By Julia Edwards

U.S. to review use of private immigration prisons, shares slide

By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will study whether to discontinue using privately run detention centers, which the Justice Department recently called unsafe, for migrants and shares of private prison operators...

Monday, August 29, 2016, 10:23 PM

U.S. to review use of private immigration prisons, shares slide

By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will study whether to discontinue using privately run detention centers, which the Justice Department recently called unsafe, for migrants and shares of private prison operators...

Monday, August 29, 2016, 10:23 PM

U.S. to review use of private immigration prisons, shares slide

By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will study whether to discontinue using privately run detention centers, which the Justice Department recently called unsafe, for migrants and shares of private prison operators...

Monday, August 29, 2016, 10:23 PM

U.S. seeks Latin American help amid rise in Asian, African migrants

(This version of the August 16 story corrects title of U.S. Customs and Border Protection from U.S. Customs and Border Patrol in ninth paragraph) By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington is seeking closer coordination with...

Wednesday, August 24, 2016, 9:47 PM

U.S. to phase out federal use of private prisons

By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department announced plans on Thursday to phase out its use of privately operated prisons, calling them less safe and a poor substitute for government-run facilities. In a move hailed by civil...

Thursday, August 18, 2016, 9:20 PM

US seeks Latin American help amid rise in Asian, African migrants

By Julia EdwardsWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington is seeking closer coordination with several Latin American countries to tackle a jump in migrants from Asia, Africa and the Middle East who it believes are trying to reach the United States from the south on an arduous route by plane, boat and...

Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 7:43 PM

Exclusive: U.S. seeks Latin American help amid rise in Asian, African migrants

By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington is seeking closer coordination with several Latin American countries to tackle a jump in migrants from Asia, Africa and the Middle East who it believes are trying to reach the United States from...

Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 11:19 PM

State Department official: 8,000 Syrian refugees resettled in U.S

By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has taken in 8,000 Syrian refugees since October and is on track to meet President Barack Obama's goal of resettling 10,000 by the end of the fiscal year, a U.S. State Department official told reporters...

Saturday, August 6, 2016, 12:26 AM

State Department official: 8,000 Syrian refugees resettled in U.S

By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has taken in 8,000 Syrian refugees since October and is on track to meet President Barack Obama's goal of resettling 10,000 by the end of the fiscal year, a U.S. State Department official told reporters...

Saturday, August 6, 2016, 12:25 AM

Exclusive: White House to review ban on military gear for police - police leaders

By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House will revisit a 2015 ban on police forces getting riot gear, armored vehicles and other military-grade equipment from the U.S. armed forces, two police organization directors told Reuters on...

Thursday, July 21, 2016, 2:18 PM

U.S. sues to seize $1 billion in assets tied to Malaysian state fund

By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors sued on Wednesday to seize more than $1 billion in assets they said were tied to money stolen from the Malaysian state development fund, which was overseen by the prime minister, and used...

Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 12:57 AM

Justice Department changes social media policy after rogue tweet criticizing CNN

By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department is changing its social media policy following a tweet mistakenly sent from the department's official account on Tuesday that called CNN "the biggest troll of them all," a department official said...

Tuesday, July 19, 2016, 1:27 PM

U.S. police deaths build momentum for law to treat attacks as hate crimes

By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When the U.S. Congress returns in September from a summer recess, it is expected to consider legislation called the Blue Lives Matter Act that would make killing a police officer a hate crime, a step first taken by...

Monday, July 18, 2016, 5:57 PM

U.S. police deaths build momentum for law to treat attacks as hate crimes

By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When the U.S. Congress returns in September from a summer recess, it is expected to consider legislation called the Blue Lives Matter Act that would make killing a police officer a hate crime, a step first taken by...

Monday, July 18, 2016, 5:57 PM

FBI, Homeland Security chiefs preparing for violence at political conventions

By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and FBI Director James Comey told lawmakers on Thursday that they were preparing their agencies for the possibility of violence, both from unruly demonstrators and...

Thursday, July 14, 2016, 1:27 PM

FBI, Homeland Security chiefs preparing for violence at political conventions

By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and FBI Director James Comey told lawmakers on Thursday that they were preparing their agencies for the possibility of violence, both from unruly demonstrators and...

Thursday, July 14, 2016, 1:27 PM

U.S. to allocate $10 million to non-profits, colleges to fight extremism

By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will announce on Wednesday $10 million in grants for non-profit organizations and colleges to develop counseling programs and other services to turn people away from violent...

Wednesday, July 6, 2016, 6:46 PM

No specific, credible threats toward U.S. over July Fourth holiday: FBI

By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - There are no specific or credible security threats against the United States known to law enforcement heading into the Fourth of July weekend, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said on Thursday. "However,...

Friday, July 1, 2016, 12:07 AM

Important to look at individuals in VW scandal: Lynch

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 6:45 AM

Important to look at individuals in VW scandal: Lynch

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 6:45 AM