Mexican judge suspends U.S. extradition order for fugitive 'Chapo' Guzman
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 22:46:12 -0400
A Mexican judge temporarily suspended a U.S. extradition order on Friday for the fugitive drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman even though the federal attorney general's office had approved it a day earlier. Guzman, one of the world's most notorious drug traffickers, broke out of a maximum security prison earlier this month, escaping in a tunnel built right under his cell. The United States requested Guzman's extradition on June 25, just a couple weeks before his escape, but Mexican officials said in January that Guzman would not be handed over because he must first serve time in his home country.
Exclusive: Donald Trump's companies have sought visas to import at least 1,100 workers
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 22:06:44 -0400
By Mica Rosenberg, Ryan McNeill, Megan Twohey and Michelle Conlin NEW YORK (Reuters) - Donald Trump is staking his run for U.S. president in part on a vow to protect American jobs. Trump owns companies that have sought to import at least 1,100 foreign workers on temporary visas since 2000, according to U.S. Department of Labor data reviewed by Reuters. Nine companies majority-owned by Trump have sought to bring in foreign waitresses, cooks, vineyard workers and other laborers on temporary work-visa programs administered by the Labor Department.
Ohio shooting stokes debate over U.S. campus police forces
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 18:49:14 -0400
For all that was shocking about a university police officer shooting a man at point blank range during a routine traffic stop near the University of Cincinnati campus this month, one thing was not. It is just one of the many powers held by the majority of campus police forces that have become a daily part of university life in the United States but this month came under unprecedented scrutiny. Ranks have grown since campus policing began in earnest amid civil unrest in the late 1960s, as have resources, helping campus police departments become the well-equipped, career-based force they are today.
Firefighter killed battling blaze in California forest
Sat, 01 Aug 2015 00:31:39 -0400
ALTURAS, Calif. (AP) â A U.S. Forest Service firefighter from South Dakota has been killed battling one of more than a dozen wildfires raging across California, Forest Service officials said Friday night.
Pacific trade ministers fail to reach deal in Hawaii talks
Sat, 01 Aug 2015 00:27:26 -0400
LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) â Trade ministers from a dozen Pacific Rim nations failed to reach a deal on a new trade agreement that would cover nearly 40 percent of the global economy, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said Friday.
U2 welcomes the Clintons, Springsteen at New York show
Sat, 01 Aug 2015 00:04:22 -0400
NEW YORK (AP) â For its last of eight shows at Madison Square Garden, U2 welcomed some very famous guests.
Several wildfires blackening dry California's golden hills
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 23:54:34 -0400
LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) â Wildfires blackened the golden hills of California on Friday, egged on by bone-dry vegetation, triple-digit temperatures and gusting winds.
Philadelphia to hire 160 new firefighters, thanks to FEMA grant
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 23:45:57 -0400
The federal government is coming through with $22.9 million so the Philadelphia Fire Department can hire 160 new firefighters.
AccuWeather: Hot Start To The First Weekend In August
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 23:38:04 -0400
Meteorologist Cecily Tynan says the heat wave will continue into the weekend.
Arrest in Wilmington, Delaware basement murder
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 23:26:51 -0400
Police say 18-year-old Taushia Mitchell has been arrested for killing 29-year-old James Rogers in a home on the 500 block of West 4th Street.