Matthew Williams

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Why shield 'criminal' illegal immigrants from law enforcement?

<b>To the editor:</b> Perhaps coming from countries that have high corruption rates distorts the illegal immigrants' views on what is acceptable in our society. However, sneaking into a country, overstaying a visa, committing forgery or identity theft, using false documents, conducting a business without …

Space Exploration

White House reverses course, releases weapons to Egypt

The White House, which halted weapons transfers to Egypt in mid-2013 to protest a military takeover and harsh political crackdown there, reversed course Tuesday and announced a quick infusion of military aid to help Cairo respond to the mounting turmoil in the Middle East.<p>With Cairo increasingly …

Iran, U.S. line up technical options as push for deal intensifies

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Iran and major world powers have been making headway in identifying technical options for a historic nuclear deal as an end-March deadline nears but difficult issues must still be addressed, U.S. and Iranian officials said on Tuesday.<p>U.S. Secretary of State John …

South Asia

North Korea Applauds Knife Attack on U.S. Ambassador

You can’t see it on television, but South Korean President Park Geun-hye has a scar that runs from her right ear to her chin. In person, up close, it …

North Korea
North Korea

Official: Houthis take U.S. vehicles, weapons in Yemen

<b>Sanaa, Yemen (CNN) —</b> Houthi rebels took all U.S. Embassy vehicles parked at the Yemeni capital's airport and wouldn't let departing U.S. Marines take their weapons with them, a top Sanaa airport official said about the latest evidence of unrest in an Arab nation long seen as key in America's fight …

Wildlife

The US had ties to an Argentine terror investigation that ended with a prosecutor’s mysterious death

In 2009, David Cohen, then one of the US Treasury Department’s top cops on terrorist financing, was in Buenos Aires, where he met an Argentine prosecutor named Alberto Nisman. The prosecutor requested Cohen’s assistance in persuading France and Germany to freeze $48 million sitting in bank accounts …

Middle East

Tucson police no longer enforcing Arizona's immigration status checks | Fox News

Tucson police said Wednesday they will no longer fully enforce the state's landmark immigration law that requires local police to check the immigration status of people they encounter while enforcing other laws.<p>Chief Roberto Villaseñor said his officers will now only check immigration status and …

State of LGBT Rights: Married on Sunday, but Fired on Monday

The victories for same-sex marriage are amazing. But LGBT people can still be fired or denied housing in 29 states. Still a long way to go.<p>If you …

UN: WHO Condemns ‘Virginity Tests’

(New York) – Governments should immediately carry out a new United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) recommendation to end degrading, …

Californians Vote to Weaken Mass Incarceration

With the approval of Proposition 47 Tuesday, the Golden State will make major reforms to its sentencing laws.<p>California's Proposition 47 wasn't one of the most followed votes in Tuesday's midterm election, but it could change thousands of lives soon. Under the ballot initiative, dozens of …

Space Travel
Space Travel

NYC police commissioner: Hatchet attack was terror

NEW YORK (AP) — A brazen daylight hatchet attack against a group of police officers on a busy New York street was a terrorist act by a reclusive Muslim convert who ranted online against America but had no clear ties to international extremists, the police commissioner said Friday.<p>Police were …

California Continues to Lead the Nation in Child Privacy Protection

As technology transforms every facet of our lives, educators are implementing exciting new tools that will help our children learn the critical skills they need and prepare them for the 21st Century economy. California has taken the lead once again in ensuring these new innovations are incorporated …

Education Technology

New Afghanistan pact means America's longest war will last until at least 2024

Bilateral security deal ensures that President Obama will pass off the Afghanistan war and his new war in Iraq and Syria to his successor<p>The longest war in American history will last at least another decade, according to the terms of a garrisoning deal for US forces signed by the new Afghanistan …

Man seen with UVa student faces driving charge

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A man believed to be the last person seen with a University of Virginia student before she disappeared was being sought on arrest warrants charging him with reckless driving, a police chief said Sunday, adding authorities also want to ask him about the missing …

Texas Executes Woman for Torture Death of 9-Year-Old Boy

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas woman convicted of the starvation and torture death of her girlfriend’s 9-year-old son a decade ago was executed Wednesday evening.<p>Lisa Coleman, 38, received a lethal injection after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a last-day appeal to spare her.<p>She was pronounced …

Diplomatic push grows against Islamic State group

PARIS (AP) — Newly outraged by the beheading of yet another Western hostage, diplomats from around the world are in Paris pressing for a coherent global strategy to combat extremists from the Islamic State group — minus two of the main players and without any ground troops — in a conflict that …