Judge mulls bid to curb power to split families at border

 

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge said Friday that he was struggling with a request to more narrowly define what behavior justifies separating children from their parents at the border after complaints that the Trump administration has abused discretionary powers to split families under limited circumstances, like criminal history or questions about whether the adult is really the parent.

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  • Written by By ELLIOT SPAGAT Associated Press

US to send troops to Saudi Arabia, hold off on striking Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon on Friday announced it will deploy additional U.S. troops and missile defense equipment to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, as President Donald Trump has at least for now put off any immediate military strike on Iran in response to the attack on the Saudi oil industry.

  • Written by By LOLITA C. BALDOR and ROBERT BURNS Associated Press

Trump heads to UN with long list of deals he's yet to close

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, a self-described deal-maker, is saddled with a long list of unresolved foreign policy deals he has yet to close heading into his U.N. visit this coming week.

  • Written by By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press

Parachutists jump over Dutch heath to mark WWII operation

GINKEL HEATH, Netherlands (AP) — Parachutes glowing gold and white against clear blue skies, hundreds of paratroopers floated to the ground in the eastern Netherlands on Saturday to mark the 75th anniversary of a daring but ultimately unsuccessful mission that Allied commanders hoped would bring a swift end to World War II.

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  • Written by By MIKE CORDER Associated Press