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Border agent dies after being injured in Texas


VAN HORN, Texas (AP) — Authorities are searching Texas' Big Bend area for potential suspects and witnesses after a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent was fatally injured responding to activity there.

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The Latest: Border agent injured in Texas dies


VAN HORN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the death of a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent in Texas (all times local):; 4:20 p.m. The FBI has taken over the investigation of the death of one U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent and…

Ex-student to face judge in body fluids contamination case


HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A former Connecticut college student is facing arraignment on allegations she smeared body fluids on her roommate's belongings.


Turkeys thriving, causing ruckus in San Francisco suburbs


MARTINEZ, Calif. (AP) — Turkeys are traditional for Thanksgiving. But some folks in the San Francisco Bay Area are praying the wild ones will go away.

Police: Child accidentally shoots 3-year-old in Minnesota


DEER CREEK, Minn. (AP) — Authorities in western Minnesota say a 3-year-old child was accidentally shot and wounded by another child.


Police: 9-year-old girl used to smuggle drugs into prison


NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — Police say a 9-year-old girl was used to smuggle drugs into a Vermont prison.

10 African Americans named Rhodes scholars, most ever


The latest group of U.S. Rhodes scholars includes 10 African Americans — the most ever in a single Rhodes class — as well as a transgender man and four students from colleges that had never had received the honor before.

Woman says she was harassed by New York state employee


NEW YORK (AP) — An upstate New York woman struggling to find a place to live and a job after ending an abusive relationship said a state employee helped her, only to use it as an excuse to sexually harass and assault her, and the governor…

TransCanada sends more crews to Keystone pipeline leak


AMHERST, S.D. (AP) — TransCanada Corp. says the company has sent additional crews and equipment to the site of a 210,000-gallon oil spill in South Dakota from its Keystone pipeline.


Ohio justice issues another apology over Facebook post


CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio Supreme Court justice and Democratic gubernatorial candidate has issued another apology on Facebook after a post Friday outlining his sexual history with women drew widespread condemnation.


Neil Bibler, former Associated Press news editor, dies at 81


PHOENIX (AP) — Neil Bibler, a news editor and reporter for The Associated Press during a 33-year career that included stints in several Western states before settling in Arizona, has died. He was 81.

Fireman's kin seek honor for grandfather who died in 1935


NEW YORK (AP) — New York City firefighter Tom O'Brien had been battling a blaze in Manhattan for two hours on Oct. 27, 1935, and knew something was wrong as soon as he got back to the firehouse.

South Dakota university to offer 18-day intensive courses


RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A university in western South Dakota is introducing an unconventional schedule for students interested in completing a college course in 18 days.


Police: Couple and adult son dead in possible murder-suicide


SAMMAMISH, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a Washington couple and their adult son were found dead in their home in an apparent double murder-suicide.

Magnitude 3.7, 2.9 quakes rattle Oklahoma town early Sunday


EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded two earthquakes that struck near a central Oklahoma town.


Police: Father failed to help infant found dead in car


ROCKY HILL, Conn. (AP) — State police say a Connecticut father who failed to help his 1-month-old child when he realized the infant had died has been arrested.

Authorities seek suspect in fatal shooting of police officer


NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. (AP) — Authorities are seeking a suspect in the fatal shooting of a rookie police officer.


Pieces of once-mighty NY bridge get new life in rural towns


Steel and concrete panels that were once part of a mighty bridge that carried 50 million vehicles a year across the Hudson River north of New York City will find new life spanning streams along sleepy country roads.

Testing required at private schools in Nevada choice program


LAS VEGAS (AP) — Standardized tests are a given in public school, and they're mandatory for Nevada private schools participating in the state's budding school-choice program.

List of US students named as Rhodes scholars for 2018


The 32 American students chosen as Rhodes scholars for 2018, as provided by the Office of the American Secretary of the Rhodes Trust: Tania N. Fabo, Saugus, Massachusetts (Harvard University)


Jesse Jackson's decades in public eye shaped by many roles


CHICAGO (AP) — For more than 50 years, the Rev. Jesse Jackson has been in the public eye as an activist, a two-time presidential candidate and a guiding force in the modern civil rights movement.


Looking toward election after Menendez's 'Resurrection Day'


TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez's political fate in next year's crucial midterms after the mistrial in his federal bribery case may hinge on whether prosecutors retry him and whether attacks from Republicans based on the…

Some Massachusetts towns going to pot, after all


BOSTON (AP) — They may not be mad about reefer, but a growing number of Massachusetts communities are leaving their borders open to commercial marijuana businesses, bucking a wave of bans and moratoriums that followed voter approval of…


Trader Joe's recalls packaged salads over contamination fear


PHOENIX (AP) — Trader Joe's says it has recalled several packaged salads after a supplier said there may be shards of glass or hard plastic inside.


LaToya Cantrell becomes New Orleans' 1st woman mayor


NEW ORLEANS (AP) — LaToya Cantrell, a City Council member who first gained a political following as she worked to help her hard-hit neighborhood recover from Hurricane Katrina, won a historic election Saturday that made her the first woman…


GOP's Sasse likes tax bill, but won't call it key to 2018


DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse says Republican leaders are overstating how much passing tax-cut legislation can protect their party in next year's elections.

The Latest: Cantrell wins race for mayor in New Orleans


NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Saturday's mayoral election in New Orleans (all times local):; 10:55 p.m. It's a historic election night in New Orleans, where voters have elected the first woman mayor and the first member of the…


Ohio candidate doesn't regret sexual conquest Facebook post


CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio Supreme Court justice and Democratic gubernatorial candidate said on Facebook that people should "lighten up" after deleting a previous post outlining his sexual history with women that drew widespread criticism…


The Latest: Ohio court justice apologizes for Facebook post


CLEVELAND (AP) — The Latest on Ohio Supreme Court Justice William O'Neill's Facebook posts. (all times local):; 6:15 p.m. Ohio Supreme Court Justice and Democratic gubernatorial candidate William O'Neill says he apologizes if his Facebook…

Des Moines to pay $225,000 to settle police shooting lawsuit


DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The city of Des Moines is expected to pay $225,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of an unarmed man killed by police in 2015.