Death toll hits 15 in California mudslides; 24 missing

MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) — The death toll from the mudslides that struck Southern California climbed to 15 on Wednesday, with 24 people unaccounted for, as rescue crews searched for anyone trapped, injured or dead in the onslaught that smashed homes and swept away cars.

  • Written by By CHRISTOPHER WEBER and ANDREW DALTON , Associated Press

North Carolina ordered to redraw voting maps set by GOP

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Federal judges have ruled that North Carolina's congressional district map drawn by legislative Republicans is illegally gerrymandered because of excessive partisanship that gave the GOP a rock-solid advantage for most seats and must quickly be redone.

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  • Written by By GARY D. ROBERTSON, Associated Press

Judge blocks Trump decision to end young immigrant program

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday night temporarily blocked the Trump administration's decision to end a program protecting young immigrants from deportation.

  • Written by By SUDHIN THANAWALA and ANDREW DALTON , Associated Press

Lawmakers seek deal on immigration, border security

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bargainers seeking a bipartisan immigration accord planned talks as soon as Wednesday as President Donald Trump and leading lawmakers sought to parlay an extraordinary White House meeting into momentum for resolving a politically blistering issue.

  • Written by By ALAN FRAM and KEN THOMAS , Associated Press

Democratic report warns of Russian meddling across Europe

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new report by Senate Democrats warns of deepening Russian interference throughout Europe and concludes that even as some Western democracies have responded with aggressive countermeasures, President Donald Trump has offered no strategic plan to bolster their efforts or safeguard the U.S. from again falling victim to Kremlin meddling.

  • Written by By CHAD DAY and STEPHEN BRAUN , Associated Press