Federal Agencies

McALLEN, Texas | Confusion swirls on border after Trump reversal on families

McALLEN, Texas — Immigration enforcement on the U.S.-Mexico border was plunged deeper into chaos over President Donald Trump’s reversal of a policy separating immigrant children from parents, causing uncertainty for both migrant families and the federal agencies in charge of prosecuting and detaining them. A senior Trump administration official said that about 500 of the … Continue reading McALLEN, Texas | Confusion swirls on border after Trump reversal on families

Gun background check system riddled with flaws

SEATTLE /March 10, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Recent mass shootings have spurred Congress to make an attempt to improve the nation’s background check system for gun purchases. The system has failed on numerous occasions to keep weapons out of the hands of dangerous people. The problem with the legislation, experts say, is that it only works if … Continue reading Gun background check system riddled with flaws

2 federal agencies send teams to probe Tesla freeway crash

DETROIT /January 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Two federal agencies have dispatched teams to investigate the California crash of a Tesla Model S electric car that may have been operating under its semi-autonomous “Autopilot” system. It’s the second time the National Transportation Safety Board and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have investigated the performance of Autopilot, which … Continue reading 2 federal agencies send teams to probe Tesla freeway crash

Federal safety board is investigating Tesla freeway crash

DETROIT/January 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the California crash of a Tesla Model S electric car that may have been operating under its semi-autonomous “Autopilot” system. It’s the second time the board has looked into a Tesla crash, and likely means that it wants information about whether Autopilot was … Continue reading Federal safety board is investigating Tesla freeway crash

The Latest: Celebrities among thousands fleeing wildfire

LOS ANGELES / December 12, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): 1:20 p.m. President Donald Trump has received a lunchtime briefing on the government’s response to wildfires in California. White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters says Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue also briefed Trump and Vice President Mike Pence on a wildfire … Continue reading The Latest: Celebrities among thousands fleeing wildfire

Trump’s next budget hopes to eliminate some federal agencies

WASHINGTON/July 7, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The Trump administration aims to further tighten its grip on spending, issuing a memo Friday that calls for eliminating some federal agencies and cutting government jobs as part of the upcoming fiscal 2019 budget. Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney wrote in the memo to agency and department … Continue reading Trump’s next budget hopes to eliminate some federal agencies