UN says there are 258 million international migrants today

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An estimated 258 million people have left their birth countries and are now living in other nations — an increase of 49 percent since 2000, says a U.N. report on international migration released Monday.

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House member offices paid $342k in settlements over 4 years


WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly-released statistics show taxpayers paid more than $342,000 to settle workplace discrimination disputes at House lawmakers' offices between 2008 and 2012, including nearly $175,000 for eight settlements related to sexual harassment and sex discrimination accusations.

  • Written by By JULIET LINDERMAN , Associated Press

Under Trump, climate change not a national security threat

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump removed climate change from the list of worldwide threats menacing the United States on Monday, a shift that underscores the long-term ramifications of the "America first" world view he laid out in his new National Security Strategy.

  • Written by By JILL COLVIN , Associated Press

EPA chief sweeps office for bugs, installs high-tech locks


WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Environmental Protection Agency used public money to have his office swept for hidden listening devices and bought sophisticated biometric locks for additional security.


  • Written by By MICHAEL BIESECKER, Associated Press