For thousands of asylum seekers, there are many ways to wait — and wait, and wait — at the threshold of the United States. Parents and children sleep in tents next to bridges leading to Texas for weeks on end, desperately hoping their names and numbers are called so they can be let in. Some immigrants complain of shakedowns and kidnappings by gangs and corrupt officials, particularly across the border in Texas. Others have paid to jump to the front of the line; the rest, determined to enter the country legally, wait patiently, even if it takes months. This is what has happened since the Trump administration placed asylum in a chokehold. Top News: Colo. Grapples With School Shooting Near Columbine Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images The Associated Press visited eight cities along the U.S.-Mexico border and found 13,000 immigrants on waiting lists to get into the country — exposed to haphazard and often-dubious arrangements that vary sharply. The lines began to swell … [Read more...] about 13,000 Asylum Seekers on Border Wait Lists, AP Finds
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The cross-country search for a fugitive wanted in an armed sexual assault of a woman in her West Los Angeles home and other assaults in Southern California came to an end Wednesday morning when he was shot and killed by federal agents at a North Carolina motel. Details about the operation that led to the shooting death of Greg Alyn Carlson, 46, were not immediately available, but the FBI confirmed he was shot and killed by agents who attempted to arrest him at the motel in Apex, North Carolina, just west of the state capital of Raleigh. The agents had been conducting surveillance at the motel after receiving a tip that Carlson might be there. Carlson was on the FBI's Top-10 Most Wanted Fugitives list, accused of sexually assaulting a woman and striking her in the head with a gun during a July 13, 2017 burglary in West Los Angeles. Carlson also was sought in a September 2017 West LA assault and linked to two other assaults in 2003 by DNA. He was arrested by Los Angeles … [Read more...] about Fugitive Wanted in LA Sex Assault Shot, Killed at NC Motel
Dave Birkett and Anthony Fenech and Helene St. James and Vince Ellis and Chris Solari and Nick Baumgardner Detroit Free Press Published 12:00 PM EST Jan 1, 2019 Free Press sports writers relive the most memorable sports moments of 2018: Detroit Lions He's hired! The Detroit Lions landed their No. 1 coaching target to replace Jim Caldwell when they hired Matt Patricia the day after the Super Bowl. Patricia's first season in Detroit was a rocky one full of negative headlines, but he was a hot commodity 12 months ago. 100 proof Before his season ended prematurely with a knee injury, Kerryon Johnson looked like he might be the answer to the Lions’ long-standing problems at running back. Johnson became the first Lion to top 100 yards rushing in more than four years when he had 101 yards in a September win over the Patriots. Good-bye Golden The Lions sent Golden Tate, their leading receiver the past four years, to the Philadelphia Eagles at the October trade deadline for a … [Read more...] about Michigan football’s collapse among top stories of 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 1 a.m. The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee says the FBI interviewed 10 people while investigating sexual misconduct claims against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and found no corroboration of the allegations. Sen. Chuck Grassley’s statement, issued around midnight, reiterated what he and other Republicans had said earlier in the day about the findings of the confidential report. But it provided the first official list of those interviewed by the FBI. Democrats on the committee had objected to Grassley’s earlier statement that the investigation “found no hint of misconduct.” They said that based on their briefing and study of the document, “That is not true.” The Senate is poised to take a crucial vote Friday on whether to advance Kavanaugh’s nomination. Three Republican senators and one Democrat remain undecided. ___ 8 p.m. Supreme … [Read more...] about The Latest: Grassley releases list of 10 interviewed by FBI
WASHINGTON — The FBI has wrapped up its background investigation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, but much of what it did remains a mystery, including its decisions about whom to interview. Investigation details have not been publicly disclosed. Republicans say the probe was thorough and reinforces their support of President Donald Trump's nominee. But Democrats decry it as incomplete and constrained, and Kavanaugh's accusers say the FBI didn't interview witnesses who could have corroborated their accounts. Republicans say nine people were interviewed. Six have been identified by The Associated Press and other news outlets. Among those not interviewed were Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, the California college professor who testified last week to Congress that a drunken Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were high school students. Kavanaugh denies the allegations. Here's a look at who was questioned — and who was not: WHO HAS THE FBI INTERVIEWED? White … [Read more...] about Who was questioned by the FBI in the Kavanaugh probe?