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Judge cites Trump's comment in 'sanctuary city' ruling

AP Photo/Eric Risberg SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — For the third time in two months, a federal judge has knocked down an immigration order by President Donald Trump and used Trump’s own language against him. In a ruling on Tuesday, U.S. District Judge William Orrick quoted...

Some high plains farmers struggling after fires, drought

DENVER (AP) — Deep snow is melting into Western mountain streams, but some farmers and ranchers on the high plains are struggling amid a lengthy dry spell and the aftermath of destructive wildfires. A swath of Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas has been in a drought or...

Different president, same old government shutdown threats

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s an unconventional new president in the White House. And the Republicans now have a new lock on both ends of Washington’s Pennsylvania Avenue. But the capital city is still up to its old gridlock tricks. Just...

APNewsBreak: Little change on race in Boston police s

BOSTON (AP) — The rate at which minorities are subjected to stops, searches and frisks by police doesn’t appear to be improving in Boston in the year since the department claimed it was narrowing racial disparities in their tactics. At least 71 percent of all street...

San Diego schools defend effort to fight Islamophobia

SAN DIEGO (AP) — One of the nation’s largest school districts is defending its campaign to fight Islamophobia and promote understanding of Muslim culture against critics who say it is favoring a religion. Kevin Beiser, vice president of the San Diego Unified School...

Trump's speaking style still flummoxes linguists

AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato NEW YORK (AP) — Campaign promises may have been reshaped and some self-imposed deadlines reset. But among the things kept intact in the opening months of the new administration is the unmistakably distinct style of President Donald Trump’s...

Chinese court sentences US businesswoman accused of spying

AP Photo/David J. Phillip HOUSTON (AP) — An American woman detained during a business trip to China was convicted of spying and sentenced Tuesday to 3 years in prison, raising the possibility that she may be allowed to return home soon. Phan Phan-Gillis has faced an...

Wisconsin AG: Undercover campaign videos reveal no crime

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Department of Justice has concluded that secretly recorded videos of a Democratic activist bragging about deploying troublemakers at Donald Trump presidential campaign rallies show no evidence that laws were broken. Conservative activist...

Idaho: Remains of 2 people found in Oregon Trail badger hole

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A fluke discovery of human bones protruding from a badger hole in southwestern Idaho has investigators trying to determine if they have discovered a double homicide or the disturbed grave of young 19th century pioneers who died going west on the nearby...

New issue in executions: Should the death chamber be silent?

VARNER, Ark. (AP) — The nation’s first double execution in 16 years raised a new issue involving transparency and the death penalty: Should witnesses be allowed to hear what goes on in the death chamber? A lawyer who watched Monday’s executions in Arkansas said...