Month: April 2018

California Assembly staffer quit amid harassment probe

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – A high-level staffer in the California Assembly resigned this year during an investigation that found it likely he sexually harassed two female employees, according to documents released Friday. The documents are the latest re…

Trump signs memo vowing end to ‘catch-and-release’ of illegal immigrants

President Trump signed a directive Friday ordering the government to end the so-called “catch-and-release” policy at the border, moving to combat what the administration says is a growing “crisis” of illegal immigration. He called for illegal immigrant…

AP sources: EPA chief spent millions on security and travel

WASHINGTON (AP) – Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt’s concern with his safety came at a steep cost to taxpayers as his swollen security detail blew through overtime budgets and at times diverted officers away from investigating environ…

Immigration raid takes 97 into custody at Tennessee plant

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Civil rights activists say a dramatic immigration raid at a Tennessee meat processing plant may be the biggest employment crackdown under President Donald Trump’s administration. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswo…

Ivey signs ethics exemption into law

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Praising it as a job recruitment tool, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has signed legislation to exempt economic developers from the state ethics law. Ivey’s office announced Friday that she signed the bill approved by lawmakers this sess…