FILE - In this July 25, 2013 file photo, Alejandro Mayorkas, then-President Obama's nominee to become deputy secretary of the Homeland Security Department, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. A new inspector general’s report has concluded that Mayorkas, now the No. 2 official at the Homeland Security Department improperly intervened on behalf of foreign investors. It happened in three cases involving the U.S. government soliciting foreign investments in exchange for American visas. Investigators said Tuesday that his involvement created the appearance of favoritism and special access. The investigation could not suggest a motive for his involvement.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Report criticizes official who helped Dems with visa program

When influential Democrats with stakes in different investment groups needed help securing visas as part of a complicated foreign investor program, they sought out a fellow Democrat who just happened to be in charge of the immigration agency overseeing their applications.


‘ipoopyou’ deliverers changing terms of use

The online business states on its website it delivers animal waste but their service should only be used to engage in a joke. The site’s terms of use section states its product is not to be used for harassment or to embarrass another person.

Army rescue helicopters park in Seyne, French Alps, Tuesday, March 24, 2015. A passenger jet carrying 150 people crashed Tuesday in the French Alps as it flew from Barcelona to Duesseldorf, authorities said. As search-and-rescue teams struggled to get to the remote, snow-covered region, France's president warned that no survivors were expected. (AP Photo/D!CI TV)

Photos: Jet crashes in French Alps

A Germanwings passenger jet carrying 150 people crashed in the French Alps region as it traveled from Barcelona to Duesseldorf on Tuesday

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Connecticut farm worker killed when corn collapses on him

Police say the collapse happened when 54-year-old Donald Merchant, of South Windham, was using equipment to move corn from a large mound at the Square A Farm on Monday. When he got off the equipment, some of it toppled onto him.