National

Romney reports $2M raised ahead of US. Senate primary

Senate Utah Romney

U.S. Senate candidate Mitt Romney raised nearly $2 million for his campaign in the past two months,...

National

Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, June 23, the 174th day of 2018. There are 191 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 23, 1868, Christopher Latham Sholes received a patent for his “Type-Writer,” featuring a QWERTY keyboard; it was the first commercially successful...


World

Administration seeks to expand immigrant family detention

Immigration-Family Detention

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The Trump administration is calling for the expanded use of family detention for immigrant parents and children who are stopped along the U.S.-Mexico border, a move decried by advocates as a cruel and ineffective attempt to deter families from coming to the United States....


Business

The Latest: Estimated 230,000 gallons of oil spilled

Derailment Evacuation

DOON, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on the crude oil leaking after a train derailment in northwest Iowa (all times local): 4:10 p.m. A railroad official says 14 of 32 derailed oil tanker cars in the northwest corner of Iowa dumped an estimated 230,000 gallons (870,619 liters) of crude oil into floodwaters,...


National

White House offers discordant messages on migrant separation policy

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Melania Trump wore a jacket emblazoned with the message “I really don’t care, do u?” while trying to show she cared by visiting migrant children. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who had said the administration’s family separation policy would serve as a...


Government

Sanders says she was told to leave Virginia restaurant

Trump Press Secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Saturday she was booted from a Virginia restaurant because she works for President Donald Trump, becoming the latest administration official to experience a brusque reception in a public setting. Sanders tweeted that she was...


National

The Latest: Fort Worth protesters chant: 'No baby jails!'

Immigration Texas Separating Families

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the separation of immigrant children from their parents following President Donald Trump’s order allowing them to remain with their parents (all times local): 4:05 p.m. During a rally at Texas Democratic Party convention in Fort Worth, people carried signs that...


Government

Trump pushes tough immigration stance in Nevada appearance

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — President Donald Trump pressed his tough immigration stance at a Nevada political convention Saturday, telling hundreds “we have to be very strong” to keep people, including violent gang members, from entering the country illegally. Trump was in Las Vegas to boost the candidacy of...


Government

DOJ gives Congress new classified documents on Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says it has given House Republicans new classified information related to the Russia investigation after lawmakers had threatened to hold officials in contempt of Congress or even impeach them. A spokeswoman for House Speaker Paul Ryan said Saturday that the...


National

Lawmakers, demonstrators want immigrant families reunited

Immigration Seperating Families

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — Democratic lawmakers on Saturday said they aren’t convinced the Trump administration had any real plan to reunite immigrant families caught along the southwest border, while demonstrators gathered to protest the separation of parents from their children by U.S. border...


Business

Cause of Iowa derailment, oil spill amount still under wraps

Derailment Evacuation

DOON, Iowa (AP) — Crews were scrambling Saturday to clean up a BNSF oil train derailment in northwest Iowa that dumped crude into floodwaters, while officials seek to get a handle on the extent of the spill and its cause. Thirty-three oil tanker cars derailed Friday just south of Doon in Lyon...


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