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Parents face tougher rules to get immigrant children back

MIAMI — Armando Tabora desperately wants to get his teenage daughter out of the government detention facility where she has been for more than three months. He has been stymied at every turn. The Florida landscaping worker took the bold step of going to a government office to submit ...

U.S. seeks to deny green cards to those on public aid

SAN DIEGO — The Trump administration proposed Saturday rules that could deny green cards to immigrants if they use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers and other forms of public assistance. Federal law already requires those seeking green cards to prove they will not be a burden — or ...

Woods takes three-shot lead into final round at Tour Championship

ATLANTA — Tiger Woods made it look and sound as if he had never been gone. More than turning back time, every hole seemed like the one before Saturday at the Tour Championship. A tee shot striped down the middle of the fairway. The clean strike of an iron as he held his pose. A sonic boom of ...

Groups say Medicare discounts threatened in House opioids bill

WASHINGTON — Consumer and health care groups are scrambling to block what they say is a move by the pharmaceutical industry to commandeer must-pass opioids epidemic legislation as a vehicle for rolling back drugmaker discounts to Medicare beneficiaries with high prescription ...

In first since 2005, Army misses recruiting goal

WASHINGTON — For the first time since 2005, the U.S. Army missed its recruiting goal this year, falling short by about 6,500 soldiers, despite pouring an extra $200 million into bonuses and approving some additional waivers for bad conduct or health issues. Army leaders said they signed up ...

Woods heads into weekend with share of lead at East Lake

ATLANTA — For thousands of fans crammed into every corner of East Lake, it looked as though Tiger Woods was closer than ever to capping off this remarkable comeback season by winning the final PGA Tour event. Four straight one-putts on the back nine Friday in the Tour Championship — three ...

Cubs’ Russell placed on leave after domestic violence claims

CHICAGO — Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell was placed on administrative leave Friday following fresh allegations of domestic violence from his ex-wife. Last year, Melisa Reidy posted a photo on her Instagram account with a caption suggesting her husband of about 18 months had been ...

Investigation finds Maryland culpable in player death

TOWSON, Md. — An independent investigation into the death of University of Maryland football player Jordan McNair has determined that trainers on the scene did not follow proper procedures after he collapsed on the field. The report provided details of what happened and confirmed what ...

Telling men to ‘step up,’ Hirono strides into spotlight

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Hawaii’s Sen. Mazie Hirono, one of only four women on the 21-member Senate Judiciary Committee, asked Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh the same questions on sexual harrassment she has asked dozens of other nominees. Had Kavanaugh “made unwanted ...

Scientists worried nonpest insects are declining

The Associated Press OXFORD, Pa. — A staple of summer — swarms of bugs — seems to be a thing of the past. And that’s got scientists worried. Pesky mosquitoes, disease-carrying ticks, crop-munching aphids and cockroaches are doing just fine. But the more beneficial flying insects of ...

Woods tied with Fowler for early lead at East Lake

The Associated Press ATLANTA — The crowd at East Lake was larger and louder than it has been in five years, which was the last time Tiger Woods was at the Tour Championship. It was no coincidence. Woods played one of his best rounds of the year in his return to the FedEx Cup finale and ...

Mayfield ends Browns’ misery

The Associated Press CLEVELAND — For the first time in 635 days, the Cleveland Browns won. Baker Mayfield showed them how. The No. 1 overall pick replaced injured starter Tyrod Taylor and sparked the Browns, who got two 1-yard touchdown runs from Carlos Hyde and beat the New York Jets ...

Brown voices frustration with Steelers’ winless start

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The chorus of “The Storm Is Over” by gospel singer Kirk Franklin played as Antonio Brown approached his locker on Thursday, an intentionally apt choice by Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker/DJ Vince Williams to address the latest bit of drama surrounding ...

Red Sox clinch third straight AL East crown

The Associated Press NEW YORK — Sitting on Alex Cora’s desk in the visiting manager’s office at Yankee Stadium were two bottles of chilled champagne and a handwritten note congratulating him. After waiting a couple of days, the Boston Red Sox finally got to break out the bubbly in the ...

Lawmaker: U.S. Senate, staff targeted by hackers

(AP) — Foreign government hackers continue to target the personal email accounts of U.S. senators and their aides — and the Senate’s security office has refused to defend them, a lawmaker says. Sen. Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat, said in a Wednesday letter to Senate leaders that his ...

N. Korea’s concessions offer comes with a catch for U.S.

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — A better-than-expected outcome of the summit between the two Koreas immediately kick-started stalled negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang, boosting President Donald Trump’s high-stakes push to get the North to give up its nuclear weapons by the ...

Gun violence target: the bullets

The mantra “It’s the economy, stupid,” propelled Bill Clinton’s candidacy during the presidential campaign in 1992. His decision to highlight the nation’s then-struggling economy (and promise to fix it) helped him win the White House. One theme in this year’s midterm elections is ...

Mariota still dealing with weakness in throwing hand

The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Marcus Mariota wakes up every morning hoping his injured right hand feels better. Unfortunately for the Tennessee Titans quarterback, the weakness is still there, along with numbness and tingling in two fingers. That’s why Mariota was limited ...

Puig’s three-run homer lifts L.A. to sweep of Colorado

The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Late September, a crucial series, and a postseason berth on the line. Yasiel Puig thrives in big-game situations, and once again he delivered. Puig didn’t start despite being on a tear at the plate, but he came off the bench to slug a tiebreaking, ...

UFC’s Jones set for fall return after serving 15-month doping suspension

The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is eligible to return to competition by late October after completing a 15-month suspension for a doping violation. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency on Wednesday announced the length of Jones’ ban for his ...