Trump declares emergency at border after stinging defeat

WASHINGTON (AP) – Defiant in the wake of a stinging budget defeat, President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency at the US-Mexico border, moving to secure more money for his long-promised wall by exercising a broad interpretation of his presidential powers that is certain to draw stiff legal challenges. In his emergency proclamation on Friday, Trump painted a dark picture of the border as “a major entry point for criminals, gang members, and illicit narcotics” and one that threatens “core national security interests.” Overall, though, illegal border crossings are down from a high of 1.6 million in 2000. More details in Sunday’s Borneo Bulletin