LOS ANGELES (AP) - Arrestees who say they were denied bail because immigration agents wanted them held sued the Los Angeles County sheriff Friday claiming they were illegally detained for weeks or months.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California filed the lawsuit in federal court
By DAVID PORTERAssociated Press
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - The Transportation Security Administration on Friday moved to fire 25 employees at Newark Liberty International Airport and suspend 19 others for what it said was improper screening of checked luggage, the latest in a series of problems at one
By BRIAN SKOLOFFAssociated Press
PHOENIX (AP) - Government investigators are reviewing U.S. Border Patrol policies on use of lethal force amid a spate of deadly shootings along the border in recent years, including the killing last week of a teenager who agents said was throwing rocks at them
By ANGELA K. BROWNAssociated Press
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Nearly three years after the Fort Hood shooting, a group of soldiers and their families is pressing the Department of Defense to make victims of the rampage eligible for the Purple Heart and other benefits.
About 160 people affected by
By MICHAEL BIESECKERAssociated Press
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The Democratic National Convention relied on at least $5 million in corporate donations, despite repeated pledges by top party officials only to use money raised from individuals.
Reports filed Wednesday with the Federal Election
By SUZETTE LABOYAssociated Press
MIAMI (AP) - A Florida man was charged Wednesday with smuggling dinosaur fossils into the United States, including a nearly complete Tyrannosaurus Bataar skeleton from Mongolia, federal prosecutors said.
Eric Prokopi, a self-described "commercial paleontologist
By TOM HAYSAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - Federal inmate No. 84888-054 has saluted victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on his blog. He's also used it to lend his opposition to an Islamic center near ground zero, and to honor his father this past Father's Day.
By GENE JOHNSONAssociated Press
SEATTLE (AP) - An unarmed Canadian border guard shot in her booth at a busy U.S.-Canada crossing north of Seattle was on her way to a full recovery Wednesday as investigators worked to determine why a 32-year-old tattoo artist from Washington state fired at her
By ANDREA RODRIGUEZ and PETER ORSIAssociated Press
HAVANA (AP) - The Cuban government announced Tuesday that it will eliminate a half-century-old restriction that requires citizens to get an exit visa to leave the country.
The decree that takes effect Jan. 14 will eliminate a much-loathed
By EILEEN SULLIVANAssociated Press
Osama bin Laden is dead and there hasn't been a successful attack by al-Qaida-inspired extremists on U.S. soil since the deadly shooting rampage in Fort Hood, Texas, in 2009. But the danger of terrorism remains a reality for Americans, as seen