SEATTLE (AP) — Using everything from a customized DC-8 jetliner to ground radars to 4-inch rain gauges, scientists are fanning out across one of the soggiest places in the United States this month to measure raindrops and snowflakes.
By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration said on Tuesday it plans to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse an appeals court decision that blocked President Barack Obama's executive actions aimed at shielding millions of illegal immigrants from deportation. The Justice Department said it will appeal a 2-1 decision by the New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday affirming a lower court's decision halting Obama's immigration actions. The legal challenge to Obama's actions was made by 26 Republican-governed states that contend the president exceeded his presidential powers by bypassing Congress and acting unlilateraly.