WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans unveiled a slimmed-down bill Tuesday to address the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border by sending in National Guard troops and speeding migrant youths back home. The election-year measure would allow Republicans to say they tried to solve the humanitarian problem in South Texas, even though it stands no chance of becoming law.
Twitter Inc's monthly active users rose a better-than-expected 24 percent in the second quarter as the online messaging service mostly succeeded in stemming a dwindling pace of growth, sending its shares soaring almost 30 percent after hours. Twitter, which has battled to reverse a steady decline in its once-heady pace of user growth, grew users to 271 million, still dwarfed by rival Facebook Inc's 1.3 billion. On Tuesday, Twitter reported a 124 percent jump in quarterly revenue to $312 million, beating Wall Street's expectation for $283.1 million. Wall Street had been divided on whether Twitter can transform itself into a mainstream Internet platform on the same scale as Facebook.