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Trump throws G-7 into disarray with tweets after he leaves

By CATHERINE LUCEY, ROB GILLIES and KEN THOMAS, Associated Press LA MALBAIE, Quebec (AP) — Lashing out at the longtime U.S. ally and northern neighbor, President Donald Trump tweeted that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is "dishonest & weak" and that the U.S. was pulling back its ...

US says immigrant dies of ‘apparent suicide’ in Texas jail

HOUSTON (AP) — U.S. authorities have confirmed that a Honduran man was found dead in a Texas jail cell of an "apparent suicide" last month, but made no mention of details in a Washington Post report that the man was enraged after his wife and son were separated from him. U.S. Customs and ...

Federal judge temporarily blocks deportation of pizza worker

By VERENA DOBNIK, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge on Saturday temporarily blocked the deportation of a New York pizza shop worker to his native Ecuador after he was arrested while making a delivery to a Brooklyn Army base. Attorneys for The Legal Aid Society obtained the ...

Trump commutes sentence for Kardashian-backed drug offender

By ZEKE MILLER and JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump commuted the sentence Wednesday of a woman serving a life sentence for drug offenses whose cause was championed by reality TV star Kim Kardashian West in a recent visit to the White House. Trump ...

Ryan contradicts Trump’s claim that the FBI planted a ‘spy’

By MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan is breaking with President Donald Trump, agreeing with others who say there's no evidence that the FBI planted a "spy" in Trump's 2016 presidential campaign in an effort to hurt his chances at the ...

ACLU sues over plans for citizenship question on 2020 census

By LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Civil rights lawyers sued the U.S. Commerce Department on Wednesday to try to stop plans to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, calling it an unconstitutional attempt to discriminate against immigrants. The Manhattan federal ...

Republican gets spot in runoff for California governor

By JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Cox, a Republican business owner who has tried and failed for nearly two decades to win elected office, snagged a spot in the November runoff for California governor with the help of President Donald Trump, but that support ...

Judge sides with Philadelphia in ‘sanctuary city’ fight

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the Trump administration cannot cut off grants to Philadelphia over the way the city deals with immigrants in the country illegally. U.S. District Judge Michael Baylson issued a 93-page memo, saying the conditions placed on the city by ...

GOP, Democrats dodge disaster in California primaries

By STEVE PEOPLES and MICHAEL R. BLOOD, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Republicans and Democrats alike appear to have escaped calamity in a crucial day of coast-to-coast primary battles as they fight to shape the political battlefield for the fall. There was an especially big sigh of ...

Fallon to Parkland students: ‘Don’t let anything stop you’

By TERRY SPENCER, Associated Press SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The senior class from the Florida high school where a gunman killed 17 people in February received diplomas Sunday and heard from surprise commencement speaker Jimmy Fallon, who urged graduates to move forward and "don't let anything ...