Posted: Feb 4, 2013 10:40 PM
Updated: Feb 4, 2013 10:40 PM
MIDLAND CITY, Ala. (AP) The 5-year-old Alabama boy held for nearly a week in an underground bunker has been reunited with his mother and appears to be OK. His captor is dead. The child was rescued when officers stormed the bunker Monday afternoon. Officials say negotiations with Jimmy Lee Dykes had deteriorated and he was seen with a gun.
WASHINGTON (AP) A small bipartisan group of House members is expected to announce legislation Tuesday that would make gun trafficking a federal crime. The four lawmakers, two from each party, also want to stiffen penalties for straw purchasers -- people who legally buy weapons on behalf of those banned from owning firearms.
SAN DIEGO (AP) Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will continue her tour of the Mexican border on Tuesday with a stop in El Paso, Texas. During a visit to San Diego Monday, Napolitano highlighted lower border crossing rates and a decrease in violent crime rates in major border cities. The tour comes as a bipartisan group of lawmakers is pushing for immigration reform.
WASHINGTON (AP) The Senate has approved legislation that would allow the State Department to transfer $1.1 billion to improve security at U.S. embassies overseas. The measure passed by a voice vote and follows September's deadly assault on the U.S. Consulate in Libya. The attack left four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, dead.
WASHINGTON (AP) New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez says that allegations that he engaged with prostitutes in the Dominican Republic are false "smears." He said the charges are being driven by "anonymous, nameless, faceless individuals on a website."