The spike in arrests comes after major counties in the state severed ties with ICE.
According to the Charlotte Observer, ICE Regional Director Sean Gallaghar said, “This is the direct conclusion of dangerous policies of not cooperating with ICE. This forces my officers to go out onto the street to conduct more enforcement.”
About 200 people were detained in North Carolina. Gallaghar said the arrests could continue if ICE is not allowed to access county jails.
Seized contraband has an estimated street value of nearly $25 million
CBP marine interdiction officers responded to the area and initiated a hot pursuit and observed it occupants fleeing the scene upon landing south of Vieques.
HSI special agents contacted the Vieques Municipal Police (VMP) with the exact location of the landing. Upon arriving, the VPM found an abandoned spider vessel with 33 bales containing 888 bricks of cocaine with an approximate weight of 1081 kilograms (2,378 lbs.). The contraband was later released to HSI.
On the last business day of December, the job openings level reached a series high of 7.3 million. The job openings rate was 4.7 percent. The number of job openings edged up for total private (+198,000) and was little changed for government. Job openings increased in a number of industries, with the largest increases in construction (+88,000), accommodation and food services (+84,000), and health care and social assistance (+79,000). The job openings level decreased in a number of industries, with the largest decreases in nondurable goods manufacturing (-37,000), federal government (-32,000), and real estate and rental and leasing (-31,000)...
Hungary’s populist prime minister, Viktor Orbán, has promised that women who have four or more children will never pay income tax again, in a move aimed at boosting the country’s population.
Orbán, who has emerged as Europe’s loudest rightwing, anti-immigration voice in recent years, said getting Hungarian families to have more children was preferable to allowing immigrants from Muslim countries to enter.
The 20-year-long data record was produced by an instrument on board two satellites orbiting the planet and capturing up to four shots of every place on Earth every day for the last 20 years.
As a result, the data set is staggering in size, but positive in message: as a species, we have ‘greened’ an area equivalent to that of all the Amazon rainforests, at a rate of more than two million square miles of extra green leaf area per year (or a roughly five percent increase compared to the early 2000s).
Specifically, the FDA is accusing McKesson of failing to identify, quarantine and investigate drug shipments that had been tampered with. Some of the bad shipments were discovered at three Rite Aid pharmacies in Michigan. This is the first time the FDA has issued a warning letter under the 2013 Drug Supply Chain Security Act.
Distributors have come under fire for their role in the opioid crisis. McKesson and Cardinal Health are the subject of numerous lawsuits alleging they flooded communities with opioids.
For the last six years Beijing has stayed secretive about its gold reserves. Last year the government finally revealed a nearly 60 percent growth in reserves since 2009. The country became the fifth largest holder of gold in the world, following the US, Germany, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Italy and France.
Facebook messages dating as far back as March 2017, and obtained by Fox News on Tuesday, show Meredith Watson commenting on Fairfax’s candidacy and telling contacts about the alleged rape.
A message from March 19, 2017 read: “This is absolutely disgusting! This dude raped me,” with a link to an article about Fairfax in the Richmond Times-Dispatch. The unknown contact responded: “Was it reported?” and “Is there something that could be said,” followed by a message asking if she would “even want to say something.” Watson replied that she “didn’t report it after how the university responded,” when she reportedly complained about an earlier alleged rape by former NBA player Corey Maggette while they were students at Duke University 20 years ago.
Ten Democrats have already announced they will be running for president in 2020. A handful of others have announced exploratory committees, or are expected to announce a run in the coming months. It’s anybody’s guess how many names will ultimately appear on the ballots of caucus and primary voters, but what has become clear is that the more the pool of candidates grows, the more enticing it is for lawmakers to test the water. On Sunday, Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO) teased a potential run during an appearance on Meet the Press. A day later, Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA) did the same while speaking to BuzzFeed News.
Guzman's federal drug conspiracy trial started three months ago. The verdict comes on the sixth day of jury deliberations. Prosecutors accused Guzman of trafficking cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and marijuana into the U.S. as a top leader of the Sinaloa Cartel.
Over 50 witnesses were called by the prosecution, describing all aspects of Guzman's life, from brutal murders, a naked journey he took through a secret tunnel, plastic bananas filled with cocaine and spied-on mistresses.
Guzman now faces a life sentence in an American prison. The Bureau of Prisons said it had not predetermined where Guzman would be sent.
Target updated its smartphone app last Wednesday after a two-month investigation by Minneapolis TV station KARE-TV discovered the retail giant was advertising certain items for one price outside of stores, only to hike the price when a person entered a Target - in one case, by as much as nearly $150.
The difference boiled down to Target offering a lower price online vs. in-store, however the online-only pricing wasn't made clear. As KARE-TV noted, "Even if you scan the bar codes of the products on the shelves, which Target suggests customers do to see Cartwheel coupon offers on the app, the app gives no indication that certain prices were far cheaper at Target.com."
On Thursday, the Health and Human Services committee of the South Dakota House killed a bill that would have protected the right of parents to refuse to consent to medical or psychological treatment for a child suffering from gender dysphoria if the treatment “would induce, confirm, or promote the child’s belief that the child’s sex or gender identity is different from the child’s sex presented at birth.” Proposed House Bill 1205 also provided that “no public authority or official of this state may take any adverse action against a parent for exercising this right.”
We have since moved on to the second wave, Cretella told The Federalist. “The second wave is going on now, with emergency room staff, therapists, or doctors reporting parents to Child Protective Services who refuse to affirm their child’s false gender.”
By the end of February, the students at Manatee School for the Arts in Palmetto, Fla., will see two combat veterans in body armor roaming the grounds, each carrying a 9-millimeter Glock handgun and a semiautomatic rifle with a 17-inch barrel.
Legislation passed after the Parkland massacre last year requires schools in Florida to have at least one “safe-school officer.” Manatee School for the Arts, a charter for 2,100 middle and high school students, is the only school in Manatee County that chose to hire guards who carry rifles, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Department, which trained the guards.
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