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‘High Threat’ Texas Border Busts Aren’t Always

A Texas State Trooper is shown sitting in his vehicle in Eldorado, Texas, on April 6, 2008. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
A Texas State Trooper is shown sitting in his vehicle in Eldorado, Texas, on April 6, 2008. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

AUSTIN, Texas—Drivers in Texas busted for drunken driving, not paying child support or low-level drug offenses are among thousands of “high-threat” criminal arrests being counted...

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    Spill at Kansas Chemical Plant Causes ‘Smoke,’ Evacuations

    ATCHISON, Kan.—Authorities say a chemical plant spill has caused a noxious cloud to form over a northeastern Kansas community, prompting the evacuation of a school... Read more

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    Daughters Confess to Burying Father, 94, in Yard

    EUSTIS, Fla.—Investigators say two women panicked when they found their 94-year-old father dead in his central Florida home and buried him in the yard. Lake... Read more

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    US Confirms 11Th Death Due to Takata Air Bags

    DETROIT—A 50-year-old woman who died after a car wreck last month in California is the 11th U.S. victim of Takata Corp.’s defective air bag inflators... Read more

  • The MetLife Snoopy Two blimp comes in for a landing at the Park Township Airport in Holland, Mich, in this file photo.  (Cory Olsen/The Grand Rapids Press via AP)

    Snoopy, Peanuts Gang, Cut Loose by MetLife After Over 30 Years

      After 31 years (217 dog years) as the face of insurance giant MetLife Inc., the company said Thursday that it is launching a new... Read more

  • Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., left, and Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., leave a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, on Sept. 10, 2015. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    Sen. Sanders and Rep. Cummings Ask About Leukemia Drug Price Hikes

    WASHINGTON—Two top lawmakers on Thursday demanded information from a drug company that has raised prices on a leukemia drug, calling increases of tens of thousands... Read more

  • FILE - This Sept. 11, 2012 file photo shows a healthy chicken salad school lunch, prepared under federal guidelines, sitting on display at the cafeteria at Draper Middle School in Rotterdam, N.Y.  (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)

    Inspired by Little Boy Man Pays for Overdue Lunch Bills at Former School

    BURLINGTON, Iowa—A Burlington man has surprised the elementary school he attended by writing a $700 check to pay for students’ school lunches. Jerry Fenton says... Read more

  • The Department of Justice headquarters building in Washington. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

    US: Ex-Contractor Committed ‘Breathtaking’ Theft of Secrets

    WASHINGTON—A former National Security Agency contractor’s theft of top secret government information was “breathtaking in its longevity and scale,” federal prosecutors said in a court... Read more

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    Nearly $10K in Cash Left in Shopping Cart Returned to Owner

    SENNETT, N.Y.—Nearly $10,000 in cash a restaurant owner left in a shopping cart at an upstate New York store has been returned thanks to a... Read more

  • Police officers talk with a man outside the June Jordan School for Equity, one of two high schools sharing the same campus in San Francisco, on Oct. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Jocelyn Gecker)

    Students Push End to Violence After 4 Shot Outside School

    SAN FRANCISCO—Students at two San Francisco schools where four classmates were shot in the parking lot the day before walked arm-in-arm as they exited classes... Read more

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    Trump Call Clinton ‘Such a Nasty Woman’

    WASHINGTON—Donald Trump asserted in the final presidential debate that no one respects women more than he does. Yet in its closing moments, standing onstage with... Read more

  • Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump points to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton during the third presidential debate at UNLV in Las Vegas, on Oct. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    Trump’s ‘Bad Hombres’ Echoes on Both Sides of the Border

    PHOENIX—Donald Trump’s utterance of “bad hombres” during Wednesday night’s presidential debate echoed across both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. Within minutes, the Republican nominee was... Read more

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    Bank Places 100 ‘Lucky Pennies’ Across US Worth $1,000 Each

    DETROIT—Stopping to pick up a stray penny off the ground may not seem worth the effort, yet one bank is trying to change that mindset... Read more

  • Postal Service delivery trucks in Williamsburg Village Shopping Center in Atlanta on July 30. (Mary Silver/The Epoch Times)

    US Postal Carrier Filmed Dumping Bins of Mail Into a Ditch

    DECATUR, Ga. —The U.S. Postal Service has launched an investigation after a metro Atlanta resident says she filmed a worker dumping hundreds of pieces of... Read more

  • In this Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016 photo, a student holds an "Inside the USA" textbook in a class filled with refugee children at Cajon Valley Middle School in El Cajon, Calif. According to the U.S. State Department, nearly 80 percent of the more than 11,000 Syrian arrivals over the past year were children. Many of those children are enrolling in public schools around the country, including Chicago; Austin, Texas; New Haven, Connecticut; and El Cajon, which received 76 new Syrian students the first week of school. (AP Photo/Christine Armario)

    Most US Syrians Arrivals Are Kids, Now Enrolling in School

    EL CAJON, Calif.—Seated at his desk at a suburban San Diego middle school, 12-year-old Abdulhamid Ashehneh tries not to let his mind wander to the... Read more

  • FILE - In this June 24, 2016, file photo, Derrick Rose speaks during a news conference at Madison Square Garden in New York. NBA star Rose is set to return to the witness stand in a $21 million lawsuit that alleges he and two friends raped an incapacitated woman. Before Rose retakes the stand Tuesday, Oct. 11, a judge will consider a mistrial request from Rose's lawyer. Rose and his friend were cleared of rape in civil lawsuit on Oct. 19. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

    Derrick Rose, Friends Cleared In Rape Civil Lawsuit

    A federal jury cleared New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose and his co-defendants—Randall Hampton and Ryan Allen—in a multimillion-dollar civil lawsuit brought by the athlete’s... Read more

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    Taco Trucks to the Rescue on Voter Registration Deadline

    LAS VEGAS—A fleet of taco trucks is on duty to help Nevadans register to vote in time for the election. More than 20 taco trucks... Read more

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