Border Patrol may loosen lie-detector hiring requirement

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Border Patrol's parent agency would exempt many veterans and law enforcement officers from a hiring requirement to take a lie-detector test under a proposal to satisfy President Donald Trump's order to add 5,000 agents, according to a memo released by the agents' union.

 

  • Written by ELLIOT SPAGAT , Associated Press

AP FACT CHECK: Man pardoned by Obama not arrested for murder

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A former inmate didn't murder his girlfriend after receiving a pardon from President Barack Obama, despite claims made in a widely shared story. The man named in the account isn't on a government list of pardons or commutations granted by Obama, and a mugshot accompanying the article is from a suspect in an unrelated case.

 

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Georgia county to restore black voters' rights under US law

ATLANTA (AP) — Election officials in Georgia's sparsely populated, overwhelmingly black Hancock County agreed Wednesday to settle a lawsuit alleging denial of voting rights to dozens of African-American registered voters just ahead of a racially divided local election.

  • Written by KATHLEEN FOODY , Associated Press

Q&A: A look at questions about current US wildfires

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Wildfires scorching hundreds of square miles of Kansas, Colorado, Texas and Oklahoma have been blamed in at least six deaths as of Wednesday. Thousands of people have been displaced by the wind-whipped flames.

  • Written by JIM SUHR , Associated Press

Judge faces suspension for detaining kids for not seeing dad

DETROIT (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court seemed to struggle Wednesday over whether a Detroit-area judge should be punished for sending three kids to juvenile detention for failing to see their father during a contentious divorce.

  • Written by ED WHITE , Associated Press