Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed a bill that would ban privately operated immigrant detention centers.
A center had been proposed for Dwight in Livingston County. Mayor Jared Anderson told radio station WJBC that it would have provided more than 300 jobs.
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The writer E. Jean Carroll says in a new book that President Donald Trump sexually assaulted her in a dressing room of the Bergdorf Goodman store in New York City in the mid-1990s.
A description of the alleged attack was excerpted by New York magazine in an article published Friday.
The White House did not return CNBC’s request for comment, but strongly denied Carroll’s claims to New York Magazine. A senior White House official told the magazine: "This is a completely false and unrealistic story surfacing 25 years after allegedly taking place and was created simply to make the President look bad."
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Some ecologists at the University of Maryland are worried that a large spot of low oxygen in the Chesapeake Bay could harm the state's seafood industry.
News outlets report environmental scientists from Maryland and University of Michigan say they're predicting a 2-mile swath of low-to-no oxygen in the bay, making it one of the largest so-called "dead zones'' in nearly 20 years.
This particularly damaging dead zone is thought to be caused by heavy rains the region experienced this year, which washed wastewater and agricultural runoff into the bay. The wastewater then produces oxygen-stealing algae.
A mother and her two young boys were found dead in a "smoke-filled" home on Staten Island and police are calling their deaths a homicide.
Police responding to a 911 call reporting an assault in progress at a home on Palisade Street in Arrochar around 10:30 a.m. on Saturday discovered a small fire burning, Assistant Chief Kenneth Corey of the NYPD's Patrol Borough Staten Island said at a press conference.
A 36-year-old woman and her sons, ages 2 and 3, were found dead in one room in the home, Corey said. The mom suffered trauma to the head, a source told NBC 4 New York.
Dozens of protesters from the climate action group Extinction Rebellion have been arrested after they blocked traffic outside The New York Times building.
The protesters hung banners on the Times building in midtown Manhattan on Saturday and on the outside of the Port Authority Bus Terminal across the street.
More than two dozen were arrested after they lay down on Eighth Avenue and blocked traffic. A police spokesman said he had no information on the number of arrests.
Ceci Garcia believes that if her husband had a better understanding of his rights, he would have avoided deportation to Mexico after telling a suburban Chicago police officer during a 2012 traffic stop that he was living in the U.S. illegally.
"He failed to remain silent," said the U.S. citizen mother of five. "He proceeded and told the truth."
The Chicago woman now spends her time teaching others how to avoid her husband's fate, part of a growing national effort since President Donald Trump took office that took on new urgency in recent days. As he kicked off his 2020 campaign, Trump had proclaimed that his administration would launch a new operation in the coming days to deport millions living in the country illegally. On Saturday, he tweeted that he had delayed the plan two weeks in hopes that Democrats and Republicans could work out solutions to "Asylum and Loophole problems at the Southern Border."
It remains the most widely used anesthetic in U.S. hospitals, but many patients still remember propofol as the drug that killed Michael Jackson.
Most are no longer afraid of it, doctors say, though many still ask if they will get "the Michael Jackson drug" before an operation. And most of them will.
Jackson died 10 years ago at his Los Angeles home after receiving a lethal dose of the drug intended for use only during surgery and other medical procedures — not for insomnia.
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Twenty Democratic presidential candidates attending a Planned Parenthood forum on Saturday vowed to defend abortion rights under nearly any circumstance while largely ignoring nuances around the issue that have already roiled their party heading into the 2020 election.
The event sponsored by Planned Parenthood Action Fund — the group's political arm — was the first of the election season centered on abortion. It came on the sidelines of the South Carolina Democratic Party's state convention, a pivotal gathering of the party faithful in the South's first primary state.
The candidates were united in decrying a series of tough, recent abortion restrictions approved by Republican-controlled legislatures around the country geared to ultimately provoke a Supreme Court case that could overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision.
A small fire continued to burn Saturday afternoon more than 24 hours after a series of gas explosions at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery rocked South Philadelphia and sent a massive fireball into the air.
"My initial reaction was 'Damn, this is bad,'" Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said Saturday. "It was a frightening scene. I'm thankful that no one got killed or seriously injured.”
Four refinery staff members suffered minor injuries and were treated at the site, a refinery spokeswoman said. A shelter-in-place order was also briefly issued Friday morning after the fire broke out around 4 a.m.
Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer was banned by the ownership of Santa Anita on Saturday after a fourth horse from his stable died — and the 30th overall — at the Southern California track.
The Stronach Group, which owns the track, said in a statement that effective immediately Hollendorfer "is no longer welcome to stable, race or train his horses at any of our facilities."
On the recommendation of a special panel convened to review horses' medical, training and racing history, the track's stewards scratched four horses trained by Hollendorfer that were entered to run Saturday and Sunday.
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A rookie Sacramento police officer who died during a domestic violence call was ambushed by a gunman and had no chance of surviving after she was shot, police said.
The disclosure came late Friday amid criticism that it took police 45 minutes to get to 26-year-old rookie Officer Tara O'Sullivan during the armed standoff.
O'Sullivan was later pronounced dead at a hospital.
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The Trump administration on Saturday unveiled a $50 billion Palestinian investment and infrastructure proposal intended to be the economic engine to power its much-anticipated but still unreleased "deal of the century" Middle East peace plan.
The scheme, which calls for a mix of public and private financing and intends to create at least a million new jobs for Palestinians, was posted to the White House website ahead of a two-day conference in Bahrain that is being held amid heavy skepticism about its viability and outright opposition from the Palestinians. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday reiterated his rejection of the proposal and the conference.
The "Peace to Prosperity" workshop on Tuesday and Wednesday will also take place amid heightened regional tensions over Iran that threaten to overshadow its goals.
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Defunct children’s retail chain Toys R Us will open new stores later this year, according to Bloomberg.
The company liquidated its assets last year after entering bankruptcy in September 2017. The company had about 800 locations when it was liquidated. According the Bloomberg, the retailer will come back with roughly six smaller stores and an e-commerce site this year.
The new stores will be about one-third the size of the the chain’s previous storefronts and offer more experiential shopping, Bloomberg reported.
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U.S. military cyber forces launched a strike against Iranian military computer systems on Thursday as President Donald Trump backed away from plans for a more conventional military strike in response to Iran's downing of a U.S. surveillance drone, U.S. officials said Saturday.
Two officials told The Associated Press that the strikes were conducted with approval from Trump. A third official confirmed the broad outlines of the strike. All spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the operation.
The cyberattacks — a contingency plan developed over weeks amid escalating tensions — disabled Iranian computer systems that controlled its rocket and missile launchers, the officials said. Two of the officials said the attacks, which specifically targeted Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps computer system, were provided as options after Iranian forces blew up two oil tankers earlier this month.