U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions

WASHINGTON | Trump urges end to probe ‘right now,’ setting off new storm

WASHINGTON  — In a fervent outburst, President Donald Trump declared Wednesday that U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions should terminate the special counsel’s election probe “right now,” a newly blunt attack on the investigation that could imperil his presidency. Trump also assailed the federal trial, just undeway, of his former campaign chairman by the special counsel’s … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump urges end to probe ‘right now,’ setting off new storm

LONDON | UK silent on US death penalty concerns for alleged jihadis

LONDON — A furor has erupted over leaked documents showing that British officials are not requiring their U.S. counterparts to provide assurances that two alleged British jihadis loyal to the Islamic State group will not be executed if they are eventually put on trial in the United States. The Daily Telegraph said Monday it had … Continue reading LONDON | UK silent on US death penalty concerns for alleged jihadis

LOS ANGELES | The Latest: Los Angeles police calmly arrest protesters

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on immigrant parents and children separated at the U.S. border (all times local): 10:10 a.m. Police are arresting about two dozen protesters who sat down and blocked a street outside the U.S. attorney’s office in downtown Los Angeles to protest the Trump administration’s immigration policies. Officers began the arrests … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | The Latest: Los Angeles police calmly arrest protesters

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Attorneys general demand family separation stop

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the controversy over child and parent separations at the U.S.-Mexico border (all times local): 9:53 a.m. Democratic attorneys general are demanding the Trump administration end a “zero tolerance” policy that has resulted in children being separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. Led by New Mexico Attorney General … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Attorneys general demand family separation stop

SAN DIEGO | Sessions excludes domestic, gang violence from asylum claims

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Immigration judges generally cannot consider domestic and gang violence as grounds for asylum, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Monday in a ruling that could affect large numbers of Central Americans who have increasingly turned to the United States for protection. “Generally, claims by aliens pertaining to domestic violence or gang … Continue reading SAN DIEGO | Sessions excludes domestic, gang violence from asylum claims

SACRAMENTO, Calif | California, US team up on an issue that divides them: pot

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — An alarming increase in the use of a highly toxic and banned pesticide at illegal marijuana farms hidden on public land in California is leading U.S. and state officials to team up on an issue that recently divided them: pot. They announced Tuesday that they will use $2.5 million in federal … Continue reading SACRAMENTO, Calif | California, US team up on an issue that divides them: pot

States mull ‘sanctuary’ status for marijuana businesses

JUNEAU, Alaska /March 5, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  Taking a cue from the fight over immigration, some states that have legalized marijuana are considering providing so-called sanctuary status for licensed pot businesses, hoping to protect the fledgling industry from a shift in federal enforcement policy. Just hours after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced on Jan. … Continue reading States mull ‘sanctuary’ status for marijuana businesses