WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Homeland Security Department's internal watchdog says it could not substantiate 16 complaints by advocacy groups who accused the government of abusing unaccompanied child immigrants apprehended along the Mexican border.<br />
The department's inspector general's office launched its investigation after the American Civil Liberties Union and four other organizations in June alleged widespread abuses by federal immigration authorities in border-area detention facilities.<br />
Inspector General John Roth says in a memo to DHS Secretary Jeh (jay) Johnson that federal prosecutors reviewed his agency's findings and declined to prosecute because of a lack of criminal activity. The memo was made public Tuesday.<br />
Roth says 100 more complaints are still being investigated by officials at Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Customs and Border Protection and the department's Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties.
A blustery winter storm dumped snow and ice across the West on Wednesday, making driving treacherous in the mountains from California to the Rockies and forcing residents and party-goers in some usually sun-soaked cities to bundle up for a frosty New Year's.
House Republican leaders rallied around one of their own, Whip Steve Scalise, on Tuesday after he said he regrets speaking 12 years ago to a white supremacist organization and condemns the views of such groups.
A weeklong search for a Missouri couple wanted in a series of robberies and abductions across the South ended with one suspect dead and the other wounded Friday, after authorities say they chased the pair across the highway and through a rural neighborhood and exchanged gunfire with them in Florida's Panhandle.
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Texas Sen. Ted Cruz swept to victory in Iowa's Republican caucuses Monday, overcoming billionaire Donald Trump and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio. Among Democrats, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders were deadlocked in a tight race.
On the eve of the first contest on the 2016 presidential election calendar, some voters are pushing for bolder, more uncompromising action, with an intensity that has shaken both the Republican and Democratic establishments.