Tuesday, June 18 2013 10:18 AM EDT2013-06-18 14:18:23 GMT
(CBS/CNN) - Chrysler is expected to explain why its refusing to recall more than 2.5 million jeep SUVs. The National Highway Traffic Safety administration says 51 people have suffered fiery deaths inMore >>
Chrysler is expected to explain why its refusing to recall more than 2.5 million jeep SUVs and another recall on the Nap Nanny infant recliner.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 9:41 AM EDT2013-06-17 13:41:31 GMT
(CNN) - A science-fiction-style project -- which could bring internet access to five billion people across the planet -- is being tested out in New Zealand. Software giant Google is launching balloonsMore >>
A science-fiction-style project -- which could bring internet access to five billion people across the planet -- is being tested out in New Zealand. Software giant Google is launching balloons into the stratosphere -- equipped with wireless technology that could create a truly global network.More >>
Friday, June 14 2013 10:13 AM EDT2013-06-14 14:13:03 GMT
(CNN) - An elephant stuck in a well, a really big hornet's nest and flying food trays are all video that will have you talking today. It's not a place you would expect to find an elephant, even a babyMore >>
An elephant stuck in a well, a really big hornet's nest and flying food trays are all video that will have you talking today.More >>
Thursday, June 13 2013 10:32 AM EDT2013-06-13 14:32:18 GMT
(CNN/CBS) - Hashtags are coming to Facebook. This is to help users better surface conversations. The social network wants to make it easier for users to find content already on Facebook and functionalMore >>
In today's What's Trending report, #Hashtags are coming to Facebook. This is to help users better surface conversations. More >>
Wednesday, June 12 2013 10:09 AM EDT2013-06-12 14:09:28 GMT
(CNN) - Buying your clothes from thrift stores, also called, "thrifting," is becoming more popular and trendy. An example of how it's grown: Goodwill Industries reported an 83% increase in revenue fromMore >>
Buying your clothes from thrift stores, also called, "thrifting," is becoming more popular and trendy. An example of how it's grown: Goodwill Industries reported an 83% increase in revenue from 2007 to 2012.More >>
Tuesday, June 11 2013 9:50 AM EDT2013-06-11 13:50:52 GMT
(CBS) - Law enforcement from San Francisco and New York are holding a smartphone summit this week. They'll meet with representatives from Apple, Google, Samsung and Microsoft and urge them to create newMore >>
A smartphone summit gets underway this week to tackle the rise in gadget thefts and more than 300,000 Honda Odysseys are being added to a federal probe of faulty air bags.More >>
Monday, June 10 2013 9:53 AM EDT2013-06-10 13:53:42 GMT
(CNN/KSDK) - A woman's chance of living at least five years after being diagnosed with breast cancer has gone up from 50% in the 1970's to 85%. But modern science doesn't get all the credit for the healing,More >>
A chair dubbed-- The Healing Chair-- helps seven women recover from cancer. The big brown recliner has been passed down by several ladies who were going through chemo and surgery.More >>
Saturday, June 8 2013 11:48 PM EDT2013-06-09 03:48:40 GMT
(CNN) - An Idaho grandmother who believes in living on the edge, jumps off a bridge wearing a chute and a smile. Get this, it was all for her 102nd birthday. Maybe you'll recognize her from appearances.More >>
An Idaho grandmother who believes in living on the edge, jumps off a bridge wearing a chute and a smile. Get this, it was all for her 102nd birthday.
Thursday, June 6 2013 2:16 PM EDT2013-06-06 18:16:46 GMT
(CNN) - In Entertainment News, Michael Jackson's 15 year old daughter Paris is hospitalized this morning. She's recovering after cutting one of her wrists. A family lawyer said Paris is physically fine. OneMore >>
Michael Jackson's 15 year old daughter Paris is hospitalized. More good news for Jennifer Love Hewitt, the actress is engaged.More >>
Wednesday, June 5 2013 10:33 AM EDT2013-06-05 14:33:44 GMT
(CNN) - The apparent kidnapping of a U.S. Marine and the recent arrest of a mother on drug charges. These cases are raising questions about the safety of Americans in Mexico. Americans flock to MexicoMore >>
The apparent kidnapping of a U.S. Marine and the recent arrest of a mother on drug charges. These cases are raising questions about the safety of Americans in Mexico.More >>
(CNN) - A legal chapter closes now that a federal judge has lifted an injunction on Arizona's "show me your papers" provision of its tough immigration law, but the legal combat won't end and will merely take a new direction, analysts and attorneys say.
At the same time, implementation of the law will heighten a wary relationship between police who must enforce the law and Latinos who allege it will inevitably cause racial profiling. The court's demand for evidence of such profiling is prompting Latino advocates to police the police and monitor arrest practices.
The controversial provision authorizes local police, while performing other state law enforcement duties, to check on the immigration status of people they stop for another reason. The federal judge in Arizona this week based her decision on a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding the provision, she said.
Police monitoring and a public awareness campaign have already begun in the state's Hispanic communities, who make up most of the state's immigrants, advocates say.
"We're already doing it," said Isabel Garcia, co-chair of the Coalicion de Derechos Humanos, a civil and human rights group in Tucson that opposes the law.
"We formed a 'Yo Soy Testigo' -- 'I Am a Witness' -- hot line. We're getting so many calls now it's unbelievable," Garcia said.
In the meantime, the stage is set for continued fighting between the state and federal governments over the administration of the law, as the Department of Homeland Security reiterated this week that it will only respond to immigration enforcement requests in priority cases, such as those involving convicted criminals.
Additional legal wrangling could arise from executing U.S. District Judge Susan R. Bolton's ruling to terminate the injunction.
Both sides have 10 days to agree on the wording of the order to lift the injunction, but they may disagree on how the provision should be carried out, said Thomas Saenz, president and general counsel of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, or MALDEF, a party in the case that is challenging the law.
MALDEF and co-counsels in the case have yet to decide whether to appeal the judge's ruling, Saenz said.
Saenz is expecting a long legal slog, he said.
"There will certainly be other chapters," Saenz said. "There will definitely be additional court skirmishes before Section 2b -- the show-your-papers provision -- takes effect. This is not a dead issue because of the possibility of appeal," Saenz said.
Proving racial profiling is difficult, Saenz said.
In a separate Arizona case, MALDEF and the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona are now waiting for a federal judge's ruling after a trial of their class-action lawsuit against the Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his department, both of whom are accused of racial profiling and discrimination against Latinos.
Arpaio denies any discrimination.
"What Arpaio is doing sort of previews what will likely happen statewide if the show-your-papers provision is implemented," Saenz said.
Meanwhile, the number of federal immigration checks sought by local Arizona police continues to show an overall downward trend as it has for the past three years, said spokeswoman Amber Cargile of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Phoenix.
ICE responds only to local police calls deemed in line with federal priorities, which are cases involving criminal aliens, threats to public safety, recent border crossers and illegal immigrants who have entered the country a second time, Cargile said.
In June, 61 calls from local police agencies resulted in the arrest of 151 people on immigration violations; there were 35 calls and 86 arrests in July and 41 calls and 65 arrests in August, Cargile said.
"We are seeing a continued downward trend in numbers," Cargile said. "This is consistent across the board over the past three years. Our drop house encounters in Phoenix are down considerably, and Border Patrol apprehensions---a key indicator of illegal immigration---have decreased significantly as well."
Once the injunction is officially lifted, the government of Arizona will have to decide when to begin enforcing the provision, said Doris Meissner, a senior fellow at the Migration Policy Institute, a nonpartisan think tank in Washington.
Arizona could choose to wait a period before implementing the provision to provide training or other guidance to its law enforcement, she said.
Barring a call by opponents for an emergency ruling to maintain the injunction, it is just a matter of time before it goes into effect.
Once it does, Meissner said, the strategy used by opponents of the law is expected to change.
From the moment it begins to be enforced, opponents will be focused on monitoring its implementation, she said. That's where the next challenge is expected to come.
In short, what Bolton's ruling said was that, given the Supreme Court ruling, the provision cannot be blocked on the speculation that it is discriminatory. There has to be evidence of racial profiling for the law to be blocked.
"You can't do it in the abstract. You need a person, or persons, who believe they have been discriminated against," Meissner said.
But those kinds of cases aren't easy to win, said Marshall Fitz, director of immigration policy at the Center for American Progress, a liberal public policy think tank.
Trying to prove racial profiling in court can turn into a he-said, she-said affair between alleged victims and police, he said.
"There's a story to tell, and a counternarrative that police officers will tell," Fitz said. "It's not impossible, but I think any litigator will tell you it is a steep hill to climb."
Implementation of the "show me your papers" provision will set off a potential multi-year process of litigators and activists collecting evidence to convince a court that systemic racial profiling exists.
After this week's ruling, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer denied the law would discriminate.
"As I have said consistently, it is not enough that this law be enforced. It must be enforced efficiently, effectively and in harmony with the Constitution and civil rights. I have no doubt Arizona's law enforcement officers are up for the task ahead," she said.
The law that supporters envisioned, however, may not produce the results they wanted, even in enforcement.
The Obama administration has a policy to remove only certain groups of undocumented immigrants, such as convicted criminals.
Even if Arizona police requests overwhelm ICE, the agency will not respond unless the subject meets its criteria, said Cargile.
"As we've previously emphasized, Department of Homeland Security officials in Arizona have been directed not to respond to requests from state and local police officers for assistance in enforcing immigration laws unless the individual or individuals in question meet DHS' enforcement priorities," she said.
The department will continue to verify a person's immigration status upon request, however.
Tuesday, June 18 2013 5:58 PM EDT2013-06-18 21:58:19 GMT
(KYTX)- TYLER, Texas-A Tyler eco-tourism guide was discovered with something up his sleeve in August of 2012. U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today that sixty-three year old William Lamar has nowMore >>
U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today that sixty-three year old William Lamar has now has pleaded guilty to smuggling snakes into the country.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 5:54 PM EDT2013-06-18 21:54:38 GMT
An award winning local East Texas Bakery has announced their sweet secret that reveled them as contestants on the Food Network's hit show "Cupcake Wars." The Luscious Crumb filmed their episode back inMore >>
An award winning local East Texas Bakery has announced their sweet secret that reveled them as contestants on the Food Network's hit show "Cupcake Wars."More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 5:49 PM EDT2013-06-18 21:49:50 GMT
TYLER (KYTX) - One man is dead after being shot in a hotel room at 6:55 Saturday morning at the American Inn Motel. Tyler Police said a report of a shooting victim was called in to police. When officersMore >>
Tyler Police are hoping surveillance video will lead them to four men wanted in connection with a deadly weekend shooting.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 5:29 PM EDT2013-06-18 21:29:03 GMT
(KYTX) - The Tyler Public Library is encouraging kids, teens, and even adults to keep their brains up and reading through the Summer. Using time logs available at the Library and online, children, teensMore >>
The Tyler Public Library is encouraging kids, teens, and even adults to keep their brains up and reading through the SummerMore >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 4:58 PM EDT2013-06-18 20:58:22 GMT
TYLER (TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH) - Tyler police and Smith County Sheriff's deputies are working an aggravated assault at this hour after a man and woman got into a family argument and she was injured. TylerMore >>
Tyler police and Smith County Sheriff's deputies are working an aggravated assault at this hour after a man and woman got into a family argument and she was injured.More >>