A new lawsuit describes a violent gang in LA County. Its members are deputy sheriffs.

A lawsuit filed in September claims that a deputy group in East LA County is actually a gang using “illegal policing practices.” | Getty Images/iStockphoto The “Banditos” say they’re a fraternal club for LA deputies. But critics allege that the group violently harasses civilians — and other officers. As concerns over police misconduct and use of force have drawn increased national attention in recent years, activists have argued that a key part of the problem…

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Courts blocked Trump’s rule to keep out low-income immigrants

An uninsured woman takes her children in for a medical check-up at a low-cost clinic run by the Rocky Mountain Youth Clinics on July 28, 2009, in Aurora, Colorado. | John Moore/Getty Images But damage has already been done. Two federal courts on Friday prevented the Trump administration from implementing a rule that would have created new barriers to low-income immigrants seeking to enter the US. But the rule, which has been anticipated for months,…

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US and China reach a “phase one” trade deal

Chinese Vice Premier Liu He and US President Donald Trump at the White House in April 2019. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images President Donald Trump announced an agreement to delay tariffs and for China to buy agricultural products, though negotiations will continue for a more substantive deal. The US and China struck a partial trade deal on Friday, reaching a truce in their months-long trade war that’s rattled global markets and put President Donald Trump under…

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Shepard Smith is leaving Fox News

Shepard Smith at Fox News Channel Studios on September 17, 2019, in New York City. | Steven Ferdman/Getty Images After 23 years at the network, Smith is leaving amid turmoil surrounding Trump and impeachment. Shepard Smith, the longtime Fox News anchor, announced on Friday that the day’s broadcast would be his last after 23 years at the network. He joined the network at its inception in 1996. “Recently I asked the company to allow me…

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