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‘Remain in Mexico’ debate

By BETSY MCCAUGHEY President Donald Trump scored a win on Friday when a federal appeals court gave a temporary green light to the president’s “remain in Mexico” program. The idea is to keep asylum seekers south of the border until they get their day in court. It’s urgently needed to ...

Intolerance has no greater champion

By Leonard Pitts Jr. And what will you say afterward, America? That is not to encourage or even predict that there will be an “afterward” — that is, that someone will use violence to silence Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar, one of the first two Muslim women in Congress. But it is to say the ...

Tankers of water

By KATHLEEN PARKER At least he recognized the urgency. As the world gasped in horror at the sight of Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral burning in a cataclysmic moment, the president of the United States imparted these words of wisdom: “Perhaps flying water tankers could be used to put it out. ...

Colo. schools reopen as FBI examines teen suspect’s past

LITTLETON, Colo. — The death of a Florida teenager who authorities say was obsessed with the Columbine school shooting and may have planned to carry out her own attack in Colorado did not end an investigation into the 18-year-old, authorities said as they examine whether the young woman acted ...

Central Florida cities among fastest growing in the U.S.

ORLANDO, Fla. — When it came to population growth last year, cities in central Florida grew by stadiums. Metro Orlando grew by 60,000 residents last year, almost as large as the number of people who can fit into the city’s Camping World Stadium, where college football bowl teams face off ...

Mass graves from Franco era become Spanish election issue

PATERNA, Spain (AP) — When archaeologists in Spain unearthed layers of human bones from a mass grave last year, the remains of one body emerged draped in a shirt that had the letters “MG” embroidered on it in red. The initials spoke volumes to Daniel Galan. They sparked hope he would ...

Parole granted for Brink’s heist driver

ALBANY (AP) — Former left-wing revolutionary Judith Clark was granted parole Wednesday after serving more than 37 years behind bars for her role as getaway driver in a 1981 Brink’s armored truck robbery that left two police officers and a security guard dead. “You were wrong. Your ...

NY courts: No ICE arrests in courts without judicial warrant

NEW YORK— Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents looking to make arrests inside courthouses in New York can’t do so without judicial warrants or orders, according to a directive from the New York State Office of Court Administration that took effect Wednesday. The move was hailed by ...

Cops: Man with gas cans, lighter arrested at St. Patrick’s church

NEW YORK (AP) — Just days after flames ravaged the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, a New Jersey man was arrested Wednesday night after entering St. Patrick’s Cathedral carrying two cans of gasoline, lighter fluid and butane lighters, according to the New York Police Department. The ...

University freshman dead after suspected fraternity hazing

BUFFALO — A university student in upstate New York died Wednesday following suspected hazing that has led to an indefinite suspension of fraternity and sorority activities. University at Buffalo freshman Sebastian Serafin-Bazan, 18, had been hospitalized since early Friday after the ...

3D-printed guns are coming

“Virtually undetectable!” shrieked CNN. “This changes the safety of Americans forever!” shrieked MSNBC. Does it? Six years ago, a company called Defense Distributed posted blueprints for 3D-printed guns on the web. The Obama State Department said that violated the Arms Control ...

Trump hell-bent on ‘owning libs’

President Trump is looking into giving a free trip to San Francisco, New Orleans or other great American cities to tens of thousands of refugees from Central America. All so he can own the libs. “Owning the libs” is one of those phrases to have emerged over the last few years that ...

Bernie Sanders needs Fox News

That Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., went on Fox News for a town hall Monday night was controversial among Democrats. As Sanders told hosts Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum, “Not everybody thought I should come on this show. Your network does not necessarily have great respect in my world, but I ...

Americans will finally get to see Mueller report

WASHINGTON (AP) — After nearly two years of waiting, America is about to get some answers straight from Robert Mueller— but not before President Donald Trump’s attorney general has his say. The Justice Department today is expected to release a redacted version of the special counsel’s ...

Long-lost Kafka works could emerge after messy legal battle

By ARON HELLER The Associated Press JERUSALEM — A long-hidden trove of unpublished works by Franz Kafka could soon be revealed following a decade-long battle over his literary estate that has drawn comparisons to some of his surreal tales. A district court in Zurich upheld Israeli ...

People in the news

Tribute to Notre Dame firefighters PARIS (AP) — It’s a day of tribute to the Paris firefighters who saved Notre Dame Cathedral from collapse and rescued its treasures from encroaching flames. French President Emmanuel Macron is hosting them for a special gathering today. Later, Paris ...

Patriots open vs. Steelers

By BARRY WILNER The Associated Press NEW YORK — The NFL’s 100th season will begin with its most classic rivalry and feature the Super Bowl champion Patriots hosting Pittsburgh in the first Sunday night game. As previously announced, NFL 100 will kick off with Green Bay at Chicago for ...

MLB Roundup: Gardner slam lifts Yankees over Red Sox, 5-3

NEW YORK (AP) — Brett Gardner smiled through the fog left from a gaudy celebration in the New York Yankees clubhouse, part of the new postgame routine that includes the razzle-dazzle of a smoke machine and strobe lights. “I think the idea was to play it after we win big games,” he ...

NBA Roundup: Celtics beat Pacers 99-91 to take 2-0 series lead

BOSTON (AP) — Kyrie Irving scored 37 points and the Boston Celtics rallied late in the fourth quarter to beat the Indiana Pacers 99-91 on Wednesday night for a 2-0 lead in the first-round series Coming out of a timeout with a chance for Indiana to tie it, the Pacers’ Wesley Matthews threw ...

NHL Roundup: Bruins hold off Maple Leafs, 6-4

TORONTO (AP) — David Pastrnak scored twice in quick succession, Brad Marchand had a goal and two assists and the Boston Bruins held off the Toronto Maple Leafs 6-4 on Wednesday night to tie the first-round series 2-2. Charlie McAvoy had a goal and an assist, Zdeno Chara and Joakim Nordstrom ...