Author: Luke Barr ABC News

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David Greedy/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Three Bureau of Prisons employees at United States Penitentiary Thompson in Illinois have had to go to the hospital over the past two weeks, according to the local union president, prompting two members of Congress to write a letter to the agency questioning how mail for prisoners is processed. […]

Drew Angerer/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Wednesday is expected to get grilled by lawmakers about how the Biden administration is handling the growing problem of immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border. On Monday, a federal judge in Louisiana briefly paused the rollback of Title 42 — the Trump-era policy that allowed […]

Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is slamming the Federal Aviation Administration for a plane scare that triggered a frantic evacuation of the U.S. Capitol Wednesday night. She blamed the FAA for not notifying U.S. Capitol Police that a U.S. Army plane would be flying in restricted airspace near the Capitol — […]

omersukrugoksu/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The Biden administration on Thursday announced it is moving to fast-track Ukrainian refugees coming to the United States. Beginning April 25, the administration says U.S.-based individuals and entities can apply to the Department of Homeland Security to sponsor Ukrainian citizens — in an operation dubbed “Uniting for Ukraine.” Any U.S. citizen […]

Apu Gomes/Getty Images (COCHISE COUNTY, Ariz.) — A woman died after she was caught on a fence along the U.S.-Mexico border, according to a local sheriff’s office. On April 11, Cochise County, Arizona, deputies were dispatched to a section of the border where they found a 32-year-old woman hanging upside down, the sheriff’s office said […]

Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The two men accused of impersonating federal law enforcement agents are a risk to national security, government prosecutors said in a court document, pushing to keep the men in custody Friday. “In compromising at least four members of the USSS, they caused a risk to national security and the […]

Scott Taetsch/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Six state attorneys general issued a threat to the National Football League on Wednesday: protect female employees or face a potential investigation. “Our offices will use the full weight of our authority to investigate and prosecute allegations of harassment, discrimination, or retaliation by employers throughout our states, including at […]

Bill Pugliano/Getty Images (GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.) — Jurors are hearing closing arguments against four of the six men who allegedly plotted to kidnap and kill Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in 2020. Federal prosecutors said Brandon Caserta, Barry Croft, Adam Fox and Daniel Harris trained extensively and were serious about carrying out their plot against Whitmer and […]

Sergio Flores/Bloomberg via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The Department of Homeland Security is bracing for as many as 18,000 migrants per day at the southern border if Title 42 is revoked, according to senior DHS officials who briefed reporters on Tuesday. The DHS official said they have “no idea” when Title 42, the controversial Trump […]

Alex Wong/Getty Images, FILE (WASHINGTON) — FBI Director Christopher Wray said Tuesday the FBI is “concerned’ with the possibility of Russian cyberattacks against critical U.S. infrastructure in the wake of Russia’s war with Ukraine. “The reason we’re concerned about it is not just based on our longstanding understanding of how the Russians operate, but it’s […]

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