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The Supreme Court says it will decide the fate of President Trump's revised travel ban, agreeing to hear arguments over immigration cases that were filed in federal courts in Hawaii and Maryland, and allowing parts of the ban that's now been on hold since March to take effect. The case centers on the president's move to block new visas for travelers from six majority-Muslim countries for 90 days, and to suspend the U.S. refugee program for 120 days. The justices removed the lower courts' injunctions against the ban "with respect to foreign nationals who lack any bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States," narrowing the scope of two injunctions that had put the ban in limbo. With today's Supreme Court order, the travel ban will remain on hold for plaintiffs who challenged the executive order and for anyone who is "similarly situated," the justices say — in other words, foreign nationals who have relatives in the U.S., or who plan to att..
It's normal to expect a certain level of scrutiny when a company wants to hire an intern. That scrutiny is not usually based on swimwear.
A federal judge in Denver has ordered the release of an Uzbek terror suspect who was held without trial for more than five years.
It's getting a lot easier for residents in north St. Louis County to get their grocery shopping done.
It's getting a lot easier for residents in north St. Louis County to get their grocery shopping done.
In a settlement with the City of the St. Louis, the Missouri Civil War Museum has agreed to remove and store the Confederate Monument in Forest Park.
The Democratic Unionist Party has given U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May enough votes to form a government, signing a "confidence and supply" agreement to back May's Conservatives in confidence votes and on key economic issues. The DUP also secured more than $1 billion in economic assistance for Northern Ireland. "This agreement will operate to deliver a stable government in the United Kingdom's national interest at this vital time," DUP leader Arlene Foster said. The Northern Ireland party is pledging to vote with Conservatives on two topics that are at the forefront of British politics: national security — particularly in the wake of recent terrorist attacks — and the U.K.'s exit from the European Union. "The DUP is skeptical of Europe and is pro-Brexit, as NPR's Frank Langfitt has reported . "But it is also deeply worried that splitting from the EU will mean a return to a hard border across Ireland that could create economic and even political problems." By formin..
Members of the local Sikh community held an open house Sunday, as part of a national effort to help people get a better understanding of the religion.
Police were asking for the public's help in identifying a man and a woman suspected of stealing several items from a car in Scottsdale.
Hermitage Precinct detectives are investigating the fatal shooting of a 14-year-old boy.
For 24 years, Joe Arpaio was a tough talking sheriff in Arizona, famous for cracking down on illegal immigration. About a decade ago Arpaio, dubbed "America's Toughest Sheriff" in conservative circles, started instructing his deputies to make traffic stops and detain any unauthorized immigrants they encountered. Then they'd turn the immigrants over to federal agents for deportation. He was voted out of his Maricopa County office in November but now faces his own legal troubles — a criminal trial begins Monday in which he is accused of ignoring a federal judge's order to curtail his crackdown. Many in the Latino community are happy to see the tables turned on him. "These immigration raids tore our neighborhood apart," said Lydia Guzman, an activist who helped sue Arpaio over those tactics. "I see different families with kids I see you know people enjoying themselves," she said at a crowded Mexican restaurant, not far from where many of Arpaio's operations took place...
For 24 years, Joe Arpaio was a tough talking sheriff in Arizona, famous for cracking down on illegal immigration. About a decade ago Arpaio, dubbed "America's Sheriff" in conservative circles, started instructing his deputies to make traffic stops and detain any unauthorized immigrants they encountered. Then they'd turn the immigrants over to federal agents for deportation. He was voted out of his Maricopa County office in November but now faces his own legal troubles — a criminal trial begins Monday in which he is accused of ignoring a federal judge's order to curtail his crackdown. Many in the Latino community are happy to see the tables turned on him. "These immigration raids tore our neighborhood apart," said Lydia Guzman, an activist who helped sue Arpaio over those tactics. "I see different families with kids I see you know people enjoying themselves," she said at a crowded Mexican restaurant, not far from where many of Arpaio's operations took place. "This is..
In many ways, parenting newborns seems instinctual. We see a little baby, and we want to hold her. Snuggle and kiss her. Even just her smell seems magical. Many of us think breast-feeding is similar. "I had that idea before my first child was born," says Brooke Scelza , an evolutionary anthropologist at the University of Los Angeles, California. "I definitely thought, 'Oh, I'm going to figure that out. Like how hard can it be?' " Although breast-feeding is easy for some women, for many new moms — including Scelza — it's a struggle. "I was shocked at how hard it was," she says. In a survey a few years ago, 92 percent of women said they had problems in the first few days of breast-feeding. They couldn't get the baby to latch onto the nipple. They had pain. Sore nipples. And they were worried they weren't making enough milk. "This is just surprising because breast-feeding was a critical function for child survival in the past, and if you couldn't figure ..
Chinese authorities have granted dissident Liu Xiaobo medical parole, freeing the Nobel Peace Prize winner from prison because he has terminal liver cancer. Liu, 61, is being allowed to seek treatment in a hospital outside of prison. "According to his lawyer, Liu was diagnosed with late-stage liver cancer while in prison last month," NPR's Rob Schmitz reports from Hong Kong. "[He] is being treated at a hospital in the northeastern city of Shenyang." Liu is more than halfway through the 11-year sentence he received in 2009 for what the government called "incitement to subvert state power." His main infraction was helping to write a six-page manifesto titled Charter 08 , which called for an end to one-party rule in China along with direct elections and the separation of powers. The document states, for instance, "Public institutions should be used for the public." A veteran activist and academic, Liu traveled from the U.S. to participate in the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 — an..
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Image: James Grenz Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.) There are no weather alerts posted at this time. Check our breaking news section for any urgent weather alerts or updates to the weather alerts listed above. **Click directly on the images below to make them larger. Charts include: Big Island high/low forecasted temperatures, projected winds, chance of cloud cover, projected localized weather conditions, vog/SO2 forecast and expected wave heights.** +SWIPE LEFT OR RIGHT Looking Ahead The trade winds are forecast to build back in Monday becoming breezy by Tuesday. Drier and more stable conditions are expected Monday through Thursday. On Friday a disturbance is passing north of the state and could bring showery conditions through the upcoming weekend. Will keep an eye on it. Today We expect east winds around 15 to 20 mph with higher gusts. High temperatures are forecast from 83° to 88°. Mostly sunny skies with scattered windward showers for the Hilo side in the morning. Kona side may get some ..
Image: James Grenz Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.) There are no weather alerts posted at this time. Check our breaking news section for any urgent weather alerts or updates to the weather alerts listed above. **Click directly on the images below to make them larger. Charts include: Big Island projected winds, tides, swell direction & period and expected wave heights.** +SWIPE LEFT OR RIGHT Big Island Surf Forecast Hilo side: Surf heights are expected to be waist/head high at the best breaks open to the swell. Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be knee/waist high today. The best breaks could get up to chest high by sunset. South: Wave heights are expected to be knee/waist high today. The best breaks could get up to chest high by sunset. Our current south-southwest swell is fading but a reinforcement will keep wave heights maintained through Monday and Tuesday. A couple more swells are expected for June 29th and July 3rd. Will keep an eye on it. Trade swell mixing with northeast swell will..
Germany has warned Turkey that members of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's security detail who were involved in a brawl in Washington last month "are not welcome in Germany."
Joe Arpaio, the former Arizona sheriff nationally known for his tough immigration stance and his outspoken support for President Donald Trump's policies, faces trial in Phoenix on Monday accused of criminal contempt of court.