June 19th, 2018

World News

Indonesia raises number of ferry missing to nearly 180

By Binsar Bakkara And Niniek Karmini, The Associated Press on June 19th, 2018

TIGARAS, Indonesia – Indonesian officials said at least 178 people are missing from a ferry sinking early this week at a popular lake on Sumatra, many more than previously believed, as distraught relatives pleaded Wednesday for a bigger search effort and angrily criticized the government’s failure to enforce even basic safety measures on passenger boats. ... Read More »

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27 cellphones stolen? Suspect learns there’s an app for that

By The Associated Press on June 19th, 2018

DOVER, Del. – Authorities say a Florida man has been charged with stealing 27 cellphones during a Delaware music festival after an iPhone app led police to him. The News Journal of Wilmington reported Monday that 34-year-old William Rodriguez, of Miami, has been charged with multiple counts of theft. The Dover Police Department had received ... Read More »

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Indonesia raises number of ferry sinking missing to 166

By The Associated Press on June 19th, 2018

TIGARAS PORT, Indonesia – Indonesian officials say 166 people are missing from a ferry sinking Monday evening at a popular lake on Sumatra, a much higher number than previously believed. The boat didn’t have a passenger manifest and disaster officials have several times raised the number of people it was carrying as distraught relatives who ... Read More »

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South Carolina city council OKs slavery apology resolution

By The Associated Press on June 19th, 2018

CHARLESTON, S.C. – In Charleston, South Carolina, once a key slave trading port, the City Council has voted to apologize for slavery. By voice vote, the Charleston City Council on Tuesday approved a resolution denouncing slavery, promising tolerance in the future and proposing an office of racial reconciliation. The vote coincided with “Juneteenth,” a celebration ... Read More »

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Trump returning to campaign for McMaster in 11th-hour swing

By Meg Kinnard, The Associated Press on June 19th, 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. – President Donald Trump is returning to South Carolina next week to make a last-minute campaign appearance in Gov. Henry McMaster’s bid for a first full term. The McMaster campaign said in an emailed statement on Tuesday night that Trump will join McMaster on Monday. The campaign also said that Vice-President Mike Pence ... Read More »

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5 charged in immigrant smuggling scheme after Texas crash

By Ryan Tarinelli, The Associated Press on June 19th, 2018

DALLAS – Federal prosecutors charged five people Tuesday in a scheme to smuggle immigrants illegally after an SUV driven by one of them crashed in Texas while fleeing Border Patrol agents, killing five passengers. The crash happened Sunday after Border Patrol became suspicious of three vehicles travelling in a convoy between El Indio and Carrizo ... Read More »

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Youngest migrants held in ‘tender age’ shelters

By Garance Burke And Martha Mendoza, The Associated Press on June 19th, 2018

The influx of child immigrants in response to the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance enforcement policy has prompted authorities to open at least three “tender-age” shelters in South Texas. There are plans to open a fourth shelter to house hundreds of young migrant children in Houston, where city leaders denounced the move Tuesday. The Associated Press has ... Read More »

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Trump, GOP leaders strain for migrant-kids solution

By Lisa Mascaro And Alan Fram, The Associated Press on June 19th, 2018

WASHINGTON – Republican lawmakers and President Donald Trump searched anxiously Tuesday evening for a way to end the administration’s policy of separating families after illegal border crossings, with their focus shifting to a new plan to keep children in detention longer than now permitted – but with their parents. GOP House leaders, increasingly fearful of ... Read More »

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5 charged in ‘smuggling scheme’ after fatal crash in Texas

By Ryan Tarinelli, The Associated Press on June 19th, 2018

DALLAS – Five people have been charged in a “smuggling scheme” following the fatal crash of an SUV that was fleeing Border Patrol agents and sheriff’s deputies in South Texas, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the western district of Texas said the charges were filed in connection to the Sunday crash ... Read More »

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Army splits with West Point grad who touted communist revolt

By Mary Esch, The Associated Press on June 19th, 2018

WATERTOWN, N.Y. – The images Spenser Rapone posted on Twitter from his West Point graduation were intentionally shocking: In one, the cadet opens his dress uniform to expose a T-shirt with a blood-red image of socialist icon Che Guevara. In another, he raises his fist and flips his cap to reveal the message: “Communism will ... Read More »

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‘Papa! Papa!’ Audio of children stokes rage over separation

By Nomaan Merchant And Anita Snow, The Associated Press on June 19th, 2018

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – An audio recording that appears to capture the heartbreaking voices of small Spanish-speaking children crying out for their parents at a U.S. immigration facility took centre stage in the growing uproar over the Trump administration’s policy of separating immigrant children from their parents. “Papa! Papa!” one child is heard weeping in the ... Read More »

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