Advocates: Asylum-seekers are being turned away at borderSAN DIEGO (AP) ? Immigrant advocacy groups say U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers are allegedly turning away asylum-seekers before their claims can be heard, violating obligations under U.S. and international law.
Sneaker wave deaths witnessed by mom show need for awareness
Feds: McKesson agrees to pay $150M in pill shipment caseA major California-based drug wholesaler has agreed to pay $150 million to settle allegations that it failed to detect and report pharmacies' suspicious orders of prescription pain pills, federal prosecutors ...
Xi says world needs China, U.S. to have stable relationship
The world needs China and the United States to have a stable and cooperative relationship, Chinese President Xi Jinping told U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, just days before new uncertainty looms with Donald Trump taking office as president. Meeting on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Xi told Biden that he "positively appraised" his efforts to increase friendship and mutual understanding between the two countries, China's Foreign Ministry said late on Tuesday.
DeVos pledges not to undo public education, pushes choice
WASHINGTON (AP) ? In a sometimes contentious confirmation hearing, education secretary pick Betsy DeVos pledged Tuesday not to dismantle public education and said she wasn't selected for the job simply because of her wealthy family's generous contributions to the Republican Party.
Streaking Clippers down another All-Star with Paul out
Police: Daughters taken 3 decades ago found, mom arrested
SCITUATE, R.I. (AP) ? Two sisters who disappeared from Rhode Island with their mother in 1985 have been located in the Houston area, and their mother was charged with snatching them, police announced Tuesday.
White House concedes it won't close Guantanamo after all
WASHINGTON (AP) ? The White House said Tuesday that the Guantanamo Bay detention center in Cuba will still be open when President Barack Obama leaves office, conceding that a core campaign promise will go unfulfilled.
Obama shortens Manning's term, grants clemency to hundreds
WASHINGTON (AP) ? President Barack Obama granted clemency to Chelsea Manning on Tuesday, allowing the transgender Army intelligence officer convicted of leaking more than 700,000 U.S. documents to go free nearly three decades early.
Prosecutor: Orlando gunman's widow knew about the attack
The widow of the Orlando nightclub gunman knew about the attack ahead of time and then hindered the criminal investigation when she lied to FBI agents after the shooting, prosecutors said Tuesday during ...