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10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: WHO VENEZUELA’S GOVERNMENT HAS BACK-CHANNELED WITH President Nicolas Maduro revealed in an AP interview that his government held secret talks with the Trump administration and predicted he would survive an unprecedented global campaign to force his resignation. FROM … Continue reading 10 Things to Know for Today

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Econ adviser dismisses worries about shutdown

WASHINGTON —January 18, 2019— The Latest on the partial government shutdown (all times local): 8:50 p.m. White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow is brushing off concerns that the ongoing partial government shutdown will have long-term negative impact on the economy. Kudlow tells reporters at the White House Friday that the hardship federal workers are experiencing is … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Econ adviser dismisses worries about shutdown

WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump falsely claims Obama support for wall

WASHINGTON  —January 10, 2019—With the deceptive use of a video, President Donald Trump on Thursday heartily thanked his White House predecessor for supporting his policy at the Mexican border. Barack Obama has offered no such support; only criticism. Trump also denied that he ever expected Mexico to make a direct payment for his border wall, despite … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump falsely claims Obama support for wall

WASHINGTON | Trump pleads on TV for wall money; Dems say he ‘stokes fear’

WASHINGTON —January 08, 2019—  In a somber televised plea, President Donald Trump urged congressional Democrats to fund his long-promised border wall Tuesday night, blaming illegal immigration for the scourge of drugs and violence in the U.S. and framing the debate over the partial government shutdown in stark terms. “This is a choice between right and … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump pleads on TV for wall money; Dems say he ‘stokes fear’

WASHINGTON  | AP FACT CHECK: Do ex-presidents back Trump wall? They say no

WASHINGTON —January 07, 2019—President Donald Trump‘s recent claim that his predecessors endorsed his idea of a wall at the Mexican border got no support from the ex-presidents’ club. Trump stated in a Rose Garden news conference Friday: “This should have been done by all of the presidents that preceded me. And they all know it. Some … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | AP FACT CHECK: Do ex-presidents back Trump wall? They say no

YALAMBOJOCH, Guatemala | Guatemala village mourns 2nd child to die in US custody

YALAMBOJOCH, Guatemala — White flowers and flickering candles sat atop a low table inside the simple wooden home in remote, rural Guatemala. Nearby was a small pair of rubber boots, sized to fit an 8-year-old. Taped to the wall were three photos, alternately smiling and serious, bearing a simple epitaph for the boy whose memory … Continue reading YALAMBOJOCH, Guatemala | Guatemala village mourns 2nd child to die in US custody

NEW YORK | New York Times: Trump resort hired undocumented workers

NEW YORK — Two women hired to clean at one of President Donald Trump’s golf resorts in New Jersey say they were in the country illegally when they got their jobs, supervisors knew it and that many employees there also lack legal documents, according to a report in The New York Times. The Times reported … Continue reading NEW YORK | New York Times: Trump resort hired undocumented workers

SAN DIEGO | The Latest: Conway says she feels for moms, kids at border

SAN DIEGO — The Latest on the Trump administration’s position on the migrant caravans (all times local): 9:55 a.m. President Donald Trump’s counselor Kellyanne Conway says she feels for the mothers and children seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border but the idea that everyone in migrant caravans is “peacefully seeking asylum” is a misnomer. The … Continue reading SAN DIEGO | The Latest: Conway says she feels for moms, kids at border

SAN DIEGO | Trump strongly defends use of tear gas on caravan migrants

SAN DIEGO  — President Donald Trump is strongly defending the U.S. use of tear gas at the Mexican border to repel a crowd of migrants that included angry rock-throwers but also barefoot, crying children. Critics denounced the border agents’ action as overkill, but Trump kept to a hard line. “They were being rushed by some … Continue reading SAN DIEGO | Trump strongly defends use of tear gas on caravan migrants

TIJUANA, Mexico | Migrants get cool reception in Mexican border town

TIJUANA, Mexico — Many of the nearly 3,000 Central American migrants who have reached the Mexican border with California via caravan said Saturday they do not feel welcome in the city of Tijuana, where hundreds more migrants are headed after more than a month on the road. The vast majority were camped at an outdoor … Continue reading TIJUANA, Mexico | Migrants get cool reception in Mexican border town

TIJUANA, Mexico | Tijuana mayor: Caravan influx to last at least 6 months

TIJUANA, Mexico— With about 3,000 Central American migrants having reached the Mexican border across from California and thousands more anticipated, the mayor of Tijuana said Friday that the city was preparing for an influx that will last at least six months and may have no end in sight. Juan Manuel Gastelum said there were 2,750 … Continue reading TIJUANA, Mexico | Tijuana mayor: Caravan influx to last at least 6 months

WASHINGTON | Mattis defends use of military on US-Mexico border

WASHINGTON— Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday defended the use of active duty troops on the U.S.-Mexican border, saying that in some ways it provides good training for war. He argued that it’s analogous to a 1916 deployment to counter the Mexican revolutionary Gen. Francisco “Pancho” Villa. Speaking to reporters on his way to visit … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Mattis defends use of military on US-Mexico border

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump doubles possible number of border troops

WASHINGTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s stance on immigration issues (all times local): 9:20 p.m. President Donald Trump says the number of military troops deployed to the U.S.-Mexican border could reach 15,000 — roughly double the number the Pentagon said it currently plans for a mission whose dimensions are shifting daily. The Pentagon … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump doubles possible number of border troops

WASHINGTON | Trump stokes pre-election fear of immigrants to drive voters

WASHINGTON  — Thousands of U.S. troops to stop an “invasion” of migrants. Tent cities for asylum seekers. An end to the Constitution’s guarantee of birthright citizenship. With his eyes squarely on next Tuesday’s elections, President Donald Trump is rushing out hardline immigration declarations, promises and actions as he tries to mobilize supporters to retain Republican … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump stokes pre-election fear of immigrants to drive voters

WASHINGTON | Trump targets citizenship, stokes pre-election migrant fears

WASHINGTON — Thousands of U.S. troops to stop an “invasion” of migrants. Visions of tent cities for asylum seekers. An end for the Constitution‘s guarantee of birthright citizenship. With his eyes squarely on next Tuesday’s elections, President Donald Trump is rushing out hardline immigration declarations, promises and actions as he tries to mobilize supporters to … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump targets citizenship, stokes pre-election migrant fears

TECUN UMAN, Guatemala | The Latest: Many in caravan inclined to take Mexico asylum

TECUN UMAN, Guatemala — The Latest on a caravan of Central American migrants hoping to reach the United States (all times local): 11:50 a.m. Many Central Americans in a mass caravan at the Mexican border with Guatemala appear inclined to apply for any kind of refugee status in Mexico, even though most initially intended to … Continue reading TECUN UMAN, Guatemala | The Latest: Many in caravan inclined to take Mexico asylum

WASHINGTON | Election ahead, Trump’s advisers try to get him to hold back

WASHINGTON  — Please, Mr. President, just wait. Donald Trump‘s advisers have been sounding that nervous refrain in the lead-up to the midterm elections, hoping the president will hold off on a series of actions he’s been itching to take, but that could hinder Republicans on Nov. 6. Trump has made clear he would shut down … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Election ahead, Trump’s advisers try to get him to hold back

SAN DIEGO | Sex abuse claims raise pressure to reunite migrant families

SAN DIEGO — The Trump administration is under increasing pressure to speed up the reunification of immigrant families it separated at the Mexican border, following allegations three youngsters were sexually abused while in U.S. custody. The government of El Salvador said the three, ages 12 to 17, were victimized at shelters in Arizona, and it … Continue reading SAN DIEGO | Sex abuse claims raise pressure to reunite migrant families

SAN DIEGO | Abuse charges raise pressure to reunite immigrant families

SAN DIEGO  — The Trump administration is under increasing pressure to speed up the reunification of immigrant families it separated at the Mexican border, following allegations three youngsters were sexually abused while in U.S. custody. The government of El Salvador said the three, ages 12 to 17, were victimized at shelters in Arizona, and it … Continue reading SAN DIEGO | Abuse charges raise pressure to reunite immigrant families

EL PASO, Texas | Frustration, heartbreak for migrant parents looking for kids

EL PASO, Texas — In an unmarked brick building a few blocks from the Mexican border, immigrant parents clutched folders of birth certificates and asylum paperwork and sat on folding chairs, waiting to use a single, shared landline phone. They rushed to the phone as their names were called with word that a relative or … Continue reading EL PASO, Texas | Frustration, heartbreak for migrant parents looking for kids

Missouri Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson Supports Trump Administration Border Security Effort

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson announced his support for President Trump’s call to mobilize the National Guard to secure our southern border, writing a letter to President Trump and issuing the following statement: “I fully support President Trump’s call to deploy the National Guard to bolster border security efforts. If called … Continue reading Missouri Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson Supports Trump Administration Border Security Effort

SAN DIEGO | Trump bashes California on border mission, Brown sees a deal

SAN DIEGO | April 17, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday slammed California Gov. Jerry Brown’s posture on sending National Guard troops to the Mexican border even as Brown said he was nearing agreement on joining the president’s mission. The volley of words came a day after federal officials said Brown rejected a proposal … Continue reading SAN DIEGO | Trump bashes California on border mission, Brown sees a deal

SAN DIEGO | US says California rejects proposed border duties for troops

SAN DIEGO| April 16, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)The Trump administration said Monday that California Gov. Jerry Brown rejected terms of the National Guard’s initial deployment to the Mexican border, but a state official said nothing was decided. “The governor determined that what we asked for is unsupportable, but we will have other iterations,” Ronald Vitiello, U.S. Customs … Continue reading SAN DIEGO | US says California rejects proposed border duties for troops

SAN DIEGO | Sessions orders ‘zero tolerance’ policy for border crossers

SAN DIEGO | April 6, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday ordered a “zero tolerance” policy aimed at people entering the United States illegally for the first time on the Mexican border. Sessions told federal prosecutors in border districts to put more emphasis on charging people with illegal entry, which has historically been … Continue reading SAN DIEGO | Sessions orders ‘zero tolerance’ policy for border crossers

Ex-All-Star pitcher Estevan Loaiza faces federal drug charge

SAN DIEGO /March 7, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Former All-Star pitcher Esteban Loaiza, who last month pleaded not guilty to drug charges in California, had his case moved to federal court Wednesday. Loaiza was charged with possessing cocaine intended for sale and transferred to federal custody, the U.S. attorney’s office announced. The state charges were dismissed, … Continue reading Ex-All-Star pitcher Estevan Loaiza faces federal drug charge

Ex-All-Star pitcher Esteban Loaiza denies dealing cocaine

CHULA VISTA, Calif. /February 14, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Former All-Star pitcher Esteban Loaiza, who earned more than $43 million over 14 seasons, denied allegations Wednesday that he is a cocaine dealer. Loaiza, who became a celebrity in his native Mexico, made his first appearance in San Diego County Superior Court in Chula Vista, California, since … Continue reading Ex-All-Star pitcher Esteban Loaiza denies dealing cocaine

Americans who live near border say Trump’s wall is unwelcome

LOS EBANOS, Texas (AP)(STL.News) — All along the winding Rio Grande, the people who live in this bustling, fertile region where the U.S. border meets the Gulf of Mexico never quite understood how Donald Trump’s great wall could ever be much more than campaign rhetoric. Erecting a concrete barrier across the entire 1,954-mile frontier with … Continue reading Americans who live near border say Trump’s wall is unwelcome