NEW YORK (AP) — Jonathan Pollard was released from prison Friday after 30 years behind bars for spying for Israel, and his lawyers immediately went to court to challenge tough parole conditions seemingly designed to ensure he doesn't spill any U.S. military secrets he might have left.
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Friday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to revive President Barack Obama's executive action to protect millions of illegal immigrants from deportation, saying Republican-led states had no legal basis to challenge it. Exactly a year to the day after Obama announced the plan, the Justice Department formally appealed a 2-1 decision on Nov. 9 by the New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that affirmed a lower court's February decision to halt it. If the appeals court ruling is left in place, millions of people would "continue to work off the books, without the option of lawful employment to provide for their families," Solicitor General Donald Verrilli said in the filing to the nine justices.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Friday that three additional states reported E. coli infections from the same strain as the Chipotle Mexican Grill outbreak, sending shares in the chain down more than 12 percent. The reports of illness came from California, Ohio and New York, the CDC said, bringing to six the number of states affected. The CDC earlier this week reported one Minnesota case with the same DNA fingerprint as the others, but it was not linked to the popular burrito chain.
Jurors' questions in the federal trial of a former coal company executive charged in a deadly 2010 West Virginia mine blast show that the jury's lengthening deliberations are still productive, a prosecutor said on Friday. Jurors have gone into a third day of deliberations in the trial of former Massey Energy Chief Executive Don Blankenship.
GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) — On the heels of the Paris attacks, debate rages over how to respond to the thousands of people fleeing across borders to escape violent conflict in places like Syria. But after seeing news reports of desperate refugees sailing to Europe in search of relief, American physician Meena Hasan felt compelled to help.
DENVER (AP) — Southwestern Colorado officials said Friday that they are ready to talk to the Environmental Protection Agency about a federally financed Superfund cleanup of inactive mines, including one that spewed millions of gallons of wastewater and polluted rivers in three states this summer.