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Nation/World

'Zero-tolerance' immigration policy hits snag in California

SAN DIEGO (AP) — One by one, U.S. Magistrate Judge William Gallo called the names of 14 defendants who were charged with entering the country illegally. Defense attorneys told him the government had already deported them to Mexico, making it impossible for them to appear.

AP analysis: Unemployment, income affect life expectancy

NEW YORK (AP) — Even your lifespan can be local.

Researchers have long said that health disparities are heavily influenced by where you live. New data from the National Center for Health Statistics show just how much your neighborhood can impact the length of your life.

West Virginia shows challenges of getting people healthier

MADISON, W.Va. (AP) — If you want to understand why U.S. life expectancy is declining, West Virginia is a good place to start.

The state is a bellwether of bad health, portending major problems years before they became severe nationally.

School rewound video during massacre, delaying officers

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The police response to the Florida high school massacre was delayed because school officials rewound a school surveillance video, making officers think the gunman was still in the building, a new report shows.

Trump Foundation reaches deal to dissolve

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's charitable foundation reached a deal Tuesday to dissolve while Trump fights allegations he misused assets for business and political purposes.

Administration moves to ban bump stocks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration moved Tuesday to officially ban bump stocks, which allow semi-automatic weapons to fire rapidly like automatic firearms, and has made them illegal to possess beginning in late March.

The devices will be banned under a federal law that prohibits machine guns, according to a senior Justice Department official.

Trump creates U.S. Space Command

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump launched the Pentagon's new Space Command Tuesday, an effort to better organize and advance the military's vast operations in space that could cost as much as $800 million over the next five years.

Trump signed a one-page memorandum Tuesday authorizing the Department of Defense to create the new command.

Arizona governor names McSally to Senate seat

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's governor has named Rep. Martha McSally to replace U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl in the U.S. Senate seat that belonged to Sen. John McCain.

Republican Gov. Doug Ducey announced Tuesday that McSally will take over after Kyl's resignation becomes effective Dec. 31. McSally last month lost a race for Arizona's other Senate seat to Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema.

Huawei calls on U.S., others to show proof of security risk

DONGGUAN, China (AP) — The chairman of Huawei challenged the United States and other governments to provide evidence for claims the Chinese tech giant is a security risk as the company launched a public relations effort Tuesday to defuse fears that threaten its role in next-generation communications.

UPDATE: Flynn sentencing abruptly postponed to allow for cooperation

UPDATED AT 12:50 P.M.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge abruptly postponed the sentencing hearing Tuesday for Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump's first national security adviser, after a stunning hearing in which the judge accused Flynn of selling out his country.

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