WASHINGTON — The Obama administration announced an expansion Tuesday of a program that allows minors from three violence-plagued countries in Central America, and now some of their relatives, to apply for refugee status.
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Pentagon leaders on Monday said a proposed agreement with Moscow to expand military cooperation in Syria would hinge on the Kremlin’s support for U.S. goals there, suggesting that senior military officials remain deeply skeptical of Russia’s trustworthiness.
CHICAGO — In Dennis Hastert’s first response to a lawsuit that claims he should pay the full $3.5 million as agreed to silence a former student-athlete about decades-old sexual abuse, the imprisoned former U.S. House speaker argues that the hush-money pact is not enforceable.
Police identified a 14-year-old boy and 18-year-old man as the two killed Monday morning in a shooting that left more than 14 others injured outside a Fort Myers nightclub.
LOS ANGELES — Wind-whipped flames raged overnight in the steep, rugged mountains of the Santa Clarita Valley, charring more than 33,000 acres and threatening thousands of homes.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging pregnant women who may have been exposed to the Zika virus to be tested for up to 14 days after their symptoms begin - a longer period than the agency had previously recommended.
LOS ANGELES — A wildfire in the Santa Clarita Valley area has grown to more than 20,000 acres, prompting new evacuations Saturday for hundreds of homes in canyon areas, authorities said.
The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights calls their organization a hate group, and founders of the Black Panthers call them impostors. They call themselves a “black nationalist organization,” dedicated to the establishment of an “independently governed black nation.”
CHICAGO — As battles over police reform in Chicago continue, the agency that investigates shootings by police is recommending that the Police Department tighten its rules on deadly force to further limit the circumstances in which officers can shoot.
For more than two decades, Terry Jude Symansky appeared to lead an ordinary life in Pasco County, Fla.