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  • Collin Sexton to LeBron: ‘Let’s do it… let’s go back to the Finals’

    INDEPENDENCE, Ohio  — The Cavaliers selected a point guard and pitch man. Moments after the team selected Collin Sexton with the No. 8 pick in the NBA draft on Thursday night, the Alabama playmaker made his appeal for LeBron James to re-sign with Cleveland. “Man, LeBron, let’s do it,” Sexton said during ESPN’s telecast from the draft in Brooklyn. “Let’s do it. I see you need a few extra pieces this past season, and let’s do it. Let’s go back […]

  • ABC orders ‘Roseanne’ spinoff for fall minus Roseanne Barr

    LOS ANGELES — ABC, which canceled its “Roseanne” revival over its star’s racist tweet, says it will air a Conner family sitcom minus Roseanne Barr this fall. ABC ordered 10 episodes of the spinoff after Barr agreed to forgo any creative or financial participation in it. In a statement issued by the show’s producer, Barr said she agreed to the settlement in order to save the jobs of 200 cast and crew members. ABC said Thursday that the new series […]

  • Charles Krauthammer, prominent conservative voice, has died

    NEW YORK- Charles Krauthammer, the Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and pundit who helped shape and occasionally dissented from the conservative movement as he evolved from “Great Society” Democrat to Iraq War cheerleader to denouncer of Donald Trump, died Thursday. He was 68. His death was announced by two organizations that employed him, Fox News Channel and The Washington Post. Krauthammer had said publicly a year ago he was being treated for a cancerous tumor in his abdomen and earlier this month […]

  • President Trump says First Lady’s ‘I don’t care’ jacket refers to ‘Fake News Media’

    McALLEN, Texas —  First lady Melania Trump boarded a flight to a facility housing migrant children separated from their parents wearing a jacket that read “I really don’t care, do u?” The green hooded spring military jacket has the words written graffiti-style on the back. When asked what message the first lady’s jacket intended to send, spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said: “It’s a jacket. There was no hidden message.” But, a short time later, the President himself tweeted the meaning behind the […]

  • Trump says Congress must fix immigration

    WASHINGTON-President Donald Trump is defending his Wednesday executive order to end new family separations at the border, but says Congress needs to act to permanently fix the problem. Speaking before a Cabinet meeting, Trump says “I signed a very good executive order.” But he says the “only real solution” is for Congress to close loopholes in the immigration system, saying “If we don’t close these loopholes there is no amount of money or personnel in the world.” As congressional Republicans […]

  • Supreme Court rules for states in online sales tax case

    WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court says states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax. The 5-4 ruling Thursday is a win for states, who said they were losing out on billions of dollars annually under two decades-old Supreme Court decisions that impacted online sales tax collection. The high court ruled Thursday to overturn those decisions. They had resulted in some companies not collecting sales tax on every online purchase. The cases the court overturned said that if a business was […]

  • Koko, the gorilla who knew sign language, dies at 46

    WOODSIDE, Calif.  — Koko, the gorilla who mastered sign language, has died. The Gorilla Foundation says the 46-year-old western lowland gorilla died in her sleep at the foundation’s preserve in California’s Sana Cruz mountains on Tuesday. Koko was born at the San Francisco Zoo, and Dr. Francine Patterson began teaching the gorilla sign language that became part of a Stanford University project in 1974. The foundation says Koko’s capacity for language and empathy opened the minds and hearts of millions. Koko appeared […]

  • Kluber is first to 11 wins, Indians rout White Sox 12-0

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Corey Kluber became the first pitcher with 11 wins this season and Jose Ramirez and Jason Kipnis hit three-run homers as the Indians routed the Chicago White Sox 12-0 on Wednesday. Reigning AL Cy Young winner Kluber (11-3) allowed only a second-inning single past third base by Omar Narvaez and a third-inning walk to Charlie Tilson in seven dominant innings. The right-hander struck out seven and retired the last 14 batters before giving way to George Kontos […]

  • Ohio high court strikes order blocking traffic camera law

    COLUMBUS, Ohio–Ohio’s Supreme Court has ruled in a Toledo case that a trial court couldn’t block implementation of a 2015 state law deducting funding to local governments using traffic cameras to collect fines. The high court’s unanimous ruling Wednesday said lower courts couldn’t block the law because no lawsuit has challenged its constitutionality, no court has found it unconstitutional and courts can’t prevent the Legislature from enacting laws. Wednesday’s ruling dissolved lower court orders that found Ohio in contempt and […]

  • Trump signs order stopping family separation

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday ending the process of separating children from families after they are detained crossing the U.S. border illegally. It was a dramatic turnaround for Trump, who has been insisting that his administration had no choice but to separate families apprehended at the border because of federal law and a court decision. The news in recent days has been dominated by searing images of children held in cages at border facilities, […]

  • President Trump signs executive order to keep families together at border

      WASHINGTON — Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has drafted an executive action for President Donald Trump that would direct her department to keep families together after they are detained crossing the border illegally. She was at the White House where Trump told reporters he would be “signing something” shortly. The effort to end what has become a major crisis for the Trump administration was outlined by two people familiar with Nielsen’s thinking who spoke on condition of anonymity to […]

  • Youngest migrants held in ‘tender age’ shelters

    Trump administration officials have been sending babies and other young children forcibly separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border to at least three “tender age” shelters in South Texas, The Associated Press has learned. Lawyers and medical providers who have visited the Rio Grande Valley shelters described play rooms of crying preschool-age children in crisis. The government also plans to open a fourth shelter to house hundreds of young migrant children in Houston, where city leaders denounced the move Tuesday. Since […]