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62 percent of the SWAT raids surveyed were to conduct searches for drugs. Just under 80 percent were to serve a search warrant, meaning eight in 10 SWAT raids were not initiated to apprehend a school shooter, hostage taker, or escaped felon (the common justification for these...
In the first such ruling of its kind, U.S. District Judge Anna J. Brown in Portland said that “international travel is not a mere convenience or luxury in this modern world. Indeed, for many, international travel is a necessary aspect of liberties sacred to members of a free...
The Obama administration cleared the way for the first exports of unrefined American oil in nearly four decades, allowing energy companies to start chipping away at the longtime ban on selling U.S. oil abroad. In separate rulings that haven't been announced, the Commerce...
COMPTON, Calif. — When Jonathan Jones reveals he was convicted of first-degree murder, went to prison as a juvenile and was paroled 28 years and two months later, anyone might feel a tinge of discomfort. So imagine when he, out of prison at 45, starts filling out job...
The United States ought to just take the Central American children pouring into the country through its border with Mexico, stick them on a bus and send them back home as soon as they arrive, Alabama congressman Mike Rogers said at a Homeland Security hearing this morning. That'...
Police were called to a Seattle apartment on Sunday after a woman reported seeing a drone outside the window of her 26th-floor apartment. Lisa Pleiss was not fully dressed when she spotted the unmanned drone, with a video camera attached, hovering outside at about 7.45am. She...
Today the average American’s health insurance payments fluctuate once a year. Imagine if that rate changed each day , determined in part by a sensor-rich gadget on the wrist. Sound far fetched? The next generations of devices like the Fitbit or Jawbone Up are already preparing...
P undits are pointing to President Barack Obama’s recent decline in public-opinion polls, and saying that he may now become another “lame duck” president, unable to accomplish much during his final term in office. That has happened to other presidents. But it is extremely...
Noted management expert and Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen was apparently called out of retirement — like the Ted Williams of evasive, unapologetic bureaucrats — to destroy what is left of his agency’s credibility. At immediate issue is two years of...