Posted: Jul 9, 2014 2:31 AM
Updated: Jul 9, 2014 2:32 AM
HOUSTON (AP) The city council of a Houston suburb has passed a resolution saying the city will not cooperate with any federal request to house immigrant children in the country illegally. The League City council voted 6-2 to adopt the resolution last night. It refuses any request from the federal government to set up detention or processing centers there.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) It'll be a "day of action" for a pair of separate coalitions pressing for reforms on separate immigration-related issues. The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas is leading a group of civil liberties activists in a demonstration at a Brownsville border crossing this morning. Representatives of Texas business, retail and religious groups will later hold a news conference to press for reform of federal immigration laws.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Jesse Ventura brought his defamation lawsuit before home-state jurors yesterday in a bid to punish the estate of late "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle. The former wrestler, Navy SEAL and Minnesota governor objects to Kyle's boast that he decked Ventura during a barroom scrap almost a decade ago. Ventura pursued the claim even after the Odessa man was killed last year at a Texas gun range.
HUTTO, Texas (AP) Seven beagles have been freed for adoption after spending up to seven years in cages at a laboratory. The nonprofit Beagle Freedom Project negotiated with the unidentified lab near the Texas-Mexico border for the dogs' releases. The group says more than 65,000 dogs are captives in labs nationwide and that 96 percent of them beagles.