Asylum claims up in US , migration down in developed world

Asylum claims rose sharply in the United States last year but migration declined overall in the developed world for the first time since 2011

Many in Puerto Rico still under tarps as storm threat looms

Blue tarps or sturdier plastic sheets installed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are still widely visible around the island, though FEMA and local government agencies say they can’t say for certain how many roofs still need to be replaced.

5 charged in immigrant smuggling scheme after Texas crash

Federal prosecutors charged five people in a scheme to smuggle illegal immigrants after an SUV crashed in Texas while fleeing Border Patrol agents, killing five passengers.

Trump raises risk of economically harmful US-China trade war

The United States and China edged closer to triggering the riskiest trade war in decades.

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

All the headlines from around the state and nation for Tuesday, June 19, 2018.

Investigators say DNA database can be goldmine for old cases

Emboldened by that breakthrough, a number of private investigators are spearheading a call for amateur genealogists to help solve other cold cases by contributing their own genetic information to the same public database. They say a larger array of genetic information would widen the pool to find criminals who have eluded capture.

Federal officials: Prison cellphone jamming test a success

Federal officials say they conducted a successful test earlier this year of a jamming technology some hope will help combat the threat posed by inmates with smuggled cellphones.

Police say 2 Kansas deputies killed by inmate were parents

Two Kansas sheriff’s deputies who were shot and killed by an inmate while transporting him between the courthouse and jail were both parents, authorities...

Immigrants fleeing gangs prefer taking chance for US asylum

The MS-13 gangs are making life so miserable some say they have no choice but to flee.

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue headlines of the week. None of these stories is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media.