Day: November 16, 2022

Judge orders end to Trump-era border asylum restrictions

By Elliot Spagat | Associated Press SAN DIEGO — A federal judge on Tuesday ordered the Biden administration to lift Trump-era asylum restrictions that have been a cornerstone of border enforcement since the beginning of COVID-19. U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan ruled in Washington that enforcement must end immediately forContinue Reading

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Mitch McConnell easily re-elected to lead GOP in US Senate

By Lisa Mascaro, Brian Slodysko and Mary Clare Jalonick WASHINGTON — Sen. Mitch McConnell was re-elected as Republican leader Wednesday, quashing a challenge from Sen. Rick Scott of Florida, the Senate GOP campaign chief criticized over his party’s midterm election failures. Retreating to the Capitol’s Old Senate Chamber for theContinue Reading

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Are US companies helping Venezuela avoid sanctions?

By Joshua Goodman | Associated Press MIAMI — A company with an office in Houston and another owned by two American citizens appear to be helping Venezuela bypass U.S. sanctions and quietly transport millions in petroleum products aboard an Iranian-built tanker, The Associated Press has learned. The sanctions evasion effortContinue Reading

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Same-sex marriage legislation clears key US Senate hurdle

By MARY CLARE JALONICK WASHINGTON — Legislation to protect same-sex and interracial marriages crossed a major Senate hurdle Wednesday, putting Congress on track to take the historic step of ensuring that such unions are enshrined in federal law. Twelve Republicans voted with all Democrats to move forward on the legislation,Continue Reading

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What makes the Ducks so good in overtime?

ANAHEIM — Team Overtime was at it again. The Ducks reached into their bag of tricks in the extra session and emerged with another overtime win, a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night at Honda Center. For those keeping track, they are 3-0 in overtime thisContinue Reading

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