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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol agent who killed a teenager when he fired across the border from Texas into Mexico cannot be sued in U.S. courts by the Mexican teen's family, a federal appeals court ruled Friday. The unanimous ruling was issued by the full 5th U.S...
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri judge gave strong indications Friday that he might toss a lawsuit by four activists seeking an independent investigation of a prosecutor's handling of grand jury proceedings in the Michael Brown shooting case. St. Louis County Circuit Judge Joseph...
NEW YORK (AP) — A bomb threat made by an anonymous 911 caller forced the evacuation of hundreds of tourists Friday from the Statue of Liberty, but a thorough sweep of the landmark by investigators turned up no explosives. The caller made the threat late Friday morning, "stating...
COEYMANS, N.Y. (AP) — Fifteen buffaloes that escaped from a farm were intentionally shot and killed Friday after they dashed past a group of police, crossed a major highway and ended up near some schools, authorities said. "The last thing we wanted to do was put these animals...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A group of American Indian actors walking off the set of an Adam Sandler movie has sparked a debate over why Native American stereotypes in media have endured. It also shows that more Native Americans are voicing their opinions. This week, eight actors...
NEW YORK (AP) — The Statue of Liberty was evacuated as a precaution on Friday after a bomb threat, forcing hundreds of tourists to be herded off the island. A 911 caller made the threat late Friday morning, "stating they were going to blow up the Statue of Liberty," the National...
BOSTON (AP) — Riders enjoyed a day of free fares on the city's public transit system Friday as a token of appreciation following a winter of disastrous breakdowns, but many noted the goodwill gesture wouldn't mean much unless service improved going forward. The Massachusetts Bay...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The accidental killing of two hostages in a U.S. operation against al-Qaida has put a new spotlight on the Obama administration's reliance on drones in the battle against terrorism — and has also raised pressure on the White House to revise the nation's oft-...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scientists have spied a vast reservoir of hot, partly molten rock beneath the supervolcano at Yellowstone National Park that's big enough to fill the Grand Canyon 11 times over. The newly discovered magma chamber — located 12 to 28 miles underground — is four...