Old tech, passwords galore hurt US tracking of visa holders

LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. immigration agents waste their time logging in and out of archaic computer systems while trying to track down foreigners suspected of overstaying their visas only to find out later that many visa holders have left the country, said a government watchdog report released Thursday.


  • Written by AMY TAXIN

Afghan women fear loss of shelters as funding dwindles

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — As Afghanistan slides back into chaos, with a resurgent Taliban and dwindling international aid, many fear that the country's women's shelters could be forced to close, leaving those who rely on them at the mercy of an often harshly conservative society.

  • Written by RAHIM FAIEZ , Associated Press

GOP-led panel OKs bill to overhaul Dodd-Frank

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House panel approved legislation Thursday that would gut much of the Dodd-Frank law enacted after the 2008 economic meltdown. The bill cleared the Republican-led House Financial Services Committee on a party-line vote of 34-26.

  • Written by KEVIN FREKING and MARCY GORDON , Associated Press