Massachusetts House plans vote to overturn abortion ban

BOSTON — The Massachusetts House is planning to vote on a bill aimed at eliminating a series of antiquated laws, including a ban on abortion dating back more than a century.

Democratic House Speaker Robert DeLeo said Wednesday the House will vote before the end of the session on July ...

Visit to NY Army fort lands Mexican immigrants in detention

NEW YORK (AP) - Relatives of a Mexican couple who were detained trying to visit their pregnant daughter at an Army fort in upstate New York are asking immigration officials to set the couple free.

Concepción and Margarito Silva were arrested by federal immigration officials on July 4 after they ...

The Latest: NYC mayor says border allegations ‘ridiculous’

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio at the U.S.-Mexico border (all times local):

3:30 p.m.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says allegations that he and his security detail illegally crossed the U.S.-Mexico border last month are "absolutely ridiculous."

De Blasio said ...

New Jersey sets aside $2.1 million to help immigrants

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey set aside $2.1 million to help immigrants facing deportation in the state, money that advocates say will go a long way in helping but still falls short of the estimated cost of legal representation.

Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy and the Democrat-controlled Legislature signed off ...

Explaining American Leftists: Part I

Dennis Prager, American Greatness
As I watch a great number of my fellow Americans and virtually all of the mainstream media descend further and further into irrational and immoral hysteria—regularly calling the president of the United States and all of his supporters Nazis, white supremacists and the like; harassing Republicans where

House Appropriations Committee tackles family separation issue

The House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday flexed the power of the federal purse to tackle the ongoing issue of migrant children getting separated from their parents at the border, passing a series of provisions to prod more information from the Trump administration on the matter.

The committee approved an amendment ...

The Latest: Man reunited with son says he threatened suicide

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The Latest on reunifications of immigrant families who were separated at the U.S.-Mexico border (all times local):

11:40 a.m.

A Honduran man recently reunited with his 4-year-old son says he had to threaten to kill himself so authorities would let him speak to the boy.

The ...

Paul Manafort treated like a ‘VIP’ in prison, court documents show

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is treated like a "VIP" in prison, according to new court documents filed Wednesday.

The documents were filed by federal prosecutors opposing Mr. Manafort's request to delay his Virginia trial for months. Mr. Manafort's attorneys have sought to push back his trial until fall, ...

Inside Mueller’s New Army

Betsy Woodruff, The Daily Beast
As the special counsel zeroes in on Russia’s online arsonists, he’s brought in a new crew of cyberspy fighters—and a straight-up street crime prosecutor, too.

8 protesters arrested at ICE facility in Portland, Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Federal officers arrested eight protesters as tensions flared again at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters in Portland, Oregon.

Rob Sperling, a spokesman for the division responsible for protecting federal buildings, says protesters tossed items at officers Wednesday after ignoring warnings to stop blocking the ...

New EPA acting chief defends past coal industry lobbying

WASHINGTON (AP) - The new acting chief of the Environmental Protection Agency defended his past lobbying work with the coal industry on Wednesday as he addressed agency employees roiled by months of ethics allegations against former administrator Scott Pruitt.

Andrew Wheeler spoke to staffers for the first time since President ...

Michael Avenatti to see girls separated from family

NEW YORK (AP) - Attorney Michael Avenatti has an appointment to see two Honduran girls shipped to New York after being separated from their parents at the Mexican border.

He and a fellow attorney were headed on Wednesday afternoon to the Cayuga home for children in East Harlem where the ...

Hugs and sobs: Families separated in US return to Guatemala

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) - Donelda Pulex stepped off the airplane into the sun, clutching her 5-year-old daughter's hand and burst into heaving sobs. Fourteen-year-old Hermelindo Juarez hid his face as his father comforted him. Efildo Daniel Vasquez walked cautiously behind his 8-year-old son.

Quiet, confused and exhausted, 11 families who ...