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U.S. government watchdog to probe child's death after border arrest

U.S. government watchdog to probe child's death after border arrest

WASHINGTON/TAOS, New Mexico (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s internal watchdog will investigate the death of a 7-year-old Guatemalan migrant which occurred after she was detained by U.S. border agents, officials said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Migrants, part of a caravan of thousands from Central America trying to reach the United States, look […]

Federal judge rules Obamacare unconstitutional

Federal judge rules Obamacare unconstitutional

(Reuters) – A federal judge in Texas on Friday ruled the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, was unconstitutional based on its mandate requiring that people buy health insurance, a decision in a case that could reach the U.S. Supreme Court. A sign on an insurance store advertises Obamacare in San Ysidro, San Diego, […]

Police search ranch belonging to missing Colorado woman's fiance

Police search ranch belonging to missing Colorado woman's fiance

DENVER (Reuters) – Police looking for a Colorado mother who was reported missing from her small mountain town nearly two weeks ago searched her fiance’s ranch on Friday but stopped short of calling him a suspect in the case. The police chief of Woodland Park, Colorado, also publicly called on Patrick Frazee, 32, to submit […]

Saudi man pleads guilty in Oklahoma to lying about al Qaeda training

Saudi man pleads guilty in Oklahoma to lying about al Qaeda training

(Reuters) – A Saudi man pleaded guilty in a federal court in Oklahoma on Friday to visa fraud and lying to the FBI about attending an al Qaeda training camp in Afghanistan in 2000, the U.S. Justice Department said. Naif Abdulaziz M. Alfallaj, 35, who was arrested in February, faces up to 18 years in […]

ICE arrests of immigrants in U.S. illegally highest since 2014: agency

ICE arrests of immigrants in U.S. illegally highest since 2014: agency

FILE PHOTO: Border Patrol agents arrest migrants who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border in the desert near Ajo, Arizona, U.S., September 11, 2018. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials arrested more immigrants who were in the United States illegally in the fiscal year through Sept. 30, 2018, than in any year […]

Police probe wave of hoax bitcoin bomb threats in U.S., Canada

Police probe wave of hoax bitcoin bomb threats in U.S., Canada

Passengers stand outside King subway station after a bomb threat was made in Toronto, Ontario, Canada December 13, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Helgren (Reuters) – U.S. law enforcement officials on Friday were probing a wave of hoax emailed bomb threats demanding bitcoin payment that caused worry but no damage in the United States, Canada, Australia and New […]

Australia, NZ investigating bomb threat emails: cyber security agencies

Australia, NZ investigating bomb threat emails: cyber security agencies

WELLINGTON/SYDNEY (Reuters) – Law enforcement agencies in Australia and New Zealand are investigating bomb threat emails received by some residents, cyber security officials said on Friday, after similar threats were made in the United States and Canada. “Given the widespread nature of these malicious emails, we have reason to believe this to be a scam,” […]

Number of U.S. inmates on death row at 25-year low: report

Number of U.S. inmates on death row at 25-year low: report

FILE PHOTO: An inmate stands against a fence at the Adjustment Center yard during a media tour of California’s death row at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, California December 29, 2015. REUTERS/Stephen Lam/File Photo NEW YORK (Reuters) – The number of U.S. inmates executed this year has reached a 25-year low as fewer […]

Bitcoin bomb threats sweep U.S., Canada, but lack credibility

Bitcoin bomb threats sweep U.S., Canada, but lack credibility

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A rash of bomb threats were emailed on Thursday to hundreds of businesses, public offices and schools across the United States and Canada demanding payment in cryptocurrency, but none of the threats appeared credible, law enforcement officials said. Passengers stand outside King subway station after a bomb threat was made in Toronto, […]

FBI aware of bomb threats in multiple U.S. cities

FBI aware of bomb threats in multiple U.S. cities

The FBI said on Thursday it was aware of bomb threats made in cities around the United States and had offered assistance to local law enforcement authorities.

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