Violations

HOUSTON | Texas sues San Antonio police under sanctuary cities law

HOUSTON — Texas’ attorney general sued the San Antonio police chief Friday for what he said are violations of the state’s immigration law targeting “sanctuary cities” and sought millions of dollars in sanctions. The lawsuit Ken Paxton filed in state court was a rare enforcement action of Senate Bill 4, passed last year by the … Continue reading HOUSTON | Texas sues San Antonio police under sanctuary cities law

IOWA CITY, Iowa | Inspections show concerns at Whitaker’s former Iowa daycare

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Inspectors found some violations at a large Iowa daycare center when it was owned by Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker, including deficiencies in 2007 that prompted a downgrade in its license status, according to records released Monday. Whitaker and his wife owned Little Endeavors in his hometown of Ankeny, Iowa, a … Continue reading IOWA CITY, Iowa | Inspections show concerns at Whitaker’s former Iowa daycare

LOUISVILLE, Ky. | Suspect in grocery store shooting indicted on murder charges

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The man accused in the shooting deaths of two grocery store patrons in Kentucky has been indicted on two counts of murder. Prosecutors say Gregory Bush was indicted Wednesday by a Jefferson County grand jury in the shootings a week ago at a Kroger store in suburban Louisville. Bush also was indicted … Continue reading LOUISVILLE, Ky. | Suspect in grocery store shooting indicted on murder charges

ELKO, Nevada | No unified backing in Congress to Trump’s arms treaty move

ELKO, Nevada — President Donald Trump says his intention to scrap a landmark arms control agreement Russia follows years of violations by Moscow in developing prohibited weapons, and “we’re not going to be the only one to adhere to it.” The Kremlin said the pullout “would be a very dangerous step.” Members of Congress offered … Continue reading ELKO, Nevada | No unified backing in Congress to Trump’s arms treaty move

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Mixed reaction in Congress to Trump treaty move

WASHINGTON— The Latest on President Donald Trump‘s decision to pull the U.S. from an arms control agreement with Russia (all times local): 10:45 a.m. There doesn’t seem to be a consensus in Congress about whether President Donald Trump is making the right move when he says he will withdraw the United States from an arms … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Mixed reaction in Congress to Trump treaty move

ELKO, Nevada | Trump says US will pull out of intermediate range nuke pact

ELKO, Nevada  — President Donald Trump said Saturday he will pull the United States from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty because Russia has violated the agreement, but he provided no details on the violations. The 1987 pact, which helps protect the security of the U.S. and its allies in Europe and the Far East, prohibits … Continue reading ELKO, Nevada | Trump says US will pull out of intermediate range nuke pact

STORRS, Conn. | UConn holds 1st practice day after NCAA violations announced

STORRS, Conn. — UConn held its first practice under new basketball coach Dan Hurley on Saturday, a day after receiving NCAA notification of alleged recruiting and other violations during Kevin Ollie’s tenure at the school. Hurley said everyone is aware of the off-the-court issues. The school said the players won’t comment on the allegations. “I … Continue reading STORRS, Conn. | UConn holds 1st practice day after NCAA violations announced

SPOKANE, Wash. | WSU: Jason Gesser harassment probe found no violations

SPOKANE, Wash. — Washington State University officials investigated allegations of sexual harassment against staff member and former football star Jason Gesser and found no violations of school policy, school President Kirk Schulz and Director of Athletics Pat Chun said Thursday. Schulz and Chun issued a joint statement after the school newspaper, The Daily Evergreen, published … Continue reading SPOKANE, Wash. | WSU: Jason Gesser harassment probe found no violations

WARRI, Nigeria | Church collapses in Nigeria, killing 1 and hurting dozens

WARRI, Nigeria— One worshipper has been killed and dozens of others injured after a church collapsed in southern Nigeria. Delta state police spokesman Andrew Aniakama says St. Paul Catholic Church in Adagbrasa collapsed midway into the service. Church collapses are relatively common in Nigeria. In December 2016 dozens of worshippers were killed when a church … Continue reading WARRI, Nigeria | Church collapses in Nigeria, killing 1 and hurting dozens

EAST LANSING, Mich | Michigan State: NCAA finds no violations in Nassar scandal

EAST LANSING, Mich  — The NCAA has cleared Michigan State University of any rules violations in the Larry Nassar sexual-assault scandal, the school announced Thursday. Athletic director Bill Beekman said the university “cooperated fully with the inquiry” and welcomes the NCAA’s conclusion. The school said it got a letter this week from the NCAA’s vice … Continue reading EAST LANSING, Mich | Michigan State: NCAA finds no violations in Nassar scandal

BEREA, Ohio | Browns’ Josh Gordon cleared by NFL for practices, games

BEREA, Ohio  — The NFL has cleared Josh Gordon’s route to the field. Gordon, whose career has been derailed by drug and alcohol addictions, “can return to all activities, including games,” league spokesman Brian McCarthy said Saturday. Gordon is not expected to participate in any drills for a few days, but could be practicing early … Continue reading BEREA, Ohio | Browns’ Josh Gordon cleared by NFL for practices, games

United States News: Slidell Couple, CHRISTOPHER MAZUR and REBECCA COMSTOCK Pleads Guilty to Violations of Federal Gun Control Act

United States – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that CHRISTOPHER MAZUR, age 34, and REBECCA COMSTOCK, age 36, pleaded guilty today to violations of the Federal Gun Control Act.  MAZUR pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1), … Continue reading United States News: Slidell Couple, CHRISTOPHER MAZUR and REBECCA COMSTOCK Pleads Guilty to Violations of Federal Gun Control Act

Texas News: TYLER, Smith County Woman, Shelly Hunter Guilty of Federal Violations

TYLER, Texas – A 47-year-old Whitehouse, Texas woman has pleaded guilty to federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown today. Shelly Hunter pleaded guilty to interstate transport of stolen funds before U.S. Magistrate Judge K. Nicole Mitchell on July 16, 2018. According to information presented in court, from … Continue reading Texas News: TYLER, Smith County Woman, Shelly Hunter Guilty of Federal Violations

BEIJING  | Report: ZTE chairman promises no more violations, apologizes

BEIJING  — Chinese tech giant ZTE Corp.’s chairman promised no further compliance violations and apologized to customers in a letter Friday for disruptions caused by its violation of U.S. export controls, a newspaper reported. Washington’s agreement Thursday to restore ZTE’s access to U.S. components removed a prominent irritant in relations with Beijing, but the two … Continue reading BEIJING  | Report: ZTE chairman promises no more violations, apologizes

MLB imposes stricter mound limits, defers on pitch clocks

NEW YORK/February 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Major League Baseball has imposed stricter limits on mound visits by players in an effort to speed games but decided against 20-second pitch clocks for 2018. After more than a year of negotiations, the Major League Baseball Players Association refused to agree to the changes but also signed an … Continue reading MLB imposes stricter mound limits, defers on pitch clocks

Union concerned after payroll cuts by Marlins, Pirates

NEW YORK /January 26, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Concerned after the Miami Marlins and Pittsburgh Pirates cut major league payroll, the baseball players’ association has taken the first step toward trying to force changes in the clubs’ behavior. The union said it expressed concern to Major League Baseball that the teams are not spending revenue-sharing proceeds to … Continue reading Union concerned after payroll cuts by Marlins, Pirates