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3 men escape from immigrant detention center in Colorado

Jun. 17, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Authorities are searching for three men who escaped from an immigrant detention center in Colorado. The Sentinel reports the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency says the men escaped from the center in Aurora around noon Sunday. Authorities are searching for 23-year-old...

Growers hope standards bring order to hemp industry 'mess'

Jun. 14, 2019 8:15 PM EDT

AURORA, Ore. (AP) — A unit of wheat is called a bushel, and a standard weight of potatoes is called a century. But hemp as a fully legal U.S. agricultural commodity is so new that a unit of hemp seed doesn't yet have a universal name or an agreed-upon quantity. That's one example of the startling lack of...

Agency watchdog slams conditions at ICE detention facilities

Jun. 6, 2019 4:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department's internal watchdog says rotting food, moldy and dilapidated bathrooms and agency practices at immigration detention facilities may violate detainees' rights. The Office of Inspector General made unannounced visits to four facilities in California,...

Nevada court told inmate sought in Colorado deserved lawyer

Jun. 6, 2019 11:15 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A lawyer is arguing that a Nevada prison inmate facing death penalty charges in four 1984 Denver-area killings should have been given a lawyer to help him fight extradition. Nevada Supreme Court documents filed Tuesday say a state court judge improperly rejected Alexander Christopher...

Mass shootings transform how America talks, prays, prepares

Jun. 3, 2019 6:15 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Pardeep Singh Kaleka has surveyed the landscape of an America scarred by mass shootings. Seven years ago, a white supremacist invaded a Sikh temple in Wisconsin and killed six worshippers — among them Kaleka's father, who died clutching a butter knife he'd grabbed in a desperate...