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  • Ruling in travel ban leaves myriad questions unanswered

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 09:43:13 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's decision to partially reinstate President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban has left the effort to keep some foreigners out of the United States in a murky middle ground, with unanswered questions and possibly more litigation ahead.

  • Judge suspends all Iraqi deportations in US for 2 weeks

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 03:49:00 GMT

    DETROIT (AP) — A federal judge on Monday temporarily suspended the deportation of 1,400 Iraqi nationals in the U.S. while he determines whether his court is the proper place to consider their fears of physical harm if they're kicked out of the country.

  • The Latest: Judge puts national freeze on Iraqi deportations

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 02:02:40 GMT

    DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on a legal challenge to the U.S. government's plan to deport 1,400 Iraqi nationals (all times local):

  • No immediate ruling on fate of Texas' 'sanctuary cities' law

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 00:47:13 GMT

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A federal judge Monday questioned the reach of a new Texas "sanctuary cities" law supported by the Trump administration but that four of the nation's largest cities, some police chiefs and immigrant-rights groups are trying to stop taking effect in September.

  • Prosecutors use Joe Arpaio's immigration talk against him

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 23:36:27 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's criminal trial opened Monday over his defiance of the courts in traffic patrols that targeted immigrants, marking the most aggressive effort to hold the former lawman of metro Phoenix accountable for tactics that critics say racially profiled Latinos.

  • No immediate ruling on fate of Texas' 'sanctuary city' law

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 23:12:51 GMT

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A federal judge Monday questioned the reach of a new Texas "sanctuary cities" law supported by the Trump administration but that four of the nation's largest cities, some police chiefs and immigrant-rights groups are trying to stop taking effect in September.

  • Trump travel ban partly reinstated; fall court arguments set

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 22:28:20 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is allowing President Donald Trump to forge ahead with a limited version of his ban on travel from six mostly Muslim countries to the U.S. Trump hailed the decision as a "victory for national security," but it's likely to set off a new round of court disputes over anti-terror efforts and religious discrimination.

  • The Latest: Attorney forced to testify against Joe Arpaio

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 21:28:01 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on the trial of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio (all times local):

  • US mayors back plan for cities to use only renewable energy

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 20:33:14 GMT

    MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A bipartisan group of mayors from across the country unanimously backed an ambitious commitment for U.S. cities to run entirely on renewable sources such as wind and solar in two decades.

  • Trial begins of ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio's immigration actions

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:23:24 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's criminal trial opened Monday over his defiance of the courts in traffic patrols that targeted immigrants, marking the most aggressive effort to hold the former lawman of metro Phoenix accountable for tactics that critics say racially profiled Latinos.

  • Joe Arpaio on trial over immigration actions echoing Trump's

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:54:48 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — The immigration rhetoric and crackdowns pushed by President Donald Trump have a familiar ring in Arizona, where former Sheriff Joe Arpaio once used similar tactics to become a national figure.

  • Judge considering national freeze on Iraqi deportations

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:40:33 GMT

    DETROIT (AP) — Lawyers for Detroit-area Iraqi nationals who fear they could be tortured or killed if they're kicked out of the U.S. asked a judge on Monday to extend his freeze on their deportations to all Iraqis who have been ordered to leave the country.

  • The Latest: Supreme Court orders re-argument in 2 cases

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:45:13 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the final day of the Supreme Court term (all times local):

  • The Latest: Supreme Court rejects Arpaio bid for jury trial

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:18:25 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on the trial of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio (all times local):

  • Oprah picks debut novel 'Behold the Dreamers' for book club

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:12:04 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Imbolo Mbue, whose debut novel "Behold the Dreamers" is Oprah Winfrey's latest selection, owes her career in part to the talk-show host.

  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump team lacks a straight story on Russia

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 06:48:14 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Months after U.S. intelligence settled on Russia as the instigator of interference in the U.S. election, President Donald Trump's team struggles to tell a straight story on the matter.

  • Center-right set to win top race in Italian mayoral runoffs

    Sun, 25 Jun 2017 23:00:02 GMT

    ROME (AP) — Exit polls early Monday indicated that center-right forces, including an anti-immigrant party, were headed to victory in several key mayoral runoffs, two weeks after a first round of voting saw most populist candidates eliminated in all big cities up for grabs.

  • Detroit judge to consider US freeze on Iraqi deportations

    Sun, 25 Jun 2017 18:07:05 GMT

    DETROIT (AP) — A federal judge in Detroit will consider whether to put a temporary national halt on the deportation of Iraqi nationals recently rounded up by U.S. authorities.

  • Poll: Younger Republicans more liberal on immigration

    Sun, 25 Jun 2017 17:48:40 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Young Republicans hold significantly more liberal views of immigrants and immigration than their older counterparts, reflecting a difference consistent with white Americans regardless of which political party they identify with, according to the latest American Values Atlas, a survey conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute survey.

  • Mayors to Trump: immigration orders meddle with cities

    Sun, 25 Jun 2017 06:16:27 GMT

    MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Mayors are warning President Donald Trump that toughening immigration enforcement meddles with U.S. cities' affairs.

  • Top scholars rise above gang violence in suburban NY town

    Sat, 24 Jun 2017 17:00:18 GMT

    BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) — Their senior year began with sadness and horror. Two fellow students at Brentwood High School were beaten to death in the street. The corpses of three more were discovered in secluded spots — all victims of suspected gang violence.