By TOM HAYSAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Police Department is planning to double the size of its gang unit to 300 detectives to combat teen violence fueled by dares and insults traded on social media.
Rather than target established street gangs involved in the drug trade, the
By AMY TAXINAssociated Press
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Immigrant advocates blasted Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday for last-minute vetoes of bills that could have brought sweeping change to the state's large foreign-born population.
The criticism of his decision to nix measures to expand the
By DON THOMPSONAssociated Press
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Some illegal immigrants could get California drivers licenses under a bill that Gov. Jerry Brown announced he signed into law late Sunday.
AB2189 by Assemblyman Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles, will let the Department of Motor Vehicles issue
By BILL DRAPERAssociated Press
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Advocates for people who engage in rough but consensual sex say they fear an abuse case unfolding in Missouri ultimately could criminalize their lifestyle.
Ed Bagley faces a federal trial early next year on 11 counts of abuse against a
By CHRISTOPHER SHERMANAssociated Press
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - When a regional manager for the Mexican Gulf cartel moved his operation to a more lucrative territory on the border, he took along not only his armored trucks and personal army, but also his department heads and a team of
By LARRY NEUMEISTERAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - They were two young women living alone and in fear in Albania, where they say they were ripe targets for sex traffickers notorious for kidnapping their victims and forcing them into prostitution in other countries.
Both fled to the United
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. nuclear chief warned Friday that the threat of nuclear terrorism has not diminished, saying a key risk is that terrorists could detonate a so-called "dirty bomb" to contaminate a major city.
Yukio Amano, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, told
By PABLO ELIAS GIUSSANIAssociated Press
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The leaders of three Latin American nations hit hard by drug trafficking called on the membership of the United Nations on Wednesday to promote a debate on alternative ways to combat drug trafficking.
In an unusually energetic
By BEN FELLERAP White House Correspondent
NEW YORK (AP) - President Barack Obama called human trafficking nothing more than "modern slavery," outlining new steps on Tuesday to combat the exploitation of workers and children in the United States and abroad.
Obama said in an address to the