MURRIETA, California (AP) — Rumors had swirled among anti-immigration activists near a U.S. Border Patrol station in Southern California that the agency would try again to bus in some of the immigrants who have flooded across the U.S.-Mexico border.
MURRIETA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say five people were arrested amid dueling anti- and pro-immigration rallies after a confrontation with police near a U.S. Border Patrol station in Southern California.
By Alicia Avila MURRIETA Calif. (Reuters) - Immigration demonstrations intensified in a southern California town on Friday as protesters filled a desolate road to a U.S. Customs and Border Station to await the arrival of undocumented Central American families for processing. Protesters on both sides of the immigration issue flocked to Murrieta, California, where police said some 140 undocumented families were expected on buses from Texas. Protesters carried banners and megaphones, prayed, chanted and danced as they waited for the buses. Murrieta residents made headlines earlier this week when they successfully blocked three buses transporting undocumented families to the border station.
By Victoria Cavaliere NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hot-dog eating champs, backyard picnickers and small-town parade lovers pressed on with Fourth of July celebrations on Friday, some featuring less sizzle than usual after Hurricane Arthur dampened many Independence Day plans. In Washington, President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, presided over a barbecue and concert on the White House South Lawn attended by members of the U.S. military and their families. Hurricane Arthur traveled up the East Coast but did not wash out the annual Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog-Eating Contest in Coney Island, New York, where a slate of professional eaters competed for purses of $20,000. Runner-up Matt Stonie took down 56 hot dogs in 10 minutes.
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — A stolen Tesla speeding through Los Angeles-area streets went out of control and was torn in half in a fiery crash with other vehicles that injured its driver and six other people.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — About 8,000 members of counterculture group the Rainbow Family have arrived in eastern Utah for the annual gathering's final celebration, officials from the U.S. Forest Service said Friday.
By Chris Keane NAGS HEAD N.C. (Reuters) - A weakened Hurricane Arthur was aimed at southern New England on Friday, wielding tropical storm-force winds, after an earlier landfall in North Carolina that caused only slight damage. The summer resort areas of Nantucket and Cape Cod, popular destinations for visitors over the long Fourth of July weekend, were issued tropical storm warnings by the National Weather Service's National Hurricane Center, which predicted powerful winds and several inches of rain. "It will certainly have some impact for southern New England," said John Cangialosi, an NHC meteorologist. "It's very tricky conditions there for the Fourth." Arthur was expected to bring rain and winds of tropical storm strength, or 39 to 73 miles per hour (63 to 117 km per hour), to the Massachusetts coast, the center said.
NEW YORK (AP) — High-ranking chowhound Joey "Jaws" Chestnut dropped to one knee and proposed to his longtime girlfriend before Friday's annual hot dog eating contest, then packed away 61 franks and buns to hold onto his coveted mustard yellow winner's belt.