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AP FACT CHECK: Trump on FBI, phantom law on migrant kids

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is claiming exoneration in the Russia matter from a Justice Department report that actually offers him none. He's also branding fired FBI chief James Comey a criminal, though the report in question makes no...

 

UK changes course, allows epileptic boy to use cannabis oil

LONDON (AP) — The British government changed course Saturday in a case concerning cannabis oil, saying an epileptic boy can be treated with it after his mother said he needed it to survive severe seizures. Home Secretary Sajid Javid said he has...

 

Why dads can't be the dads they want to be

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) In most families, mothers and fathers both work hard. Pew Research recently reported that moms and dads in the U.S....

 

Despite cancer, McCain's maverick ways press on in tweets

PHOENIX (AP) — Sen. John McCain's legacy was thrust into focus nearly one year ago when he announced his brain cancer diagnosis. The six-term Senator and decorated Vietnam War veteran is now fighting the illness from his beloved Arizona, and fillin...

 

New directive takes aim at immigrants fleeing gang violence

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — The MS-13 gang made Jose Osmin Aparicio's life so miserable in his native El Salvador that he had no choice but to flee in the dead of night with his wife and four children, leaving behind all their belongings and paying a...

 

Republicans risking conservative backlash over immigration

NEW YORK (AP) — The push toward immigration votes in the House is intensifying the divide among Republicans on one of the party's most animating issues and fueling concerns that a voter backlash could cost the GOP control of the House in November....

 

Spain saves 933 migrants, waits for another 630 on Aquarius

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain's maritime rescue service says it has saved 933 people and recovered four bodies from dozens of migrant boats attempting the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea over the past two days. The service said Saturday...

 

Utah's Hatch urges support for LGBT youth in Senate speech

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch called for unwavering love and support for LGBT youth who experience high suicide rates as victims of bullying, discrimination and family estrangement in a somewhat surprising Senate speech this week from...

 

Watchdog: Comey 'insubordinate,' not biased in Clinton probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a stinging rebuke, the Justice Department watchdog declared Thursday that former FBI Director James Comey was "insubordinate" in his handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation in the explosive final months of the 2016...

 

Their son was bullied, so these parents started a movement

BRYSON CITY, N.C. (AP) — Nicole Parton tears up and her voice shakes when she talks about the bullying endured by her 11-year-old son, whose photo was taken while he was in a school bathroom stall and shared on social media. Waylon, a sixth-grader...

 

Riders plunge 34 feet, 6 injured in roller coaster derail

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A roller coaster that derailed in Florida had been put out of service by state inspectors twice in the past year and a half because of problems with the ride. Two riders fell 34 feet (10 meters) when their car derailed Thursday...

 

Judge jails ex-Trump campaign chair Manafort ahead of trial

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was jailed Friday after a federal judge revoked his house arrest over allegations of witness tampering in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. The order by U.S. District...

 

DHS reports about 2,000 minors separated from families

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 2,000 children have been separated from their families at the U.S. border over a six-week period during a crackdown on illegal entries, according to Department of Homeland Security figures obtained Friday by The Associated...

 

White House: Trump supports GOP leaders' immigration bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump ignited eleventh-hour confusion Friday over Republican efforts to push immigration legislation through the House, when he said he wouldn't sign a "moderate" package. But the White House later walked back...

 

Justice report provides ammo for both Trump and his critics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Justice Department watchdog report has turned into Washington's latest Rorschach test, with President Donald Trump and his critics each cherry picking what they want to see from its findings to either discredit or defend investi...

 

Trump distances self from Cohen as raided docs are analyzed

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump is distancing himself from Michael Cohen amid an FBI investigation into his longtime personal lawyer's business dealings. "I've always liked Michael. I haven't spoken to Michael in a long time," Trump said to...

 

Air Force officer who vanished worked for university system

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — An Air Force officer with top security clearance who vanished 35 years ago and was arrested in California last week worked for years as a consultant for the University of California system, former colleagues said. University...

 

Celebrity deaths force media to examine suicide reporting

NEW YORK (AP) — The deaths of designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain have caused media organizations to look at how they cover suicide and whether more could be done to prevent copycat killings, without neglecting the duty to...

 

Nevada pimp wins GOP primary, rejoices with Hollywood madam

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Pimp Dennis Hof, owner of half a dozen legal brothels in Nevada and star of the HBO adult reality series "Cathouse," won a Republican primary for the state Legislature on Tuesday, ousting a three-term lawmaker. Hof defeated hospita...

 

Michael Cohen hunts for new lawyers in FBI probe

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, is searching for a new legal team to represent him in an FBI investigation of his business dealings. A person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Wednesday...

 

Drama students from Parkland school take NY stage again

NEW YORK (AP) — The drama students from Florida's Parkland school have made another surprise stage appearance in New York. This time it was at fundraiser in Central Park for the summer Shakespeare in the Park program. The benefit Monday night...

 

Living with a monster: Tourism at a Guatemala volcano

SAN FRANCISCO DE SALES, Guatemala (AP) — Tourists reached out to feel the heat from the still-smoldering lava, tossed sticks to see them burst into flames or watched a guide toast marshmallows on hot rocks as they hiked on Guatemala's Pacaya...

 

Supreme Court's voter roll decision may have limited impact

ATLANTA (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court ruling has cleared the way for states to take a tougher approach to maintaining their voter rolls, but will they? Ohio plans to resume its process for removing inactive voters, which was affirmed in Monday's 5-4...

 

Frustrated AMA adopts sweeping policies to cut gun violence

CHICAGO (AP) — With frustration mounting over lawmakers' inaction on gun control, the American Medical Association on Tuesday pressed for a ban on assault weapons and came out against arming teachers as a way to fight what it calls a public health...

 

Northern light: Macedonia makes name change deal with Greece

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece and Macedonia reached an historic agreement Tuesday to end a bitter 27-year name dispute that had kept the smaller and younger country out of international institutions such as NATO, the two countries' prime ministers a...

 

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