The flood of immigrants coming mostly from Central America and crossing the southern U.S. border has slowed from peaks last year, but is still high, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said in a statement. "I have reached the conclusion that we must make substantial changes in our detention practices with respect to families with children," he said. Two large, privately operated centers were set up last year in Texas, in Dilley and Karnes City.
By Wayne Hester BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Reuters) - Alabama's governor ordered Confederate flags removed from the grounds of the Southern state's Capitol, his office said on Wednesday, joining a growing movement of politicians to spurn an emblem widely associated with slavery and racism. "This is the right thing to do," Governor Robert Bentley said in a statement that came a week after the massacre of nine black worshippers at a Bible study session in a historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina. The four flags located around the Confederate Memorial on the State Capitol grounds in Montgomery were taken down on Wednesday morning.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department likely will file federal hate crime charges against the suspect in the recent South Carolina church shooting, the New York Times reported on Wednesday, citing law enforcement officials.
Power was slowly being restored to customers across the tri-state area following a line of severe storms on Tuesday afternoon, but Peco says some in the hardest-hit areas may be in the dark until this weekend.was slowly being restored to customers across the tri-state area following a line of severe storms on Tuesday afternoon.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans want the Supreme Court to side with the government when it decides whether the feds can continue subsidizing insurance premiums in all 50 states under President Barack Obama's health care law, according to polls in recent months.
HOUSTON (AP) — Federal officials plan to end the long-term detention of hundreds of migrant families who are being held mainly at two large facilities in Texas, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced Wednesday.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch says the government is reviewing the deadly church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, to determine whether any federal crimes were committed.
The White House on Wednesday released a new policy aimed at becoming more sensitive to the needs of families of U.S. hostages held abroad, saying the government needed to "evolve" to take account of a shift in the way groups take captives. After a six-month review that included discussions with families of people held overseas, the White House said the government will continue its longstanding policy of not making concessions to hostage-takers. The government may communicate with hostage-takers and intermediaries, and it may help families who are trying to pay ransom, the White House said.