Pro-EU Macron wins France's presidency, Le Pen hopes dashed
PARIS — Ripping up France's political map, French voters elected independent centrist Emmanuel Macron as the country's youngest president Sunday, delivering a resounding victory to the unabashedly pro-European former investment banker and dashing the populist dream of far-right rival Marine Le Pen.
Macron, who had never run for office before, celebrated with thousands of jubilant, flag-waving supporters outside the Louvre Museum in Paris on Sunday night.
The European anthem "Ode to Joy" played as he strode out to address the swelling crowd.
"France has won!" he said. "Everyone said it was impossible. But they do not know France!"
Trump pushes Senate Republicans to act on health care bill
BRANCHBURG, N.J. — President Donald Trump urged Senate Republicans on Sunday to "not let the American people down," as the contentious debate over overhauling the U.S. health care systems shifts to Congress' upper chamber, where a vote is potentially weeks, if not months, away.
Some senators have already voiced displeasure with the health care bill that cleared the House last week, with Republicans providing all the "yes" votes in the 217-213 count. They cited concerns about potential higher costs for older people and those with pre-existing conditions, along with cuts to Medicaid.
Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, a moderate Republican whose vote will be critical to getting a bill to Trump's desk and who voiced similar concerns, said the Senate would not take up the House bill.
"The Senate is starting from scratch. We're going to draft our bill, and I'm convinced we will take the time to do it right," she said.
Texas stokes immigration debate with 'sanctuary cities' ban
AUSTIN, Texas — Texas has charged to the forefront of national debate over immigration as Republican Gov. Greg Abbott signed a so-called "sanctuary cities" ban that lets police ask during routine stops whether someone is in the U.S. legally and threatens sheriffs with jail if they don't cooperate with federal immigration agents.
The new Texas law was blasted by opponents as the nation's toughest on immigrants since Arizona's crackdown in 2010. Opponents are now vowing a court challenge.
Abbott signed the measure on Facebook Live Sunday evening without advance notice, which critics say was to avoid protesters but the governor's office says was to take advantage of social media. The law allows police to inquire about the immigration status of anyone they detain.
10 people shot during memorial for earlier Chicago death
CHICAGO — Police say 10 people were shot in Chicago, and two of them have died, after suspected gang members opened fire on a group attending a memorial for another man killed earlier in the day.
Spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says police believe the attack during the late afternoon Sunday in the Brighton Park neighborhood on the city's Southwest side was gang retaliation for the fatal shooting of another member earlier in the day.
Guglielmi says those shot "were having a memorial for a person who was fatally wounded in a shooting earlier today."