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Attorney General Jeff Sessions reinforced President Trump's call for an end to so-called "sanctuary" policies Monday, urging state and local law enforcement agencies to comply with federal immigration laws or risk losing Justice Department grants. "[I] strongly urge our nation's cities, states and counties to consider carefully the harm they are doing to their citizens by refusing to enforce our immigration laws, and to rethink such policies," Sessions told reporters during a surprise appearance at the daily White House press briefing. Following last week's release of the first installment of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's controversial new "Declined Detainer Outcome...
Attorney General Jeff Sessions threatened on Monday to cut off U.S. Justice Department grants to cities that fail to assist federal immigration authorities, moving the Trump administration closer to a potential clash with leaders of America's largest urban centers. Sessions' statements were aimed at a dozens of cities and other local governments, including New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, that have joined a growing "sanctuary" movement aimed at shielding illegal immigrants from stepped-up deportation efforts. Police agencies in those jurisdictions have barred their officers from routinely checking on immigration status when making arrests or traffic stops.
The girls, who were flying standby on Sunday from Denver to Minneapolis using free passes for employees or family members, were told by a gate attendant that they could not get on the plane while wearing the form-fitting pants. Passengers using the passes are considered airline representatives, United Air Lines Inc spokesman Jonathan Guerin said, subject to a dress code that prohibits sleep or swimwear, torn clothing and revealing attire.
Unlike last year's massacre at a Florida nightclub, there was no indication that the Cincinnati shooting was "terrorism-related," authorities said on Sunday. The best witnesses to the shooting were those who had been shot and were still recovering, Isaac said at a televised hearing of the public safety panel.
There's no shortage of theories about what Mars was like billions of years ago. The prevailing guess is that water was abundant, and there may have even been enough to form huge oceans. New research into an existing geographical feature on the red planet could provide new evidence of not only the existence of a massive body of water, but also an astroid impact that could have generated multiple devastating tsunamis. Evidence that water existed on Mars is ample, and many researchers believe that telltale signs of tsunamis are also present. In an effort to explain how a tsunami might have been generated, scientists have been looking for the spot (or spots) on the Martian surface where an...
The call by Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., came after Nunes acknowledged he had gone to the White House grounds to receive classified information from an unidentified source about U.S. intelligence community surveillance that, he says, had swept up conversations involving Trump transition officials.
U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry pushed for opening Nevada's Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site in a meeting with the state's governor on Monday, but the local leader said he remains staunchly opposed to the project. The visit with Governor Brian Sandoval was Perry's first official travel since becoming energy secretary. The multi-billion-dollar nuclear storage project, which was rejected by former President Barack Obama, has been championed by the Trump administration.
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A misdiagnosed sinus infection almost cost Mica her life - and left her with a collapsed nose. At age 15, Mica developed migraines, light sensitivity, and bloody noses. After months of doctor visits and misdiagnoses, Mica was finally diagnosed with Wegener's Granulomatosis - a rare disorder that causes inflammation of blood vessels in nose, sinuses, throat, lungs, and kidneys.
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A young couple's dreams of children may be dashed by a bizarre discovery about Emily's reproductive system. Six months after their wedding Emily became pregnant - sadly, that pregnancy ended in miscarriage. Emily suffered two more miscarriages before another pregnancy - her fifth - resulted in preterm labor at 29 weeks and the birth of Shane and Emily's daughter, Kendall.
A group of naturalists surveying the Maerdy colliery site in the Rhondda Valley has unearthed a new species of arthropod. The brown-hued millipede has been nicknamed the 'Maerdy Monster' and is thought to be the first arthropod found in Britain for over 33 years. Scientist Liam Olds said: "It's not every day that you find a species new to science.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - More than half of Southern California's beaches could completely erode back to coastal infrastructure or sea cliffs by the year 2100 as the sea level rises, according to a study released Monday.
By Tom Polansek CHICAGO (Reuters) - Georgia has confirmed its first-ever case of bird flu in commercial poultry, its agriculture department said on Monday, widening an outbreak of the disease into the United States' biggest chicken meat-producing state. A flock of 18,000 chickens used for breeding was culled after testing positive for H7 bird flu, according to the agriculture department. It said the birds in far northwestern Georgia were likely infected with a form of the virus that is not highly lethal because the flock did not show signs of illness.
Investigators in Colorado searched on Monday for a man suspected of hurling a "biblical text" inside a mosque after smashing windows and a glass door of the Islamic center and overturning furniture inside, police said. The Fort Collins Police Department said in a statement that the weekend incident was being investigated as a bias-motivated crime. Police said the suspect, in his late teens or early 20s, carried out the vandalism at the Fort Collins Islamic Center around 4 a.m. on Sunday.
At a hearing in Brooklyn federal court before U.S. District Judge Dora Irizarry, lawyer William Burck said he planned to file a motion related to the leaks, in which he may seek to dismiss the charges against Nordlicht. Burck said leaks could have contributed to the decline of Platinum's value, which is a key part of the prosecutors' case.
A New York real estate investor has taken a page out of Donald Trump's "The Art of the Deal" by selling the president's boyhood home for $2.14 million, or 54 percent more than the $1.39 million he paid in December, an auction house said on Monday. Investor Michael Davis closed the deal to sell the five-bedroom, brick-fronted home in a wealthy enclave in the borough of Queens on Thursday, Paramount Realty USA, a leading auction house in New York.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New Jersey's credit rating was cut on Monday, affecting $37 billion of debt, the 11th time Wall Street has downgraded the state's bonds since Governor Chris Christie took office in January 2010.
The "Fearless Girl" statue in New York City, whose face-off with Wall Street's "Charging Bull" won her legions of fans in just three weeks, will hold her ground for at least another 11 months. The 50-inch (127 cm) bronze statue of a defiant girl with fists on hips was installed to mark International Women's Day on March 8 under a lease due to end April 2. "She has clearly struck a nerve," said U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney on Monday as she stood on the steps of City Hall with other women politicians to announce the statue's extended stay.
Tourist companies set to transport passengers to the bottom of the ocean floor, to explore the wreckage site and remains of the Titanic
Billionaire brainiac Elon Musk is following up on his interest in (and wariness about) artificial intelligence by backing Neuralink Corp., a company devoted to developing neural implants, The Wall Street Journal says. Business filings suggest that Neuralink would build devices designed to treat or diagnose neurological conditions, and conceivably augment human cognitive powers. The Journal quoted entrepreneur-futurist Max Hodak as confirming Musk's involvement in Neuralink, which Hodak said was still an "embryonic" venture. Musk, 45, is the CEO of SpaceX, a venture that's launching reusable rockets, working on communication satellites and setting its sights on Mars settlement. He's also...
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After all, there aren't many people around town who look like Mr. Cooper, who is African-American. According to the 2010 United States Census, 97 percent of Utica, Ohio, identifies as white. Recommended: Uffda! How well do you know the Midwest?
Mice began infesting human settlements some 15,000 years ago in the Middle East, said a study Monday that suggested the little rodents have been scurrying underfoot far longer than previously thought. As soon as hunter-gatherers began settling down rather than roving from place to place, house mice began to edge out their wild counterparts, said the study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), a peer-reviewed US journal. "The research provides the first evidence that, as early as 15,000 years ago, humans were living in one place long enough to impact local animal communities -- resulting in the dominant presence of house mice," said co-author Fiona Marshall, a...
Governor Asa Hutchinson has approved back-to-back executions for April 17, 20, 24 and 27 to make sure a difficult-to-acquire lethal injection chemicals do not expire before the state can implement the punishments. Arkansas' last execution was in 2005, and it has faced numerous legal challenges since then about its protocols and drug procurement secrecy. Most U.S. death penalty states abandoned multiple executions on the same day about two decades ago because of factors including the additional strain put on the families of victims, inmates and prison staff, who needed time to review procedures and decompress.
A man killed his girlfriend and wounded five other people, including two children and a high school student at a bus stop, during a shooting spree in central Florida on Monday, police said. Police say Allen D. Cashe opened fire a few hours after officers had been called to break up a dispute over a vehicle between him and his girlfriend, who was not identified. Cashe, 31, killed the girlfriend and critically wounded her two sons, ages 7 and 8, and her father, Sanford Police spokeswoman Bianca Gillett said.
The remains of an ancient palace complex dating back 2,300 years have been unearthed Mexico's Valley of Oaxaca. It is the oldest royal building excavated to date in the area, providing some of the earliest evidence of early states' emergence in Mesoamerica. Finding evidence for the emergence of early state societies is a major challenge for archaeologists.
The "Big Maple Leaf," a 221-pound gold coin estimated to be worth $4 million, was stolen from a Berlin museum in the early hours of Monday morning. Thieves are suspected to have broken into the Bode Museum in the German capitol at 3:30 a.m. and made off with the oversized Canadian coin, which measures about 21-inches wide and is more than an inch thick. It is disputed whether that title should go to the 1911 theft of the Mona Lisa or the 1990 robbery of 13 masterpieces from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston.
Vocal Kremlin opponent Alexei Navalny is facing a 15-day jail sentence after organizing protests in Russia on Sunday that decried government corruption and led to some 1,000 arrests. Mr. Navalny was found guilty of disobeying a police officer at a Moscow protest, and fined for organizing the demonstrations, which Russian authorities say were illegal. One of the most vocal critics of the current government and corruption, Navalny organized the demonstrations to call for the resignation of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, who he claims used government funds for personal expenses.
The Rockefeller Institute of Government, the public policy research arm of the State University of New York, said while the revised forecasts varied, states generally anticipate continued sluggish growth for their two biggest revenue sources: income and sales taxes. "States will have to find a way to raise revenue or cut spending," said Lucy Dadayan, one of the study's authors. For fiscal 2017, which in most states began on July 1, the median income tax growth rate slipped to 3.6 percent from 4 percent, while the rate for sales taxes fell to 3.1 percent from 4.2 percent.
The Republican Party couldn't repeal and replace Obamacare like it promised. Still smarting from that setback, the GOP is turning to another daunting issue: tax reform.
An Amtrak train derailed outside Union Station in Chicago on Monday but there were no immediate reports of any injuries, a local NBC television affiliate reported. It was the second derailment involving an Amtrak train in the last few days. On Friday, an Amtrak Acela train derailed and sideswiped a New Jersey commuter train at New York City's Penn Station, causing minor injuries.
By Andrew Chung WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday struggled over whether to upend nearly 30 years of law governing patent lawsuits that critics say allows often-baseless litigants to sue in friendly courts, giving them the upper hand over high-technology companies such as Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google. The justices heard an hour of arguments in an appeal by beverage flavoring company TC Heartland LLC to have a patent infringement suit brought against it by food and beverage company Kraft Heinz Co moved from federal court in Delaware, where it was filed, to Heartland's home base in Indiana.
Instead, in these instances, people say "you" to make it easier to talk about a negative experience, according to the study. The study included nearly 2,500 people who were asked to write about personal experiences and answer questions.
The mistakes, or mutations, cause cancer to happen because even a tiny error in DNA can make cells multiply out of control, the study said. In the new study, the researchers wanted to calculate what percentage of cancers were due to heredity, the environment and random mistakes.
A rollicking celebration to revel in the European Union's 60th birthday this weekend in Rome would have rung off-key. Populists are riding a wave of Euroskepticism almost everywhere, while even top leaders of the EU have wondered if the postwar project has a future. Recommended: How much do you know about the EU?
Scientists have discovered some of the world's largest dinosaur tracks-measuring as long as the average person is tall-in western Australia. The 5.5-foot-long tracks likely belonged to a long-necked, small-headed sauropod. They're part of an unusually diverse array of dinosaur tracks imprinted into the rocks on Australia's Dampier Peninsula. SEE ALSO: Earliest dinosaurs may have originally come from Britain, new study says Paleontologists from the University of Queensland and James Cook University recently identified 21 different types of tracks on the 16-mile stretch of coastline. Rocks in the Kimberley region date back to 127 million to 140 million years ago, the team said in a new...
A Norwegian mathematics expert may have just discovered how humans will one day travel to Mars in just three minutes.
As a teenage hacker in the early 1990s, David Mirza Ahmad quickly learned that even the savviest techies can be "owned," old-school computer slang for exposing someone's identity.
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NASA's Shane Kimbrough and France's Thomas Pesquet emerged early from the orbiting complex, then went their separate ways to accomplish as much as possible 250 miles up.
Passcode's Influencers Poll regularly surveys 160 high-profile experts from across government, industry, and the advocacy community. "Whether one calls them embedded systems, or the 'Internet of Things,' the combination of these little computers, poor security design, and upcoming high-speed wireless networks are a perfect storm of sorts that holds the potential to make all of our current cybersecurity concerns worse, more persistent, and of much larger scale," says Bob Stratton, a serial security entrepreneur, investor, and consultant.
A shrine built over a cave that is revered as the tomb of Jesus is in danger of "catastrophic" collapse, according to a report by National Geographic. The shrine (or the "Edicule," as it is often called) is located within the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. According to legend, Helena, the mother of emperor Constantine the Great (A.D. 272-337) visited Jerusalem in the fourth century and discovered the cave where Jesus was buried after being crucified.
One of the founding members of the House Freedom Caucus has resigned in protest of the hard-line conservative group's opposition to the Republican bill to repeal and replace Obamacare. Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, said that both President Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan reached out to the caucus and made changes to the GOP health care proposal several times. "No matter what changes were made, the goalposts kept getting moved," Poe said on "Fox & Friends" on Monday.