WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Marco Rubio says a proposed immigration bill expected to be introduced this week won't offer amnesty to those who entered the U.S. illegally.
The Florida Republican, who appeared on five news shows Sunday, says "there will be consequences for having violated the laws."
Rubio's proposal would require people to pass a "rigorous background check" and pay fines and application fees to receive a permit that would allow them to "work, travel and pay taxes." After 10 years they would be able to apply for legal immigration status and an eventual path to citizenship.
Under the proposal, the applicants would not be eligible for any federal benefits such as health care.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a tour bus has crashed near Yosemite National Park and 16 people are hurt, but their injuries aren't serious.
The California Highway Patrol says the bus was about 40 miles south of the park when the accident occurred around 6 p.m. Saturday.
The patrol's Merced dispatch office described it as a minor injury crash, and said the 16 people were taken to local hospitals.
The office says that the bus was carrying 17 people, including a driver, when it went off the road and over and embankment near local road 630.
No more information was immediately available.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Feeling pretty comfortable in retirement?
Here's something to think about: President Barack Obama's budget would raise Medicare premiums for individual retirees making more than $85,000 and couples making more than $170,000.
It would also freeze the indexing for inflation of those income thresholds, so eventually 1 in 4 retirees will have to pay more. Right now only about 1 in 20 pays the higher rate.
The higher premiums surprised a retired city worker from Albuquerque, Sheila Pugach.
She says she's paying about $500 a year more in premiums for Medicare outpatient and drug coverage, all because required withdrawals from her retirement savings bumped her into a higher income bracket.
Republicans like Obama's idea, so Pugach could soon have more company.