A grim border drowning underlines peril facing many migrants losing hope of asylum

June 26
Tania Vanessa Ávalos of El Salvador speaks with Mexican authorities after her husband and nearly two-year-old daughter were swept away by the current
The man and his 23-month-old daughter lay face down in shallow water along the bank of the Rio Grande, his black shirt hiked up to his chest with the girl tucked inside. Her arm was draped around his neck suggesting she clung to him in her final moments.

Coal train derails into Great Dismal Swamp wildlife refuge

June 26
FILE - In this June 4, 2014 file photo, a Norfolk Southern locomotive moves along the tracks in Norfolk, Va. A Norfolk Southern coal train derailed Tu
A coal train has derailed in the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge in Virginia, raising concerns about its wildlife and the fragile peat soil that has accumulated there over the course of centuries.
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FILE - In this June 20, 2019 file photo, the Supreme Court is seen under stormy skies in Washington.

Census, redistricting decisions due on high court's last day

Two issues that could determine the distribution of political power for the next decade await resolution on the Supreme Court's final day of decisions before a long summer break.
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Survey: 2018 turnout high, voters embrace expansive options

More than 120 million Americans cast ballots in the 2018 midterm elections, with turnout surging to that of a typical presidential year in some states and the highest percentages of voters in places that have expanded access to the polls, according to an analysis of data released Thursday by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission.
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Steph Curry makes faithful moves through production company

Stephen Curry may be a sharpshooting three-time NBA champion, but he is quickly building a career away from the court to inspire the masses through his burgeoning production company.
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Alabama woman charged in fetal death, her shooter goes free

An Alabama woman whose fetus died after she was shot in a fight has been charged with manslaughter, while the woman accused of shooting her has been freed.
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2 separate Indianapolis police chases end in fatal crashes

Police say two separate police chases in Indianapolis within the span of several hours ended in fatal crashes.
National
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Manafort set to be arraigned on mortgage fraud charges

President Donald Trump's imprisoned former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, is set to be arraigned in New York City Thursday on state mortgage fraud charges that could keep him locked up if he is pardoned for federal crimes uncovered during the probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
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Prosecutors to respond in Boston Marathon bomber's appeal

Prosecutors are expected to file their response in Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) death penalty appeal.
Nation
6:55am

Kansas parks department employee dies in ATV accident

The Kansas parks department says an employee died when his all-terrain vehicle overturned and rolled down an embankment at the Milford Wildlife Area.
National
6:55am

Takeaways from the Democratic presidential debate

Democrats hoping that Wednesday night's first presidential debate of the 2020 campaign would be clarifying probably came away disappointed. There were no major stumbles but few standout moments as 10 candidates vied for the nation's attention.
Nation
6:50am

Police: Man lets 3-year-old girl go, ends Nebraska standoff

Authorities say a man who'd barricaded himself and a 3-year-old girl inside a Nebraska home has surrendered.
National
6:50am

Georgia officer convicted of sexual misconduct with teens

A former Georgia police officer faces at least 10 years in prison for enticing children on a military post to have sex.
Nation
6:44am
The bodies of El Salvadoran migrant Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramírez, 25, and his nearly two-year-old daughter Valeria, are placed into a funeral home

Migrant: Young family ignored advice against Rio Grande border swim

The young family from El Salvador appeared in this border city over the weekend with fear already on their faces.
National
6:30am

New torture claims against ex-Sri Lankan official in US case

Military and police forces led by Sri Lanka's former defense secretary, now a presidential hopeful, repeatedly tortured and raped political opponents, in some cases branding them with hot metal rods and lashing them with electrical cables, according to new allegations made by 10 men and women in an American court.
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Business
6:10am

Have an old car? You're not alone. Vehicle age hits record

The average age of cars and trucks in the U.S. has hit a record 11.8 years, as better quality and technology allows people to keep them on the road longer.
Nation
6:00am

Belize police: Slain Virginia doctor caught up in gang hit

Belize authorities say a local guide, who was leading a Virginia doctor on a fishing trip when they were both fatally shot , might have been the target of gang hit in the country.
Music
5:40am

College music department resurrects long-lost funk music

Back in the summer of 2005, Drexel University's Music Industry program got a very curious phone call.
Local
5:25am
Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, smile during a Democratic primary debate hosted by N

Klobuchar reminds men onstage: Women know something about abortion, too

It took 30 minutes or so for Sen. Elizabeth Warren to wind toward well-worn territory for her: a riff on the evils of insurance companies.…
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‘All foam and no beer’: Sen. Amy Klobuchar took aim at Donald Trump’s failed promise to bring down drug costs.

Trump was focus of Klobuchar's critiques as she looked to break from pack

Sen. Amy Klobuchar had as much to gain in the first Democratic presidential debate as any candidate in the crowded field. Competing with nine other…
National
5:05am

Doctors, lawyers portray dire conditions for child migrants

Immigrant advocates are asking a federal judge to immediately require inspections and let doctors into border detention facilities where they say sleep-deprived, flu-stricken children are languishing in filthy conditions.
National
5:05am

Buttigieg enters biggest stage of career at pivotal moment

Pete Buttigieg has been the early darling of the 2020 Democratic presidential contest, rising in the polls with a media omnipresence that's highlighted his intellect,…