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This undated photo provided by the Harris County Sheriff's Office shows former Grace Family Baptist Church pastor Stephen Bratton, 43.


Bratton told his wife about the abuse in May, and admitted to his co-pastors at Grace Family Baptist Church that same day that he had "sinned in grievous ways," according to court documents.

A former Southern Baptist pastor who supported legislation in Texas that would have criminalized abortions has been arrested on charges of child sex abuse, accused of repeatedly molesting a teenage relative over the course of two years.

In this June 13, 2019 photo, a migrant woman sleeps on a cot inside the Portland Exposition Building in Portland, Maine. Maine's largest city has repurposed the basketball arena as an emergency shelter in anticipation of hundreds of asylum seekers who are headed to the state from the U.S. southern border. Most are arriving from Congo and Angola. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)


The immigrants in Texas were mostly from the Republic of the Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Angola. Cameroonians have also been traveling up through Mexico and into the U.S. in larger numbers and seeking asylum at ports of entry.

Undaunted by a dangerous journey over thousands of miles, people fleeing economic hardship and human rights abuses in African countries are coming to the U.S.-Mexico border in unprecedented numbers, surprising Border Patrol agents more accustomed to Spanish-speaking migrants.

Arizona couple files $10M lawsuit after cops allegedly pull guns on family after 4-year-old steals doll. Image credit - weather internal


The couple said they drove to their babysitter's apartment complex, when a police car pulled up behind them, pulled open the driver's side door of their car and began shouting profanities at them ....

An Arizona couple filed a $10 million lawsuit against the city of Phoenix claiming police officers committed civil rights violations after video showed them allegedly pointing guns at the two after their 4-year-old daughter stole a doll from a dollar store last month.

Body camera footage from the Lansing Police Department shows an officer striking a 16-year-old girl who had escaped from a youth home on probation violation charges on Friday, June 14, 2019.


A Michigan police department has released body camera footage that appears to show an officer striking a 16-year-old runaway they were apprehending to return to a youth center.

Jerri Hrubes stands next to her son DJ during a news conference Friday, June 7, 2019, in Salt Lake City.


An attorney for a Utah police department where a white officer drew his gun on a 10-year-old black child says Utah law enforcement will investigate the incident.

An off-duty police officer plowed into a restaurant in Chicago on Sunday, June 9, 2019. A woman inside the building was killed and the officer has been charged with DUI.


The officer, whose name has not been released, had a blood alcohol level 0.083 and was charged with driving under the influence, police said. The legal limit in Illinois is 0.08.

An off-duty police officer lost control of his vehicle while allegedly driving drunk and plowed into a restaurant in Chicago early Sunday, killing a woman who was dining inside.

This photo released by the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office shows a newborn baby girl found alive in a plastic bag in a wooded area in Cumming, Ga., by Forsyth County deputies Thursday, June 6, 2019. She was taken to a hospital and is listed in stable condition. (Forsyth County Sheriff's Office via AP)


News outlets report someone heard the infant crying Thursday night in a wooded area in Cumming.

Authorities in northern Georgia are looking for the mother of a newborn found alive in a plastic bag in a wooded area.

President Donald Trump claps after greeting supporters waiting at the White House with first lady Melania Trump as they returned to the White House, June 7, 2019, in Washington.


However, as part of that deal, it appears the U.S. did not get Mexico to agree to a "safe third country" agreement where asylum seekers would be granted asylum in Mexico and unable to claim asylum in the U.S. Instead, ...

President Donald Trump tweeted on Friday that a "signed agreement" has been reached between the U.S. and Mexico on tariffs -- an accord aimed at stemming the "tide of migration."

Virginia Beach Chief of Police James Cervera speaks during a press conference about a shooting that left twelve dead and six injured at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center on Friday, May 31, 2019 in Virginia Beach, Va.


The chief said the suspect engaged in a “long-term gun battle” with four police officers who confronted him inside, preventing the gunman from “committing more carnage in that building.”

A disgruntled public utility employee opened fire with a handgun on co-workers at a municipal building in Virginia on Friday afternoon, killing 12 people and wounding at least four before he was fatally shot by police, authorities said.

Leaders of We Build the Wall Inc. discuss plans for future barrier construction along the U.S.-Mexico border, May 30, 2019, in Sunland Park, N.M.


We Build the Wall, the group organizing the project, is supported by the former White House adviser to President Donald Trump, Steve Bannon, and relies on more than $20 million raised from the crowdfunding site GoFundMe.

 A crowdfunding effort to build a private border wall in New Mexico was unveiled this week after getting pushback from local officials over construction permits.

This May 29, 2019 photo released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shows some of 1,036 migrants who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border in El Paso, Texas, the largest that the Border Patrol says it has ever encountered.


Under the new plan, the initial tariffs on all goods would be imposed on June 10. But the rate would jump from 5% to 10% on July 1 and continue climbing by 5% each month unless ...

President Donald Trump on Thursday announced the U.S. would impose a 5% tariff on all goods coming in from Mexico this June, a punishment for what he says is the country's willingness to let refugees transit its borders en route to the U.S. to claim asylum.

‘Gods Doors Are Open To All’: Lakewood church makes visible statement welcoming LGBTQ community


 A local church has made a powerful, visible statement of inclusion.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange gestures from the window of a prison van as he is driven out of Southwark Crown Court in London on May 1, 2019.


Reacting to the indictment Thursday, Assange's attorney in Washington Barry Pollack said Assange was being charged "for encouraging sources to provide him truthful information and for publishing that information."

Julian Assange was charged Thursday in an 18-count superseding indictment for his role in orchestrating the 2010 WikiLeaks disclosures, including charges that accuse him of violating the Espionage Act.

Harvey Weinstein comes to tentative $44 million settlement agreement with sexual misconduct accusers


He is still facing a criminal trial in New York with two women accusing him of rape and sexual assault. The case is set to begin on Sept. 9, and will last about a month, according to attorneys.

Disgraced Hollywood movie producer Harvey Weinstein and his former studio have come to a tentative agreement in bankruptcy court to resolve lawsuits filed by several women who have accused him of sexual misconduct. The deal would be worth $44 million, sources told ABC News.

Man allegedly scammed $80K from woman on Match.com


"During their short romance, he convinced her that they were in love and wanted to buy a house together. They went ...

A man who allegedly swindled a woman he met online out of $80,000 may have similar victims in four other states, police say.

File photo - President Trump with his former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.


“Rex Tillerson, a man who is 'dumb as a rock' and totally ill prepared and ill equipped to be Secretary of State, made up a story (he got fired) that ...

President Trump mocked Rex Tillerson as "ill prepared" and “dumb as a rock” as he disputed his former secretary of state's claim that Russian President Vladimir Putin was more prepared than him during a 2017 summit.

President Donald Trump delivers remarks in support of farmers and ranchers with Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue (2nd L) in the Roosevelt Room at the White House, May 23, 2019.


“Hi Sarah,” Trump said. “We were talking about [the] meeting. You were there yesterday, weren’t you? Come forward.”

In the latest episode of President Trump’s ongoing feud with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the president on Thursday dubbed Pelosi a “mess” and called out his aides — one-by-one — to back up his insistence that he “couldn't have been more calm” in his Wednesday meeting with Democrats.

Sgt. James Hines of the Atlanta Police Department is pictured in an undated handout photo.


Griggs said Thomas never bit the officer's hands, and that the circumstances of the episode did not warrant such brutal force.

A white Atlanta police sergeant was fired after a cell phone video surfaced showing him allegedly yanking a black woman from her car, slamming her to the ground, punching her in the face and deploying a stun gun on her during an arrest this month in front of her 4-year-old daughter.

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