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  • Despite crush of children, illegal immigration low

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Border Patrol agents stationed in South Texas are the busiest in the country, arresting tens of thousands of children illegally crossing the border without their parents and thousands more families with children. Here's a look at some numbers on the immigration situation....

  • Lawmakers face long to-do list, uncertain success

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A gridlocked Congress failed to do the big things: overhauling the nation's immigration system, reforming the loophole-cluttered tax code and stiffening background checks on gun buyers. Now it's time to see whether it can just do the basics. With just two weeks before...

  • US to present intelligence data on plane crash

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States says it's preparing to present data from the U.S. intelligence community laying out what's known about the Malaysian Airlines plane that was shot down in Ukraine. White House spokesman Josh Earnest says the intelligence community will have some additional...

  • Obama sends top aides to Germany amid spying cases

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has dispatched two senior advisers to Germany in an apparent effort to soothe tensions following new allegations of American spying. The White House says chief of staff Denis McDonough and counterterrorism adviser Lisa Monaco are in Berlin for meetings...

  • Lawmakers employ gimmicks to pay for highway funds

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has passed a bill to add $10.8 billion to the federal trust funds providing highway and transit funds to prevent them from running dry next month and to buy more time for Congress to draft a new highway bill next year. Critics say the legislation relies on budget...

  • 2008 law unexpectedly at center of border debate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Dianne Feinstein recalls turning on her television and seeing a young Chinese girl crying before a judge, without even an interpreter to help her after surviving a harrowing journey to the U.S. That was the genesis of a law six years ago that is now at the center of an...

  • Boehner: No border money without policy changes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'nuhr) says the public won't support spending money on the border crisis unless Congress makes policy changes to return migrant kids home faster. In a statement Tuesday Boehner also charges that President Barack Obama's refusal to stand up to...

  • Md. parents allegedly locked up autistic twin sons

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Police in Maryland say a couple kept their autistic, 22-year-old twin sons locked in a basement room at night with no furniture and only a tiny window for light. Court records show John and Janice Land are facing vulnerable adult abuse and false imprisonment charges and are...

  • US job-training review emphasizes data, employers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A six-month review of federal job-training programs concludes that the government needs to better engage U.S. employers, improve the use of data, and boost apprenticeship programs so workers can earn while they train. The White House is releasing the results of a report...

  • Obama heads off to raise money on the West Coast

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid a swirl of foreign and border challenges, President Barack Obama is embarking on the one mission that has regularly proved a winner for him — raising money for his fellow Democrats. Obama on Tuesday was starting a three-day West Coast trip, scheduled to attend at...

  • Genetic mapping triggers new hope on schizophrenia

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists have linked more than 100 spots in our DNA to the risk of developing schizophrenia, casting light on the mystery of what makes the disease tick. Such work could eventually point to new treatments, although they are many years away. Already, the new results provide...

  • VA nominee McDonald goes before Congress

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's choice to lead the beleaguered Veterans Affairs Department goes before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee on Tuesday as Congress considers a bill to help the next VA leader do his job. VA nominee Robert McDonald appears headed to easy...

  • Clinton: US, Europe should get tough on Russia

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday that the U.S. and Europe should work together to develop tougher sanctions on Russia while she backed President Barack Obama's calls for a thorough investigation into the passenger jet that was shot down last week over Ukraine. Clinton said...

  • Obama urges immediate access to Ukraine crash site

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama sternly called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to compel Kremlin-backed separatists to stop hampering the probe at the Ukraine site of a downed passenger jet and allow international investigators unfettered access. "What exactly are they trying to...

  • White House reports drop in minors crossing border

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says the number of unaccompanied minors crossing the border is dropping significantly. White House press secretary Josh Earnest says about 150 children daily — on average — were apprehended along the Rio Grande border in the first two weeks of July. He...



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