Bill directing immigration holds advances in North Carolina

Bill directing immigration holds advances in North CarolinaAmid accusations of extreme ideology and racism, North Carolina Republican lawmakers advanced a bill Wednesday that would force sheriffs to recognize federal requests to hold jail inmates who may be in the country illegally. Nearly all of the state's 100 county sheriffs voluntarily comply with Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainers upon people charged with state crimes. The bill language that passed the Senate Judiciary Committee has been eased somewhat from what the full House passed in April.



10-year-old Colorado girl 'overwhelmed' after Yosemite climb

10-year-old Colorado girl 'overwhelmed' after Yosemite climbA 10-year-old Colorado girl scaled Yosemite National Park's El Capitan and may have become the youngest person to climb one of the most celebrated and challenging peaks in the world. Selah Schneiter of Glenwood Springs, Colorado, completed the 3,000-foot (910 meters) climb of the vertical rock formation with the help of her father, Mike Schneiter, and family friend, Mark Regier. The trio took five days to climb the Nose — the best known route — and reached the summit on June 12, Mike Schneiter said.



Union Pacific CEO signals caution on Trump's China tariff threat

Union Pacific CEO signals caution on Trump's China tariff threatNEW YORK/LOS ANGELES, June 19 (Reuters) - Union Pacific Corp's chief executive said another round of tariffs on Chinese goods could badly hurt his railroad and the U.S. economy, but he feels U.S. President Donald Trump is listening to his concerns. CEO Lance Fritz listed trade as one of the reasons the company has taken a more negative tone in its growth outlook. The trade wars, along with slowing industrials and devastating floods in the U.S. Midwest, have weighed on the railroad's prospects in recent months.



Protesters crowd Phoenix meeting to demand police reforms

Protesters crowd Phoenix meeting to demand police reformsProtesters angered by a video of Phoenix officers who pointed guns and yelled obscenities at a black family they suspected of shoplifting crowded City Council chambers Wednesday to demand police reforms. The protesters shouted down City Councilman Sal DiCiccio, calling him a racist when he defended the police officers. The new protest followed a Tuesday night meeting that drew hundreds of people to a downtown church to address the video, which was taken by a bystander who watched police confront Dravon Ames and his pregnant fiancee, Iesha Harper, who was holding their 1-year-old daughter.



Ex-deputy: Supervisor used racial slur, pointed gun at him

Ex-deputy: Supervisor used racial slur, pointed gun at himA supervisor in a North Carolina sheriff's office addressed a biracial deputy with a racial slur multiple times, called him "monkey boy," mocked him for his hair and pointed a gun at his head at least eight times, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court. Attorneys for former Beaufort County sheriff's deputy Dominic Franks filed his discrimination lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Greenville, North Carolina, on Tuesday against the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office, Sheriff Ernie Coleman, supervisor William Ragland and two others. Coleman said in a statement emailed to The Associated Press that Franks' allegations "are not true and we are confident that this will be proven in court." The sheriff said the department will file an answer with the court and it will speak for itself.





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