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SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration announced Monday that it will vastly extend the authority of immigration officers to deport migrants without allowing them to appear before judges, its second major policy shift on immigration in eight days.

ORLANDO, Fla. - The future of land once owned by a brother of 9-11 terrorist Osama bin Laden is murkier since the Florida town of Oakland rejected a developer's request to build luxury apartments on it. Commissioners in the small west Orange County town voted 4-1 this month to deny Alabama-based LIV Development Inc.'s proposal to turn the site on the south side of State Road 50 into 242 ...

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HONG KONG - From stick-wielding mobs who attacked activists to one pro-independence group accused of stockpiling explosives, the latest unrest in Hong Kong has prompted new fears that protesters and the China-backed government are heading toward a violent confrontation. In one case, Hong Kong residents - many wearing the black shirts favored by protesters - were attacked in a train station ...

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NEW YORK (AP) — He seemed almost out of central casting — tall and patrician, with a cultivated above-the-fray presence. And in fact, former Manhattan District Attorney Robert M. Morgenthau inspired some television casting of his own, as the model for the avuncular character of prosecutor Ad…

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MIAMI - From Bill Cosby to Harvey Weinstein, big-ticket charitable donors have turned out to be thieves, abusers and scoundrels. Now comes Jeffrey Epstein, a human ATM machine long suspected of sexually abusing dozens of underage girls at residences around the world and, as of this month, formally charged by the Justice Department with sex trafficking. The multimillionaire hedge fund manager ...

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NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio called for an investigation Monday of power outages that came at the end of this weekend's oppressive heat, saying he no longer trusts utility Con Edison after it decided to turn off power to thousands of customers.

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - The morning after the governor of Puerto Rico insisted he would not resign amid demands for his ouster, hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans responded with a record-breaking march that shut down a main highway, surrounding roads and major malls to protest the leadership of Ricardo Rossello. Hours after a national strike began at 9 a.m., protesters continued to arrive ...

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NEW YORK (AP) — Attorneys for a Florida man who mailed crudely made pipe bombs to prominent critics of President Donald Trump weeks before the midterm elections say he should spend no more than 10 years and one month in prison.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and congressional leaders announced Monday a critical debt and budget agreement that's an against-the-odds victory for Washington pragmatists seeking to avoid political and economic tumult over the possibility of a government shutdown or first-ever fe…

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BALTIMORE - The Most Rev. Mark E. Brennan, an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Baltimore and a man known for his humble service and "great pastoral sensitivity," will become bishop of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston in West Virginia, the Vatican announced Tuesday morning. He succeeds former Bishop Michael J. Bransfield, who resigned 10 months ago amid allegations he engaged in a ...

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand said Monday that she doesn't regret calling for Al Franken's resignation from the Senate and that female senators are being blamed for it in a way their male colleagues are not.

Republican amendments are holding up Sept. 11 Victim Compensation Fund renewal WASHINGTON - A measure to permanently fund Sept. 11 compensation faces just two last hurdles - a pair of amendments by renegade conservative Republicans Sen. Mike Lee and Rand Paul that would either cap payouts or threaten passage altogether. The amendment by Paul, of Kentucky, who blocked passage of the bill by ...

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The lights went out across much of Venezuela, reviving fears of the blackouts that plunged the country into chaos a few months ago as the government once again accused opponents of sabotaging the nation's hydroelectric power system.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea leader Kim Jong Un has inspected a newly built submarine and ordered officials to further bolster the country's military capability, state media reported Tuesday, as the North is increasing its pressure on the United States ahead of the possible resumpti…