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Number of pregnant immigrants jailed rises 52% under Trump

December 5, 2019, 9:43pm Nation & World

U.S. officials jailed approximately 2,100 pregnant women for immigration violations in 2018, including hundreds who were held for weeks or months, a 52 percent increase since President Donald Trump took office, according to a Government Accountability Office report released Thursday. Read story

Video of teen who died in U.S. custody released

December 5, 2019, 9:35pm Nation & World

HOUSTON — A flu-ridden 16-year-old from Guatemala writhed in agony inside a U.S. Border Patrol cell and collapsed on the floor where he lay for several hours before he was found dead, according to video released Thursday that further calls into question the Trump administration’s treatment of immigrant families. Read story

Coast Guard, Navy boats collide in Alaska; 9 injured

December 5, 2019, 8:56pm Latest News

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A U.S. Coast Guard vessel collided with a U.S. Navy boat, injuring nine people, including one critically, off Alaska’s Kodiak Island. Read story

U.S.: More than 1,000 may be dead in Iran protests

December 5, 2019, 7:49pm Nation & World

The U.S. said emerging video and testimony from inside Iran suggests that more than 1,000 people may have been killed by government forces during a crackdown on protests in recent weeks. Read story

Governor: All 3 crew killed in Black Hawk helicopter crash

December 5, 2019, 6:09pm Nation & World

ST. CLOUD, Minn. — All three Minnesota National Guard soldiers were killed when the Black Hawk helicopter they were riding in crashed Thursday in central Minnesota, Gov. Tim Walz confirmed. The identities of the soldiers were not released, pending notification of family. Read story

Chase with stolen UPS truck ends with shootout, 4 dead

December 5, 2019, 5:55pm Nation & World

MIRAMAR, Fla. — Four people, including a UPS driver, were killed Thursday after robbers stole the driver’s truck and led police on a chase that ended in gunfire at a busy South Florida intersection during rush hour, the FBI said. Read story

Giuliani in Ukraine as Congress presses on

December 5, 2019, 5:15pm Nation & World

KYIV, Ukraine — President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani was in Ukraine on Thursday, reviving the efforts that landed him and Trump in the impeachment inquiry now roiling Washington. Read story

Woman tries to pry open mountain lion’s jaws to save dog

December 5, 2019, 4:14pm Nation & World

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. — A Southern California woman punched a mountain lion Thursday and tried to pry its jaws open to save her dog from an attack in her backyard, but the pet was killed, officials said. Read story

North Korea threatens to resume calling Trump ‘dotard’

December 5, 2019, 10:45am Nation & World

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea threatened Thursday to resume insults of U.S. President Donald Trump and consider him a “dotard” if he keeps using provocative language, such as referring to its leader as “rocket man.” Read story

Mass strikes in France shut Eiffel Tower, trigger clashes

December 5, 2019, 10:44am Nation & World

PARIS — The Eiffel Tower shut down, France’s high-speed trains stood still and tens of thousands of people marched through Paris and other cities Thursday in a massive and sometimes chaotic outpouring of anger at the government’s plan to overhaul the retirement system. Read story