OF­FI­CIALS MOVE TO CHANGE ASY­LUM POL­ICY

The Denver Post - - NEWS -

The Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion said Thurs­day it will deny asy­lum to mi­grants who en­ter the coun­try il­le­gally, in­vok­ing ex­tra­or­di­nary pres­i­den­tial na­tional se­cu­rity pow­ers to tighten the bor­der as car­a­vans of Cen­tral Amer­i­cans slowly ap­proach the United States.

The mea­sures are meant to fun­nel asy­lum seek­ers through of­fi­cial bor­der cross­ings for speedy rul­ings, of­fi­cials said, in­stead of hav­ing them try to cir­cum­vent such cross­ings on the nearly 2,000-mile bor­der.

Jus­tice Gins­burg hos­pi­tal­ized af­ter she frac­tures three ribs in fall.

WASH­ING-

Supreme Court Jus­tice Ruth Bader Gins­burg, 85, frac­tured three ribs in a fall in her of­fice at the court and is in a hos­pi­tal, the court an­nounced Thurs­day.

The court’s old­est jus­tice fell Wed­nes­day night, the court said. She called Supreme Court po­lice to take her to Ge­orge Wash­ing­ton Univer­sity Hos­pi­tal in Wash­ing­ton early Thurs­day af­ter ex­pe­ri­enc­ing dis­com­fort overnight, court spokes­woman Kathy Ar­berg said.

Mis­souri tour boat cap­tain in­dicted af­ter sink­ing kills 17.

KANSAS CITY,

The cap­tain of a tourist boat that sank in south­west Mis­souri and killed 17 peo­ple, in­clud­ing nine mem­bers of an In­di­ana fam­ily, didn’t tell pas­sen­gers to put on flota­tion de­vices or pre­pare them to aban­don ship even af­ter waves crashed into the boat dur­ing a se­vere storm, ac­cord­ing to an in­dict­ment re­leased Thurs­day.

The fed­eral in­dict­ment shows that Ken­neth Scott McKee faces 17 counts of mis­con­duct, neg­li­gence or inat­ten­tion to duty by a ship’s of­fi­cer re­sult­ing in death.

Woman freed in blas­phemy case still in hid­ing in Pak­istan.

IS­LAM­ABAD» A week af­ter Pak­istan’s Supreme Court ac­quit­ted her of blas­phemy, a Chris­tian woman who had been on death row for eight years was freed from de­ten­tion Thurs­day, but her where­abouts are a closely guarded se­cret fol­low­ing de­mands by ex­trem­ists that she be hanged in pub­lic.

The case of Aa­sia Bibi has be­come a po­lit­i­cal mine­field for Prime Min­is­ter Imran Khan. He is try­ing to pla­cate the Mus­lim ex­trem­ists who have threat­ened to top­ple his govern­ment, while keep­ing the 54-year-old mother of five safe from a lynch mob.

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