Trump Advises GOP: Quit Wasting Time on Immigration
6/27/2018 4:13:06 PM

By Lisa Mascaro and Zeke Miller   WASHINGTON (AP)—Just when House Republicans needed Donald Trump's backing the most—on their big immigration overhaul—he dashed off a presidential tweet saying they should quit wasting their time on it. The Friday tweet is hardly the first time the president has abandoned his allies in a moment of need. Over and over, Trump has proven himself a saboteur, willing to walk away from promises and blow up a deal, undermining the GOP agenda in Congress. “You just fear that tweet in the morning,” said Rep. Ileana...

Fire Captain Shot, Killed at Senior Facility; 77-Year-Old Resident Arrested
6/27/2018 4:04:48 PM

LONG BEACH—A 77-year-old man is jailed Tuesday for allegedly shooting and killing a veteran fire captain and wounding a second firefighter and a civilian as crews responded to an explosion and fire at a high-rise Long Beach apartment building housing low-income seniors. The Long Beach Fire Department firefighters had been sent to Covenant Manor, an 11-story building in the 600 block of East Fourth Street, about 3:50 a.m. Monday in response to a report of a possible explosion at the facility. A fire alarm had been set off, and the sprinkler system had been activated, the LBFD...

Chaos on the Border Inflames GOP's Split with Latinos
6/27/2018 3:57:55 PM

By Thomas Beaumont and Bill Barrow   When more than 1,000 Latino officials—a crop of up-and-coming representatives from a fast-growing demographic—gathered in Phoenix last week, no one from the Trump administration was there to greet them. It marked the first time a presidential administration skipped the annual conference of the National Association of Latino Elected Officials in at least 24 years. But the absence was striking for another reason. As jarring images of severed Central American migrant families played out on television, the White House chose not to...

Trump Officials Pledge to Reunite Families Amid Border Chaos
6/27/2018 3:56:09 PM

By Colleen Long   Trump administration officials say the U.S. government knows the location of all children in its custody after separating them from their families at the border and is working to reunite them. A fact sheet on “zero-tolerance prosecution and family reunification” released Saturday night by the Department of Homeland Security and other agencies involved in the separations also says a parent must request that their child be deported with them. In the past, the agency says, many parents elected to be deported without their children. That may be a...

California Privacy Law Passes Senate Committee; Headed to Senate Floor
6/27/2018 3:53:33 PM

SACRAMENTO—(AP) The Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday passed comprehensive privacy legislation which is designed to keep a related initiative off the November ballot, and is now on track to be voted on in both the Senate and Assembly Floors on Thursday, June 28. The bill, AB375 by Assemblyman Ed Chau, would also bar companies from selling data from users under 16 without consent. It would take effect in 2020. Lawmakers negotiated the legislation with San Francisco housing developer Alastair Mactaggart, who has spent millions of his own money collecting signatures to put an...

Developer Sells Chicago Property, Later Discovers Emmett Till Lived There
6/27/2018 3:52:10 PM

By Erick Johnson It looks like an ordinary building on the South Side, but its occupants were not. For 121 years, the two-story structure has stood in Chicago’s predominately Black Woodlawn neighborhood. An unassuming edifice built with Chicago’s muscular red brick, it’s a piece of Black history that was recently sold before the owner found out that Mamie Till-Mobley and her son, Emmet Till, once lived there. Emmett was a 14-year-old boy whose brutal murder drew global attention and helped spark the Civil Rights Movement. The building was the last Chicago home that...

Jackson Family Patriarch Joe Jackson Terminally Ill with Cancer
6/27/2018 3:50:16 PM

By Stacy M. Brown After his own failed musical aspirations, Joseph Jackson help launch his children to international stardom in the 1960s and 1970s. He managed the Jackson 5 before the group left Motown and was rebranded as the Jacksons. Ultimately, the patriarch is responsible for the emergence of the biggest star in pop music history, the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson. The family has announced that the 89-year-old patriarch is terminally ill following a long battle with cancer. “He’s very frail. It’s any day now,” Jermaine Jackson told reporters...

Zsa Zsa, the English Bulldog, Wins World's Ugliest Dog Title
6/27/2018 3:49:25 PM

PETALUMA (AP)—A 9-year-old English bulldog was named the winner of the 2018 World's Ugliest Dog contest in the San Francisco Bay Area. Zsa Zsa won the title Saturday night at the Sonoma-Marin Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds in Petaluma. The dog's owner Megan Brainard of Anoka, Minnesota, will receive $1,500 for Zsa Zsa's win. Brainard found Zsa Zsa on a pet-finding site, according to the contest bio. Dogs in the annual competition flaunt their imperfections - some have hairless bodies, others have lolling tongues. The dogs and their handlers walk down a red carpet. The...

Jay-Z, Beyoncé Release Surprise Album 'Everything Is Love'
6/20/2018 8:31:57 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP)—Jay-Z and Beyoncé are keeping up a family tradition, dropping a surprise album before anyone knew it was coming. The couple released a joint album that touches on the rapper's disgust at this year's Grammy Awards and features a shout out from their daughter Blue Ivy to her siblings. The nine-track album “Everything Is Love” dropped Saturday on the Tidal music streaming service that Jay-Z partially owns. The album features Beyoncé rapping on songs more than she has done on previous releases. One song that has a profanity in...

Rap Trio Migos to Receive ASCAP Vanguard
6/20/2018 8:30:15 PM

By Mesfin Fekadu   NEW YORK (AP)—The streaming juggernauts Migos will receive the ASCAP Vanguard Award for their successful year in music. The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers said on Friday the trio of Quavo, Offset and Takeoff will earn the honor on June 21 in Los Angeles at its 31st annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards. Migos has dominated on the pop and rap charts, as well as streaming platforms like Spotify and Apple Music, with songs like “Bad and Boujee,” “MotorSport,” “Stir Fry” and “Walk It Talk...