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  • United States May 5, 2017

    Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman Will Be Tried in US in April 2018

    A U.S. judge on Friday set an April 2018 trial date for Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman on charges he oversaw a multibillion-dollar international drug trafficking operation responsible for murders and kidnappings. Guzman answered the judge’s questions through an interpreter. He spent half the hearing looking across the courtroom at his wife, who smiled and waved to him...

  • United States Nov 14, 2019

    Trump Administration Preparing to Take Over Private Land in Texas for Border Wall

    The Trump administration is preparing court filings to begin taking over private land to build its long-promised border wall as early as this week — without confirming how much it will pay landowners first, according to two officials familiar with the process. Jared Kushner is hosting a meeting with military and administration officials at the White House this Friday, NBC...

  • United States Nov 13, 2019

    US Proposes Tougher Rules on Work Permits for Asylum-Seekers

    The Trump administration has proposed making it tougher for asylum-seekers to obtain permission to work in the United States while their cases are pending, a move that immigrant advocates say would unfairly punish those who need humanitarian protection the most. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said Wednesday a proposed rule would double the time asylum-seekers must wait for a work...

  • Attorney Nov 12, 2019

    Federal Court Rules Against Warrantless Searches of Phones, Laptops at Ports of Entry

    A federal court in Boston has ruled that warrantless U.S. government searches of the phones and laptops of international travelers at airports and other U.S. ports of entry violate the Fourth Amendment. Tuesday’s ruling in U.S. District Court came in a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Electronic Frontier Foundation on behalf of 11...

  • United States Nov 1, 2019

    US Launches Review of China-Owned Video App TikTok: Reports

    Multiple published reports say that the U.S. government has launched a national-security review of the China-owned video app TikTok, popular with millions of U.S. teens and young adults. The reports Friday from Reuters,The New York Times and others said that the interagency Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, which reviews acquisitions by foreign firms, has opened an inquiry...

  • United States Nov 1, 2019

    US Launches Review of China-Owned Video App TikTok: Reports

    Multiple published reports say that the U.S. government has launched a national-security review of the China-owned video app TikTok, popular with millions of U.S. teens and young adults. The reports Friday from Reuters,The New York Times and others said that the interagency Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, which reviews acquisitions by foreign firms, has opened an inquiry...

  • North Carolina Oct 8, 2019

    Company Making Costco Pajamas Flagged for Forced Labor

    The Trump Administration is blocking shipments from a Chinese company making baby pajamas sold at Costco warehouses, after the foreign manufacturer was accused of forcing ethnic minorities locked in an internment camp to sew clothes against their will. The government is also blocking rubber gloves sold by industry leader Ansell whose customers include surgeons, mechanics and scientists around the U.S.,...

  • Donald Trump Oct 3, 2019

    Trump Administration Shifting to Privatize Migrant Child Detention

    On a recent day in a remodeled brick church in the Rio Grande Valley, a caregiver tried to soothe a toddler, offering him a sippy cup. The adult knew next to nothing about the little 3-year-old whose few baby words appeared to be Portuguese. Shelter staff had tried desperately to find his family, calling the Brazilian consulate and searching Facebook....

  • United States Sep 30, 2019

    Hayward Man Accused of Spying on Behalf of Chinese Government

    A Bay Area man who operates tours for Chinese students and visitors was charged with being an illegal foreign agent and delivering classified U.S. national security information to officials in China, U.S. government officials announced Monday.

  • United States Sep 27, 2019

    Judge Blocks Trump Rules for Detained Migrant Kids

    A U.S. judge on Friday blocked new Trump administration rules that would enable the government to keep immigrant children in detention facilities with their parents indefinitely. U.S. District Court Judge Dolly Gee in Los Angeles said the rules conflict with a 1997 settlement agreement that requires the government to release immigrant children caught on the border as quickly as possible...

  • Donald Trump Sep 25, 2019

    Trump Allies Voice Concerns About Rudy Giuliani’s Involvement in Ukraine

    Even as they publicly insist President Donald Trump did nothing wrong in his call with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy, his allies are privately acknowledging more serious concerns about the ethical questions raised and potential political fallout from it — especially over the involvement of Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s personal attorney. Two Trump allies, one of whom is a former senior White...

  • Donald Trump Sep 23, 2019

    The Story Behind Biden’s Son, Ukraine and Trump’s Claims

    In 2014, then-Vice President Joe Biden was at the forefront of American diplomatic efforts to support Ukraine’s fragile democratic government as it sought to fend off Russian aggression and root out corruption. So it raised eyebrows when Biden’s son Hunter was hired by a Ukrainian gas company. The Obama White House said at the time that there was no conflict...

  • President Sep 10, 2019

    Possible Russian Spy for CIA Now Living in Washington Area

    A former senior Russian official is living in the Washington area under U.S. government protection, current and former government officials tell NBC News. NBC News is withholding the man’s name and other key details at the request of U.S. officials, who say reporting the information could endanger his life. An NBC News correspondent went to the man’s house in the...

  • United States Aug 17, 2019

    Beer Named for Pacific Island Nuke Test Site Draws Criticism

    A Texas-based company is facing criticism for naming a beer after the location of nuclear tests that resulted in the contamination of a Pacific island chain, a report said.

  • United States Aug 16, 2019

    US Government Proposes New 3-Digit Suicide Prevention Hotline

    With suicides on the rise , the U.S. government wants to make the national crisis hotline easier to reach. Once implemented, people will just need to dial 988 to seek help. Currently, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline uses a 10-digit number, 800-273-TALK (8255). Callers are routed to one of 163 crisis centers, where counselors answered 2.2 million calls last year....

  • judge Aug 15, 2019

    Panel Rules Soap, Sleep Essential to Migrant Kids’ Safety

    Immigrant children detained by the U.S. government should get edible food, clean water, soap and toothpaste under a longstanding agreement over detention conditions, a federal appeals panel ruled Thursday in dismissing a Trump administration bid to limit what must be provided.

  • China Aug 15, 2019

    US Stock Indexes End Mostly Higher After Volatile Day

    Investors rode out another turbulent day on Wall Street Thursday that kept stock indexes flipping between gains and losses until a late-day bounce gave the market a modest gain. Worries about a possible recession collided with hopes that the strongest part of the U.S. economy — shoppers spending at stores and online — can keep going.

  • United States Aug 6, 2019

    US Judge Gives ‘El Chapo’ Associate a 28-Year Prison Term

    A federal judge has sentenced a former lieutenant to Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo ” Guzman to 28 years in prison after rejecting prosecutors’ claims that he offered Chicago street gang members $25,000 to beat a government witness.

  • United States Jul 31, 2019

    FTC on Equifax Settlement: Choose Free Credit Monitoring Over Cash Payout

    It seems the Federal Trade Commission was a little too efficient at getting the word out about how consumers could claim up to $125 if they were affected by the 2017 Equifax data breach. The government agency announced Thursday that because too many people have filed claims, the chances of actually receiving as much as $125 have greatly decreased. The...

  • Donald Trump Jul 21, 2019

    ‘Weak,’ ‘Insecure,’ Incapable of ‘Loving Our Country’: Trump Blasts ‘Squad’ After Slamming News Report

    President Donald Trump on Sunday again ripped into four Democratic congresswomen of color who’ve been the target of his sustained attacks, calling them “weak” and “insecure” minutes after blasting a Washington Post story on the fallout over his initial comments about the members a week earlier, NBC News reports. “I don’t believe the four Congresswomen are capable of loving our...

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