Trump administration to expand groups of immigrants to be deported: documents
The Trump administration plans to direct immigration agents to greatly expand the categories of immigrants they target for deportation, according to drafts of two memos seen by Reuters and first reported by McClatchy news organization on Saturday. Two sources familiar with the plans told Reuters the documents have been approved by Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly, but are under final review by the White House.
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"Blind Sheik" guilty of 1990s terror plots dies in US prison
Lincoln is still No. 1 but Obama debuts high on historians? 2017 presidential ranking list
Recommended: Know your US presidents? Mr. Obama did best in the ?pursued equal justice for all,? category with an overall average of 83.2, placing him third behind Abraham Lincoln (first) and Lyndon Johnson (second).
Senate confirms Scott Pruitt to run EPA
On Feb. 17, the U.S. Senate confirmed Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to run the Environmental Protection Agency. Senate Democrats tried to delay the vote after an Oklahoma judge ordered Pruitt to release email correspondence with fossil fuel groups. Those emails will be released on Tuesday.
Hundreds of Cubans deported after US immigration status end: Cuba
More than 680 Cubans have been deported back to Cuba since the United States ended its decades-old policy giving them preferred immigrant status in January, state media reported Saturday. According to official Cuban reports, 683 people have been sent back to the Caribbean island from the United States, or from Mexico, the Bahamas and the Cayman Islands, where they were crossing in a bid to reach the US border. On January 12, then-president Barack Obama scrapped with immediate effect a 1995 policy that had given Cubans near-automatic entry to the United States if they managed to set foot on American soil, regardless of their visa status.
GM Will Build and Test Thousands of Autonomous Bolts Starting in 2018
Powerful storm pounds Southern and Central California
A powerful Pacific storm blew into Southern and Central California on Friday with wind-driven heavy rains that downed power lines and electrocuted a man, killed a motorist in a submerged car and disrupted hundreds of flights at airports. With the storm feeding on an atmospheric river of moisture stretching far out into the Pacific, precautionary evacuations of homes in some neighborhoods were requested due to the potential for mudslides and debris flows. More than 300 arriving and departing flights were delayed or canceled at Los Angeles International Airport. (AP) See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr
Norma McCorvey, plaintiff in Roe v. Wade abortion ruling, dies at 69
(Reuters) - Norma McCorvey, the anonymous plaintiff known as "Jane Roe" in the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark Roe v. Wade ruling legalizing abortion, died on Saturday at the age of 69, a journalist close to McCorvey said. McCorvey died on Saturday morning of heart failure at an assisted living home in Katy, Texas, Joshua Prager, a journalist who is writing a book about the ruling, said in an email. McCorvey lent her real name to supporters of the abortion-rights movement in the 1980s.
Michel, GOP leader skilled at deal-making, dies at age 93
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Bob Michel, an affable Illinois congressman who served as leader of the Republican House minority for 14 years and was skilled at seeking compromise critical in getting many initiatives of two Republican presidents through Congress, died Friday. He was 93.