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Did Jared Kushner propose a secret channel with Russia?

The Washington Post reports that the president's son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, discussed setting up a secret communications channel between the Trump transition team and Russia. Intercepts of Russian communications reportedly reveal Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak told his superiors that Kushner made the proposal during a December meeting at Trump Tower in New York. Errol Barnett reports. Read More »

Quake Expert Warns Funding Cuts Will Stop Development Of Early Warning System

LOS ANGELES ( — President Donald Trump’s budget proposal would cut funding for an earthquake early warning system for California, Oregon and Washington state. The $8.2 million system being developed in conjunction with various universities is intended at providing critical seconds of warning when an earthquake has started and potentially dangerous shaking is imminent. A version of the ShakeAlert system has been undergoing testing but still needs more seismic sensors installed in Northern California, Oregon and Washington. California Rep. Adam Schiff tells the Los Angeles Times it’s unacceptable to stop the program just as its system is being built out. In a statement to CBSLA, Dr. Lucy Jones, quake expert and former advisor to Mayor Eric Garcetti, said she was “deeply disappointed” by the move and that the loss of federal funding would stop the program. “Congress has the responsibility to fund the government, and most of the California delegation have supported the program,” said Jones. “My hope is that they will continue to do so.” The proposed funding cuts for the next fiscal year starting Oct. 1 would be from the U.S. Geological Survey’s budget. (© Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.) Read More »

Rapist, Deported Drug Trafficker Among Nearly 200 Arrested In Immigration Crackdown

LOS ANGELES ( – A convicted rapist and a previously deported cocaine trafficker were among nearly 200 criminal aliens and immigration fugitives arrested in a Los Angeles-area crackdown, authorities said Thursday. Officials with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) division say of those arrested, 169, or almost 90 percent, had prior criminal convictions, primarily drug offenses, DUIs and domestic violence. Among those arrested were: A 29-year-old Salvadoran national convicted of rape in California who officials say was deported in 2013 after serving a nine-year prison term, but subsequently returned to the U.S. illegally; A previously deported 51-year-old Mexican national arrested May 22 in La Puente who served three years in the California Department of Corrections following his conviction for cocaine trafficking; A 47-year-old Mexican national with prior convictions for felony assault and another conviction for battery, and whom DHS say was released in 2014 by local authorities despite an ICE detainer; and A 26-year-old Salvadoran national with a final order of removal arrested May 21 in Azusa who is a registered sex offender based upon his 2014 conviction for having unlawful sex with a minor. “Operations like this are emblematic of the vital work ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations officers do every day seeking to locate, arrest, and ultimately deport at-large convicted criminals and other immigration fugitives who pose a threat to public safety,” said David Marin, field office director for ERO in Los Angeles. “By taking these individuals off the streets and removing them from the country, we’re making our communities safer for everyone.” At least eight of the individuals arrested during the just concluded enforcement action now face federal prosecution for re-entry after deportation, a felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison, authorities said. Los Angeles County had the highest number of arrests — 93, followed by 26 in Riverside County, 23 in Orange County, 21 in San Bernardino County, 14 in Ventura County and 11 in Santa Barbara County. Nine of the arrests were made in Riverside, with four in Moreno Valley, three each in Corona and Perris, two in Indio, and one each in Hemet, Menifee and Norco. The majority of those arrested – 80 percent – were from Mexico. Smaller numbers were identified as Salvadoran, Guatemalan, Armenian and Russian nationals. Since President Trump signed an executive order on immigration enforcement, ICE has arrested more than 41,000 people nationwide who are either known or suspected of being in the country illegally, a nearly 40 percent increase over the same period in 2016. Officials say almost 75 percent of those arrested during this period in 2017 are convicted criminals, with offenses ranging from homicide and assault to sexual abuse and drug-related charges. In the greater Los Angeles area, ICE officers made 2,273 administrative arrests during that same time period, including 2,049 criminal aliens, according to official data. (© Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News Service contributed to this report.) Read More »

Gov. Kasich on Trump’s proposed budget, Manchester bombing

Millions of people in Ohio Gov. John Kasich's state could be impacted by President Trump's proposed cuts. Kasich, who as a congressman chaired the House Budget Committee and whose tenure included the 1995 government shutdown and a balanced federal budget, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss Mr. Trump's budget proposal, the nation's opioid epidemic and Monday's Manchester concert bombing. Read More »

Eye Opener: U.K. terror threat at highest level

Britain's prime minister warns more attacks may be imminent. Also, Pope Francis asks President Trump to be a peacemaker, and tries to change his mind on climate change. All that and all that matters in today's Eye Opener. Your world in 90 seconds. Get the Eye Opener delivered straight to your inbox. Read More »

Russia probe broadens to include another former Trump adviser

While President Trump is overseas, the White House is struggling with political problems at home. Officials face new disclosures about FBI Director James Comey's firing, as Mr. Trump reportedly bragged about his decision to Russian diplomats. Lawmakers will have a chance to ask Comey about his memos, now that he's agreed to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Nancy Cordes reports. Read More » USA, LLC
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