Martha’s Recent Stories
Nation Jun 21Migrant children describe neglect at Texas border facility
Lawyers warn that kids are taking care of kids, and there's inadequate food, water and sanitation for the 250 infants, children and teens at the Border Patrol station.
Nation Jun 11Prosecutors crack down on clergy abuse as bishops gather for conference
For decades, leaders of the Roman Catholic Church were largely left to police their own. But now, as American bishops gather for a conference to confront the reignited sex-abuse crisis this week, they're facing the most scrutiny ever from secular…
Nation Jan 31ICE force-feeding detainees on hunger strike
Federal immigration officials are force-feeding six immigrants through plastic nasal tubes during a hunger strike that's gone on for a month inside a Texas detention facility, The Associated Press has learned.
World Jan 10U.S. apparel company cuts ties with Chinese internment camp factory
A recent Associated Press investigation tracked clothing shipments from inside a Chinese internment camp, to Badger Sportswear, a supplier in North Carolina.
Nation Dec 19More migrant kids held in mass shelters, AP investigation finds
Decades after the U.S. stopped institutionalizing kids because large orphanages were causing lasting trauma, it is happening again. The federal government has placed most of the 14,300 migrant children in its care in detention centers and facilities packed with hundreds,…
Politics Nov 29Lawmakers call for greater protections for migrant teens in U.S. detention camp
More than 2,300 teens are being held at the remote tent city in Tornillo, Texas, which opened in June. Lawmakers on Thursday called for stricter background checks, more mental health support and a public hearing to further investigate problems.
Nation Nov 14‘If seen, please have him call’; Many still missing amid California’s deadliest wildfire
Authorities on Tuesday reported six more fatalities from the Northern California blaze, bringing the total number of dead so far to 48. They haven't disclosed the total number still missing, but earlier in the week that figure was more than…
Nation Nov 13Crews search for wildfire victims in California as death toll climbs
More than a dozen coroner search and recovery teams looked for human remains from a Northern California wildfire that killed at least 42 -- making it the deadliest in state history -- as anxious relatives visited shelters and called police…
Nation Aug 09For now, Army suspends discharges of immigrant recruits
The U.S. Army has stopped discharging immigrant recruits who enlisted seeking a path to citizenship — at least temporarily.
Nation Jul 05AP Report: U.S. Army is quietly discharging immigrant recruits
The AP was unable to quantify how many men and women who enlisted through the special recruitment program have been booted from the Army, but immigration attorneys say they know of more than 40 who have been discharged or whose…