- Sex offenders challenge new federal passports law Updated: Feb-09-16 2:16 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - A civil rights group has filed a lawsuit challenging a law that will require sex offenders to be identified on their passports.
- The Latest: Nevada lawmaker to support Oregon occupiers Updated: Feb-08-16 8:03 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - The Latest on an armed group that took over buildings at a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon (all times local):
- Compensation in 2015 for New Mexico lawmakers Updated: Feb-08-16 7:27 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - Here is a list of the compensation received by New Mexico legislators in 2015, according to Department of Finance and Administration records. Lawmakers receive payments for daily expenses, mileage and travel to out-of-state legislative conferences. They are not paid an annual salary.
- US hits another 5 Russians with human rights sanctions Updated: Feb-01-16 3:46 pm
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration has slapped sanctions on another five Russians for human rights violations under a 2012 U.S. law named for Russian whistle-blower Sergei Magnitsky.
- NYPD: 25 summonses issued for those traveling during ban Updated: Jan-24-16 12:36 pm
NEW YORK - The New York Police Department says officers issued 25 summonses to drivers who were on the road after a travel ban had gone into effect in New York City.
- Travel ban on interstates lifted after mammoth snowstorm Updated: Jan-24-16 10:40 am
BALTIMORE - Maryland officials have reopened a long stretch of interstates that had been closed overnight to allow emergency workers to clear the snow.
- Mayor asks people to stay home, off DC's snowy streets Updated: Jan-23-16 6:17 pm
WASHINGTON - District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser says up to 20 inches of snow have fallen in Washington and officials still need residents to stay off the streets.
- In NYC, some hustle to get home before snowstorm travel ban Updated: Jan-23-16 4:35 pm
NEW YORK - New Yorkers have been scrambling to get home ahead of a ban on road travel and a partial shutdown of the subway system because of the snowstorm.
- Snowstorm prompts Pennsylvania travel restrictions Updated: Jan-23-16 10:52 am
PHILADELPHIA - The huge snowstorm has prompted transportation shutdowns or restrictions around Pennsylvania, with officials urging people stay off the roads if at all possible.
- Q&A: Obama admin announces new rules for visa-free travel Updated: Jan-22-16 4:25 am
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is tightening travel restrictions on Europeans and others who have visited Iran, Iraq, Syria or Sudan in the last five years. At the same time, officials say the new rules might not apply to travelers in certain occupations whose travels were for business.
- US to announce plan for new visa rules for some Europeans Updated: Jan-20-16 11:37 pm
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration will announce as early as Thursday its plan to introduce new visa requirements for European travelers who are dual nationals of Iran, Iraq, Sudan or Syria, or who have visited any of these countries in the last five years.
- SEC visa fraud case rocks Florida city's downtown dream Updated: Jan-15-16 4:44 am
PORT ST. LUCIE, Florida - Port St. Lucie, a disparate series of residential developments and strip malls, had little to boast beyond its proximity to a nuclear plant and its fame as the spring training home of the New York Mets. Then Lily Zhong came to town, plunked down $500,000 for vacant land and promised to finally build a real downtown.
- Once accommodating neighbors now turn back Syrian refugees Updated: Jan-13-16 1:53 am
BEIRUT - After taking in a million Syrian refugees, Lebanon has quietly changed course in recent months, forcing refugees to return to Syria - where they are at risk of persecution or death - or stay illegally, leaving them vulnerable to exploitation and abuse.