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Police in Ferguson confront looters in new outbreak of street protests

A demonstration that began quietly erupted into rampaging and looting early Saturday on the streets of Ferguson, Mo., where police in heavy gear and armored vehicles confronted more than 100 protesters near the place where Michael Brown, an 18-year-old black man, had been shot dead by police.<p>While …

Justice

Anger Flares Again in Ferguson After Revelations in Michael Brown Shooting

Public anger flared again in the St. Louis suburbs on Friday after police sought to clarify what happened in the moments before an officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager last weekend. But that anger, sparked by claims the killed 18-year-old was a suspect in a robbery, did not spill over …

Law Enforcement

Immigrant shelters on bases in 3 states, including California, to shut

Three massive temporary shelters that have housed 7,700 unaccompanied immigrant youths at military bases in California, Oklahoma and Texas will close in the next eight weeks, government officials announced Monday.<p>The<p>U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and …

Immigration

Try It Now

Quest for Medal of Honor for NY WWI hero continues

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Nearly 100 years after he single-handedly fought off a German attack and saved a comrade from capture despite suffering serious …

DHS Head: Funds an 'Absolute Necessity' to Address Border Crisis

Obama administration officials pleaded their case to a key Senate panel Thursday for nearly $4 billion in aid to address the ongoing migrant crisis at the nation’s southern border, warning that nearly 100,000 unaccompanied minors could cross the border by the end of the summer.<p>Department of …

Immigration

Bakersfield police find $76 million in marijuana in U-Haul truck

Bakersfield police discovered more than $76 million worth of marijuana crammed inside a U-Haul truck this week after the driver reportedly ran a red light.<p>Daniel Ruiz, 22, and Jose Alcarez, 24, both of Bakersfield, were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy and of transporting and possessing …

California

Perry writes Obama again on border

In a new letter, Texas Gov. Rick Perry is again pressing President Barack Obama to visit the troubled border with Mexico while also calling for additional troops and resources to bolster security there.<p>The letter, to be sent Thursday, comes a day after the Republican governor briefly met with the …

Where Cruz, Rubio, and Paul Stand on the Unaccompanied-Minors Crisis

A trio of po­ten­tial Re­pub­lic­an pres­id­en­tial can­did­ates in the Sen­ate is re­buff­ing Pres­id­ent Obama over the in­flux of chil­dren from …

Immigration

Republicans to sue Obama over health law

House Republicans are going forward with plans to sue President Barack Obama and will base their legal case on the sweeping health care law he championed and they despise.<p>Speaker John Boehner said the suit, which also highlights an ironic Obamacare twist, will follow the argument Obama violated the …

House GOP backer of immigration reform throws in towel

<b>Washington (CNN)</b> – You know immigration reform is truly dead on Capitol Hill when Florida Republican Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart throws in the towel.<p>Diaz-Balart has been one of staunchest immigration reform advocates in Congress.<p>Thursday morning he made one final push in a meeting with Speaker John …

Rove to GOP: Work with Obama

Unlike many of his Republican colleagues, Karl Rove advocated Thursday for bipartisan compromise on immigration.<p>“Republicans have to look at this as an opportunity that they have to work,” the Republican strategist said on the Fox News program “Happening Now.”<p>“It’s an opportunity to get some things …

Boehner Slams Obama on Border Crisis

A visibly frustrated House Speaker John Boehner slammed President Barack Obama's handling of the border crisis Thursday, saying that the commander in chief should take responsibility for the problem.<p>“This is a problem of the president’s own making,” he said. “He’s been president for five and a half …

Republicans

Heroine in Houston-area shooting will recover, grandfather says

Ron Lee Haskell went to a suburban Houston home Wednesday night looking for his estranged wife, but her teenage niece refused to let him in. He broke down the door and began a rampage that ended in the shooting deaths of six people, officials said Thursday.<p>Haskell, 33, is scheduled to be arraigned …

Crime

U.S. border crisis is draining the immigration budget

Immigration officials and Border Patrol agents will run out of money if<p>Congressdoesn't approve emergency funds to deal with the flood of young migrants at the southwest border,Department of Homeland SecuritySecretaryJeh Johnsontold senators Thursday.<p>At the same time, Sen.<p>Dianne Feinstein(D-Calif.) …

Immigration

Gunman demanded to know ex-wife's whereabouts

SPRING, Texas (AP) — A man charged with killing four children and their parents forced his way into the family's suburban Houston home, tied them up …

Texas immigrant flood will worsen, officials warn

It's only going to get worse unless you give us more money, administration officials warned Thursday about the flood of Central American children illegally entering the United States from Mexico.<p>Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told the Senate Appropriations Committee that $3.7 billion in …

Kirk says 400-plus kids from Mexican border crisis are in Chicago

WASHINGTON — Sen. Mark Kirk said today that 429 unaccompanied minors from the Mexican border crisis are in Chicago in the custody of a federal agency, and he wants to know if any of the children have criminal records.<p>Kirk, an Illinois Republican, said the children are in the custody of the Health …

Border Ranchers Extend Invite to Nancy Pelosi: ‘Come See Why Your $2 Million-Per-Mile Fence Is Trash’

We will be discussing this story and all the day’s news on our live BlazeCast with Editor-in-Chief Scott Baker (@bakerlink) beginning at 3pm ET:<p>Two Arizona ranchers want Congress to wake up to the dangers of the growing illegal immigration crisis along the southwest border, and they’re inviting …

Obamacare Drives Uninsured Rate To Lowest On Record

The percentage of Americans without health insurance fell to a new low in recent months, according to the results of a Gallup poll released Thursday.<p>Specifically, the uninsured rate fell to 13.4 percent in the second quarter of 2014. That's down from its peak of 18 percent in the third quarter of …

Honduran family flees to U.S. to escape threats, violence

Immigrants share their journey, fears and aspirations with USA TODAY<p>FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. — For 15 years after sneaking into the United States, Miguel dreamed of seeing his daughter Stephanie again. But he couldn't imagine putting her through the harrowing trip he had endured after leaving her and …

Battle lines harden in Congress over immigration crisis

Battle lines hardened Thursday in<p>Congressover how best to address the crisis of children on the border, as Democrats pushed back against efforts byRepublicans— and the administration — to more quickly turn the youngsters back to their home countries.<p>Congressional leaders from both parties vowed to …

Immigration

Deported: U.S. Sends 126 Migrants Back to Guatemala

A flight carrying 126 Guatemalan migrants, including 90 women, landed in Guatemala City Thursday after they were deported from the U.S.<p>A growing wave of families and unaccompanied minors fleeing Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras are streaming by the thousands into the United States by way of …

Immigration

Wife in Ga. hot car death case has attorney

ATLANTA (AP) — The wife of a Georgia man facing charges after their son was left in a hot car and died has retained a criminal defense attorney for …

Bundy ranch standoff galvanized right-wing radicals, report says

Radical conservatives in the U.S. have been energized by the armed standoff between federal officials and right-wing militiamen at the Bundy ranch in Nevada in April, according to a new report by an extremist watchdog group.<p>The Southern Poverty Law Center's report, released Thursday, also called …

Forests

Second federal judge wants info on lost IRS emails

WASHINGTON (AP) — A second federal judge has ordered the IRS to provide information about lost emails from a central figure in the agency's tea party …

Obama official says at border: 'We'll send you back'

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has something to say to people contemplating illegal migration to the United States: "We'll send you back."<p>Deportations will begin this week, he said.<p>It's a message the Obama administration wants to amplify more loudly now that it is wrestling with a huge …

Udall: Problems with Gardner's birth control plan

DENVER (AP) — Democratic Sen. Mark Udall expressed skepticism Friday about his challenger's proposal to allow birth control pills to be sold without …