Federal authorities are moving to rein in the man dubbed “America’s Toughest Sheriff” after complaints that immigration raids by his deputies amounted to unconstitutional roundups of Latinos. Sheriff Joe Arpaio and the Maricopa County, Arizona, sheriff’s department have had an agreement with the Department of Homeland Security since 2007 that allows his department to enforce federal immigration laws
The number of people killed in a car bombing in Afghanistan’s capital rose to 26, including six Italian soldiers, Afghan authorities said Saturday. Sixteen people died in the blast Thursday, and at least 55 Afghan civilians were wounded.
The Obama administration’s initiative to deploy additional federal resources in the fight against rising drug-related violence along the Mexican border was criticized as insufficient in a Senate committee hearing Wednesday. The administration’s plan to send hundreds of extra federal agents and new crime-fighting equipment to the border “represents a significant step forward” but is not enough, Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Connecticut, said
A federal anti-terror law that requires longshoremen, truckers and others to submit to criminal background checks has ensnared another class of transportation worker — mule drivers. Yes, so-called mule skinners — in this case, seasonal workers who dress in colonial garb at a historical park in Easton, Pa.