Pro-immigrant protesters snarl New York City morning commute

Police officers detain protesters who blocked several lanes of the upper level of the George Washington Bridge in New YorkThe Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the bridge, said delays were as long as 90 minutes on the bridge's upper level on the city-bound side. Ten protesters were arrested, Port Authority spokesman Steve Coleman said.

Juror in Oregon militia trial dismissed for bias: judge

Anti-militia supporters demonstrate outside the Harney County Courthouse in Burns OregonA juror in the trial of seven militia members charged with seizing a U.S. wildlife refuge in Oregon earlier this year was dismissed for bias, a federal judge said on Wednesday. Prosecutors and defense attorneys in the case agreed to the dismissal of the juror, who formerly worked for the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM), after U.S. District Judge Anna Brown said the juror would be questioned more closely about comments he may have made about his bias. The attorney for Ammon Bundy, one of the leaders of those charged, asked the court in a motion on Wednesday morning to dismiss the juror in question and order the jury to begin deliberations again or declare a mistrial.

Donald Trump's Hollywood Walk of Fame star vandalized on video

Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is fixed after it was vandalized in Los AngelesBy Alex Dobuzinskis and Omar Younis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was defaced by a vandal wielding a sledgehammer and a pick-axe on Wednesday in an act captured on video, police said. Los Angeles police expect to arrest someone for the vandalism, which left Trump's name scratched out of the star, the emblem in the middle dislodged and chips missing. A video posted at, a Hollywood media industry website, showed a man wearing a hard-hat and reflective vest swinging a sledgehammer and pick-axe in the pre-dawn darkness.

When Hispanic teens vanished, did New York police do enough?

Suffolk County Police Commissioner Timothy Sini, at podium, speaks at a news conference in front of a Suffolk County police precinct in Bay Shore, N.Y., on Oct. 24, 2016, about a rash of slayings in nearby Brentwood, N.Y. From left are New York State Assemblyman Phil Ramos, D-Brentwood, Suffolk County Police Chief of Department Stuart Cameron and Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone. (AP Photo/Michael Balsamo)BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) — Hispanic teenagers began vanishing last winter in Brentwood, a working-class suburb 40 miles east of New York City.

SEPTA releases contingency plan in case of strike

SEPTA releases contingency plan in case of strikeSEPTA released a contingency plan on Wednesday in the event union workers go on strike.

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