• Los Angeles February 24, 2020 6:56 pm

    Sanctuary Closure Prompts Search for New Homes for Animals

    The state Department of Fish and Wildlife is collaborating with the facility and animal welfare organizations across the country to relocate 470 exotic animals, including 42 chimpanzees.

  • Rhode Island July 26, 2019 6:07 am

    Independent Report Finds Shortcomings in RI DCYF

    An independent report on Rhode Island’s child welfare agency has found serious shortcomings. The Providence Journal reports that the Public Consulting Group Inc. report found that the Department of Children, Youth and Families failed to meet the target outcomes in 12 of 20 performance areas. The report covers the second half of 2018.

  • Donald Trump June 27, 2019 3:21 am

    Court Case Seeks Inspections of Child Border Facilities

    Migrant children being housed at a Border Patrol facility near El Paso appeared mostly clean and were being watched by hallway monitors on Wednesday, less than a week since they reported living there in squalid conditions with little care and inadequate food, water and sanitation. U.S. officials opened the building to journalists, offering an inside glimpse of the station in...

  • Houston June 3, 2019 6:35 pm

    Remains Found Inside Garbage Bag in Arkansas ID'd as Maleah Davis

    The remains discovered in a black garbage bag in Arkansas Friday have been positively identified as those of 4-year-old Maleah Davis.

  • Houston June 3, 2019 5:35 pm

    Remains Found Inside Garbage Bag in Arkansas ID'd as Maleah Davis

    The remains discovered in a black garbage bag in Arkansas Friday have been positively identified as those of 4-year-old Maleah Davis.

  • Houston May 31, 2019 10:45 pm

    Garbage Bag With Child's Remains Found in Arkansas After Tip; Police Did Not Confirm If It Was Maleah Davis

    A child’s remains were discovered in a black garbage in Arkansas Friday while authorities searched the area for missing 4-year-old Maleah Davis, Houston police say.

  • Houston May 13, 2019 4:12 pm

    Photo Appears to Show Maleah Davis' Mother's Boyfriend Leave Apartment for Airport Without Her

    Two new photos obtained from a police source in Houston may shed new details into the disappearance of 4-year-old Maleah Davis, a young girl missing since May 3. A photo obtained Monday by KRPC-TV in Houston may show the last time Maleah was seen before her disapperance. According to a KPRC-TV police source, the surveillance photo shows the child with...

  • JUDGE February 2, 2019 4:00 pm

    Detainee on Hunger Strike Details Force-Feeding

    Nine men — up from six earlier this week — are being force-fed under court order in a detention center in El Paso, Texas, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said. One of the hunger strikers, a 22-year-old man from India who called The Associated Press on Friday, described how he is dragged from his cell three times a day and...

  • Congress January 31, 2019 6:42 am

    US Moves Ahead With Oil Leases Near Sacred Park

    U.S. land managers will move forward in March with the sale of oil and gas leases that include land near Chaco Culture National Historical Park in New Mexico and other sites sacred to Native American tribes. The sale comes as Democratic members of Congress, tribal leaders and environmentalists have criticized the federal Bureau of Land Management for pushing ahead with...

  • Massachusetts October 30, 2018 8:58 am

    Taking a Toll: More Mysterious E-ZPass Charges

    Will Reinertson owns a landscaping business and pays extra money every year to secure reserve low-number commercial plates for his company vehicles. However, the Hopkinton business owner recently noticed a bunch of mysterious out-of-state tolls on his E-ZPass account. None of the charges from Maine or New Hampshire made any sense. That’s because his company vehicles never travel out of...

  • New York September 4, 2018 9:12 am

    Wave of #MeToo Complaints Strains Human Rights Agencies

    A wave of sexual harassment complaints that accompanied the #MeToo movement is straining many of the state and local offices tasked with policing workplace discrimination of all kinds. Places such as New York City and Massachusetts have added resources to deal with the surge in complaints, but human rights agencies elsewhere say their small staffs are struggling to keep up...

  • Commissioner April 10, 2018 6:37 am

    FDA Puts Restrictions on Birth Control Implant But No Recall

    U.S. health officials on Monday placed new restrictions on a permanent contraceptive implant that has been subject to reports of painful complications from thousands of women. But the metal implant, called Essure, will remain on the market. The Food and Drug Administration said only women who read and have the opportunity to sign a brochure about the risks of the...

  • lawyer March 26, 2018 7:48 am

    Veteran Who Served 2 Tours in Afghanistan Deported to Mexico

    Federal authorities deported a military veteran who served two tours in Afghanistan but was later convicted of drug crimes, an agency spokeswoman said Sunday. In a statement, the spokeswoman, Nicole Alberico of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, said immigration agents returned Miguel Perez Jr., 39, to Mexican authorities on Friday. In an email to NBC News, Perez’s lawyer, Chris...

  • Donald Trump February 7, 2018 6:41 am

    Russian Hackers Hunt Hi-Tech Secrets, Exploiting US Weakness

    Russian cyberspies pursuing the secrets of military drones and other sensitive U.S. defense technology tricked key contract workers into exposing their email to theft, an Associated Press investigation has found. What ultimately may have been stolen is uncertain, but the hackers clearly exploited a national vulnerability in cybersecurity: poorly protected email and barely any direct notification to victims. The hackers...

  • Massachusetts January 18, 2018 9:22 pm

    Haitians Face Hurdles After Protected Status Renewal Delays

    Thousands of Haitian immigrants living in the U.S. legally will face employment and travel hurdles because President Donald Trump’s administration delayed the process of re-registering those with temporary protected status, Haitian community leaders and immigrant activists say. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services released details Thursday about the next steps for the 60,000 Haitians with the special status. Officials said the...

  • Massachusetts December 20, 2017 10:45 am

    Long-Term Wildfire Evacuees Face Holidays Away From Home

    A monster of a wildfire burning in Southern California froze some families’ plans for a big family Christmas and forced them from their homes during the holidays. As of Wednesday, 432 people were still staying at evacuation shelters run by the Red Cross, agency spokeswoman Georgia Duncan said.

  • Congress October 24, 2017 9:51 am

    EPA Keeps Scientists From Speaking About Report on Climate

    The Environmental Protection Agency says its scientists are not discussing a report that deals in part with climate change because the Rhode Island event is not an EPA conference.

  • California September 27, 2017 10:30 am

    Feds Accused of Improperly Detaining Pregnant Immigrants

    Immigrants’ rights advocates filed a complaint Tuesday with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security over what they say is the inhumane treatment of pregnant women being held in detention, including one who had a miscarriage. The complaint filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and other groups asks DHS to investigate the cases of 10 women who were held at...

  • United States August 18, 2017 8:57 am

    Man Faces Judge After Allegedly Spraying Manure on Border Patrol Car

    A Vermont man accused of spraying liquid manure on a marked U.S. Customs and Border Protection car after confronting an agent about immigration enforcement is scheduled to appear in court.

  • Donald Trump May 5, 2017 3:01 pm

    Yo Ho Ho! Pennsylvania Aims to Smash US Embargo on Cuban Rum

    Pennsylvania’s Cuban rum run got its start in a chance meeting last fall in the parking lot in front of the state Capitol. “‘You know, we have rum,'” a visiting Cuban government liaison told state Sen. Chuck McIlhinney, who was walking to his car when he was introduced to her as the senator whose committee oversees how alcohol is sold...

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