Federal Agencies

Massachusetts News: Southwick Man, Kevin A. Johnson Indicted for Sending Threatening Letters and White Powder to Federal Agencies in Springfield

BOSTON, Ms. – A Southwick man was indicted today by a federal grand jury for sending two packages, containing white powder, to federal agencies in Springfield. Kevin A. Johnson, 47, was indicted on two counts of conveying false information and hoaxes and one count of mailing threatening communications to a federal law enforcement officer. Johnson … Continue reading Massachusetts News: Southwick Man, Kevin A. Johnson Indicted for Sending Threatening Letters and White Powder to Federal Agencies in Springfield

ANCHORAGE, Alaska | As sea ice melts, agency says harm to walruses not proven

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Given a choice between giving birth on land or sea ice, Pacific walrus mothers most often choose ice. Likewise, they prefer sea ice for molting, mating, nursing and resting between dives for food. Trouble is, as the century progresses, there’s going to be far less ice around. How well walruses cope with … Continue reading ANCHORAGE, Alaska | As sea ice melts, agency says harm to walruses not proven

CHEYENNE, Wyo | The Latest: Hunter wins Wyoming Dem US House primary

CHEYENNE, Wyo — The Latest on Wyoming’s primary election (all times local): 11:15 p.m. Republican U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney will face a little-known Democrat from Laramie in her first campaign for re-election. Businessman Greg Hunter beat Laramie attorney Travis Helm to win the Democratic nomination for Wyoming’s lone U.S. House seat on Tuesday. Hunter says … Continue reading CHEYENNE, Wyo | The Latest: Hunter wins Wyoming Dem US House primary

BOSTON | ACLU: Federal agencies setting ‘trap’ to deport immigrants

BOSTON — Federal immigration agencies have launched a coordinated campaign to arrest and deport immigrants seeking to become legal U.S. residents through marriage, according to documents released this week in a class-action lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union. The documents, which include depositions and correspondence from federal officials, show the extent to which … Continue reading BOSTON | ACLU: Federal agencies setting ‘trap’ to deport immigrants

SAN FRANCISCO | Supreme Court nominee takes hard line on federal regulations

SAN FRANCISCO— Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh worries about federal agencies running amok. He has argued that judges have given federal agencies leeway to push policies that go well beyond what Congress allowed. That view has endeared him to conservatives, who believe unelected bureaucrats are foisting radical regulations on Americans with little accountability. Liberals fear … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | Supreme Court nominee takes hard line on federal regulations

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