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Oregon refuge searched for evidence, explosives after occupiers leave
By Jimmy Urquhart BURNS, Ore. (Reuters) - Police and federal agents searched a U.S. wildlife refuge in Oregon for explosives and evidence on Friday, a day after the last holdouts in a protest over federal control of Western land surrendered to end a six-week armed standoff. Federal authorities said the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon would remain closed for several weeks as agents secured what is now considered a crime scene. After their surrender on Thursday, protesters told authorities they had left behind booby traps but did not say whether the trip wires and other devices would trigger explosions, a law enforcement official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, told Reuters.
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 15:31:31 -0500
Michigan warning on Flint Legionnaires' outbreak came late
State officials knew about an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease and its suspected link to water system issues in impoverished Flint, Michigan, at least 10 months before a public announcement was made, documents released on Friday showed. The state's disclosure of the documents, among thousands of pages of emails and other material released, comes as Michigan's Republican governor, Rick Snyder, faces pressure to resign over his administration's handling of the Flint water crisis. Michigan's Genesee County, which includes Flint, had 87 cases of Legionnaires' from June 2014 to November 2015.
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 18:15:32 -0500
Exclusive: Immigrants arrested in U.S. raids say were misled on right to counsel
By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. immigration authorities violated their own rules by telling some of the 121 Central American women and children they arrested in raids last month that they had no legal recourse to dispute their deportations, according to several of the women and their lawyers. The accusation centers on the Jan. 2-4 raids that were the U.S. administrations first large-scale operation since mid-2014 to deport hundreds of families who crossed the southern border illegally. Four of the women -- three of them in statements to Reuters through their lawyers and one in an interview with Reuters -- said that ICE agents had misled them on their right to legal counsel while they were detained at a detention facility in Dilley, Texas.
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 13:07:42 -0500
5 killed when car going wrong way slams into SUV in Ohio
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) Police say five people are dead after a car going the wrong way on an Ohio interstate slammed head-on into an SUV. Sat, 13 Feb 2016 10:07:09 -0500
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