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Appeals court deals blow to Trump administration travel ban

By JESSICA GRESKO, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's revised travel ban "speaks with vague words of national security, but in context drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination," a federal appeals court said Thursday in ruling against the ban that ...

Caroline Kennedy says she’s missed JFK every day of her life

BOSTON (AP) — President John F. Kennedy's daughter reminisces about her father in a new video released ahead of what would have been his 100th birthday. Speaking about her father in the video released by the JFK Library in Boston, Caroline Kennedy says she has "thought about him and missed ...

Monstrous cyclones churning over Jupiter’s poles

By MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Monstrous cyclones are churning over Jupiter's poles, until now a largely unexplored region. NASA's Juno spacecraft spotted the chaotic weather once it began skimming Jupiter's cloud tops last year, surprising scientists who ...

3 federal prison guards charged with sex abuse of inmates

By LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A federal prison guard supervisor charged with repeatedly raping a female inmate who he knew spoke little English and would be turned over to immigration authorities was among three guards arrested Thursday in a prison sexual abuse ...

US immigration agents eat, arrest 3 at Michigan restaurant

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The owner of a Michigan restaurant says U.S. immigration agents who were conducting enforcement at the business ate breakfast before arresting three workers. The Ann Arbor News and WJBK-TV report the men arrested Wednesday at Sava's Restaurant remain in custody. ...

11 hurt, most with minor injuries, in Vegas school bus crash

By KEN RITTER, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — At least 11 people were injured Thursday, including eight middle school students, their bus driver and a woman and an infant in a vehicle that collided with a school bus in Las Vegas, authorities said. The woman driving an SUV appeared to ...

Trump administration sending Congress $4.1 trillion budget

By ANDREW TAYLOR and MARTIN CRUTSINGER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is sending Congress a $4.1 trillion spending plan that relies on faster economic growth and steep cuts in a range of support programs for low-income individuals to balance the government's books ...

AP Exclusive: CEOs got biggest raise since 2013

By STAN CHOE, AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The typical CEO at the biggest U.S. companies got an 8.5 percent raise last year, raking in $11.5 million in salary, stock and other compensation last year, according to a study by executive data firm Equilar for The Associated Press. That's ...

Texas bathroom bill could expose secrets of transgender kids

By MEREDITH HOFFMAN, Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Each morning, Joanna Smith's 7-year-old son pulls on a T-shirt and shorts, boasts how fast he can tie his sneakers and heads to school. An honor-roll student who loves science and spelling, he often stays after class to run on the ...

A call for patience during investigation of campus stabbing

By JESSICA GRESKO and BRIAN WITTE, Associated Press COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Authorities appealed for patience from two college communities reacting in shock, fear and anger after a white University of Maryland student was arrested in what police called the unprovoked stabbing of a black ...