By Estelle Shirbon and Dominique Vidalon LONDON/PARIS (Reuters) - A Sudanese man died on Wednesday as migrants desperate to enter Britain from France stormed the channel tunnel entrance and British ministers and security chiefs held an emergency meeting to try to tackle the growing crisis. Freight and passenger traffic through the rail tunnel has been severely disrupted as migrants camped out in shanty towns in the Calais area have repeatedly tried to board trucks and trains traveling from France to Britain. The situation has turned into a blame game with Eurotunnel asking French and British governments to reimburse it for the 10 million euros ($11 million) it has spent to beef up security to cope with the latest migrant crisis at Calais.
Peter V. Neffenger, the agency's new administrator, told the newspaper in an interview those measures would be part of reforms to address recent security lapses. "Efficiency and getting people through airport security lines cannot be our sole reason that makes you take your eyes off the reason for the mission," Neffenger was quoted as saying in the newspaper. A report by the Department of Homeland Security's inspector general found that airport screeners, who are TSA employees, did not detect banned weapons in 67 of 70 tests at dozens of airports, ABC News said in June, citing officials briefed on it.
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Opponents of President Barack Obama's soon-to-be-implemented policy to cut carbon emissions from power plants are planning to use an unlikely and potentially potent weapon against him: the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that saved Obamacare. In that June case, the court said that the healthcare law was an issue of such importance that the court would not stick to its usual practice of deferring to a government agency's legal expertise when interpreting ambiguously written laws. Obama's Clean Power Plan to cut emissions from coal-fired power plants is expected to be finalized as early as next week, ahead of a crucial United Nations climate change conference in Paris at the end of the year.
The son of a Boston police captain arrested this month and accused of planning to bomb a college cafeteria on behalf of the Islamic State militant group is due in court on Wednesday to face criminal charges. Alexander Ciccolo, 23, was arrested on July 4 after illegally receiving four guns from a person working with the U.S. Justice Department, which had placed him under surveillance after his father alerted authorities to his activities. Ciccolo told an informant that he wanted to build bombs similar to those detonated at the Boston Marathon in 2013, and federal agents saw him buy a pressure cooker similar to the ones used in that attack, which killed three people and injured more than 260, according to federal prosecutors.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A conservative Republican who was disciplined earlier this year after defying House leaders is pushing a largely symbolic effort to strip John Boehner of his position as House speaker.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate will vote before its August recess on a Republican effort to bar federal aid to Planned Parenthood, GOP leaders said Tuesday, as anti-abortion groups clamored for action by lawmakers. Democrats said they will strongly oppose what they called the latest Republican effort to weaken women's health care programs, but stopped short of flatly predicting its defeat.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans on the House committee investigating the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, said Tuesday that there is no agreement with Hillary Rodham Clinton over her possible appearance before the panel, despite the State Department's pledge to produce 5,000 new pages of documents.
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — A prison worker who was "in over her head" with two inmates convicted of murder tearfully pleaded guilty Tuesday to helping them escape as new details emerged of her relationship with the men that included performing a sex act and sending naked photos.