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Trump administration pulls US out of UN human rights council

Matthew Lee and Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 4:12pm

The United States announced Tuesday it was leaving the United Nations' Human Rights Council, with Ambassador Nikki Haley calling it "an organization that is not worthy of its name." It was the latest withdrawal by the Trump administration from an international institution.

White House deputy chief of staff to leave in July

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 4:10pm

The White House aide who led the planning for President Donald Trump's meeting last week with North Korea's Kim Jong Un has decided to leave the Trump administration to return to the private sector.

The Latest: Trump meets with House GOP on immigration bills

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 4:08pm

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Palin's son moves to court program after assaulting father

Mark Thiessen, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 4:04pm

Track Palin was formally accepted into a diversion court program Tuesday after assaulting his father, the former first gentleman of the state of Alaska, so severely it left him bleeding from the head.

Lawmakers barred from child migrant facility in Florida

Joshua Replogle and Ben Fox, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 4:02pm

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.

The Latest: UN human rights chief disappointed US is leaving

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 4:00pm

The Latest on the U.S. withdrawal from the United Nations' main human rights body (all times EDT):

The Latest: SUV driver among those charged after fatal wreck

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 4:00pm

The Latest on the fatal crash of an SUV fleeing Border Patrol agents and sheriff's deputies in South Texas (all times local):

US pays $400K to settle lawsuit with border agent with PTSD

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 3:51pm

The federal government has agreed to pay $400,000 to settle a lawsuit by a former U.S. Border Patrol agent who said his assignment in Texas triggered post-traumatic stress disorder from his war service.

Mob boss trial has brought closure, victim's family says

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 3:49pm

The family of a nightclub owner that a former New England Mafia boss is charged with killing said Tuesday the trial has provided the closure they have been seeking for more than two decades.

NYPD will start using summonses, not arrests, for marijuana

Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 3:40pm

Lighting up a joint in the Big Apple could lighten some wallets, but won't lead to handcuffs in most cases once New York City's revamped marijuana enforcement policy goes into effect on Labor Day weekend.

Lawyer: Agent booted off Mueller team escorted from FBI HQ

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 3:40pm

An FBI agent removed from special counsel Robert Mueller's team because of anti-Donald Trump text messages has been escorted out of the FBI building "as part of the ongoing internal proceedings," his attorney said Tuesday.

New GOP plan: Hold kids longer at border _ but with parents

Lisa Mascaro and Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 3:39pm

Republicans on Capitol Hill anxiously searched on Tuesday for a way to end the Trump administration's policy of separating families after illegal border crossings, with the focus shifting to a new plan to keep children in detention longer than now permitted — but with their parents.

Teen said he took bomb to school to cause fear, police say

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 3:38pm

A Utah teenager told police that he tried to blow up a homemade device in his backpack at school because he'd been looking at Islamic State propaganda and wanted to cause fear, according to a video of the conversation shown in court Monday.

Sens. McCain, Coons urge Trump to withdraw migration nominee

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 3:34pm

Republican Sen. John McCain and Democratic Sen. Chris Coons called on President Donald Trump's administration Tuesday to withdraw its nominee for a key State Department position over his "lack of empathy" for immigrants. The appeal comes as the president faces mushrooming outrage over treatment of migrant families at the border.

Sharpton, other leaders plan to visit children at border

Tramon Lucas, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 3:33pm

Calling on the Trump administration to end its "insensitive policy," the Rev. Al Sharpton and a coalition of social justice leaders announced Tuesday that they plan to visit immigrant children separated from their families at the U.S. border with Mexico.

Nation's biggest ranked-choice voting test nearing a result

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 3:25pm

The nation's biggest test of ranked-choice voting neared a result but there won't be an announcement of winners in two Democratic primaries until Wednesday, officials said.

Attorney faults parole process for MOVE members still jailed

Claudia Lauer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 3:24pm

A defense attorney for three members of the radical group MOVE said Tuesday he's confused why one was paroled and two others were denied parole despite having similar records and recommendations for release from the new Philadelphia District Attorney's office.

Ex-grand juror guilty of revealing Florida man's indictment

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 3:22pm

A former member of a Miami federal grand jury has pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice after revealing a secret indictment to a Florida man's girlfriend.

Police, FBI seeking Washington-area serial rapist

Ashraf Khalil, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 3:18pm

In an unusual step, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia has issued an indictment for the DNA profile of a still-unidentified man linked to a string of rapes in area hotels dating back to 2002.