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Storms, flooding lead to 2 Wisconsin deaths, 1 in Michigan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 7:40pm

Authorities have attributed two deaths in Wisconsin and one in Michigan to storms and flooding.

In Charleston, South Carolina, once a key slave trading port, city council adopts a resolution apologizing for slavery

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 7:38pm

In Charleston, South Carolina, once a key slave trading port, city council adopts a resolution apologizing for slavery.

Trump, GOP leaders strain for migrant-kids solution

Lisa Mascaro and Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 7:24pm

President Donald Trump on Tuesday told House Republicans he is "1,000 percent" behind their rival immigration bills, providing no clear path as party leaders searched for a way defuse the escalating controversy over family separations at the southern border.

With eyes on midterms, Trump embraces immigration fight

Catherine Lucey, Jonathan Lemire and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 7:20pm

Calling the shots as his West Wing clears out, President Donald Trump sees his hard-line immigration stance as a winning issue heading into a midterm election he views as a referendum on his protectionist policies.

Ex-Delaware teacher gets 12 years for child sex crimes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 7:16pm

A former Delaware teacher accused of seeking sex with a child has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.

The Latest: 2 councilmen won't vote for slavery apology

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 7:12pm

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5 charged in immigrant smuggling scheme after Texas crash

Ryan Tarinelli, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 7:04pm

Federal prosecutors charged five people Tuesday in a scheme to smuggle immigrants illegally after an SUV driven by one of them crashed in Texas while fleeing Border Patrol agents, killing five passengers.

Lawmakers barred from child migrant facility in Florida

Joshua Replogle and Ben Fox, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 7:02pm

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson accused the Trump administration of a "cover-up" after officials denied him entry Tuesday to a detention center for migrant children in South Florida where he had hoped to survey living conditions.

Trump takes swipe at South Carolina's Sanford in GOP meeting

Ken Thomas and Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 6:40pm

President Donald Trump took a dig at Rep. Mark Sanford, a South Carolina Republican who has been critical of the president, during a meeting with House Republicans on Tuesday night.

Pearl Harbor survivor says goodbye before leaving Hawaii

Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 6:29pm

Nearly eight decades ago, Ray Emory, then a young sailor, watched in disbelief as Japanese torpedoes tore into American ships in Pearl Harbor.

'Say bye to him': Detainee recounts agents taking her son

Gene Johnson and Manuel Valdes, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 6:28pm

The call came at mealtime — an anonymous threat demanding $5,000 or her son's life.

Idaho family sues US after child sprayed by cyanide trap

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 6:09pm

An Idaho couple has sued the U.S. government, saying their teenage son still suffers headaches after a predator-killing trap that federal workers mistakenly placed near their home doused him with cyanide.

California advances biggest US change to police use of force

Sophia Bollag and Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 6:08pm

California would lead the U.S. in significantly changing the standard for when police can fire their weapons under legislation that cleared its first hurdle Tuesday after an emotionally charged debate over deadly shootings that have roiled the country.

Trump speaking at super PAC fundraiser at his DC hotel

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 5:56pm

President Donald Trump is speaking at a fundraiser held by his biggest super PAC.

$4K a minute pours in to help reunite separated immigrant families

Amanda Jackson, CNN  |  Posted Jun 19th - 5:47pm

In less than four days, a California couple has raised more than $4 million -- and counting -- through Facebook to help reunite undocumented families that have been separated at the border.

Heavy rain along Rocky Mountain Front leads to flooding

Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 5:40pm

Heavy rain falling along the Rocky Mountain Front over the last several days triggered flooding in the town of Augusta, closed all roads into the town and trapped a horseback party in the Scapegoat Wilderness.

Corruption retrial begins for ex-New York Senate leader, son

Stephen R. Groves, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 5:40pm

Ex-New York Senate leader Dean Skelos and his son returned to a Manhattan courtroom Tuesday for the start of their retrial on corruption charges.

US prepares for return of war dead remains from North Korea

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 5:27pm

The American military command in South Korea is preparing for the North Koreans to turn over the remains of an unknown number of U.S. or allied service members who have been missing since the Korean War, U.S. officials said Tuesday.

The Latest: Trump taunts SC Rep. Sanford in GOP meeting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 5:26pm

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