Migrants who cross the border illegally or come to legal border crossings will still be allowed to ask for asylum, though the outcome of their requests may ultimately be predetermined if the Trump administration’s new restrictions survive ongoing challenges.
Justice Department prosecutors were authorized to seek an indictment alleging former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe lied to investigators. He was told one of his last bids to persuade them not to proceed had failed. A grand jury was summoned back after a months-long hiatus to consider the case, but no public charges have been filed.
Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax filed a $400 million defamation lawsuit against CBS on Thursday, accusing the network of amplifying sexual assault claims that Fairfax says are “false, defamatory and politically-motivated.” CBS stands by its reporting.
Purdue Pharma LP obtained support from 23 states and thousands of local governments for a multibillion-dollar deal that could enable the drugmaker to resolve much of the opioid litigation it faces through a planned bankruptcy restructuring.
Federal immigration authorities have erected temporary tent complexes at two Texas sites to handle backlogged cases of undocumented immigrants seeking to remain in the U.S. So far, the facilities are not open to the public or news media.
Some 170 case filed obtained by the Philadelphia Inquirer dating from 2011 to 2019 show that the Fraternal Order of Police has successfully fought to have police discipline overturned or reduced about 70 percent of the time.
Nome police fielded 372 calls about sexual assaults against adults from 2008 through 2017. Only 30 cases led to arrests on sex charges. Critics say police investigate less aggressively when a report comes from an Alaska Native woman.
A New York City judge ruled that officers claim to smell marijuana so often that it strains credulity. She called on judges across the state to stop letting police officers get away with lying about it.
A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit said a federal judge was wrong when he ruled that Ohio’s execution protocol is unconstitutional because it is likely to create the sensation of drowning after the first of three drugs is administered and burning when another drug is given.
Yujing Zhang, the Chinese woman who was arrested for breaching security at President Trump’s private Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida in March, has been found guilty of lying to federal officers and illegally entering a restricted area.