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The Trump administration is moving to end a long-standing federal court agreement that limits how long immigrant children can be kept in detention, a decision that will almost certainly lead to a new court fight over the government's ability to hold migrant families until their cases are decided.
Ending the so-called Flores agreement is a top priority for the Trump administration. It requires the government to keep children in the least restrictive setting and to release them as quickly as possible, generally after 20 days in detention. Homeland Security officials say they are adopting regulations that reflect the agreement and there is no longer a need for court involvement, which was only meant to be temporary.
Showing a fresh willingness to play politics along religious and racial lines, President Donald Trump said Tuesday that American Jewish people who vote for Democrats show "either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty."
Trump's claim triggered a quick uproar from critics who said the president was trading in anti-Semitic stereotypes. It came amid his ongoing feud with Democratic congresswomen Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, both Muslim.
Emergency crews Tuesday evening responded to a small plane crash in the water off Half Moon Bay, and both occupants of the aircraft were rescued, the U.S Coast Guard said.
Four college students were wounded when a gunman opened fire into a crowd of 200 people outside a library near Clark Atlanta University and then escaped in the chaos, authorities said.
All four injured women were in stable condition after the gunfire, which happened shortly after 10:30 p.m. Tuesday. None of their injuries were life-threatening, Atlanta police said.
The shooter had not yet been apprehended Wednesday morning.
The four students were shot outside a library that serves Clark Atlanta and other nearby historically black colleges.
U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to cancel a visit to Denmark next month after the prime minister described his plan to buy Greenland as "absurd" took the Danish royal palace by surprise, a spokeswoman said Wednesday.
Lene Balleby told The Associated Press Wednesday that the news was "a surprise" to the royal household, which formally had invited Trump to visit Denmark Sep. 2 and 3 as part of a European trip. She had no further comments.
Trump announced his decision by tweet after the Danish prime minister dismissed the notion of selling the semi-autonomous territory to the U.S. as "an absurd discussion."
See scenes from the fifth annual Clear the Shelters as the initiative culminates across the country.
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Authorities have posted a video of their arrest of a 15-year-old Florida boy who allegedly posted an online threat to kill at least seven people at a high school.
Volusia County Sheriff's officials interviewed the boy and his mother outside their home near Daytona Beach last Friday, and posted a video of their discussion to underline the consequences of making school threats.
The boy, whose name is not being used by The Associated Press, told investigators he was joking when he posted the message on Discord using the fake name Dalton Barnhart. In it, he vowed to bring his father's "M15" to Seabreeze High School in Daytona Beach and "kill seven people at a minimum."
President Donald Trump acknowledged Tuesday his aggressive China trade policies may mean economic pain for Americans but insisted they're needed for more important long-term benefits. He contended he does not fear a recession but is nonetheless considering new tax cuts to promote growth.
Asked if his trade war with China could tip the country into recession, Trump brushed off the idea as "irrelevant" and said it was imperative to "take China on."
"It's about time, whether it's good for our country or bad for our country short term," he said.
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San Francisco’s oldest cable car is headed back to the streets after 77 years in storage collecting dust, as a result of restoration by a band of devoted Muni workers who weren't dissuaded by rumors about its fitness.
Built in 1883, cable car 19 hadn’t seen service in the city since Feb. 15, 1942, two months after the attack on Pearl Harbor. But over the past couple weeks, workers in the cable car division began quietly testing the car, sometimes making 3 a.m. runs to see if the car could navigate the tracks. It did.
“It ran beautifully down and back like it was out here yesterday, all the time,” said Arne Hansen, supervisor of MUNI’s cable car shop.
A Missouri farmer blamed for running the largest organic food fraud scheme in U.S. history has died by suicide, weeks before he was to report to federal prison to begin serving a 10-year term, a coroner said Tuesday.
Police officers found Randy Constant dead in a vehicle in his garage at his home in Chillicothe, Missouri on Monday evening, hours after federal investigators held a news conference in Iowa to highlight the prison sentence he had received. Livingston County Coroner Scott Lindley said he concluded that Constant died from carbon monoxide poisoning, and that finding was confirmed by a post-mortem examination at the University of Missouri Medical Center.
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The Connecticut father accused of killing a hotel worker in Anguilla is speaking for first time since the April ordeal, calling the whole situation a “living nightmare.”
Scott Hapgood said that his family has been through a lot since he was accused of killing 27-year-old Kenny Mitchell, an employee of the resort the family was staying at on the Caribbean island.
“We’re hanging on by a thread to be honest with you,” Hapgood said during a press conference Tuesday alongside his lawyer. “It was a terrifying incident, it was a terrifying experience on the island post-arrest.”
Hapgood has been charged with manslaughter in the April 13 killing that took place in his hotel room, right in front of his two daughters — but he says that’s far from all that happened.
Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt, better known simply as Sister Jean, hit a major milestone Wednesday, celebrating her 100th birthday.
D.C.'s mayor has enacted an emergency regulation to block a possible plan by the federal government to put a shelter for unaccompanied migrant children in the nation's capital.
The emergency rule from Mayor Muriel Bowser became effective immediately on Friday and restricts the size of shelters for unaccompanied children at 15 occupants.
"This emergency action is necessary to immediately protect the health, safety, and welfare of children receiving care in a youth shelter, emergency care facility, or youth group home, by ensuring these children have the adequate supervision and care necessary for their well-being," the legislation states.
An investigation has concluded that a Yale University psychiatry professor sexually assaulted five students at a research facility on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts and committed sexual misconduct against at least eight others.
Tip Top Poultry, Inc. is recalling more than 135,000 pounds of fully cooked poultry products shipped nationwide after a sample produced by the company tested positive for listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Tuesday.
The recalled products are "frozen, diced and mechanically separated," ready-to-eat chicken with a "pack date" of January 21, 2019 and are marked with the establishment number "P-17453" inside the USDA mark of inspection. See the list of specific items here.
The USDA is concerned that some of the chicken may be in "institutional freezers."