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McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry plans to deploy as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to South Texas to bolster security along the Mexico border, a local lawmaker confirmed Monday. Rep. Terry Canales said he was briefed by his staff on Sunday following a conference...
NASA has honored one of its most famous astronauts by renaming a key building at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. It now bears the name of Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon when the Apollo 11 mission landed there 45 years ago. Armstrong, who died in 2012, was...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police were investigating whether three teenagers suspected of beating two homeless men to death with cinderblocks, bricks and a metal fence pole were responsible for dozens of other attacks on transients in recent months. Alex Rios, 18, and two boys,...
CHATHAM, Mass. (AP) — In "Jaws," the fictional mayor tried to protect the summer tourism season by keeping a lid on reports of the man-eater lurking offshore. As sightings of great white sharks mount off Cape Cod in real life, however, businesses in the Massachusetts town of...
BOSTON (AP) — Jurors in the trial of a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) have resumed deliberations in his obstruction of justice trial. Azamat Tazhayakov (AZ'-maht tuh-ZAY'-uh-kahv) is accused with another friend of removing...
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Police in Dayton say a dog has attacked and killed a 7-month-old boy. Police tell The Dayton Daily News ( http://bit.ly/1zVuNQk ) that the baby's step-grandmother was watching the infant for the day when her dog attacked and killed him Sunday afternoon. A...
DETROIT (AP) — Roused from sleep by the sound of pounding in the wee hours, a suburban Detroit man grabbed his shotgun, opened the front door and blasted a young woman in the face. Is Theodore Wafer guilty of murder? Or did the 55-year-old use deadly force based on a reasonable...
SEDONA, Ariz. (AP) — Two small planes went down in separate crashes in northern Arizona Sunday, leaving six people dead, authorities said. The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office said four died when a plane crashed near Sedona. The Federal Aviation Administration said hikers in the...
CHATHAM, Mass. (AP) — In "Jaws," the fictional mayor tried to protect the summer tourism season by keeping a lid on reports of the man-eater lurking offshore. As sightings of great white sharks mount off Cape Cod in real life, however, businesses in the Massachusetts town of...