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  • Protesters take to streets in East Pittsburgh after police shooting of unarmed black teenager

    EAST PITTSBURGH, Pa. (AP) — For the second night, hundreds of people in Pennsylvania have taken to the streets to protest the fatal police shooting of a 17-year-old boy. Protesters demonstrated outside the East Pittsburgh police headquarters Thursday night and then began marching through the streets, eventually shutting down a major interstate. Antwon Rose Jr. was shot by an East Pittsburgh officer Tuesday just seconds after he fled from a traffic stop in a confrontation partly captured on video. Police had […]

  • Infant found at Seattle encampment in protective custody

    SEATTLE (AP) — A 5-month-old infant found at a Seattle homeless encampment is in protective custody as police investigate child neglect. Seattle Police said Thursday on its blog that the child was removed in late May from an unsanctioned homeless encampment where people were reportedly using methamphetamine. Police said a person living at the encampment reported that the child was in danger. The child was taken to a local hospital and later turned over to Child Protective Services. The encampment […]

  • Confusion and uncertainty at the border after Trump acts

    McALLEN, Texas (AP) — The U.S. government wrestled with the ramifications Thursday of President Donald Trump’s move to stop separating families at the border, with no clear plan to reunite the more than 2,300 children already taken from their parents and Congress again failing to take action on immigration reform. In a day of confusion and conflicting reports, the Trump administration began drawing up plans to house as many as 20,000 migrants on U.S. military bases. But officials gave differing […]

  • Yankees top Mariners 4-3 for 3-game sweep

    NEW YORK — Aaron Judge and Miguel Andujar hit two-run homers off James Paxton in the first inning that sent the New York Yankees over the Seattle Mariners 4-3 Thursday for a three-game sweep. Luis Severino and the Yankees boosted the best record in the majors to 50-22. They’ve won four in a row and 17 of 21. Seattle has lost a season-high four straight. New York launched eight homers in the sweep and tops baseball with 122 long balls. […]

  • White House proposes merging Department of Education with Department of Labor

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration proposed a major reorganization of the federal government on Thursday, calling for merging the education and labor departments, moving the federal food stamp program to the Department of Health and Human Services and renaming that agency. The plan represented the latest aspiration of a presidential administration to revamp a sprawling federal government. Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget, told The Associated Press in an interview that the effort is part […]

  • Seattle mayor joins family separation protest at US-Mexico border

    Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan traveled to Texas to protest the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy that is forcibly separating children from their parents at the border with Mexico.

  • First lady visits migrant children at Texas detention center

    Melania Trump is visiting two Texas facilities housing some of the more than 2,300 migrant children sent by the U.S. government after their families entered the country illegally.

  • Trucker arrested in 1987 killing of couple pleads not guilty

    EVERETT, Wash. — A 55-year-old SeaTac man has pleaded not guilty to the 1987 murders of a young Canadian couple in Washington state. The Daily Herald reports William Earl Talbott II pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Snohomish County Superior Court in the deaths of 18-year-old Tanya Van Cuylenborg and 20-year-old Jay Cook. Authorities say they linked Talbott by DNA evidence to the deaths and arrested him after getting a DNA sample from a cup that fell from his vehicle. The couple was […]

  • Trump supporters steadfast despite the immigration uproar

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati resident Andrew Pappas supported President Trump’s decision to separate children from parents who crossed the border illegally because, he said, it got Congress talking about immigration reform. Niurka Lopez of Michigan said Trump’s “zero-tolerance” policy made sense because her family came to the U.S. legally from Cuba and everyone else should, too. Die-hard Trump supporters remained steadfast even as heart-rending photos of children held in cages and audio of terrified children crying out for their parents […]

  • Man shot, killed by Redmond police at Kirkland Safeway gas station identified

    REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — A man shot to death by Redmond police in Kirkland has been identified as 40-year-old Marcelo Castellano. Kirkland police Capt. Mike St. Jean said Wednesday the Redmond police officers who shot Castellano were investigating Castellano for drug crimes and had probable cause for his arrest. The Seattle Times reports Castellano was shot by officers and died from multiple gunshot wounds on June 14 at the Kirkland Safeway gas station, according to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office. Castellano […]