ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Republican Congressman Steve Pearce of New Mexico has introduced a bill aimed at giving Hispanic families stronger measures to review claims of lost lands under the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. That is the treaty that ended the U.S.-Mexican War. The treaty remains a hot topic in the American Southwest more than 160 years after the war ended thanks to newly energized land grant heirs were routinely sue the federal government over land use and seized property.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - A federal judge says the Trump administration is making "great progress" toward meeting a July 26 deadline to reunite more than 2,500 children with their families after they were separated at the border. Justice Department attorneys said Friday in San Diego that 450 children 5 and older had been reunified, up from 364 a day earlier.
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - Authorities have arrested the grandfather of a 2-year-old girl accidentally shot and killed by her 4-year-old cousin in Southern California. San Bernardino County sheriff's officials say 53-year-old Cesar Lopez was taken into custody Friday on suspicion of child endangerment and being a felon in possession of a firearm. It wasn't immediately known if he has an attorney. The girl died at a hospital after being shot at the family home. Officials say Lopez left the weapon where kids could find it.
MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) - Fire crews are trying to get a handle on a fast-moving brush fire that is burning in Buellton. The Santa Barbara County Fire Department says the Windmill Fire had burned about 150 acres (61 hectares) by Friday afternoon. Fire Capt. Dave Zaniboni says the fire broke out around 2:15 p.m. near Highway 246. Officials said the fire was about 20 percent contained around 5 p.m. Friday.
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