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Justice Department releases guidance defining 'sanctuary city'

Mon, 22 May 2017 17:05:00 -0400

Amid confusion over what actions put local law enforcement agencies at risk of losing federal funds under President Trump's executive order targeting sanctuary cities, the Justice Department has sought to clarify.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued Monday a memo laying out guidance over the type of grants that could be ...

Supreme Court sets aside case of Masterpiece Cakeshop, same-sex wedding cake

Mon, 22 May 2017 15:45:00 -0400

The Supreme Court on Monday put off a decision on whether to hear a highly-watched case involving a Christian baker who declined to make a cake for a same-sex wedding — the 13th time the high court has held the decision over, sparking speculation the justices will duck the case.


DHS grants temporary deportation reprieve to Haitians, but warns end is coming

Mon, 22 May 2017 13:26:32 -0400

Homeland Security has granted an additional six-month grace period to Haitians in the U.S., saying the island nation is still not sufficiently recovered from the devastating 2010 earthquake to absorb the tens of thousands of people who are here under temporary protected status (TPS).

The move is a small victory ...

Devon Arthurs, former neo-Nazi and convert to Islam, charged with killing roommates

Mon, 22 May 2017 13:21:32 -0400

Former neo-Nazi Devon Arthurs was arrested Friday and charged in the double-murder of two men who allegedly "disrespected" Islam.

Jeremy Himmelman, 22, and Andrew Oneschuk, 18, were shot and killed May 19 in a Tampa, Florida, apartment complex. Police eventually apprehended Mr. Arthurs, 18, the same day after he took ...

Five officers from Freddie Gray case face internal charges: Report

Mon, 22 May 2017 13:20:00 -0400

Five of the officers involved in the Freddie Gray case are facing internal charges from the Baltimore Police Department despite being cleared of criminal charges in separate trials last year.

Three officers could be fired and two others face suspension, according to The Baltimore Sun, which spoke to ...

NY senators: Withhold Penn Station funds because of delays

Mon, 22 May 2017 12:31:07 -0400

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Some New York state lawmakers want to withhold millions of dollars of funding from Penn Station until Amtrak resolves chronic commuter train delays at the busy New York City train facility.

The bill before the state Senate would direct the Long Island Rail Road and the ...

Trump admin. delays decision on Obamacare payments, causing uncertainty

Mon, 22 May 2017 12:17:00 -0400

The Trump administration told a federal appeals court Monday it needs more time to determine the fate of critical Obamacare payments, prolonging uncertainty in the marketplace even as insurers mull rate hikes or whether to quit the program altogether.

In court papers, the Justice Department requested 90 more days to ...

Bob Schieffer of CBS accused of trying to 'normalize' Donald Trump by praising speech

Mon, 22 May 2017 12:14:54 -0400

Former CBS News anchor Bob Schieffer came under fire Sunday for praising President Trump's speech in Saudi Arabia, prompting accusations that the veteran newsman was trying to "normalize" the president.

After Mr. Schieffer told CNN's "Reliable Sources" that Mr. Trump "helped himself" with his "dignified speech," ...

Supreme Court rejects North Carolina congressional district maps

Mon, 22 May 2017 11:57:00 -0400

The Supreme Court on Monday rejected two North Carolina congressional district maps, ruling they were unconstitutional because lawmakers relied too heavily on race when they redrew boundaries after the 2010 Census.

In a 5-3 ruling, the justices affirmed a federal appellate court's ruling that racial considerations were the dominant factor ...

Visa overstays now biggest problem in illegal immigration

Mon, 22 May 2017 11:26:00 -0400

A staggering 739,450 people overstayed their visas to become illegal immigrants in 2016, according to a new report released Monday by Homeland Security that suggests the immigration problem has shifted away from people sneaking in, and toward people who came legally but refused to leave when they were supposed to.


A spate of America's money worries drop to lowest levels in a decade: Gallup poll

Mon, 22 May 2017 11:00:28 -0400

The nation's money woes appear to be fading, according to major new findings from Gallup.

"Americans are less worried about eight specific financial issues than they were last year, with concerns about some issues falling to their lowest levels in a decade or more," reported Justin McCarthy, a ...

Texas Senate approves 'religious refusal' adoption measure

Mon, 22 May 2017 06:49:19 -0400

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' Republican-controlled Senate approved a bill early Monday that allows publicly funded foster care and adoption agencies to refuse to place children with non-Christian, unmarried or gay prospective parents because of religious objections.

The "Freedom to Serve Children Act" received a late push in the Legislature ...

Amtrak repairs to cause delays on SEPTA's Wilmington line

Mon, 22 May 2017 06:22:27 -0400

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority says Amtrak repairs will cause delays along the Wilmington/Newark regional rail line.

The work to replace more than 14,000 rail tires and track begins Monday and is scheduled to continue until July 2.

SEPTA says trains departing from Newark and Wilmington stations ...

Mark Fields out at Ford; new CEO Jim Hackett known for turnarounds

Sun, 21 May 2017 23:54:15 -0400

DEARBORN, Michigan (AP) — Ford is replacing CEO Mark Fields as it struggles to keep its traditional auto-manufacturing business running smoothly while remaking itself as a nimble, high-tech provider of new mobility services.

The 114-year-old automaker said Fields is retiring at age 56 after 28 years at the company. Fields ...

Jerry Brown's California 'freeloaders' hit back on tax hike

Sun, 21 May 2017 22:00:15 -0400

California Gov. Jerry Brown may have been trying to shame opponents of his gas-and-car tax increase by calling them "freeloaders," but so far the barb has backfired.

Assemblyman Travis Allen, who is spearheading a proposed ballot initiative to repeal Senate Bill 1, said he was inundated with calls after Mr. ...

Obamacare exchanges squeeze lawmakers for quick fix

Sun, 21 May 2017 20:26:04 -0400

With Obamacare still the law of the land, Republicans and Democrats are searching for quick fixes that will help Americans who live in parts of the country that insurers have forsaken, saying they just can't make money under the strictures of the 2010 health care law.

The two Tennessee Republicans ...

Donald Trump impeachment on local agendas

Sun, 21 May 2017 19:12:05 -0400

Local communities, eager to show their solidarity with the national "resistance" movement opposing President Trump, are taking up resolutions demanding Congress pursue impeachment against the new chief executive.

The latest to move against Mr. Trump is Brookline, Massachusetts, which will take up an impeachment resolution Tuesday, saying the president has ...

Sean Urbanski charged with murder in University of Maryland stabbing

Sun, 21 May 2017 19:07:42 -0400

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The FBI is investigating the stabbing of a visiting black student by a white University of Maryland student as a possible hate crime, authorities say.

Sean Christopher Urbanski has been charged with first- and second-degree murder as well as first-degree assault in the weekend attack ...

Trevor Antoine, Virgin Islands Guardsman, targeted by Army without proof: Lawyer

Sun, 21 May 2017 17:51:05 -0400

Part 1 of 2

Sgt. 1st Class Trevor Antoine is living amid trouble in paradise.

The Army Criminal Investigation Command's nationwide probe into fake recruiting bonuses stretched into the touristy Caribbean in 2014 and reached a small National Guard unit on the U.S. Virgin Island of St. Thomas. In an ...

Military strength, not diversity, brings peace

Sun, 21 May 2017 15:45:06 -0400


Since the Obama administration was determined to change America's social structure, it mattered little that social engineering is not the purpose of the United States' armed forces.

President Obama and his cohorts viewed the Department of Defense primarily as a large and convenient tool that he, as commander in ...