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

Report: Russian lawyer at Trump Tower worked with government

MOSCOW (AP) — An organization established by an exiled Russian tycoon says it has obtained emails showing collaboration between Russian government officials and the lawyer who met with Donald Trump Jr. in 2016 and has denied having connections to the Kremlin.