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Texas deputy fatally shoots man armed with knife, tree limb

KOUNTZE, Texas — Authorities say an East Texas sheriff's deputy fatally shot a 31-year-old man after he used a knife and a tree limb...

Bernie Sanders has heart procedure, cancels campaign events

WASHINGTON — Bernie Sanders' campaign said Wednesday that the Democratic presidential candidate had a heart procedure for a blocked artery and was canceling events...

Musk unveils SpaceX Mars rocket at Boca Chica Beach

BOCA CHICA VILLAGE, Texas — Elon Musk has unveiled a SpaceX spacecraft designed to carry a crew and cargo to the moon, Mars or...

Music starts for Earthlings around Area 51 events in Nevada

HIKO, Nev. — Sound checks echoed from a distant main stage while Daniel Martinez whirled and danced at dusty makeshift festival grounds just after...

Spokesman: Oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens dies at age 91

OKLAHOMA CITY — T. Boone Pickens, a brash and quotable oil tycoon who grew even wealthier through corporate takeover attempts, died Wednesday. He was...

Mexican cartel forces gas stations to refuse army vehicles

Mexican federal prosecutors say they have received complaints that gas stations in the northern border state of Tamaulipas are refusing to fill the tanks of army and police vehicles. The problem is centered in Nuevo Laredo, across the border from Laredo, Texas. Nuevo Laredo has long been dominated by the old Zetas cartel, which has given birth to a splinter group known as the Northeast Cartel. Read more at The Monitor.com.

El Paso shooting suspect says AK-style gun came from Romania

EL PASO — The suspected gunman in the deadly mass shooting in El Paso earlier this month told police that the AK-style rifle used...

Trump administration moves to end limits on child detention

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is moving to end a long-standing federal agreement that limits how long immigrant children can be kept in detention....

Source: Jeffrey Epstein dies by suicide while awaiting trial

BY JIM MUSTIAN NEW YORK — Financier Jeffrey Epstein died by suicide while awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges in New York, a former law enforcement...

In Mexico, thousands more names added to border wait lists

TIJUANA, Mexico — The Cameroonian men who share 10 mattresses on the floor of a third-floor apartment above a barber shop walk every morning...