Migrants encounter snafus with new US asylum policy
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Scheduling glitches led an immigration judge to deny the Trump administration's request to order four Central American migrants deported because they failed to show for initial hearings Wednesday in the U.S.
5 suspects at New Mexico compound face terror charges
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Five extended family members who lived at a ramshackle New Mexico compound where a 3-year-old boy was found dead last year are due in federal court Thursday to face new charges that they plotted attacks on U.S.
After the fall: How to take advantage of lower rates
NEW YORK (AP) — So much for those worries about rising interest rates. Just a few months ago, rising rates were bearing down on everyone from home buyers to stock investors after the Federal Reserve put through seven quarter-point increases in 2017 and 2018.
European, Canadian regulators to do own review of Boeing jet
Boeing's grounded airliners are likely to be parked longer now that European and Canadian regulators plan to conduct their own reviews of changes the company is making after two of the jets crashed.
APNewsbreak: Police say immigrant suspect killed for drugs
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A detective says a Salvadoran immigrant charged with four Nevada murders told police he robbed and killed his elderly victims during a 10-day rampage in January because he needed money to buy methamphetamine.
USC's new president ready to 'fix' school after scandals
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The new president of the University of Southern California said she wants to be a part of "fixing" the school following a series of high-profile scandals including the massive college admissions bribery case that broke last week.
'Full House' to big house in college scheme? Experts differ
BOSTON (AP) — Could Aunt Becky be headed to prison? It could go either way, experts say. Some of the wealthy parents accused of paying bribes to get their kids into top universities may get short stints behind bars, if convicted, to send a message that the privileged are not above the law, some lawyers say.
Trial of white officer fatally shooting black teen continues
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Prosecutors will call more witnesses to the stand Thursday in the trial of a white former police officer charged with homicide for fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager.
Forecasters: 'Potentially historic' flooding threatens South
Scientists are warning that historic flooding could soon deluge parts of several Southern states along the lower Mississippi River, where floodwaters could persist for several weeks.
Minnesota's famed winter isn't what it used to be
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Bundled up against the icy cold and drifting snow, Don Olson has tended the trail of a popular cross country ski race in Minnesota for years.
AP PHOTOS: Remembering the Exxon Valdez oil spill
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — It was just after midnight on March 24, 1989, when an Exxon Shipping Co. tanker ran aground outside the town of Valdez, Alaska, spewing millions of gallons of thick, toxic crude oil into the pristine Prince William Sound.
Flooded Iowa communities surviving with trucked-in water
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — As some communities along the Missouri River start to shift their focus to flood recovery after a late-winter storm, residents in two Iowa cities are stuck in crisis mode after their treatment plants shut down and left them in need of fresh water.
Witness says officer questioned teen's actions in shooting
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A witness in the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer said Wednesday he saw the officer standing on the sidewalk, panicking, saying, "I don't know why I shot him.
Road rage suspect kills Washington state deputy in gun fight
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A sheriff's deputy was killed in central Washington state and a police officer was shot and wounded after they exchanged gunfire with a road rage driving suspect, authorities said Wednesday.
On heels of scandals, USC announces new president
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The University of Southern California on Wednesday announced a new school president to usher "a new era" following a series of high-profile scandals that culminated last week with a massive college admissions bribery case.
Mom with kids on YouTube channel suspected of child abuse
MARICOPA, Ariz. (AP) — A woman who operated a popular YouTube channel featuring kids is facing allegations she used pepper spray to discipline her seven adopted children, and locked them for days in a closet at their home outside Phoenix, authorities said Wednesday.
Harvard profits from early photos of slaves, lawsuit says
BOSTON (AP) — Harvard University has "shamelessly" turned a profit from photos of two 19th-century slaves while ignoring requests to turn the photos over to the slaves' descendants, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday.
Attorneys: Church list of accused Illinois clergy incomplete
CHICAGO (AP) — Advocates for clergy abuse victims released the names Wednesday of 395 priests and lay people in Illinois they say have been publicly accused of sexually abusing children — a roster more than twice as long as what the state's six dioceses previously released.
US judge blocks oil, gas drilling over climate change
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A judge blocked oil and gas drilling across almost 500 square miles (1,295 sq. kilometers) in Wyoming and said the U.S.
With black lung fund in jeopardy, taxpayers could foot bill
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Trump administration and coal industry allies are insisting that a federal black lung trust fund will continue to pay benefits to sick miners despite a drastic cut in funding.
US experts: Medicines for opioid addiction vastly underused
WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicines proven to treat opioid addiction remain vastly underused in the U.S., the nation's top medical advisers said Wednesday.
Attorney slams Engler for attending game amid Nassar probe
DETROIT (AP) — John Engler's front-row interest in Michigan State University basketball has led to a war of words over the former school president's availability to speak to investigators about the Larry Nassar scandal .
Mormon missionaries detained weeks in Russia arrive in US
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said Wednesday that two of its missionaries have returned to the U.S.
National Guard to help protect California towns from fires
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is calling in the National Guard for the first time next month to help protect communities from devastating fires like the one that largely destroyed the city of Paradise last fall.
Bid to strip Confederate link from Arkansas flag fails again
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas House panel on Wednesday rejected for a second time a proposal to change the meaning of a star on the state's flag that represents the Confederacy, despite an endorsement from the Republican governor.