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US judge extends halt on deportations of separated families

Julie Watson, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 10:58am

A federal judge has extended a freeze on deporting families separated at the U.S.-Mexico border, giving a reprieve to hundreds of children and their parents to remain in the United States.

Sessions: Judges costing taxpayers with immigration rulings

David Pitt, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 10:49am

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is criticizing federal judges who've thwarted some of President Donald Trump's immigration policies.

Cuomo on his 'inartful' remark: 'Of course America is great'

David Klepper, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 10:23am

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday that he was "inartful" when he said earlier in the week that America "was never that great," a comment that was widely condemned and mocked by critics on the right and left.

Woman whose disruption forced flight landing gets probation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 9:59am

A woman whose drunken antics forced a New York-bound flight to make an unplanned landing at Dulles Airport has been sentenced to two years' probation.

Police still seeking motive in Oklahoma school stabbing

Ken Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 9:34am

Police are interviewing staff and students at a rural Oklahoma high school after a 14-year-old boy repeatedly stabbed a female classmate with a knife during a school assembly.

US sanctions Myanmar forces for alleged human rights abuses

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 9:29am

The U.S. Treasury on Friday slapped sanctions on members of the Myanmar security forces for their alleged role in violent campaigns against ethnic minorities across the troubled nation in Southeast Asia.

Virginia asks high court to hear appeal on sniper sentencing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 9:26am

Virginia's attorney general has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the state's appeal of a ruling granting new sentencing hearings for the man serving life terms for the sniper shootings that terrorized the Washington, D.C., region when he was a teenager.

The Latest: Trump expects to revoke Ohr's security clearance

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 9:21am

The Latest on President Donald Trump and the revoking of security clearances (all times local):

Missouri man who killed wife while kids hid gets life term

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 9:04am

A 48-year-old Missouri man who stabbed his wife to death while their three children hid in a basement has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole.

Trump says he expects to 'quickly' revoke security clearance for DOJ official whose wife worked for Trump dossier firm

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 9:02am

Trump says he expects to 'quickly' revoke security clearance for DOJ official whose wife worked for Trump dossier firm.

Police investigating body found in Ogden pond

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 8:52am

Ogden police say the death of a man whose body was found with "visible trauma" is being investigated as suspicious.

Detroit lawmaker apologizes for calling opponent racial slur

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 8:48am

A black Detroit lawmaker has apologized for using racial slurs against an Asian-American opponent for state Senate.

Government appealing ruling cafe owner won't be deported

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 8:43am

The federal government is appealing a ruling that a southwestern Michigan restaurant owner from Turkey who has been facing deportation for more than a decade will be allowed to stay in the United States.

Vegas victims' attorneys criticize MGM's legal maneuver

Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 8:18am

Attorneys for a group of victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting harshly criticized MGM Resorts International this week over its legal maneuver seeking to consolidate multiple lawsuits stemming from the massacre.

Boise man facing charges after girl rescued from hot vehicle

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 8:17am

Authorities in southwestern Idaho say a 34-year-old Boise man is facing a felony charge after leaving a 3-year-old girl in a locked vehicle on a hot day.

US ends Syria stabilization funding, cites more allied cash

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 8:08am

The Trump administration is ending funding for Syria stabilization projects as it moves to extricate the U.S. from the conflict, citing increased contributions from anti-Islamic State coalition partners.

AP sources: Trump administration is ending $200M in funding for Syria stabilization project

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 8:05am

AP sources: Trump administration is ending $200M in funding for Syria stabilization project.

Trump nixes $92M military parade, blames DC for high cost

Lolita C. Baldor and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 8:00am

President Donald Trump said Friday he had canceled plans for a Veterans Day military parade, citing the "ridiculously high" price tag — a day after U.S. officials said the November event could cost $92 million, more than three times the price first suggested by the White House.

Slain Colorado mom painted happy picture of married life

Kathleen Foody and Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 7:38am

Shanann Watts' Facebook page painted a portrait of a happy married life — of a woman dedicated to her husband and their two young children. She called her husband "my ROCK!" and said he was "the best dad us girls could ask for."