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Phoenix Police Deploy Gas, Pepper Spray To Disperse Protesters

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 21:19:00 -0400

Reporters on the scene say the gas canisters apparently were fired after someone among the protesters threw water bottles at the police.

Second Terror Attack Halted, Police Say, After 13 Killed, 100 Injured In Barcelona

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:52:00 -0400

Regional police are describing the deadly incident on a Barcelona boulevard as a terrorist attack. Hours later, police say five suspects were killed after a shootout with security forces in Cambrils.

Advocates Say Agents Are Unlawfully Turning Away Asylum Seekers At The Border

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 12:16:00 -0400

A spokesman for Customs and Border Protection says the agency "has not changed any policies affecting asylum procedures."

Wall Street Thinks Netflix Is The Next Big Thing

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 18:48:00 -0400

Market analysts see parallels with Tesla and Amazon as the company spends big to grow its business ahead of immediate profits.

Pennsylvania Man Confesses To Killing 4 Missing Men Found In Common Grave

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 10:51:00 -0400

Prosecutors say "a person of interest" admits slaying four men, only one of whom has been positively identified among the grisly remains discovered on a farm.

Pentagon Freezes Immigrant Recruitment Program

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 05:01:00 -0400

The Pentagon is considering pulling out of a deal it made with thousands of noncitizen recruits to put them on the fast track to citizenship. It could leave many recruits facing deportation.

Hobby Lobby To Forfeit Smuggled Iraqi Antiquities

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 21:59:00 -0400

The company says its passion for historical Bibles and other artifacts led to "regrettable mistakes." It will pay a $3 million fine for improperly importing items such as ancient clay tablets.

Pentagon Considers Canceling Program That Recruits Immigrant Soldiers

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 08:02:00 -0400

The deal the military made with thousands of noncitizen recruits with specialized skills: Sign up and we'll put you on the fast track to citizenship.

Gunman Kills 1, Wounds 6 In Bronx Hospital, Dies Of Apparent Self-Inflicted Wound

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 16:39:00 -0400

The New York City Police Department says the shooter was found wearing a white lab coat and was a former employee of Bronx-Lebanon Hospital.

Hawaii Asks Federal Court For Clarification As Travel Ban Goes Into Effect

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 21:29:00 -0400

Critics of the new limits on entry into the U.S. from six mostly Muslim countries challenge the administration's definition of "close familial relationship."

FBI Agent Is Indicted On Charges Of Lying About Fatal Oregon Refuge Shooting

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 20:35:00 -0400

The charges against the agent were brought amid lingering animosity over the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge to protest restrictions on use of federal lands.

Supreme Court Will Re-Hear Immigrant Indefinite Detention Case

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 12:20:00 -0400

The case centers on a man who was detained for three years without the right to appear before a judge and ask to be released on bond.

FBI Investigating Flint Airport Stabbing As Possible Act Of Terrorism

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 18:37:00 -0400

The FBI identified the assailant as Amor Ftouhi of Quebec. He reportedly yelled "Allahu Akbar," or "God is great," before stabbing an airport police officer in the neck Wednesday in Flint, Mich.

Prosecutors Protect Immigrants From Deportation For Minor Crimes

Wed, 31 May 2017 16:31:00 -0400

As the Trump administration continues its crackdown on illegal immigration, some prosecutors around the country are looking at ways to avoid prosecuting immigrants when a minor crime might lead to their deportation.

Senate Intelligence Committee Presses For Flynn Documents

Tue, 23 May 2017 18:32:00 -0400

Because former Trump adviser Michael Flynn, citing the 5th Amendment, has refused to turn over documents related to Russia, the Senate Intelligence Committee is trying another approach.