House, Senate reach deal on bill to thwart opioids in mail

House and Senate lawmakers said Friday they've reached an agreement on legislation that requires shippers sending packages into the U.S. to provide more data on what's being sent, in an effort to cut the flow of illegal synthetic opioids from clandestine labs overseas.

The STOP Act's primary champion — Sen. ...

Spokesman: US to extradite former Panamanian president

MIAMI (AP) - The U.S. government has agreed to extradite former Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli to his home country to face political espionage and embezzlement charges.

Martinelli's attorney said Friday she was informed a day earlier about the State Department's decision. Lawyer Inna Shapovalov said in an email it wasn't ...

Governor asks for federal investigation into ICE conduct

NEW YORK (AP) - New York's governor is asking for a federal investigation into the conduct of immigration officials after an Ecuadorean pizza shop worker was detained while trying to make a delivery to an Army garrison in Brooklyn.

Democrat Andrew Cuomo requested the probe Friday in a letter to ...

The Latest: Details emerge of California budget compromise

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on California's next state budget (all times local):

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Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic legislative leaders have agreed to boost funding for universities, welfare and services for the homeless.

A budget compromise released Friday also would create an online community college and increase ...

Company says it didn’t know if workers used fake papers

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio gardening company where immigration agents arrested 114 workers this week in one of the largest workplace raids in the U.S. in recent years says it doesn't know if workers used fake documents to get jobs.

Corso's Flower & Garden Center says Friday in a ...

Dem bill would block feds from charging some illegal immigrants with crimes

Senate Democrats announced legislation Friday to prevent authorities from separating children from their parents at the border, in a move that would likely punch a hole in the middle of the Trump administration's new zero tolerance border policy.

Sponsored by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the bill is the first major concrete ...

The Latest: Prosecutor: 31K files gone from Greitens’ phone

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Latest on former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (all times local):

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The special prosecutor who considered a criminal charge against former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens says there were 31,000 fewer files on one of his phones between April and May.

Jackson County prosecutor ...

Truck driver indicted over fatal wreck with lawmakers’ train

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - A garbage-truck driver who drove into the path of an Amtrak train carrying Republican members of Congress, resulting in a wreck that left a co-worker dead, has been indicted on charges of involuntary manslaughter and being under the influence.

A Virginia grand jury has indicted ...

School trustee ends reappointment bid amid harassment claims

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Gov. John Carney has tapped an attorney currently helping lead Delaware's prison reform efforts to serve as a University of Delaware trustee.

Carney's announcement Friday of the nomination of Claire DeMatteis comes after Delaware's Senate president refused to act on Carney's previous request to reappoint Wilmington ...

Travels With Anthony Bourdain

Patrick Keefe, The New Yorker
Anthony Bourdain, who has died at the age of sixty-one, will be remembered for his infectious enthusiasms, his brash exuberance, and his capacity for reinvention.