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Department of Justice Expands Fight Against MS-13 Street Gang

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday formally designated the El Salvador-based street gang known as MS-13 as a priority for a Department of Justice program that combats drug trafficking and money laundering.   The designation will allow the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces to target MS-13 with an array of laws, from the anti-organized crime law known as RICO to tax and firearms statutes, Sessions told the International Association of Chiefs of Police. "Now they will go… Read Full Article

New Hampshire Governor Asks Trump to Stop Indonesian Deportation Effort

New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu on Monday publicly called on U.S. President Donald Trump, a fellow Republican, to halt an effort to deport 69 Indonesian Christians who fled violence in that country two decades ago and are living illegally in the state. The group had been living near the state's coast under the terms of a 2010 deal worked out with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that allowed them to remain so long as they handed in their passports and turned up for regular check-… Read Full Article

Murder Trial Starts for Man Who Stoked US Immigration Debate

A murder trial started Monday for a Mexican man who set off a national immigration debate after he shot and killed a woman two years ago on a popular San Francisco pier. Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, 54, has acknowledged shooting Kate Steinle in the back while she was walking with her father on the downtown pier on July 1, 2015. But Garcia Zarate has said the shooting was accidental. He said he was handling a handgun he found wrapped in a T-shirt under a bench on the pier when it accidentally… Read Full Article

Ronald Koeman: Everton sack manager after Arsenal defeat

Everton sack manager Ronald Koeman after a 5-2 home defeat by Arsenal puts them into the Premier League relegation zone.

EPA Keeps Scientists From Speaking About Report on Climate

The Environmental Protection Agency kept three scientists from appearing at a Monday event about a report that deals in part with climate change. The scientists were expected to discuss a report on the health of Narragansett Bay, New England's largest estuary. The EPA didn't explain exactly why the scientists were told not to. “EPA supports the Narragansett Bay Estuary, and just this month provided the program a $600,000 grant,”’ agency spokeswoman Nancy Grantham said in a statement Monday… Read Full Article

October 23, 2017

A look at the best news photos from around the world.

Gaza conjoined twins 'need life-saving treatment abroad'

The doctor of the two girls says medics in Gaza cannot deal with the pair and they must leave.

Russian radio presenter Felgengauer stabbed in neck

A top Russian broadcaster is seriously ill in hospital after a man stabbed her in the neck at work.

Bergdahl Defense Calls for Dismissal

The defense for U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who could face life in prison after pleading guilty to charges that he endangered comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan in 2009, has asked the judge to renew a motion to dismiss charges based on new comments made by President Donald Trump. Trump, whose role as president includes the job of commander in chief, responded to a reporter's question on Bergdahl last week by stating that he couldn’t say more on the case, “but I think people… Read Full Article

Indonesian General Chooses Not to Travel to US

Indonesia's military chief has decided not to travel to the United States, though the initial issue preventing him from traveling was resolved. Indonesian Armed Forces Commander General Gatot Nurmantyo was preparing to board a flight to the United States with his wife on Saturday when the airline informed him that U.S. Customs and Border Protection had denied him entry. The United States said the issue was quickly resolved and the general was booked on another flight. Department of… Read Full Article