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NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court in New York has rejected a motion from the Trump administration to overturn an injunction and allow a controversial immigration policy concerning the use of public benefits to take effect. The ruling Wednesday from the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denying the administration's motion means the temporary national injunction issued by a New York court in October remains in effect while a lawsuit against the new policy is proceeding. The administration policy would deny green cards to immigrants over their use of public benefits including Medicaid, food stamps, and housing vouchers that aren't currently considered.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is set to vote Thursday on a proposal to limit President Donald Trump's ability to take military action against Iran. The Democratic war powers resolution seems certain to draw strong Republican opposition. The vote comes amid intensifying Democratic criticism of the U.S. killing of a top Iranian general. Pelosi says last week's drone strike that killed Gen. Qassem Soleimani was “provocative and disproportionate." Iran retaliated by firing missiles at two military bases in Iraq housing U.S. troops. Pelosi announced the House vote shortly after lawmakers from both parties criticized a briefing on Iran by administration officials as vague.
NEW DELHI (AP) — Commercial airlines are rerouting flights throughout the Middle East to avoid potential danger during heightened tensions between the United States and Iran. Jumbled schedules could affect as many as 15,000 passengers per day, lengthen flight times by an average of 30 to 90 minutes, and severely bruise the bottom line for airlines, industry analysts said. There is anxiety that the conflict between the longtime foes could intensify following Iranian ballistic missile strikes Wednesday on two Iraqi bases that house US troops. The attacks were retaliation for the US killing of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Gen Qassem Soleimani in a drone strike near Baghdad last week.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A California teenager who survived nearly 30 hours alone in the snowy Utah mountains says he kept himself awake with phone alarms, built a snow cave for shelter and held a special beaded bracelet to keep his hopes up. Seventeen-year-old Nicolas Stacy-Alcantara of Frenso says he decided to go for a day-long hike in relatively mild weather last week while visiting an ex-girlfriend. Snow and dropping temperatures forced him to stop and spend the night outdoors. The high school senior managed to find other hikers the next day who called for help with a satellite phone. He was treated at a hospital for frostbite but isn't expected to need any amputation.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — A West Texas man accused of putting his girlfriend's 10-month-old daughter in a backpack and leaving her in a car trunk for five hours has been charged with capital murder. Trevor Marquis Rowe of Lubbock was arrested Tuesday night for the death of Marion Jester-Montoya. He was jailed in Lubbock County on $2 million bond. Police say the 27-year-old man called 911 Tuesday afternoon to report an infant not breathing and that he was stopping his car to begin resuscitation efforts. The child was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
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