Texas stokes immigration debate with 'sanctuary cities' ban

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas charged to the forefront of the national debate over immigration as Republican Gov. Greg Abbott signed a so-called "sanctuary cities" ban that lets police ask during routine stops whether someone is in the U.S. legally and threatens sheriffs with jail if they don't cooperate with federal immigration agents.

  • Written by PAUL J. WEBER , Associated Press

Family sues Texas officer, department in 15-year-old's death

DALLAS (AP) — The family of a black 15-year-old shot and killed by a white suburban Dallas police officer has sued the officer and his department, accusing the department of inadequately training the officer and ignoring warning signs that he was prone to erratic behavior.

 

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Obama urges Congress to show 'courage' on health care

BOSTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama, in his first public comments about the ongoing debate over his signature health care plan, implored members of Congress on Sunday to demonstrate political courage even if it goes against their party's positions.

  • Written by BOB SALSBERG , Associated Press

White House: Republicans to be rewarded for health care vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican Party will be rewarded for doing "what's right" by voting to overhaul a "failing and collapsing" health care system, a top aide to President Donald Trump asserted as Democrats and at least one outside group began laying the groundwork to challenge the GOP for control of the House in the 2018 midterm election.

  • Written by DARLENE SUPERVILLE , Associated Press

MTV Awards salute 'Beauty and the Beast,' 'Stranger Things'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Film hit "Beauty and the Beast" and Netflix newcomer "Stranger Things" were the night's big winners with two trophies apiece as MTV partied with its Movie & TV Awards show.

  • Written by SANDY COHEN and FRAZIER MOORE , AP Entertainment Writers