Will Weissert, Amy Taxin and Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 2:52pm

Two days after President Donald Trump ordered an end to the separation of families at the border, federal authorities Friday were still working on a plan to reunite an estimated 1,800 children with their parents and keep immigrant households together.

Trump pushes back against border separation uproar

Jonathan Lemire and Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 2:48pm

President Donald Trump cast doubt Friday on wrenching tales of migrant children separated from their families at the border, dismissing "phony stories of sadness and grief" while asserting that the real victims of the nation's immigration crisis are Americans who have been killed by those who cross the border unlawfully.

First lady's 'don't care' jacket is a gift to memers online

Leanne Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 2:44pm

First lady Melania Trump's green Zara jacket — the one reading "I really don't care, do u?" — has opened up a world of memes.

Oldest member of corrupt Baltimore police unit gets 18 years

David McFadden, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 2:42pm

The most veteran member of a deeply corrupt Baltimore police unit was sentenced Friday to 18 years, becoming the sixth member of the disbanded squad to head to federal prison.

Texas Tech condemns racist remarks students allegedly posted

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 2:35pm

Texas Tech University leaders on Friday condemned racist online comments allegedly posted by several students calling for attacking immigrants and building a border wall.

GOP Rep. King says Ellison helped him with Muslim questions

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 2:33pm

Republican Rep. Steve King says he asked Minnesota Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison — a Muslim — about Muslims working in Iowa pork processing plants.

Police: Bear mauling official cause of Alaska man's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 2:30pm

Police in Alaska's largest city say a bear mauling was the official cause of a missing hiker's death.

Teens arrested in fatal shooting of girl, 9, sitting in car

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 2:30pm

Authorities in Cleveland say two 17-year-old boys and a 19-year-old man have been arrested in the death of a 9-year-old girl struck by an errant gunshot during an exchange of fire nearby.

Special counsel seeks to bar vindictive prosecution claim

Matthew Barakat, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 2:28pm

Prosecutors with special counsel Robert Mueller's office want to bar former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort from arguing at his Virginia trial that he's a victim of vindictive prosecution.

California man texted friend before care home murder-suicide

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 2:26pm

The operator of a Southern California adult-care facility was drunk and sent an apologetic text to a friend before he shot three developmentally disabled men, set the building ablaze and then used the gun to kill himself, according to investigation documents.

Uber driver charged with pointing gun at texting motorist

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 2:18pm

Authorities say a Florida Uber driver pointed a gun at another motorist because he was upset that she was texting.

Ex-North Carolina governor barks at successor over sculpture

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 2:09pm

Former North Carolina Republican Gov. Pat McCrory has a bone to pick with his successor over a dog sculpture.

Woman who shot boyfriend in videotaped stunt resisted

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 2:06pm

A transcript released Friday shows a Minnesota man urged his girlfriend to shoot him for a videotaped stunt that ended in his death.

South Texas officials survey flood damage, some expect more

Jamie Stengle, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 2:02pm

Authorities in far South Texas on Friday were surveying the damage to homes, businesses and roads from flooding this week, while some areas are still bracing as runoff causes flooding.

Prep school says it will pay for abused alumni's therapy

Stephanie Morales, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 2:01pm

An elite New Hampshire prep school that was hit with multiple sexual misconduct allegations spanning decades announced Wednesday that it will be starting a therapy fund for abused alumni.