Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced plans Monday to deploy as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to the state?s border with Mexico, faulting federal officials for ?empty promises? in dealing with an influx of Central American children and families.
A crackdown on smuggling rings bringing thousands of Central American children to the U.S. has resulted in 192 arrests and the seizure of $625,000 in U.S. bank holdings, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced.
There may be no more self-abasing profession than politics.
The Obama administration plans to make another change in the rules governing how employer healthcare plans cover birth control, one in a long series of efforts to accommodate religious objections to some contraceptives.
The decision by a small coastal city in Maine to ban the export of crude oil from its harbor brought threats of lawsuits from the oil industry Tuesday and put South Portland on the front lines of a battle over development of Canada?s huge and controversial tar sands deposits.
Michael Rogers of Australia led a breakaway to a downhill finish in winning the longest stage as the Tour de France entered the Pyrenees on Tuesday. Vincenzo Nibali, about 8 1/2 minutes back, reined in his top challengers and retained the yellow jersey after Stage 16. But the contest for the podium spots below him was shaken up: Thibault Pinot of France rose to third in the standings, bumping aside compatriot Romain Bardet, while Tejay van Garderen of the U.S. lost more than 3 1/2 minutes — and fell from fifth to sixth overall. Bardet, up to fifth, was nearly 3 minutes ahead of the American. Rogers, a three-time world champion, took a bow as he crossed the line alone to collect...