AP FACT CHECK: MS-13 gang arrests at border are up this year


AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is emphasizing the menace of the transnational MS-13 gang in explaining why the National Guard troops requested by President Donald Trump are needed at the border with Mexico.

  • Written by By PAUL J. WEBER , Associated Press

Federal agency says it lost track of 1,475 migrant children

Federal officials lost track of nearly 1,500 migrant children last year after a government agency placed the minors in the homes of adult sponsors in communities across the country, according to testimony before a Senate subcommittee Thursday.

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  • Written by By GARANCE BURKE , Associated Press

5 years before massacre, gunman promised not to hurt anyone

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The gunman in a mass shooting at a Texas church last year told a military judge in 2012 he "would never allow myself to hurt someone" again while admitting to abusing his stepson and a long struggle with anger, according to Air Force records obtained by The Associated Press on Thursday.

  • Written by By PAUL J. WEBER and RICHARD LARDNER, Associated Press

More kids have autism, better diagnosis may be the reason

NEW YORK (AP) — The government estimates that autism is becoming more common, but it's only a small increase and some experts think it can be largely explained by better diagnosing of minority children.


  • Written by By MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer