HOUSTON | Advocates say US still separates migrant families needlessly

HOUSTON (AP) — Advocates and members of Congress are questioning the treatment of children who cross the U.S.-Mexico border with relatives other than their parents. The Texas Civil Rights Project released a report Thursday that counts 272 separations at a single Texas courthouse since June, when President Donald Trump issued an executive order that ended … Continue reading HOUSTON | Advocates say US still separates migrant families needlessly

SALEM, Ore | Oregon on track to be 1st state with mandated rent controls

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon is on track to becoming the first state to impose mandatory rent controls, with a tenant protection measure moving through the Legislature. Numerous residents have testified for the legislation, describing anxiety and hardship as rents rise. Some rents have gone up by almost 100 percent, forcing people to move, stay … Continue reading SALEM, Ore | Oregon on track to be 1st state with mandated rent controls

WASHINGTON | Democrats prepare resolution against Trump’s declaration

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are preparing to take a defiant stance against President Donald Trump‘s national emergency declaration seeking to fund his Southwest border wall without congressional approval. A resolution to block Trump’s emergency declaration is expected to be filed on Friday, and the measure will put some House Republicans from swing districts and … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Democrats prepare resolution against Trump’s declaration

CHICAGO | ‘Empire’ actor goes from victim to accused felon in 3 weeks

CHICAGO (AP) — Less than a month ago, “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett was the seemingly sympathetic victim of a hate crime. Now he’s accused of a felony. The 36-year-old actor was charged Wednesday with making a false police report when he told authorities he was attacked last month in Chicago by two men who hurled … Continue reading CHICAGO | ‘Empire’ actor goes from victim to accused felon in 3 weeks

DHAKA, Bangladesh | Fire in old part of Bangladesh’s capital kills at least 70

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A devastating fire raced through densely packed buildings in an old part of Bangladesh’s capital and killed at least 70 people, officials and witnesses said Thursday. The fire in Dhaka was mostly under control after more than nine hours of frantic efforts by firefighters. Some of the about 50 people injured … Continue reading DHAKA, Bangladesh | Fire in old part of Bangladesh’s capital kills at least 70

DURHAM, N.C | With Zion injured, No. 8 UNC routs No. 1 Duke 88-72

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Luke Maye took full advantage of a freak injury to freshman sensation Zion Williamson, finishing with 30 points and 15 rebounds to lead No. 8 North Carolina past No. 1 Duke 88-72 on Wednesday night. A star-studded crowd that included former President Barack Obama, Spike Lee and Hall of Fame outfielder … Continue reading DURHAM, N.C | With Zion injured, No. 8 UNC routs No. 1 Duke 88-72

BEIJING | Asian stocks little changed ahead of more US-China talks

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were little-changed Thursday following a listless day on Wall Street ahead of U.S.-Chinese negotiations aimed at ending a tariff battle. Tokyo‘s Nikkei 225 index lost 0.1 percent to 21,402.69 after a gauge of manufacturing activity fell to a three-year low, suggesting Japanese economic growth is slowing. The Shanghai Composite … Continue reading BEIJING | Asian stocks little changed ahead of more US-China talks

DHAKA, Bangladesh | The Latest: Fire in Bangladesh’s capital kills at least 69

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — The Latest on a fire in Bangladesh’s capital (all times local): 8:45 a.m. Officials say the fire that burned through buildings in an old part of Bangladesh’s capital has killed at least 69 people. The fire in Dhaka was mostly under control early Thursday after more than nine hours of frantic … Continue reading DHAKA, Bangladesh | The Latest: Fire in Bangladesh’s capital kills at least 69