More than 3,100 people will leave Bureau of Prisons custody starting Friday, part of what Justice Department officials call “a truly monumental effort” to comply with the First Step Act, a criminal justice law passed by Congress last year. Most of the offenders being freed have been convicted of drug-related crimes, and have been living…

The Trump Administration announced rules that migrants coming from Central Americawho have passed through other countries en route to the U.S. border will no longer be able to make a claim for asylum beginning today. Immigration attorneys and experts say the rule is a violation of domestic and international asylum laws. On Monday, the Trump…

Equal pay was a rallying cry as the U.S. Women National Team’s (USWNT) was honored with ticker-tape parade through the streets of New York City on Wednesday. Team USA was celebrating its second consecutive World Cup victory — and its triumphant performance has called fresh attention to the demand for equal pay. Governor Andrew Cuomo, who was in…

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence filed a lawsuit against West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, challenging a 2018 state law that allows individuals to bring firearms into parking lots of businesses and attempting to keep the attorney general from enforcing the law. “This case is brought by a coalition of domestic-violence…

A federal judge temporarily blocked an Ohio law Wednesday that would ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected, allowing clinics to continue to provide the procedure as a legal faceoff continues. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Michael Barrett halts enforcement of the so-called heartbeat bill law that opponents argued would effectively ban…

Six youths have gone on trial in Spain accused of sexually abusing a girl of 14, in a case that has reignited a debate over the definition of rape. They are charged with abusing the girl at a disused factory in Manresa, a town in the north-eastern region of Catalonia, in October 2016. Depending on…

The vast expanse of sea ice around Antarctica has suffered a “precipitous” fall since 2014, satellite data shows, and fell at a faster rate than seen in the Arctic. The plunge in the average annual extent means Antarctica lost as much sea ice in four years as the Arctic lost in 34 years. The cause…

Donald Trump has said that if Iran does not acquire a nuclear weapon, it will be prosperous and have the US president as “a best friend” – but also warned that the Islamic Republic would be “obliterated” in any war between the two countries. Will he? Won’t he? How Trump’s impulses are driving his Iran…

The US military launched a cyber-attack on Iranian weapons systems on Thursday, according to sources, as President Donald Trump backed away from plans for a more conventional strike in response to Iran’s downing of a US surveillance drone. The hack disabled Iranian computer systems that controlled its rocket and missile launchers, two officials told the…

The US will impose “major” additional sanctions on Iran in a bid to prevent the country obtaining nuclear weapons, President Donald Trump says. He said economic pressure would be maintained unless the leadership in Tehran changed course. “We’re putting additional sanctions on,” he told reporters. “In [some] cases we are moving rapidly.” It comes after…

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