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Trump moves to end asylum protections for Central Americans

According to a new rule published in the Federal Register, asylum seekers who pass through another country first will be ineligible for asylum at the U.S. southern border. The rule, expected to go into effect on Tuesday, also applies to children who have crossed the border alone.

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  Man says he found 24-year-old message in a bottle on Florida beach

Off-duty officer saves 2-year-old girl after runaway van crashes in Minnesota

  Missouri woman hunts down thief who stole her car, steals it back

  Trump administration official says ICE raids underway; minimal activity reported

As Epstein bail fight looms, feds say evidence growing daily

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Police stop 4 kids who drove SUV 600 miles down Australian coast

Man fatally shoots wife after mistaking her for intruder

  3-year-old girl killed in Milwaukee road rage attack

Decorated soldier dies in combat operations in Afghanistan

Djokovic edges Federer in 5 sets for 5th Wimbledon trophy

  Churches jump into action with threat of immigration sweeps

  Leave the US, Trump tells Democratic congresswomen of color

Trump's tweets drew sharp rebukes from Democrats, who derided his remarks as racist.

A healthy lifestyle may offset genetic risk for Alzheimer’s

People with high genetic risk and poor health habits were about three times more likely to develop dementia versus those with low genetic risk and good habits, researchers reported Sunday.

Leaked UK memo says Trump axed Iran deal to spite Obama

In one 2018 cable published by the Mail on Sunday, U.K. ambassador Kim Darroch says President Donald Trump pulled out of an international nuclear deal with Iran as an act of "diplomatic vandalism" to spite his predecessor, Barack Obama.

  Calls for investigations after power restored in Manhattan

Con Edison CEO John McAvoy said a problem at a substation caused the 6:47 p.m. power failure, which stretched 30 blocks from Times Square to 72nd Street and Broadway and spread to Rockefeller Center.

  Barry’s flood threat lingers as storm slowly sweeps inland

  What a catch! Construction workers save toddler, baby dropped from burning building

  Police: 69-year-old man dies after attacking migrant jail

  Mother claims she was evicted for inviting black family to Ga. home for playdate

  Woman lived with dead mother for 3 years in Texas home, police say

  Weakened Barry rolls into Louisiana, drenches Gulf Coast

Obama congratulates woman he once freed from prison for making the dean’s list

The former president was so moved by her progress, he penned a letter congratulating her for her success.

Baby born on 7-Eleven Day at 7:11 weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces

A Missouri woman gave birth at the at the right time on the right date.

  Florida man attacks elderly man over parking spot

A Florida hotel owner was attacked over his hotel's parking spot.

Gas prices could spike due to Tropical Storm Barry

Overwhelming rain could also cause some refinery outages and constrict fuel supplies along the gulf coast.

  ICE immigration raids, arrests to start Sunday

A migrant lays out his documents to show he pays his taxes. He's worked hard as a repairman to achieve the American dream, but he knows the life he and his wife built could be wiped away with a knock on the door from an ICE agent.

Halep wins Wimbledon, stops Williams’ bid for 24th Slam

Pretty much perfect from start to finish, Halep beat Williams 6-2, 6-2 in stunning fashion in the final at the All England Club on Saturday.

  Barry’s flood threat lingers as storm slowly sweeps inland

Barry flooded highways, forced people to scramble to rooftops and dumped heavy rain, as it made landfall in Louisiana. Downpours also lashed coastal Alabama and Mississippi.

  What a catch! Construction workers save toddler, baby dropped from burning building

Brothers Mason Fierro and Jermaine Gallien said they saw a man screaming for help from a second-story window.

  Police: 69-year-old man dies after attacking migrant jail

The shooting took place about six hours after a peaceful rally in front of the detention center, police spokesman Loretta Cool said.

  Mother claims she was evicted for inviting black family to Ga. home for playdate

The tenant says the ordeal caused her to scramble for housing and rush to find school accommodations for one of her children, who has special needs.

  Woman lived with dead mother for 3 years in Texas home, police say

Investigators believe the 71-year-old victim was left to die then decompose after injuring herself in a fall in 2016.

  Weakened Barry rolls into Louisiana, drenches Gulf Coast

Heavy rains and gusty winds began knocking out power on the Gulf Coast as a strengthening Hurricane Barry churned a path to shore, threatening millions and testing flood-prevention efforts implemented after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans 14 years ago.

Obama congratulates woman he once freed from prison for making the dean’s list

The former president was so moved by her progress, he penned a letter congratulating her for her success.

Baby born on 7-Eleven Day at 7:11 weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces

A Missouri woman gave birth at the at the right time on the right date.

  Florida man attacks elderly man over parking spot

A Florida hotel owner was attacked over his hotel's parking spot.

Gas prices could spike due to Tropical Storm Barry

Overwhelming rain could also cause some refinery outages and constrict fuel supplies along the gulf coast.

  ICE immigration raids, arrests to start Sunday

A migrant lays out his documents to show he pays his taxes. He's worked hard as a repairman to achieve the American dream, but he knows the life he and his wife built could be wiped away with a knock on the door from an ICE agent.

Halep wins Wimbledon, stops Williams’ bid for 24th Slam

Pretty much perfect from start to finish, Halep beat Williams 6-2, 6-2 in stunning fashion in the final at the All England Club on Saturday.

  Coast Guard rescues people trapped by flooding near New Orleans

The Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received an initial report at approximately 4:30 a.m. of 12 people in distress due to flooding, it stated in a news release.

Around 2,200 federal inmates to be released under reform law

The measure, known as the First Step Act, gives judges more discretion when sentencing some drug offenders, eases mandatory minimum sentences and encourages inmates to participate in programs designed to reduce the risk of recidivism, with credits that can be used to gain an earlier release.

  Pence tour of migrant center shows men crowded in cages

Some of the men at the detention center said they were hungry and had been held there for 40 days or longer.

Founder of African American museum found dead in trunk of car

Police say a 75-year-old woman was found dead in the trunk of a car and the cause of her death is unknown.

  Children terrified by janitor wearing mask, carrying fake gun in active shooter drill at Calif. school

A school superintendent in Central California is offering no apologies, despite complaints that the live shooter drill he held at his school, in which he had a janitor wear a mask and carry a fake gun, was too realistic.

  8-year-old boy accidentally shoots twin brother with parents’ handgun

Police in Oklahoma are investigating after an 8-year-old boy shot his twin brother in the hand at their Midwest City home on Friday.

  Ga. police officer vacationing in Florida saves couple from drowning

The officer said he followed his instincts after noticing an unattended jet ski in the water.

  House approves 9/11 victims bill, sends it to Senate

The 402-12 vote sends the bill to the Senate, where Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has agreed to call a vote before Congress goes on its August recess.

  ‘It’s powerful’: Tropical storm starts lashing Louisiana

With the storm expected to blow ashore early Saturday near Morgan City as the first hurricane of the season, authorities rushed to close floodgates and raise the barriers around the New Orleans metropolitan area of 1.3 million people for fear of disastrous flooding.

Appeals court gives Trump a win in sanctuary city case

A federal appeals court gave President Donald Trump a rare legal win in his efforts to crack down on "sanctuary cities" Friday, upholding the Justice Department's decision to give preferential treatment in awarding community policing grants to cities that cooperate with immigration authorities.

Special counsel Mueller’s testimony delayed until July 24

Mueller had been scheduled to testify July 17 about the findings of his Russia investigation. But lawmakers in both parties complained that the short length of the hearings would not allow enough time for all members to ask questions.

  Texas sheriff apologizes to Patriots player, defends deputy

Deputy Adam Watkins, who is white, ultimately was issued a verbal reprimand for how he conducted the stop, according to sheriff's Capt. Steve Holtz.

Rock ‘n’ roll: Heavy metal fans help man in wheelchair crowd surf

Metal fans at Spain’s Resurrection Fest showed their compassion and inclusive-partying spirit last weekend, hoisting a man in a wheelchair into the air so he could crowd surf.

Memphis man dies after contracting flesh-eating bacteria in Florida, family says

A Memphis family is in mourning after their beloved husband and father was killed by a flesh-eating bacteria that he contracted in the Gulf Coast.

  A man stole a car with kids inside, so the dad and bystanders beat him to death, cops say

Crowded roads allowed mom and dad to chase down the car and yank him from the driver’s seat.

Report: FTC approves roughly $5B fine for Facebook

The fine would be the largest the FTC has levied on a tech company. But it won't make much of a dent for Facebook, which had nearly $56 billion in revenue last year.

Almost 500,000 people joined a Facebook event to storm Area 51 - and the media are covering it like it’s real

The event on Facebook encourages people to storm Area 51 to learn the truth if there are aliens there because "they can't stop us all."

Chick-Fil-A manager changes World War II veteran’s tire

Mr. Lee had a flat tire and needed help. That’s all Daryl Howard needed to know.

  Feds bring new sex crime charges against singer R. Kelly

The singer already faces state sex-related charges in Illinois involving four women, three of whom were minors when the alleged abuse occurred.

Iowa woman sets world record for heaviest female to complete marathon

At 346 pounds, the Quad Cities woman set the world record for heaviest female to complete a marathon.

  Rattlesnake, uranium, whiskey found during traffic stop

Guthrie police Sgt. Anthony Gibbs told Oklahoma City TV station KFOR that police don't know why the uranium was in the vehicle or how it was obtained, though uranium ore can be bought on Amazon.

  Sons of murder victim attack her killer at sentencing

The brothers were arrested and will serve 30-days in jail for contempt of court.

  Trump abandons bid to include citizenship question on census

His reversal comes after the Supreme Court blocked his efforts to include the citizenship question and as the government had already begun the lengthy and expensive process of printing the census questionnaire without it.

Florida woman posts never let a man ‘put his hands on you’ before fatally stabbing boyfriend, deputies say

A 24-year-old Florida woman faces a second-degree murder charge after allegedly stabbing her boyfriend to death.

  Woman tells Florida fast food manager to ‘go back to Mexico’ after speaking Spanish to employee

Two women were chastising a Burger King manager for speaking Spanish to an employee.

Driver accused of using 30-can beer pack as booster seat for 2-year-old

A proper child seat was brought to the driver, and Family and Children’s Services was notified.

Who planted cannabis in the Vermont Statehouse flower beds?

Authorities want to know who planted dozens of cannabis plants among the flower beds.

Twitter was down for about an hour, the company is investigating the outage

Twitter will not comment on how extensive the outage was, but it seemed to be worldwide.

Dramatic video captures SC deputy saving baby’s life

Dramatic video has been released of a Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office deputy’s heroic actions saving the life of a 12-day-old baby.

Fearless dog chases bear from neighbor’s yard

The video shows the bear pulling down the bird feeder when the neighbor's dog, Riley, races into the yard. Riley slammed into the startled bear, which scrambled to escape.

House panel authorizes subpoenas tied to Mueller report

The resolution authorizes the subpoenas for documents and testimony from several former administration officials, including former national security adviser Michael Flynn , former White House chief of staff John Kelly and former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

Trump applauds far-right social media provocateurs

President Trump predicted, without reason, the demise of the press and social media platforms if he loses to a Democrat in 2020 and hailed himself as "so great looking and smart, a true Stable Genius!"

Avocado prices skyrocket, tariffs not to blame

Analysts attribute the spike to growing global demand and a natural seasonal dip in production both in Mexico and California.

White House yanks drug ‘rebate’ plan to ease costs for some

The once-highly promoted plan from Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar ran into opposition within the White House.

  Celebrate 7-Eleven’s birthday on 7/11 with free Slurpees

7-Eleven also is offering food deals which include $1 hot dogs, pizza slices, Cherry Slurpee cookies and Nashville Hot Chicken Tenders.

  US poised to begin immigration enforcement operation

It'll target people with final orders of removal, including families whose cases had been fast-tracked by judges. It's expected in 10 major cities.

Authorities: Missing Texas man was eaten by his own dogs

Medical examiners said that DNA testing determined that pieces of bone recovered from the dogs' feces were those of 57-year-old Freddie Mack.

  Florida man, 75, fights off 7-foot gator to save dog

Buddy Ackerman says an "explosion" out of the pond behind his Palm Harbor, Fla. home was an alligator grabbing hold of his daughter's dog, a golden retriever named Osi.

‘Willy Wonka’ actress Denise Nickerson dies at 62

On a fundraising Facebook page for actress Denise Nickerson, her son and daughter-in-law posted early Thursday," She's gone."

  Ohio babysitter accused of beating children with belt, breaking toddler’s back

After staying with a family friend, a 1, 2, and 4-year-old all had suffered injuries, including fractures to the 1-year-old’s back.