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Gang of Eight Senators Fine-tune Details of Immigration Reform Bill

To help us sort through the next steps, we're joined by Brian Bennett. He covers immigration for the Los Angeles Times. Brian, what was it that the bipartisan group has now agreed to and what are the issues that are still outstanding? BRIAN BENNETT, Los Angeles Times: So, the ...

Bin Laden worried about legacy and sought to kill Obama, papers show

By Brian Bennett

In papers seized by Navy SEALs who killed him in a raid, Al Qaeda's leader fretted about the organization's failures and its loss of support among Muslims. A journalist in Washington looks at Osama bin Laden-related documents released by the Combating Terrorism Center. (Karen Bleier / AFP/Getty ...

Throw light on Border Patrol

As the Los Angeles Times’ Brian Bennett reported recently, an independent report by the nonprofit Police Executive Research Forum sharply criticized the agency for a “lack of diligence” in investigating fatal encounters involving its agents. The report, based on internal case files of 67 ...

Drones are taking to the skies in the U.S.

By Brian Bennett

February 15, 2013 |By Brian Bennett and Joel Rubin, Los Angeles Times NASA's Ikhana unmanned aircraft heads out to aid in fighting a wildfire… (Jim Ross, NASA ) WASHINGTON — While a national debate has erupted over the Obama administration's lethal drone strikes overseas, federal ...

Al Qaeda bomb plot was foiled by double agent

By Brian Bennett

“They don’t usually build just one; they build multiple.” (Rick Bowmer, Associated Press / May 8, 2012) By Ken Dilanian and Brian Bennett, Los Angeles Times WASHINGTON — The CIA takedown of an Al Qaeda plot to blow up a U.S.-bound airliner involved an international sting operation with a ...

FBI analyzing new aircraft explosive from Al Qaeda

By Brian Bennett

By Ken Dilanian and Brian Bennett, Los Angeles Times WASHINGTON — The FBI is analyzing a sophisticated explosive device, similar to the underwear bomb used in an attempt to blow up a passenger jet over Detroit in 2009, that U.S. officials believe was built by Al Qaeda's affiliate in ...

Boston bombing suspects: 'I don't understand' Americans, one said

" Los Angeles Times staff writers Shashank Bengali, Brian Bennett, Melanie Mason, Laura Nelson, Richard A. Serrano and Richard Simon contributed to this report. Bengali, Bennett, Mason and Serrano reported from Washington. Nelson reported from Los Angeles. Simon reported from ...

Croatia rejects UEFA hooliganism warning

The senators hope to finish the bill and present it to the Senate Judiciary Committee by early April, the Los Angeles Times' Brian Bennett reports. Immigration advocates marveled to Bennett that only nine months ago, it would have been "nuts" to imagine a bipartisan deal on ...

House leaders lay out principles for immigration reform

By Brian Bennett and Michael A. Memoli CAMBRIDGE, Md. – A Republican blueprint for immigration reform offers legalization for some of the nation’s 11 million people who are in the country illegally, but no special pathway to citizenship, except in the cases of children brought to the ...

Border Patrol struggles to measure what it can't see

(Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times / April 30, 2013) By Richard Marosi and Brian Bennett, Los Angeles Times SAN DIEGO — Kathy Gomez estimates that U.S. Border Patrol agents catch 75% of the migrants who try to run through the strawberry fields at her farm near the border with Tijuana. ...

Investigators cast wider net in Boston bombings

(FBI / April 16, 2013) By Brian Bennett, Kim Murphy and Sergei L. Loiko, Los Angeles Times WASHINGTON — The FBI has found female DNA on at least one of the two homemade bombs detonated during the Boston Marathon on April 15, complicating the task of identifying how and where the deadly ...

Immigration bill would be largest such effort ever attempted

(John Moore, Getty Images / April 11, 2013) By Brian Bennett and Lisa Mascaro, Los Angeles Times WASHINGTON — After months of negotiations, a bipartisan group of eight senators is poised to offer a sweeping bill to rewrite the nation's immigration laws this week, taking advantage of a ...

Obama promises Newtown, Conn., he'll do more to protect children

A couple grieves at a memorial for those killed in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. (Genaro Molina, Los Angeles Times / December 15, 2012) By Tina Susman, Brian Bennett and Joe Mozingo, Los Angeles Times NEWTOWN, Conn. — Before a town devastated by a rampage ...

U.S. undertakes review of border officers' use of force

(Don Bartletti, Los Angeles Times / September 19, 2007) By Richard Marosi and Brian Bennett, Los Angeles Times U.S. Customs and Border Protection has launched what it calls a comprehensive review of its officers' use of force amid a sharp increase in fatal confrontations along the ...

Secret Service director says Colombia prostitution scandal was isolated incident

By Brian Bennett

Mark Sullivan assures a Senate panel that there's no evidence of a wider culture of reckless partying and that President Obama's safety was not compromised. “This is not a systemic issue with us,” Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan assured the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental ...

Violence Against Women Act becomes latest immigration battleground

By Brian Bennett

WASHINGTON -- The debate over updating a law that protects victims of domestic abuse has become the latest battleground over immigration policy. Republicans in Congress are proposing to strip away existing protections for immigrants who are the victims of domestic violence. The ...

International sting operation brought down underwear bomb plot

By Brian Bennett

The successful blocking of an ambitious Al Qaeda plot to bomb a U.S.-bound airliner was an international sting operation worthy of Hollywood, with spies tricking terrorists into showing their cards. Saudi Arabia's intelligence agency, working closely with the CIA, used an informant to pose as a ...

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warns troops about misconduct

By Brian Bennett

Images such as those of soldiers abusing corpses can damage U.S. standing and cost lives, he says at Ft. Benning, Ga. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta meets soldiers at Ft. Benning, Ga., aftar a speech appealing to troops to refrain from misconduct during combat deployments. (Mike Haskey...

Obama administration proposes changes to legal status applications

Los Angeles Times ^ | March 30, 2012 | Brian Bennett Reporting from Washington— ­The Obama administration is proposing to make it easier for illegal immigrants who are family members of American citizens to apply for legal permanent residency. On Monday, the Department of Homeland ...

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