US Appeals Court Rejects Trump Request to Put Travel Ban Case on Hold
A U.S. federal appeals court has turned down the Trump administration's request to put its travel ban case on hold until the president issues a new executive order.
Three judges of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco gave no reason for their decision Monday.
The same court upheld a lower court decision suspending Trump's executive order temporarily banning travelers and refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries -- Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.
White House spokesman Sean Spicer was asked Monday why the administration is insisting on challenging the appeals court's ruling if President Trump plans to issue a new executive order on immigration. "While the new executive order attempts to address the court's concerns that they made, the goal is obviously to maintain the way that we did it the first time because we believe the law is very clear about giving the president the authority that he needs to protect the country," Spicer said.
The appeals court questioned the constitutionality of the travel ban. Some legal experts predict the case could wind up before the Supreme Court.
Trump's January 27 executive order created chaos in airports both in the U.S. and around the world. Immigration officers were confused as to who could be let in and who should be kept out even though many travelers had visas.
这两名嫌疑人是印度尼西亚的茜蒂·艾莎（Siti Aisyah）和越南籍的段氏香（Doan Thi Huong），她们都表示，以为自己参加的是电视恶作剧。她们面临的指控可被处以死刑。
Malaysia to File Murder Charges in North Korean's Killing
Malaysia's attorney general says two women arrested in connection with the killing of the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will be charged Wednesday with murder.
The two suspects, Indonesian Siti Aisyah and Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, have said they thought they were participating in a television prank show. The charges they will face carry the death penalty.
Kim Jong Nam died February 13 shortly after two women smeared what Malaysian authorities say was VX nerve agent on his face at a Kuala Lumpur airport. The attack was captured on the airport's security cameras, which showed Kim talking with police and being taken to a medical unit.
A third person, a North Korean, is also in police custody. Authorities have also identified seven more North Koreans as suspects wanted for questioning.
North Korea's government has not said positively that the man killed was Kim Jong Nam. A high-level delegation that included Ri Tong Il, North Korea's former deputy ambassador to the United Nations, traveled Tuesday to Kuala Lumpur to seek the return of the body and the release of the North Korean who is being held.
Kim Jong Nam was the older estranged brother of Kim Jong Un. Kim Jong Nam was once considered the heir apparent to lead North Korea, but he fell out of favor with their father, the late dictator Kim Jong Il, after a failed 2001 attempt to enter Japan on a forged passport to visit Disneyland. Since then, Kim Jong Nam had lived in virtual exile, primarily in the Chinese territory of Macau.