A migrant father separated from his wife and child at the US-Mexico border had a breakdown at a Texas jail and took his own life

A Honduran man reportedly took his own life inside a Texas jail last month, one day after he was separated from his wife and child at the US-Mexico border. His death came shortly after the Trump administration began implementing its “zero-tolerance” policy at the border, which criminally prosecutes migrants who cross illegally, and separates them from their children. Though the Trump administration has received considerable public backlash over the policy, officials have defended it as necessary to deter illegal immigration. A distraught migrant father from Honduras who was separated from his wife and three-year-old son by immigration authorities at the US-Mexico border killed himself last month, The Washington Post reported.… Read More

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Springer, Astros overcome wild Morton start, top Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas — George Springer hit a tiebreaking single in the seventh inning and the Houston Astros overcame a wild start from Charlie Morton to beat the Texas Rangers 4-3 on Saturday night. Morton tied an American League record with four hit batters and had a career-high six walks as the Astros allowed 10 walks, a season high. But the Rangers tied a club record with 17 runners left on base in a nine-inning game, most in the majors without extra innings this season. The hard-throwing right-hander who had a 10-game winning streak stopped in his previous start gave up two runs without allowing a hit in the second. The… Read More

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Trump casts North Korea summit as ‘one-time shot’ for Kim

SINGAPORE — President Donald Trump cast his Tuesday summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un as a “one-time shot” for the autocratic leader to ditch his nuclear weapons and enter the community of nations, saying he would know within moments if Kim is serious about the talks. Trump said Saturday he was embarking on a “mission of peace,” as he departed the Group of Seven meeting in Canada to fly to the summit site in Singapore. Saying he has a “clear objective in mind” to convince Kim to abandon his nuclear program in exchange for unspecified “protections” from the U.S., Trump acknowledged that the direction of the high-stakes meeting is… Read More

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Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire emits another hot sediment flow

ESCUINTLA, Guatemala — Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire released a flow of burning sediment and rock Saturday, causing authorities to order new preventative evacuations almost a week after the initial eruption left at least 110 people dead and about 200 missing. Guatemala’s seismology and vulcanology institute said the new lahar — a flow of mud, debris, water and pyroclastic material — was fed by rains and tore down trees as it swept through ravines and gullies. Later Saturday, a rise in the Panaleon river caused by the new outflow led authorities to evacuate 72 people from the community of Santa Lucia Cotzumalguapa. Institute director Eddy Sanchez said the risks from the… Read More

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Prosecutor: No evidence of any foul play in Bourdain death

PARIS — There’s no evidence of foul play or violence in celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain’s death in a French hotel room, a French prosecutor said Saturday. The famed cook, writer and host of the CNN series “Parts Unknown” killed himself Friday in a luxury hotel in the ancient village of Kaysersberg, Christian de Rocquigny, the prosecutor of Colmar in France’s eastern Alsace region, told The Associated Press in a phone interview. Rocquigny said there did not appear to be much planning in the television personality’s suicide. “There is no element that makes us suspect that someone came into the room at any moment,” he said, adding that a medical expert… Read More

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Marlies a win away from Calder Cup after Game 5 victory

CEDAR PARK, Texas — The Toronto Marlies are one victory away from claiming their first Calder Cup. Defenceman Calle Rosen scored twice as part of a three-goal second period and Andreas Johnsson had a goal and two assists as Toronto beat the Texas Stars 6-2 on Saturday in Game 5 of the American Hockey League championship series. Trevor Moore, Colin Greening and Carl Grundstrom also scored for the Marlies, who can win the Calder Cup at home on Tuesday. Garret Sparks made 23 saves for the win. Johnsson’s three-point effort gives him the AHL playoff scoring lead with 20 points in 14 games. Gavin Bayreuther and Sheldon Dries scored for… Read More

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Utah Utes runner Grayson Murphy earns All-America honors at NCAA Championships with sixth-place finish

Utah track and field student-athlete Grayson Murphy earned first-team All-America honors with a sixth-place finish in the 3,000-meter steeplechase finals on Saturday afternoon at the 2018 NCAA Track and Field Championships. Murphy ran the race in 9:48.80, just off the personal best of 9:48.57 that she ran on Thursday in the prelims. “She went for it and was trying to win it,” Utah head coach Kyle Kepler said. “She didn’t feel great today, but she didn’t care and put herself out there. She moved up front early but couldn’t cover a move in the middle of the race. She did a great job to hang on to where she was.… Read More

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Pujols ties Musial for 7th on RBI list; Angels beat Twins

MINNEAPOLIS — Albert Pujols met Hall of Famer Stan Musial during his time with the St. Louis Cardinals and grew to appreciate Musial and his legacy. For now, the pair is sharing a place in baseball’s record books. Pujols hit his 623rd career homer and tied Musial for seventh on the career RBI list with 1,951, helping the Los Angeles Angels beat the Minnesota Twins 2-1 after a four-hour rain delay Saturday. Pujols’ solo home run in the sixth proved to be the difference as Tyler Skaggs (5-4) allowed one run in seven innings and matched a season best with eight strikeouts. The team announced Pujols is sending the ball… Read More

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Ex-BYU golfer Justin Keiley hangs on to win Provo Open golf tournament by 4 strokes

PROVO — Justin Keiley’s goal for the third and final round of the Provo Open was to go out and shoot his third straight 65 and let someone try to catch him. The Hawaii native had a three-shot lead heading into the final round, but, with blustery conditions all afternoon, he figured the East Bay Golf Course would play a couple of strokes harder. So the former BYU golfer was more than happy to shoot a 67 Saturday, which gave him a three-round total of 197 and a four-stroke victory over Talons Cove teaching professional Milo Lines. “It feels good — I’ve been playing in every year since I came… Read More

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Trump throws G-7 into disarray with tweets after he leaves

LA MALBAIE, Quebec — Lashing out at the longtime U.S. ally and northern neighbor, President Donald Trump tweeted that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is “dishonest & weak” and that the U.S. was pulling back its endorsement of the G-7 summit’s communique in part because of what he called Trudeau’s “false statements” at a news conference. In an extraordinary set of tweets aboard Air Force One, on its way to Singapore for Tuesday’s summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, Trump threw the G-7 summit into disarray Saturday and threatened to escalate his trade war just as Canada released the G-7’s official communique. Its statement took a generally positive view… Read More

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