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US judge bars deportations under Trump travel ban

By ALICIA A. CALDWELL, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge's emergency order has temporarily barred the U.S. from deporting people from nations subject to President Donald Trump's travel ban. The judge said travelers who had been detained had a strong argument that their legal ...

Trump orders strict new refugee screening, citing terrorists

By KEN THOMAS, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has barred all refugees from entering the United States for four months, and indefinitely halted any from Syria, saying the ban is needed to keep out "radical Islamic terrorists." The order Friday immediately suspended ...

Pence helps bring new energy to anti-abortion rally in DC

By BEN NUCKOLS, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — After more than four decades, the March for Life has become a familiar ritual in Washington. No matter the weather, thousands of abortion opponents gather every year on the National Mall, many wearing matching hats or scarves from their ...

May’s mission to woo Trump a success, but makes some uneasy

By JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May went to Washington, and President Donald Trump extended the hand of friendship. Literally. May left Washington after a 24-hour visit as Saturday's British newspapers splashed front-page photos of the two leaders ...

Pearl Harbor Navy salvage diver dies at 103

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Ken Hartle, who as a Navy diver during World War II had the grim task of retrieving bodies from ships sunk by the Japanese at Pearl Harbor, has died. He was 103. Hartle died Tuesday afternoon at an Escondido, California, center for people with Alzheimer's disease or ...

Decades-old slaying of Righteous Brothers singer’s ex solved

By MICHAEL BALSAMO, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Investigators used a controversial DNA testing method to solve the decades-old killing of the ex-wife of Righteous Brothers singer Bill Medley, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. Karen Klaas was attacked Jan. 30, 1976 as ...

John Hurt, Oscar nominated for “The Elephant Man” dies at 77

By LINDSEY BAHR, AP Film Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — The versatile actor Sir John Hurt, who could move audiences to tears in "The Elephant Man," terrify them in "Alien," and spoof that very same scene in "Spaceballs," has died. He was 77. Hurt, who battled pancreatic cancer, died Friday in ...

Congressional Republicans prepare to hear from Trump

By ERICA WERNER, AP Congressional Correspondent PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Congressional Republicans eager to deliver are about to find out whether Donald Trump can stay focused on their goals in his first appearance before them as president. Trump will speak Thursday to House and Senate GOP ...

Several senior diplomats resign as Trump admin takes shape

By JOSH LEDERMAN and MATTHEW LEE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A handful of senior U.S. diplomats are resigning their posts during President Donald Trump's first week on the job, creating more high-level openings that the new president must fill. State Department Undersecretary for ...

Voter ID lawsuits live on despite likely Trump policy shift

By DAVID SALEH RAUF, Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Federal lawsuits challenging voter ID requirements in Texas and North Carolina won't just disappear, even if Justice Department lawyers who once argued against the laws effectively switch sides to advocate for them under President ...

New York couple married 70 years dies just hours apart

NEW HYDE PARK, N.Y. (AP) — A Long Island couple married for 70 years has died just hours apart at their assisted living residence. The children of Ruth and William Bauder tell Newsday (http://nwsdy.li/2k6RhhI ) that their 92-year-old mother died around 7 a.m. Monday in Glen Cove. The family ...

Trump’s immigration actions mark sharp shift in US policy

By JULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's wide-ranging executive actions tightening border security— and the prospect of additional measures restricting refugee flows — mark a sharp shift away from Washington's elusive efforts to forge ...

Attorneys release bodycam footage of Fort Worth arrest

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Bodycam footage from a Fort Worth police officer suspended for wrestling a black woman and her daughter to the ground appears to show the officer using his foot to push a 15-year-old girl into a police car. The footage was provided Thursday to The Associated Press ...

Restaurants: The next front for the immigration debate?

By SOPHIA TAREEN, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — The national debate over immigration policy could be coming to a diner near you. From down-home delis to upscale bistros, dozens of restaurants nationwide are seeking "sanctuary" status, a designation owners hope will help protect employees ...

Trump moving forward with border wall, weighs refugee cuts

By JULIE PACE, VIVIAN SALAMA and RACHEL ZOLL, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will begin rolling out executive actions on immigration Wednesday, beginning with steps to build his proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, according to two administration officials. ...

Trump warns he’s ready to ‘send in the Feds’ to Chicago

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is serving notice he's ready to "send in the Feds" if Chicago can't reduce its homicide figures. Trump tweeted Tuesday night: "If Chicago doesn't fix the horrible 'carnage' going on, 228 shootings in 2017 with 42 killings (up 24% from 2016), I will ...

Trump dogged by insecurity over popular vote, media coverage

By JULIE PACE and JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump holds the most powerful office in the world. But he's dogged by insecurity over his loss of the popular vote in the election and a persistent frustration that the legitimacy of his presidency is being ...

Secret Service investigating woman’s anti-Trump tweet

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The U.S. Secret Service is investigating a Twitter posting by a Kentucky woman who suggested someone could assassinate President Donald Trump. The agency's field office in Louisville has interviewed Heather Lowrey and conducted a background check. The tweet, according ...

Man charged with kidnapping after mistaking bike for son’s

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. (AP) — A southwest Florida man is facing robbery and kidnapping charges after authorities say he mistook a teen's bicycle for his son's and forced the teen to get into his truck. The News-Press (https://goo.gl/8MRUja ) reports 43-year-old Christian Javier was arrested ...

Trump undercuts bipartisan effort with voter fraud claim

By JULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as President Donald Trump starts reaching out to lawmakers and business and union leaders to sell his policies, he's still making false claims about election fraud. During a bipartisan reception with lawmakers at the White ...