Correction: Immigration Overload story
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 11:07:52 -0400
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story July 26 about refugee programs for Central Americans being expanded by the Obama administration, The Associated Press reported erroneously that that expansion of a program to allow children to reunite with parents in the United States legally would also now allow some of their unmarried siblings to move to the U.S. The siblings are not required to be unmarried.
Australia in command as rain halts Sri Lanka Test
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 11:07:39 -0400
Australia took command Wednesday of a low-scoring Test against Sri Lanka, building up an 86-run first innings lead before dismissing opener Kulsan Perera with the last ball of a rain-affected day in Pallekele. Despite the heroics of Lakshan Sandakan, who took four wickets on debut, the hosts were staring down the barrel at stumps on the second day of the opening Test after rain again forced an early end to proceedings. Perera fell for just four when he was lbw to paceman Mitchell Starc, leaving Sri Lanka wobbling on six for one -- still 80 runs short of having to make the visitors bat again.
The Latest: Trump: Clinton is afraid to take questions
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 11:06:49 -0400
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic National Convention (all times EDT):
Weak profits may prod Deutsche Bank to speed up restructuring
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 11:06:37 -0400
Deutsche Bank acknowledged on Wednesday that it may be forced to push its restructuring faster, as it booked a 98-percent fall in profits in the second quarter. "If the current weak economic environment persists, we will need to be yet more ambitious in the timing and intensity of our restructuring," chief executive John Cryan said in a statement released with the results. Cryan is battling to convince markets and regulators that Deutsche is on course for recovery after it was described as a "major systemic risk" by the International Monetary Fund in June.
Dark smoke hangs over scenic stretch of California coast
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 10:59:57 -0400
BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire was fouling the summer season on a beloved and scenic stretch of the California coast, where smoke and the threat of flames forced the closure of state parks near Big Sur.
Name and Shame? Obama points to Russia on DNC email hacking
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 10:57:35 -0400
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's decision to identify Russia as almost certainly the culprit in hacking the Democratic National Committee and releasing politically embarrassing emails fits his administration's new penchant for openly blaming foreign governments for such break-ins.
Target leaving IndyCar after 27 seasons with Chip Ganassi
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 10:53:39 -0400
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Target will leave IndyCar at the end of this season after 27 years with Chip Ganassi Racing that included 11 championships and four Indianapolis 500 victories.
Judge dismisses manslaughter charge against Florida deputy
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 10:52:52 -0400
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A judge on Wednesday dismissed a manslaughter charge against a Florida deputy who claimed self-defense in the 2014 fatal shooting of a 33-year-old black man carrying what turned out to be an air rifle.
Charges dropped against Baltimore officers in Freddie Gray case: media
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 10:52:19 -0400
Prosecutors in Baltimore on Wednesday ended their effort to prosecute the police officers involved in the death of black detainee Freddie Gray after failing to secure convictions in four earlier trials, the Washington Post and CNN reported. The decision to drop charges against the three remaining officers facing trial came on the day of a pretrial hearing for Officer Garrett Miller, whose trial was set to start on Thursday in Baltimore City Circuit Court. Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby had stunned the city by filing charges against six officers just days after Gray's death of a broken neck suffered in a police van sparked protests and rioting in April 2015.
All remaining charges dropped over Freddie Gray death: official
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 10:48:58 -0400
Baltimore prosecutors on Wednesday dropped all remaining charges against police in the death of Freddie Gray, an African American man whose fatal injury in custody last year led to riots in the city. The action, taken by the Baltimore state's attorney in a pretrial hearing in the case of officer Garrett Miller, comes after the acquittal of three of six Baltimore police officers charged in the case. Gray, 25, suffered a severed spine while being transported in a police van following his arrest on April 12, 2015.