New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has vetoed a bill that would have reduced the capacity of gun magazines from 15 to 10 bullets, a small change that in the heated atmosphere surrounding gun issues is enough to raise the political temperature.
MURRIETA, Calif. (MCT) — Protesters who successfully blocked immigrant detainees from reaching a Border Patrol processing facility in Murrieta earlier this week say they’re ready to do it again should federal immigration officials attempt a similar drop-off. Officials with Immigration and Customs Enforcement have not said when more buses carrying undocumented immigrants may arrive at […]
(MCT) — A Colorado woman faces Federal charges of trying to provide support to the international terrorist organization Islamic State, according to court documents unsealed this week. Shannon Maureen Conley of Arvada, Colo., openly told Federal agents again and again that she believed in jihad, according to the court records, and that she had hoped […]
AUSTIN, Texas (MCT) — The second of two 23-year-old men charged in Austin with aiding overseas terrorists has admitted that he connected an undercover agent with co-conspirators recruiting jihadi fighters to Somalia. Rahatul Ashikim Khan, a University of Texas student, pleaded guilty Wednesday to attempting to provide material support and resources to terrorists. His admission […]
WASHINGTON (MCT) — A national security watchdog panel on Wednesday approved a soft-hitting report on one of the National Security Agency’s data collection programs, saying it is legal and provoking critics who say the program actually sweeps up Americans’ data through a “backdoor loophole.” Deviating from its previous criticism, the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight […]
WASHINGTON (MCT) — A government watchdog criticized the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s controversial headquarters renovation, whose price tag has risen to an estimated $216 million, saying there was not a “sound business case” for the project because the agency never analyzed other options. The inspector general’s report, released Wednesday, said bureau officials have been “unable […]
WASHINGTON (MCT) — For many on the far political right, it’s high time to charge President Barack Obama with high crimes and misdemeanors. The “I-word” — impeachment — is creeping back into the political lexicon nearly 16 years after the House of Representatives impeached President Bill Clinton for lying under oath about his affair with […]
MINNEAPOLIS (MCT) — Target Corp. on Wednesday took a stand against customers who bring firearms into its stores. “This is a complicated issue, but it boils down to a simple belief: Bringing firearms to Target creates an environment that is at odds with the family-friendly shopping and work experience we strive to create,” John Mulligan, […]
U.S. Army researchers have found that soldiers coming home from war suffer from chronic pain and use prescription opioids at far higher rates than civilians. Experts said the study suggested that, despite the military’s efforts to improve pain management, more needs to be done.
WASHINGTON (MCT) — The U.S. Department of Transportation said Tuesday that it would start limiting payments to States for road and transit projects next month in an attempt to conserve the Federal Highway Trust Fund’s rapidly diminishing cash balance. Usually, the department reimburses states for transportation projects upon request. But beginning Aug. 1, the States […]