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At raucous rally, Trump touts hawkish immigration plans

Jill Colvin and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 7:56pm

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 Wednesday to defend his hard-line immigration policies while unleashing a torrent of grievances about the media and those investigating him.

Guatemalan man recalls fear, agony of separation from child

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 7:49pm

Three-year-old Genesis Gonzalez Lopez giggled excitedly as she played with her father at a sunny Utah park, zipping down a slide again and again into his arms.

Sister led California police to shackled, starving siblings

Amy Taxin and Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 7:48pm

In a plea to a police dispatcher to "help my sisters," a 17-year-old girl in a childlike, quivering voice detailed years of abuse she and 12 siblings suffered in a squalid house where she said they were shackled to beds, choked and the stench was suffocating.

Judge disputes California aimed to hinder border enforcement

Sudhin Thanawala and Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 7:48pm

A U.S. judge said Wednesday that he was not convinced California enacted protections for immigrants in the country illegally in an effort to interfere with federal immigration enforcement — potentially undercutting a key argument by the Trump administration in its lawsuit seeking to block three state laws.

Police officer shot during routine traffic stop

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 7:34pm

A police officer has been shot during a traffic stop in Ohio.

Man pleads guilty to trying to support Islamic State group

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 7:32pm

A New York City man has pleaded guilty to attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State group.

In reversal, Trump orders halt to his family separation rule

Jill Colvin and Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 7:24pm

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.

The Latest: Trump rails against FBI probe of Clinton

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 7:10pm

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

Police: Bear that mauled searcher likely killed Alaska hiker

Rachel D'Oro, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 6:48pm

Authorities in Alaska's largest city said they believe the same brown bear killed a hiker who had gone missing and attacked a volunteer who was looking for him Wednesday.

2 sentenced to prison for deaths of 3 kids in Michigan fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 6:40pm

Two people blamed for the deaths of three children in a Flint, Michigan house fire have each been sentenced to 18 to 36 years in prison.

Sheriff: Charges in Minnesota man's killing still pending

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 6:37pm

Minnesota authorities are waiting for ballistic test results before charging a woman accused of killing her husband in southern Minnesota and fleeing to Florida, where she's charged in a woman's slaying.

West Virginia Supreme Court justice indicted

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 6:28pm

In public, West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry gave speeches about honesty and integrity in government. In private, federal prosecutors say, he was raking in money by defrauding others.

Honduran woman fearing deportation given sanctuary in church

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 6:18pm

A Honduran woman who says she's facing deportation has taken sanctuary in a Virginia church.

Maine AG wins in biggest test of ranked-choice voting in US

Marina Villeneuve, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 6:02pm

Democratic Attorney General Janet Mills is the gubernatorial Democratic primary winner under Maine's new ranked-choice voting method, the nation's biggest test of the system, officials announced Wednesday.

Immigration courts packed with cases of kids crossing border

Amy Taxin, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 6:00pm

The little girl wearing pink party shoes topped with bows smiled from her seat in a Los Angeles immigration courtroom. The 7-year-old is happy now that she is worlds away from the violence in her native El Salvador.

Utah lawmakers planning new effort on gun control bill

Julian Hattem, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 5:57pm

A group of Utah lawmakers said Wednesday they were working on legislation that would allow police to temporarily confiscate guns from people deemed to be a threat to the public and penalize parents if their child has easy access to their gun and uses it in a crime.

In reversal, Trump signs order stopping family separation

Jill Colvin and Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 5:56pm

Bowing to pressure from anxious allies, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday ending the process of separating children from families after they are detained crossing the U.S. border illegally.

Mother of 4-year-old boy arrested, admits she dumped body

Ryan Tarinelli, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 5:48pm

The mother of a 4-year-old boy whose naked body was found on a South Texas beach last year admitted to authorities that she beat him and denied him medical care after he suffered a head injury from running into a wall, then drove to Galveston in the middle of the night and dumped the body in the water, according to court documents.

Judge tells US: Stop meddling with detained Iraqi nationals

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 5:37pm

A judge has ordered U.S. immigration officers to stop talking to detained Iraqi-Americans about their cases after lawyers claimed staff members were trying to pressure them to agree to deportation.