A draft memo leaked from the Department of Homeland Security, indicating that the government may soon call up National Guard units to detain and deport undocumented immigrants – not exactly what most Guard personnel enlisted to do, as Danziger notes. But if ordered to tear immigrant families apart, at least they can offer the usual excuse.
U.S. authorities are investigating trips that the suspect in the fatal shootings of four Marines in Tennessee took to the Middle East, including at least one to Jordan and a possible visit to Yemen, a source close to the probe said on Friday.
An FBI official said authorities will investigate the shooter’s motive to determine whether terror was the intent. “We will treat this as a terrorist investigation until it can be determined it is not.”
Baltimore braced for a night of violence and police clashes after looting, fires, and rock throwing erupted Monday afternoon, hours after the funeral for Freddie Gray, whose spine was severed in police custody.
By Kurtis Lee, Molly Hennessy-Fiske and Richard A. Serrano, Los Angeles Times FERGUSON, Mo. — As Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon ordered the National Guard to begin withdrawing from this St. Louis suburb Thursday, the persistent protests over the police killing of Michael Brown appeared smaller and much more subdued for the second night in a […]
Ferguson (United States) (AFP) — The governor of the U.S. state of Missouri on Thursday ordered National Guard troops to withdraw from a town gripped by nearly two weeks of protests over a police shooting. Governor Jay Nixon said the soldiers were no longer needed and that state police would handle security in Ferguson, a […]
Washington (AFP) – U.S. President Barack Obama promised Monday “limited” use of National Guard troops to quell unrest in a Missouri town after a white police officer shot dead an unarmed black teenager. “I’ll be watching over the next several days to assess whether in fact, it’s helping rather than hindering progress in Ferguson,” Obama […]
St. Louis Post-Dispatch FERGUSON, Mo. — Just moments after Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ronald S. Johnson announced early Monday that new security steps were planned in Ferguson that would not include National Guard troops, Gov. Jay Nixon announced that he was activating those forces. “Given these deliberate, coordinated, and intensifying violent attacks on lives and […]
By Michelle Theriault Boots, Alaska Dispatch News, Anchorage ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A National Guard soldier was mauled by a brown bear on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson while participating in a training exercise Sunday morning, officials said. A base release said the soldier was mauled by a sow defending her cubs — the second such attack in […]
By Christy Hoppe, The Dallas Morning News AUSTIN, Texas — The governor’s office confirmed this morning that Rick Perry will order 1,000 National Guard troops to the Texas border to beef up patrols in South Texas. But sheriffs along the border said they have not been consulted and question the wisdom of sending military personnel […]
By Jeremy Schwartz, Austin American-Statesman For much of its history, the National Guard’s border mission has been a political football, alternately thrown by Democrats and Republicans. When President George W. Bush introduced the effort in 2006, the mission was supposed to last no more than two years while the Border Patrol beefed up its ranks. […]
By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times SAN DIEGO — The Kaufmans are again defending their decision to attempt an a round-the-world sailing venture with their two young children — a voyage that ended with the family being rescued hundreds of miles at sea when 1-year-old Lyra became sick. In Twitter messages Thursday, Charlotte Kaufman and her […]
By Sean Cockerham, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — A dozen members of the Alaska National Guard face charges of sexual misconduct in what members of the guard call a severe problem in the ranks. Five were members of the guard’s recruiting unit and are alleged to have committed the offenses against potential recruits, new recruits, […]
Chicago (AFP) – After two days of U.S. weather so cold that at least one polar bear at a zoo had to be taken inside, some degree of relief was forecast for Wednesday. The National Weather Service gave no precise temperatures but said “a much anticipated warm up” was expected over the eastern two-thirds of […]