Category: National

About 46,400 Immigrants Claiming U.S. Children Deported In Six Months

A new report is adding fuel to a growing debate over the impact of deportations of illegal immigrants who have roots in communities and U.S.-born children. Between January and June of 2011, immigration officials deported more than 46,400 people who said they were parents of children who were born in the U.S. and therefore U.S. citizens, according to a new study for Congress prepared by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE.

AAA Survey Shows Seniors Often Avoid Higher-Risk Driving Situations

HAMILTON – Nearly 90 percent of senior drivers say it’s important to them to keep driving – and they will do what it takes to stay safe, according to a recent survey by the American Automobile Association (AAA). As 10,000 Americans turn 65 every day, AAA re-launched the website to help drivers and their families cope with the life-changing transitions facing the “silver tsunami.”

Lethal Injection Drug Access Could Put Executions On Hold

A federal judge’s decision to block imports of a drug used in executions will leave states to rely more on a substitute drug that could itself be getting scarce — developments that raise questions about both how these drugs are regulated and whether states will have the drugs they need to continue capital punishment by lethal injection.

U.S. Deal With Europeans Limits Risk Of Illicit Nuclear Bombs

In Seoul last week President Obama announced a major new deal with Belgium, France and the Netherlands to reduce the amount of highly-enriched uranium used to create medical isotopes. Under the new deal, the three countries will soon start making isotopes only from low-enriched uranium — the much safer nuclear material that isn’t useful for terrorists or rogue nations looking for a quick way to damage a city by exploding a dangerous bomb.