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AP FACT CHECK: Were hands of Obama-era border agents tied?

White House press secretary Sean Spicer speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) WASHINGTON (AP) — Assertions from the White House that immigration-enforcement agents had their hands tied in...

Graffiti found at 3 popular monuments in Washington, DC

AP Photo/Alex Brandon WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Park Service says graffiti has been found at the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument and the World War II Memorial. U.S. Park Police spokeswoman Sgt. Anna Rose said Tuesday that the messages written in permanent...

US to expand pool of people targeted for deportation

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is greatly expanding the number of people living in the U.S. illegally who are considered a priority for deportation, including people arrested for traffic violations, according to agency documents released Tuesday. The documents...

'Refugees' is timely, timeless in telling of human stories

“The Refugees” (Grove Press), by Viet Thanh Nguyen Viet Thanh Nguyen’s new book, “The Refugees,” is both timely, given the current debate about refugees in America, and timeless in its exploration of universal human struggles. This gorgeous...

Hollywood actor Jamie Foxx target of racial slur in Croatia

DUBROVNIK, Croatia (AP) — Croatian police have filed disorderly conduct charges against two people who allegedly used a racial slur to insult Hollywood actor Jamie Foxx in a restaurant. Police said they acted after receiving reports Sunday of “particularly arrogant...

Artists seek $1.25 million for Bowie memorial in London

AP Photo/Frank Augstein LONDON (AP) — Artists and activists want to create a permanent memorial to David Bowie in the London neighborhood where he was born. Plans were unveiled Tuesday for a three-story-tall lightning bolt sculpture , inspired by the cover of Bowie’s...

Tom Hank's debut book is due in October

NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Hanks is putting his love of vintage typewriters to good use – his collection of short stories will be published in October. The Oscar-winning actor’s first book, “UNCOMMON TYPE: Some Stories,” features 17 stories, each in some...

Millions targeted for possible deportation under Trump rules

Molly Hitt, of Boston, displays an American flag while standing in front of a memorial to the Irish potato famine, right, during a rally called “We Will Persist,” Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, in Boston. According to organizers the rally was held to send a message to...

Ohio Police: Boy Shot, Wounded In Reported Robbery Attempt

MASSILLON, Ohio (AP) — Police in northeastern Ohio say a 10-year-old boy was shot and wounded during a confrontation that was reported as an attempted robbery. Massillon police tell The Independent ( ) that the boy was shot in the shoulder area on Monday afternoon and the injury...

MLB may make unilateral rule changes for 2018

FILE – In this Feb. 3, 2017, file photo, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred speaks during a news conference following a meeting with team owners in Palm Beach, Fla. Manfred says he can’t offer a prediction on how likely it is that baseball will be altering...