Marco Rubio on gun control: It depends who he's talking to


WASHINGTON (AP) — It was one week after the fatal shootings at a Parkland, Florida, high school, and Republican Sen. Marco Rubio was looking to show solidarity with an angry crowd of parents and students in his home state. He told them — and a national television audience — that 18-year-olds should not be able to buy a rifle and said, "I will support a law that takes that right away."

  • Written by By ASHRAF KHALIL , Associated Press

Migrant caravan raising concerns in US takes break in Mexico

MATIAS ROMERO, Mexico (AP) — The caravan of Central American migrants that angered U.S. President Donald Trump was sidelined at a sports field in southern Mexico with no means of reaching the border even as Trump tweeted another threat to Mexico Tuesday.


  • Written by By MARK STEVENSON , Associated Press

US raises prospect of Trump-Putin meeting at the White House


WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration says it is amenable to a White House meeting between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, raising the prospect of the Russian president's first Washington visit in more than a decade even as relations between the two powers have eroded.

  • Written by By KEN THOMAS , Associated Press

Trump administration seeks to close immigration 'loopholes'


WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump administration officials said they're crafting a new legislative package aimed at closing immigration "loopholes" after the president called on Republican lawmakers to immediately pass a border bill using the "Nuclear Option if necessary" to muscle it through.

  • Written by By JILL COLVIN , Associated Press

Texas man who invoked 'affluenza' defense released from jail


FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Ethan Couch, who as a 16-year-old driver drunkenly struck and killed four pedestrians but dodged prison after suggesting at trial that his irresponsibility was a result of his entitled upbringing, walked free Monday after serving almost two years in a Texas jail on a probation violation.