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Man says he left baby after car crash because he was heavy

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A man told investigators he left a 5-month-old baby boy in the woods after a weekend car crash because the baby was very heavy, court records said. Officers found the baby — cold and hungry — under a pile of debris and sticks early Sunday, several hours after the ...

Judge rejects request to detain migrant families long-term

By BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California federal judge on Monday rejected the Trump administration's efforts to detain immigrant families for long terms, calling it a "cynical attempt" to undo a longstanding court settlement. U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee said the ...

Trump’s attacks on NATO raise questions about its future

By ROBERT BURNS, AP National Security Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's repeated tongue lashings of NATO allies and his friendly overtures to Russian President Vladimir Putin are stirring questions at home and abroad about Trump's commitment to an Atlantic alliance that has ...

Trump has decided his court nominee; big reveal tonight

By CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has decided on his Supreme Court nominee, a person with knowledge of the situation revealed Monday, hours before a prime-time TV announcement that will ignite a fierce confirmation battle. As others speculated ...

Baby survives 9 hours buried in western Montana woods

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A 5-month-old infant who miraculously survived more than nine hours being buried under a pile of sticks and debris in the woods of western Montana suffered only minor injuries despite wearing wet and soiled clothes in cold weather, authorities said Monday. The baby boy ...

Superhero pose: Wonder Woman Gal Gadot visits kids’ hospital

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Movie star Gal Gadot surprised children at a Virginia hospital with a superpowered superhero moment: She visited them wearing her iconic Amazonian armor costume from the popular "Wonder Woman" film. Gadot doled out hugs, kisses, and autographs Friday at Inova ...

Trump enjoys ‘suspense’ ahead of Supreme Court announcement

By CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is going down to the wire as he makes his choice on a replacement for retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, but he says with his final four options "you can't go wrong." Trump spoke to reporters Sunday ...

ACLU: Less than half of child reunions will meet deadline

By ELLIOT SPAGAT, Associated Press SAN DIEGO (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union said it appears the Trump administration will miss a court-ordered deadline to reunite young children who were separated at the border with their parents in more than half of the cases. The ACLU said late ...

Starbucks, citing ocean threat, is ditching plastic straws

NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks will eliminate plastic straws from all of its locations within two years, citing the environmental threat to oceans. The company becomes the largest food and beverage company to do so as calls to cut waste globally grow louder. Plastic straws have become a ...

Capital staffer remembered as ‘smart, beautiful, talented’

By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press OLNEY, Md. (AP) — Capital Gazette staffer Rebecca Smith was remembered as sweet and quiet, a good person with a beautiful smile. Dozens attended a visitation on Sunday afternoon to pay their respects to Smith, The Baltimore Sun reported. "Smart, ...