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First lady Melania Trump visits U.S.-Mexico border amid crisis over migrant children separated from parents

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 10:17am

First lady Melania Trump visits U.S.-Mexico border amid crisis over migrant children separated from parents.

Utah teen accused in backpack bomb was bullied, expert says

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 10:14am

A psychologist says a Utah teenager accused of trying to blow up a homemade backpack bomb after looking at Islamic State propaganda online has a long history of being bullied.

Lawyer: Feds unexpectedly drop charges against 17 immigrants

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 10:06am

A civil rights group attorney says federal prosecutors unexpectedly dropped misdemeanor charges against 17 adult immigrants who crossed the border with children.

Woman's body found in creek after major Pennsylvania floods

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 10:04am

Residents and business owners began cleaning up Thursday in the wake of a storm that dumped nearly four inches of rain on parts of western Pennsylvania, killing at least one and prompting scores of evacuations as powerful floodwaters carried off cars and damaged buildings.

Teens kept at Virginia center say they were cuffed, beaten

Michael Biesecker, Jake Pearson and Garance Burke, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 10:04am

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.

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Koko, the gorilla who knew sign language, dies at 46

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 10:00am

Koko, the gorilla who mastered sign language, has died.

Florida sheriff sued for jailing teen suspects in solitary

Terry Spencer and Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 9:57am

A civil rights group filed suit Thursday against a Florida sheriff and school district, claiming that juvenile suspects are unjustly kept in solitary confinement without cause and denied a proper education as they await trial as adults.

2 Kansas deputies slain in courthouse remembered as 'heroes'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 9:55am

A Kansas sheriff is remembering two sheriff's deputies who were fatally shot by an inmate as "true heroes."

Supreme Court sides with 'Buckets of Money' financier

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 9:53am

The Supreme Court on Thursday wiped away a $300,000 fine and other sanctions against a financial adviser known for his "Buckets of Money" retirement strategy. The court said the administrative law judge who ruled against Raymond Lucia of California was not properly appointed to his job by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

The Latest: Trump proposing to reorganize federal government

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 9:46am

The Latest on Trump administration's proposal to reorganize the federal government. (All times local):

US mayors travel to border to demand family reunification

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 9:36am

Mayors from more than a dozen U.S. cities including New York and Los Angeles gathered near a holding facility for immigrant children on Texas' border with Mexico to call for the immediate reunification of immigrant children with their families.

Appeals court grants new sentencing hearings for DC sniper

Denise Lavoie, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 9:24am

A sniper serving life in prison for terrorizing the Washington, D.C., region as a teenager must get new sentencing hearings in Virginia, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.

Lawyer: No apparent justification for fatal shooting of teen

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 9:18am

A lawyer for the family of a 17-year-old fatally shot by a Pennsylvania police officer seconds after he fled a traffic stop says the boy did not pose a threat.

Canadian company ready to start process for silicon smelter

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 9:16am

A Canadian company that wants to build a silicon smelter near the northeastern Washington town of Newport says it's ready to start the environmental review process.

Trump to welcome Jordan's king to White House

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 9:12am

President Donald Trump will host Jordan's King Abdullah II at the White House next week.

Plea deal possible in murder case over woman set on fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 9:08am

A judge in the trial of a man who authorities say caused his ex-girlfriend's death by setting her on fire has told attorneys in the case to consider the possibility of a plea agreement.

Park Service gives initial OK to "Unite the Right" rally

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 8:56am

An organizer of last year's deadly white supremacist rally in Virginia has been granted initial approval to host another rally in August, this time in the heart of the nation's capital.

Deputies: Man smoked weed while child drowned in pool

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 8:55am

A Florida man is facing manslaughter charges after authorities say a child he was watching drowned in a backyard pool while he smoked marijuana with a teenager in the front yard.

Air Force base finds missing gun; explosives still missing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 8:41am

An Air Force base in North Dakota that's been searching for a missing machine gun and some lost military explosives has recovered the weapon.