Recently, Sessions has taken steps to exert his authority over the immigration courts and change the way asylum cases are decided. If an asylum officer finds that a person's fear of persecution is credible, the case is referred to an immigration judge. Release from custody -- Sometimes, people with pending asylum cases are released on parole. Advocates -- Sometimes, people with pending asylum cases are released on parole. The Department of Homeland Security's inspector general is investigating the matterIf immigrants in the caravan lose their asylum cases, the government can order their deportation.

April 20, 2018 20:37 UTC

It passed massive tax cuts in December, you see, and that would fill America’s wallets to the point that voters could barely resist pulling the lever for the party come November. Since then, the conversation about tax cuts has died down. Even as Tax Day loomed, Americans weren’t rushing to Google to learn how the tax cuts might affect them. One group of Americans most certainly had noticed the positive effects of the tax cuts, as reported by the Associated Press. Combined, the six banks saved at least $3.59 billion last quarter, according to an Associated Press estimate, using the bank’s tax rates going back to 2015.”$3.6 billion.

April 20, 2018 20:32 UTC

Washington (CNN) A federal appeals court has ruled that an Indiana abortion law signed by Vice President Mike Pence when he served as the state's governor is unconstitutional. The 7th US Circuit Court of Appeals issued its ruling on the law Thursday. When Pence signed the bill, House Enrolled Act 1337, Indiana already had some of the most restrictive abortion laws in the nation. The case was brought by Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky against the commissioner of the Indiana State Department of Health. The Indiana State Department of Health referred CNN to the Indiana Attorney General's Office, which declined to comment.

April 20, 2018 20:26 UTC

It was there in his collaborations with the likes of Madonna and Coldplay, pop stars from a time before anyone used the term "EDM." And it was there in the proudly rootsy textures he used for his 2013 album, "True," which inspired a backlash among some dance-music partisans for its blend of surging beats and bluegrass-style guitar and vocals.

April 20, 2018 20:26 UTC

When Meruelo was 16 and still in high school at Rosemead's Don Bosco Tech, he took over the tuxedo-rental business next to his parents' shop. He saved up enough to start investing in property himself, first buying a small apartment building in Huntington Park and later a plot of land in Riverside that he'd later sell to Walmart, a deal he said made him a millionaire in his early 20s.

April 20, 2018 20:23 UTC

"I feel like you feel racism anywhere in America, [but] it's not like Southern racism in Portland, it's more like hidden racism. Like you won't get the job or you won't get approved for that apartment you applied for because they're selling it to another person who probably has the same credit as you, but they're just a different skin color. Which is basically what gentrification is," he said with a wry laugh.

April 20, 2018 20:22 UTC

(CNN) Ask anyone around Houston to name their favorite pizza joint, and the answer's likely to be unanimous: Fuzzy's in west Houston. Ask the guy known as Fuzzy about his favorite customer, and the answer will surprise you: Barbara Bush. Bush, Fawaz "Fuzzy" Hajjar says he wouldn't have the success he has today. And then, Barbara Bush - during an appearance on David Letterman -- mentioned it as her favorite place to eat in Houston. And the rest is history: a beautiful history of an American dream and a first lady who helped nurture it.

April 20, 2018 20:15 UTC

Last year, he founded Bird to bring electric scooters, already popular in cities across China, to America. Mr. VanderZanden now has a team of more than 100 people. “We might have taken the birds too far,” Mr. VanderZanden said. Bird initially rolled out its scooter-rental service in Santa Monica and now operates in seven cities. Mr. VanderZanden said greater Los Angeles, including Santa Monica, has been especially excited about Bird and that the area has become a transportation tech hub.

April 20, 2018 20:10 UTC

He now runs a D.C. technology/hospitality company he invented called Social Tables. Social Tables software staged more than 800,000 events last year. Social Tables expects to be profitable by early next year. Clients subscribe to Social Tables software on an annual basis, paying from $3,000 to $20,000 a year, depending on how much software they buy and how big they are. The only big cost is customer service and the 40 high-priced engineers who are beavering away on the next version of Social Tables software.

April 20, 2018 20:09 UTC

Both failed to blunt North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, but where they have fallen short, Trump believes his more un­or­tho­dox approach can achieve success. Some Democrats have offered Trump modest praise for taking on more risk in his North Korea strategy. “Missiles and nuclear weapons pointing at South Korea, artillery, conventional weapons. “Typical Trump,” said Christopher R. Hill, who led the U.S. delegation in the six-party talks with North Korea during the Bush administration. “Those are the scaffolding that they are building leading up to the North Korea-U.S. summit,” Pak said.

April 20, 2018 20:06 UTC

More than 3,800 applications requesting waivers from Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs have been submitted to the Commerce Department, the letter said, but “fewer than 100” have been posted online, the next step in the application process. It’s a critical step because if a company does get a waiver from Trump’s tariffs, it will be retroactive to the date the application is posted online. In 2002, President George W. Bush imposed steel tariffs that economists say cost more jobs than they saved. Ross and his team have a lot of leeway to decide which companies get relief from the tariffs. The senators and many trade associations representing manufacturers that use steel and aluminum say the application process is onerous.

April 20, 2018 20:06 UTC

And that is why gay rights are human rights, and human rights are gay rights. Any senator who votes to confirm Mike Pompeo is telling LGBTQ people, Muslims and others they are second-class citizens. I find it appalling that this man may become our next secretary of state. We should be well beyond allowing politicians to use religion as an excuse for discrimination against LGBTQ people. We should be well beyond allowing politicians to use religion as an excuse for discrimination against LGBTQ people.

April 20, 2018 19:52 UTC

Now, most pilots are choosing a civilian education even though flight-time requirements for commercial co-pilots have climbed to 1,500 hours from 250. It can cost as much as $300,000 to attend a private, four-year aviation university, Smith said. But the returns are immediate: Entry-level co-pilots earn $30,000 to $50,000 a year, and veterans at major carriers can earn $300,000 or more.

April 20, 2018 19:52 UTC

Play-Doh is undoubtedly an enduring classic in the children’s toy world. So it may come as a surprise that it was not originally intended to be a toy. In the late 1920s, a young man named Cleo McVicker was tasked with shutting down and selling off the remaining assets of a failing Cincinnati soap company called Kutol. Cleo McVicker negotiated a contract between Kroger and Kutol, and his brother got to work inventing a version of the dough-like substance we’ve come to know and love. All consumers had to do was roll it across their soiled walls to clean the soot and dirt.

April 20, 2018 19:41 UTC

AT&T and Verizon together control about 70 percent of all wireless subscriptions in the United States. Currently, most mobile phones use SIM cards, which contain unique identifying information about a user and are inserted into the devices so the phones can function. PhotoThe eSIM technology, which was introduced in early 2016, is embedded in mobile phones and other devices so that people do not need SIM cards anymore. Advertisement Continue reading the main storyThe eSIM technology is supported by gadget makers including Apple, Google and Microsoft, as well as several wireless carriers globally and in the United States. For companies like Apple, eSIM technology would free up storage space in devices to use for other technologies like bigger processors and batteries.

April 20, 2018 19:39 UTC