WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is inviting law enforcement, labor and business leaders to the White House to show they support an immigration overhaul.
The White House says Obama will speak Tuesday about the economic and national security benefits of a bipartisan bill. The first votes in the full Senate are scheduled for Tuesday afternoon.
Obama is highlighting the disparate groups that are backing the bill even though they've opposed each other on immigration in the past.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Tom Donahue will join Obama, as will AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. Democratic Mayor Julian Castro of San Antonio and Bush-era Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez also will be on hand. Faith leaders will be represented as well.
The bill creates a path to citizenship for 11 million people in the U.S. illegally.
A St. Louis County Circuit Judge has reinstated Ellisville Mayor Adam Paul.
On April 8, Paul was removed from office by the City Council on charges of abuse of power. Yesterday's decision states that the City Council may have violated Paul's due process by changing the charges against Paul without giving him proper notice.
Paul's attorney Chet Pleban tells KTRS's McGraw Milhaven that Adam Paul once again has "full duties and full responsibilities" as the new mayor. Mayor Paul added, "It's going to be nice coming back to a level-headed counsel that's fair and unbiased."
Only two counsel members remain from the April election.
The judge determined that the council may have also committed other improprieties that include: the previously appointed City Attorney disqualifying himself from the removal hearing, but among other things, writing the charges against Paul.
The judge concludes his ruling by saying that Paul's motion to stay the removal is granted and he is reinstated as Mayor.
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) - An East St. Louis woman is jailed on $1 million bond after being accused in the weekend stabbing death of her husband.
Prosecutors in southwestern Illinois' St. Clair County charged 44-year-old Tammy Carpenter with first-degree murder in the death early Saturday of 58-year-old Jerome Carpenter.
Authorities say the stabbing took place after an argument, and that Jerome Carpenter died later at a hospital.
Online court records don't show whether Tammy Carpenter has an attorney. She does not have a listed home telephone number.
Jerome Carpenter's funeral arrangements are pending.