More court challenges expected for Trump's new travel ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — A scaled-back version of President Donald Trump's travel ban is now in force, stripped of provisions that brought protests and chaos at airports worldwide in January yet still likely to generate a new round of court fights.

  • Written by By MATTHEW LEE and ALICIA A. CALDWELL , Associated Press

Pastors in Texas find new ways to serve fearful immigrants


HOUSTON (AP) — On one of his recent visits to the home of an immigrant family, Julio Barquero asked everyone sitting in the living room to stand and join hands. They formed a circle, closed their eyes, and prayed.


  • Written by By NOMAAN MERCHANT , Associated Press

Key part of law to help child sex abuse survivors to expire

ATLANTA (AP) — After suffering through sexual abuse for a decade starting when she was 5, a Georgia woman said she was too emotionally wrecked to sue her alleged abuser until it was too late — state law says victims must file lawsuits seeking damages before they turn 23.

  • Written by By KATE BRUMBACK , Associated Press

Weapons watchdog finds sarin used in deadly attack in Syria

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An investigation by the international chemical weapons watchdog confirmed that sarin nerve gas was used in a deadly April 4 attack on a Syrian town, but a report released Friday stopped short of saying who was responsible.


Chicago police, feds team up on new effort to curb violence

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police, federal agents and prosecutors are launching a new initiative Friday to stem the flow of illegal firearms in the city as part of efforts to curb rampant gun violence that President Donald Trump says is at "epidemic proportions."