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.


Kentucky, Oklahoma teachers rally as rebellion grows

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The state Capitol in Kentucky filled with teachers protesting pension changes Monday, and thousands of Oklahoma educators walked out of classrooms in the latest evidence of teacher rebellion in some Republican-led states over education cuts.

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  • Written by By SEAN MURPHY and BRUCE SCHREINER , Associated Press

Anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela dies

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nelson Mandela's ex-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, an anti-apartheid activist in her own right whose reputation was sullied by scandal, has died. She was 81.

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  • Written by By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA , Associated Press