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  • Thousands of children crossed US-Mexico border in October

    15 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN ANTONIO (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection statistics show nearly 5,000 unaccompanied immigrant children were caught illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in October, almost double the number from October 2014. Immigration experts say the numbers, released Tuesday, show ...

  • The Latest: Jury deliberates in Facebook killer trial

    40 minutes ago

    (AP) MIAMI (AP) — The latest on the trial of a South Florida man accused of killing his wife and then posting a picture of her body on Facebook (all times local): 10:40 a.m. A jury has resumed deliberating the fate ...

  • Deliberations continue at trial of ex-NY Assembly speaker

    57 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Deliberations in the federal corruption trial of former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver have resumed after a rocky start. U.S. District Judge Valerie Caproni urged the Manhattan jury on Wednesday to continue to try to ...

  • Police: Homeless man jailed for stiffing cabbie on $325 fare

    1 hour, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — A homeless man has been jailed in Pennsylvania on charges that he stiffed a cabbie out of a $325 fare for driving him nearly 140 miles from Harrisburg to Altoona. The Altoona Mirror ( ) reports ...

  • Remains found near Houston may be teen missing for 25 years

    1 hour, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) WHARTON, Texas (AP) — Sheriff's officials say human remains found in a rural area southwest of Houston are believed to be those of a 15-year-old girl missing for 25 years. Wharton County sheriff's Sgt. Scott Grosser told KTRK-TV in Houston ...

  • Patrol at homeless encampment turns up machine guns

    1 hour, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County authorities have arrested a homeless man who had five firearms, including two operable World War II-era machine guns. Sheriff's Detective Dennis Elmore says the arrest was made as deputies were on foot patrol ...

  • Sandra becomes Category 2 hurricane, strongest eastern Pacific storm for this late in the year

    1 hour, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) MIAMI (AP) — Sandra becomes Category 2 hurricane, strongest eastern Pacific storm for this late in the year.

  • Police: Teen charged in stabbing at Baltimore high school

    1 hour, 58 minutes ago

    (AP) BALTIMORE (AP) — Police say a 17-year-old boy has been charged as an adult with attempted murder in the stabbing of a schoolmate in a Baltimore high school classroom, leaving the other teen critically wounded. Police announced the charge against ...

  • Nanny pleads guilty to stealing $280,000 from Boston family

    2 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) BOSTON (AP) — A former nanny for a Boston family has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $280,000 from her employers and using the money on vacations, jewelry and other luxuries. Stephanie Lee Fox, of Randolph, pleaded guilty Tuesday to ...

  • Teen charged as adult in Philadelphia trooper shooting

    2 hours, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A 17-year-old has been charged in connection with a chaotic Philadelphia traffic stop that ended with a state trooper shot and a school bus engulfed in flames. Giovanni Cotto was charged as an adult with criminal attempt ...

  • American Airlines plane makes emergency landing in Tampa

    2 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say an American Airlines plane bound for Philadelphia made an emergency landing a short time after taking off from Tampa International Airport. Tampa Fire Rescue spokesman Jason Penny told the Tampa Bay Times ( ) ...

  • Image of Asia: Gathering fallen leaves to make charcoal

    3 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) In this photo by Mukhtar Khan, women collect dry leaves of willow, poplar and maple trees on the outskirts of Srinagar in Indian-controlled Kashmir. Kashmiris collect fallen leaves in autumn to make charcoal for keeping themselves warm and cooking during ...

  • Prosecutors in bridge case say they have nothing to hide

    3 hours, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The attorney for one of the defendants in the 2013 George Washington Bridge lane-closing case claims it was his client's ex-colleague who gave the order for the closures to coincide with the first day in school. ...

  • The Latest: Funeral planned for black man killed by police

    3 hours, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The latest in the investigation into the fatal shooting of a black man by Minneapolis police that has sparked more than a week of demonstrations (all times local): 6:55 a.m. The family of a black man who ...

  • Trial postponed for ex-cop in 2013 Virginia on-duty shooting

    3 hours, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A trial has been postponed in Virginia for a former Fairfax County police officer charged with murder in the 2013 shooting death of an unarmed Springfield man. A judge set a new trial date Tuesday for ...

  • Shooting by officer in West Virginia investigated

    3 hours, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) NITRO, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the shooting of a West Virginia man by a police officer. Sgt. B. D. Humphreys of the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office says the early Wednesday shooting sent a 28-year-old South Charleston man to ...

  • Authorities say man stalked child, hid GPS trackers

    4 hours, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a Virginia Beach man they say stalked a 10-year-old boy he unsuccessfully tried to adopt and gave him items with hidden GPS trackers. The Virginian-Pilot ( ), citing court documents, reports 41-year-old ...

  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    5 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. RUSSIAN PILOT RESCUED BY SYRIAN COMMANDO UNIT Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu says the man is now "safe and sound" at the Russian ...

  • Hurricane Sandra expected to strengthen in eastern Pacific

    7 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Sandra is expected to get stronger as it swirls off Mexico's Pacific coast. The hurricane's maximum sustained winds increased early Wednesday to near 85 mph (140 kph). The U.S. National Hurricane Center says additional strengthening is ...

  • Chicago awaits more protests over police shooting

    7 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) CHICAGO (AP) — The white officer who shot a black Chicago teen 16 times has been charged with murder and jailed. The graphic video of the slaying has been made public. And in the hours after the footage was released, ...

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