Law enforcement officials from across the country are in New Orleans for the National Sheriff's Association conference.
Members of President Trump's administration are kicking off the event, speaking about illegal immigration and strategies to fight it.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen, and House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise will all speak. USA TODAY will provide live coverage in the player above.
On Sunday, facing increasingly intense scrutiny for treatment of families trying to cross the border, Nielson took to Twitter to vehemently deny claims that her department's border policy dictates separation of children from their parents.
"We do not have a policy of separating families at the border. Period," Nielsen tweeted late Sunday. "For those seeking asylum at ports of entry, we have continued the policy from previous administrations and will only separate if the child is in danger, there is no custodial relationship between 'family' members, or if the adult has broken a law."
A new policy, unveiled by Attorney General Jeff Sessions in April, calls for "zero-tolerance" for immigrants who illegally enter the U.S. along the Mexican border. Sessions warned that violators would be met with "the full prosecutorial powers of the Department of Justice."
California officials quickly determined an arsonist started last month's huge wildfire southeast of Los Angeles, and that two weeks earlier sparks from a vehicle produced a deadly wildfire in the far northern part of the state.
A downtown San Diego high-rise condo complex was evacuated early Sunday morning due to a water pipe bursting.
The showdown begins Monday between the Trump administration and a handful of states opposed to relaxing fuel economy standards .
A 37-year-old man riding a bicycle was hit by a vehicle, seriously injured, and the driver sped off, officials said Sunday.
An armed man robbed an eatery in Rancho Bernardo, pistol whipped an employee there, but was unable to keep the money he had taken when he ran into a pillar during his escape, dropping the money but not his gun, a police officer said Sunday.
A 64-year-old man collapsed and died on a hiking trail in the Cleveland National Forest near Alpine, the county Sheriff's Department said Sunday.
Cooler Sunday into Monday as a trough transits across the West Coast. Temperatures warm again through mid-week.
San Diegans and tourists alike headed to the coast to take in all that the first day of fall has to offer.