Fight over border security escalates after governors send migrants to Kamala Harris’ home and Martha’s Vineyard
The latest moves by Gov. Greg Abbott and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis this week have triggered outrage among immigration rights’ groups and Democrats who have accused the Republicans of engaging in human trafficking and treating migrants like “human cargo” to score political points.
Gov. Greg Abbott sends five more buses of migrants to New York, escalating feud with Mayor Eric Adams – Houston Public Media
The policy is an expansion of the governor’s plan to antagonize President Joe Biden over border security by busing migrants entering Texas to Washington, D.C., but research suggests the policy could allow more migrants to stay in the country even longer.houstonpublicmedia.org
House Democrats urge Twitter, TikTok, Meta and others to address spike in threats against law enforcement after FBI search of Trump home Mar-a-Lago
Statements from GOP leaders including Trump, Kevin McCarthy and Mike Pence "coincided" with a rise in belligerent online rhetoric, Maloney and Lynch wrote.cnbc.com
Acting Director Allison Randall of the Office on Violence Against Women Delivers Virtual Remarks at 2022 National Sexual Assault Conference
We need put resources directly into the hands of survivors, because survivors know best what works for them. And I’m thrilled that today, we’re announcing 56 awards totaling over $35 million under our Sexual Assault Services Formula Grant Program. We prioritized sexual assault this year, and we are thrilled to have more successful sexual assault-focused grants than ever before. We’re expanding our focus on non-intimate partner sexual assault and including sexual assault across the lifespan, so that survivors can find help when they are ready. You are working to end sexual violence and we are so proud to support you.justice.gov
USDA recalls frozen pizza over possible metal pieces
WASHINGTON, D.C. (WHNT) — Over 13,000 pounds of frozen meat pizza are being recalled due to the possibility of metal pieces in the food, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. On Sunday, Aug. 14, the USDA made the official recall for 13,099 pounds of the Home Run Inn brand of…news.yahoo.com
Suspects used anti-gay slurs and referenced monkeypox in D.C. attack under investigation as possible hate crime, police say
Washington, D.C., police are investigating a possible hate crime after two men said they were attacked by suspects who hurled homophobic slurs at them and referenced monkeypox.cbsnews.com
U.S. charges Iranian national of plot to assassinate former Trump advisor John Bolton
National Security Advisor John Bolton answers questions from reporters as he announces that the U.S. will withdraw from a treaty with Iran during a news conference in the White House briefing room in Washington, October 3, 2018. Jonathan Ernst | ReutersWASHINGTON — The Department of Justice charged an Iranian national on Wednesday for plotting to assassinate former President Donald Trump's national security advisor John Bolton. Bolton, who served as Trump's third national security advisor for 17 months before resigning, was the main architect of the administration's "maximum pressure" campaign against Iran. Bolton favored escalating economic sanctions and threats of retaliation for Iran's malign behavior. National security advisor, John Bolton, right, attends a meeting with President Donald Trump and President of Chile, Sebastian Piñera in the Oval Office of the White House on September 28, 2018 in Washington, DC.cnbc.com
Oklahoma-based tribes say followed rules on Freedmen rights
Leaders and representatives of five Oklahoma-based tribes have told a U.S. Senate committee they have followed treaties and court rulings regarding the citizenship of Freedmen and that the federal government should respect their sovereignty.
Prosecutor won’t sue Texas AG Paxton over Jan. 6 records
Prosecutors say they won’t move forward with a lawsuit against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton over his refusal to release his communications relating to his appearance at a pro-Donald Trump rally that preceded the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol last year.
Some Missouri hospitals briefly halt emergency contraception
A large Missouri hospital chain briefly stopped providing emergency contraception amid confusion over whether the state’s abortion ban could put doctors at risk of criminal charges for providing the medication, even for sexual assault victims.
This is what protests on the Roe v. Wade situation look like across the country
Protests have erupted all over the country after Politico released a leaked initial draft majority opinion indicating the U.S. Supreme Court would overturn two abortion-related cases, which would end federal protection of abortion rights.
Gov. Greg Abbott’s plan to bus migrants to Washington, D.C., will be voluntary
Abbott said he’s responding to the Biden administration announcement that it will lift a pandemic-era emergency health order that allowed immigration authorities to turn away migrants at the border, even those seeking asylum.
AP Was There: The surreal first day of the pandemic
On the day the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a pandemic, Koloud “Kay” Tarapolsi reflected the views of many people when she told an Associated Press reporter: “If we avoid each other and listen to the scientists, maybe in a few weeks it will be better."