DETROIT (AP) — Federal prosecutors are recommending at least five years in prison for a Chicago activist who didn't tell immigration officials about her conviction decades ago for bombings in Israel, including one that killed two college students at a supermarket.
The U.S. Navy's top uniformed officer on Thursday called for annual or biannual submarine exercises in the Arctic, citing Navy estimates that warmer conditions could lead to reduced ice levels and greater activity in the area in less than a decade. The Navy currently sets up a temporary base on the Arctic ice and carries out submarine exercises every three years, but Chief of Naval Operations Jonathan Greenert said they should be held more frequently to ensure the Navy is ready for increased operations in the Arctic as weather conditions change. Greenert told the House Appropriations Committee's defense subcommittee that it was critical to test the ability of U.S. submarines to operate and communicate in the harsh environment. Last year's Ice Exercise 2014 was cut short and the ice camp - essentially a small village with housing, a mess tent and various buildings where scientific and military exercises are carried out - was dismantled earlier than planned after cracks appeared in the ice.
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - A jury in Phoenix debated on Thursday whether Jodi Arias should be put to death for murdering her ex-boyfriend in 2008, following a penalty phase retrial in a case that has drawn wide attention. Arias, a 34-year-old former waitress from California, was found guilty of the murder in 2013 but jurors at the original trial deadlocked on whether to give her the death penalty. The defense pleaded with jurors for Arias' life at closing arguments on Tuesday, saying she was remorseful, has had a long struggle with mental illness and was emotionally and physically abused as a child. During 18 days on the witness stand at the original trial, Arias testified that she killed her former partner Travis Alexander in self defense.
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U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Thursday he was still waiting for the Senate to pass a Homeland Security funding bill before he decides whether to support a version of it without immigration restrictions. Senate Democratic and Republican leaders reached a tentative deal on Wednesday to proceed with a "clean" funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security.
By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hillary Clinton's connections to oil and gas interests has created a dilemma for some environmental groups, troubling activists for whom she would be the natural candidate to support for president. The presumptive Democratic presidential candidate's environmental record has come under renewed scrutiny after the Wall Street Journal reported that the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Global Initiative have accepted large donations from major energy companies Exxon Mobil and Chevron. The groups also got money from foreign governments, including Saudi Arabia, the world's top oil exporter, and from an office of the Canadian government in charge of promoting the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline, which would help transport crude oil from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico but is opposed by environmentalists. "It's hard to believe that they don't think they are getting something for their contributions," said Ben Schreiber, head of climate and energy at Friends of the Earth, one of the largest environmental groups in the United States.