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Trump: End birthright citizenship for some US-born babies

By LAURIE KELLMAN and CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is intensifying his hardline immigration rhetoric heading into the midterm elections, declaring that he wants to order the end of the constitutional right to citizenship for babies of ...

Trump to visit a Pittsburgh scarred by violence at synagogue

By ZEKE MILLER and ALLEN G. BREED, Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — To Marianne Novy, President Donald Trump isn't wanted "unless he really changes his ways." For David Dvir, politics should take a pause for grief: "It's our president, and we need to welcome him." Trump is once again ...

Synagogue shooter was obsessed with Jewish refugee agency

By MICHAEL HILL, Associated Press Just moments before the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting that left 11 people dead, the suspect is believed to have posted a final social media rant against a Jewish refugee settlement agency most people had never heard of, but which has increasingly become the ...

Trump visit stirs debate; massacre defendant in court

By ALLEN G. BREED, MARK SCOLFORO and MARYCLAIRE DALE, Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — The man charged in the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre was brought into court in a wheelchair Monday, as some members of the Jewish community and others objected to President Donald Trump's plans to visit, ...

Pentagon sending 5,200 troops to border week before midterms

By ROBERT BURNS, COLLEEN LONG and JILL COLVIN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon said Monday it is sending 5,200 troops to the Southwest border in an extraordinary military operation ordered up just a week before midterm elections in which President Donald Trump has put a sharp ...

US election integrity depends on security-challenged firms

By FRANK BAJAK, AP Cybersecurity Writer It was the kind of security lapse that gives election officials nightmares. In 2017, a private contractor left data on Chicago's 1.8 million registered voters — including addresses, birth dates and partial Social Security numbers — publicly exposed ...

Official: Pipe-bomb suspect had hit list of targets

By CURT ANDERSON and MICHAEL BALSAMO, Associated Press MIAMI (AP) — The man suspected of sending pipe bombs to prominent Democrats and other opponents of President Donald Trump kept a list of elected officials and others who investigators believe were intended targets, an official told The ...

Stocks tumble again on report US plans more tariffs

By MARLEY JAY, AP Markets Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks sank again Monday on fears that the Trump administration will escalate its trade dispute with China by imposing tariffs on all remaining imports from China to the U.S. The declines came during another dizzying day of trading. The Dow ...

AP Explains: Gab, where Pittsburgh shooting suspect ranted

By BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer NEW YORK (AP) — A social media service believed to be used by the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting suspect to post hateful rants advertises itself as a haven for free speech. No, not Twitter. The site is Gab, which has become a breeding ground for white ...

First Person: A mass murder in Mr. Rogers’ neighborhood

By DAVID MICHAEL SLATER, For The Associated Press Harry Houdini, the Jewish escape artist who thwarted every attempt to cage him, died not long after being punched in the gut by a college student. Houdini's abdominal muscles were legendary, but the student didn't give him enough time to tense ...