SAN ANTONIO SECORTEZ, Guatemala (AP) — Jakelin Amei Rosmery Caal Maquin received her first pair of shoes several weeks ago, when her father said they would set out together for the United States, thousands of miles from this small indigenous community in Guatemala where she spent her days plodding through mud and surrounded by coconut trees.
At Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, there are 53,000 people interred, with 43,000 grave sites. All of those graves were covered with wreaths Saturday afternoon, as part of the Wreaths Across America program. It was just one of more than 1,400 cemeteries throughout the U.S. to take part.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, facing federal investigations into his travel, political activity and potential conflicts of interest, will be leaving the administration at year's end, President Donald Trump said Saturday. In his resignation letter, obtained by The Associated Press, Zinke said "vicious and politically motivated attacks" against him had "created an unfortunate distraction" in fulfilling the agency's mission.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Just 7 years old, Jakelin Amei Rosmery Caal Maquin was picked up by U.S. authorities with her father and other migrants this month in a remote stretch of New Mexico desert. Some seven hours later, she was put on a bus to the nearest Border Patrol station but soon began vomiting. By the end of the two-hour drive, she had stopped breathing. Jakelin hadn't had anything to eat or drink for days, her father later told U.S. officials.
A new Pennsylvania law takes effect Tuesday that requires drivers to slow down when passing stationary tow trucks, trash haulers, mail delivery vans, and other vehicles involved in performing a roadside service.