Month: May 2019

Lamont says he’ll sign bills updating state immigration law

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Gov. Ned Lamont says he’ll sign legislation limiting when Connecticut law enforcement can hold individuals sought by federal immigration officials. The Democrat said Friday that “passing on the responsibilities of the federal gov…

The Latest: Group of 116 Africans arrested at border

EL PASO, Texas (AP) – The Latest on the large numbers of immigrants at the southern border(all times local): 6:40 p.m. Border officials in Texas say a group of 116 Africans was arrested Thursday after wading through the Rio Grande to enter the United S…

Advocates decry delays in release of migrant kids

MIAMI (AP) – Immigrant advocates say the U.S. government is allowing migrant children at a Florida facility to languish in “prison-like conditions” after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border instead of releasing them promptly to family as required by federa…

The Latest: Trooper contract passes despite FOI concerns

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – The Latest on Connecticut State Police contract (all times local): 7:30 p.m. The Senate has given final legislative approval to a Connecticut State Police labor contract that raises concerns among government transparency advocate…

Ocasio-Cortez mixes drinks to push a minimum wage hike

NEW YORK (AP) – U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was back in her New York district tending bar Friday as part of her push to raise the federal minimum wage, especially for workers who now depend on tips. The Democrat took orders and mixed margaritas …

Voicemail shows Trump lawyer asking Flynn’s for ‘heads up’ during Mueller probe

President Trump’s one-time attorney asked Michael Flynn’s lawyer for a “heads up” if the former national security adviser intended to give Special Counsel Robert Mueller information damaging to the commander-in-chief, according to a transcript of a voicemail released Friday.