Photos show Border Patrol’s largest processing facility, a former warehouse where families are separated and hundreds of migrant children are kept in cages

The Trump administration has been under fire for weeks over its new “zero-tolerance” policy that has resulted in the separation of thousands of migrant children from their parents. On Sunday, a handful of reporters were permitted to tour Border Patrol’s largest processing facility in McAllen, Texas, where many of the family separations are taking place. The reporters said they saw hundreds of migrants — including children — in cages, sleeping on the mattresses on the ground, under foil blankets. Public outrage has been brewing for weeks over the Trump administration’s tactic of splitting up families at the US-Mexico border under a new “zero-tolerance” policy to criminally prosecute all migrants who… Read More

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A young girl separated from her aunt at a Border Patrol facility had to get her diapers changed by other children

A teenager at a US Border Patrol facility in South Texas took care of a young girl for three days after she’d been separated from her aunt. The 16-year-old taught other children in her cage to change the girl’s diaper. After attorneys asked questions about the girl’s situation, she was reunited with her aunt. Nearly 2,000 children have been separated from parents since Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a “zero tolerance” policy toward border crossings in April. A teenager at a US Border Patrol facility had to teach other children how to help change the diaper of a young girl who had been separated from family members. According to the… Read More

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Police looking for man who left Provo recreationists stranded

PROVO — The search continued Sunday for a man who allegedly stole a box containing numerous car keys from an outdoor recreation company, leaving more than two dozen people stranded. Saturday at about 7 p.m., Provo Canyon Outfitters, 3362 E. Provo Canyon Road, reported that a man had stolen a box containing car keys and identification cards of customers. Provo Canyon Outfitters rents tubes and rafts to float the Provo River. Customers are required to leave collateral in the box, such as keys or IDs, in exchange for renting equipment. A man who rented equipment returned to the store without all of materials he had borrowed, according to the Utah… Read More

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Still no sign of swimmer missing at Newton Dam

NEWTON, Cache County — A full day of searching for a man presumed to have drowned in Newton Dam ended with no sign of the missing swimmer on Sunday. The Cache County Sheriff’s Office said it would return to the dam on Monday along with the State Dive Team and the Wasatch County Sheriff Search and Rescue Team. Both groups have sonar equipment to add to the search effort, according to Cache County. The search began Saturday when the sheriff’s office received a 911 call that a 35-year-old man had possibly drowned at the dam, located approximately two miles north of Newton. Several people who were swimming with the man… Read More

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D.A. reviews police shooting as friends remember ‘good kid’ who battled addiction

COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS — As Zane James lay face down on a grassy front yard in a residential neighborhood, an officer checking either his waistband or front jacket pocket found what appeared to be a gun. The 19-year-old who once hoped for a professional hockey career had just been shot twice while fleeing from Cottonwood Heights police. James, who died two days later, had been shot twice from behind and his weapon was still tucked away, according to police video. Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill will now decide whether the officer’s use of deadly force was legally justified. Cottonwood Heights police released body camera footage last week from an… Read More

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The glorious history of the best plane Boeing has ever built (BA)

The Boeing 777 is one of the most successful and revolutionary airplanes in aviation history. The 777 helped usher in the era of the modern twin-engine, wide-body airliner that effectively rendered four-engined jumbos like the 747 obsolete. It’s also the first computer-designed airliner. Boeing has taken more nearly 2,000 orders for the 777, making it the best selling wide-body airliner in aviation history. This week in 1994, the Boeing 777 airliner made its first flight — kicking off a career that would revolutionize the airline industry. Once every few decades, an airplane comes along and simply redefines what a modern airliner is capable of delivering for airlines and its passengers.… Read More

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Salt Lake dogs taught to stay away from rattlesnakes — by going near them

SANDY — Haley Bechard has committed a career to protecting Utah’s dogs and rattlesnakes — but to do so, she offers a class to keep one safe from the other. “I understand that no matter how much I love (snakes) how horrible it would be to see my dog bitten,” Bechard said. Utah’s dogs and their active owners are increasingly on the move during the warmer months, and that raises the risks of rattlesnake bites. Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News Ali Wolpern and her dog, Sage, take a rattlesnake awareness class at DogTown in Sandy on Thursday, June 7, 2018. Bechard teaches some of these naturally curious canines, and their… Read More

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