YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — President Barack Obama pressed for greater freedoms Friday for reporters in Myanmar and China while defending the balance he said the U.S. seeks to strike at home. Although he said he couldn't discuss the case of a U.S. journalist under pressure by prosecutors, he echoed comments from his attorney general that journalists won't be jailed for doing their job.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Utah truck driver had four other victims in addition to the two women he is accused of keeping as sex slaves in his semi-trailer as he drove across the country.
YANGON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama, speaking at a news conference in Myanmar, said on Friday he would take action to reform U.S. immigration policy before the end of the year. The New York Times reported Obama plans to announce an overhaul of U.S. immigration policy through executive action that would shield up to 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation. (Reporting by Matt Spetalnick; Editing by Raju Gopalakrishnan)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is poised to act soon to unveil a series of executive actions on immigration that will shield possibly around 5 million immigrants living in the country illegally from deportation, according to advocates in touch with the White House.
(Reuters) - A former Los Angeles police officer who eluded authorities for days after a grudge-driven killing spree last year had targeted the city police chief's father, police said on Thursday. Christopher Dorner, the 33-year-old former Los Angeles Police Department officer who took his own life after killing four people in a vendetta against the police force, targeted George Beck, the father of Police Chief Charlie Beck, LAPD spokeswoman Officer Sally Madera said. The news was first reported by local broadcaster NBC4, which published an interview with Charlie Beck on Thursday. ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a blend of crude oil and raw politics, Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu scrapped on Thursday for converts among fellow Democrats for legislation to approve the Keystone XL pipeline before a runoff election that threatens to end her career in Congress.
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Corruption is a perennial topic for the G-20, with leaders dubbing it a threat to global growth, and activists arguing it hurts the poorest countries the most by siphoning away desperately needed money that could be used to improve health systems, schools and roads.