WASHINGTON

US moves money to

fund border programs

The Department of Homeland Security is moving $271 million from other agencies such as FEMA and the U.S. Coast Guard to increase the number of beds for detained immigrants and support its policy forcing asylum seekers to wait in Mexico while their cases play out.

The news comes as hurricane season is ramping up and Tropical Storm Dorian is heading toward Puerto Rico.

The sprawling 240,000-person Homeland Security Department includes the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Coast Guard and the new Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency in addition to immigration agencies.

 

CAIRO

40 migrants feared

drowned in capsizing

A boat carrying dozens of migrants bound for Europe capsized Tuesday in the Mediterranean Sea off Libya, with at least 40 people missing and presumed drowned, U.N. officials said, as a support group reported it had gotten a call from someone on the vessel "crying and shouting" that passengers had died already.

At least 65 migrants, mostly from Sudan, were rescued, said Ayoub Gassim, a spokesman for Libya's coast guard, with a search halted for those still missing. The coast guard gave a lower estimate for those missing and feared drowned, saying it was 15 to 20 people.

 

NEW YORK

Deutsche Bank has

Trump's tax returns

President Donald Trump's longtime bank revealed Tuesday that it has tax records Congress is seeking in its investigation of the president's finances.

Deutsche Bank said in court papers it has tax returns responsive to a subpoena sent this year, in which Congress asked the bank for a host of documents related to Trump and his family.

Trump has long declined to release his tax returns and wants to block two House committees from getting the records, calling their document requests unlawful.

 

DAYTON, OHIO

Police: Parolee crashes

stolen SUV, kills two girls

A man released on parole from prison two weeks ago stole a police SUV near Dayton, and crashed into a minivan filled with children, killing two 6-year-old girls, police said Tuesday.

Ten others were injured, including five children and the suspect. One child remained in critical condition, police said.

Dayton's police chief said that 32-year-old Raymond Walters was driving at nearly 100 mph in the stolen police cruiser through the city's downtown Monday night when he ran a red light and hit two vehicles.

 

ALBANY, N.Y.

Muslim officers reinstated

after beard suspensions

Two Muslim correctional officers in New York were reinstated Tuesday after being suspended for refusing to shave their beards because of religious reasons, the state prisons agency said.

It came a day after Brian Sughrim and David Feliciano, correctional officers at Fishkill prison in Dutchess County, filed a federal lawsuit against the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.

The lawsuit, which argued the agency discriminated against the two men, is the "sole reason that they're getting their jobs back," said their attorney, Joshua Moskovitz.

 

HOLLYWOOD, FLA.

Report: Chaos at nursing

home where 12 died

A Florida nursing home descended into chaos as its temperatures rose after Hurricane Irma knocked out its air conditioning in 2017, leading to the deaths of 12 people and the arrest this week of an administrator and three nurses on manslaughter charges, according to a report cited by police.

Hollywood Police Chief Chris O'Brien told news reporters Tuesday he expects further arrests from the investigation that included 500 interviews, the collection of more than 1,000 pieces of evidence and the seizure of 55 computers.

 

HONOLULU

Man paddles his way

from California to Hawaii

Antonio de la Rosa doesn't take it easy on his vacations. The Spaniard spent his summer paddling his way from California across the Pacific Ocean to Hawaii.

It took de la Rosa, who is from Valladolid, Spain, 76 days to paddle 2,500 miles while standing on a submarine-shaped craft he described as a paddleboat. The 21-foot-long vessel endured rough weather, including when Hurricane Flossie passed within 60 miles.

He ate dehydrated food, using heated water, and sometimes fished.

 

Beacon Journal/Ohio.com wires