HOUSTON – Border Patrol officials have identified the agent shot and killed Tuesday during a patrol south of Tucson as Nicholas Ivie, an almost five-year veteran of the agency.
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LOS ANGELES — It wouldn’t be a true celebrity without a face-lift.
LAS VEGAS — The waitresses at Penny’s Diner in Vaughn, N.M., have heard all the jokes: The town’s new police chief has fleas, four legs and likes to go fetch.
HANFORD, Calif. — At least 40 people were hurt Monday afternoon when a big rig and an Amtrak passenger train collided south of Hanford in central California.
CHICAGO — Tall, athletic and bright, DeJuan Pratt seemingly had everything going for him, according to his family. He graduated college in Ohio with a double-major in business and marketing, lettered in track and football, and moved to Chicago over the summer to pursue a masters degree.
ORLANDO, Fla. — The petite elderly woman flailed desperately in the canal behind her mobile home south of Leesburg.
DETROIT — Police will be taking soil core samples at a home in the Detroit suburb of Roseville on Friday in search of the remains of missing Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa, whose 1975 disappearance sparked one of the 20th century’s biggest mysteries.
RALEIGH, N.C. — For 20 years, the jubilant citizens of Brasstown, N.C., have welcomed the new year by catching a wild opossum, placing it in a Plexiglas cage draped with tinsel and slowly lowering it over a cheering crowd as fireworks explode in the night sky.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Google co-founder Sergey Brin and Gov. Jerry Brown carpooled to work Tuesday in a white Toyota Prius, but no one was driving.
UNITED NATIONS — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Monday that Israel is only a short-lived presence among the ancient civilizations of the Middle East and eventually will be “eliminated.”
NEW YORK — President Barack Obama said the attack on a U.S. Consulate in Libya was more than just a “mob action,” but stopped short of labeling the deadly assault in Benghazi as terrorism.
WASHINGTON — Discover Bank will refund $200 million to more than 3.5 million cardholders to settle charges that its telemarketers used deceptive tactics to sell credit card “add-on” products, such as credit score tracking and identity theft protection.
KENT, Wash. — Mark Hohn didn’t pay much attention to the dead bees scattered outside his shop when he got home from vacation a few weeks ago. He just pulled out a leaf blower and blasted away the mess.
National reading scores on the SAT college-entrance exam have sunk to their lowest point in 40 years, and the proportion of test takers deemed fully prepared for college remains steady at 43 percent, the test’s sponsors announced Monday morning.
LOS ANGELES — President Barack Obama and his Republican rival Mitt Romney tangled over their varying approaches to foreign policy in dueling “60 Minutes” interviews that aired Sunday, with the president brushing off Romney’s charge that he has been weak on national defense and charging that if Romney “is suggesting that we should start another war — he should say so.”
CAIRO — The Libyan government said late Saturday that all of Libya’s militias would be brought under government control or forced to disband within 48 hours, but was quickly challenged.
LOS ANGELES — Actress Lindsay Lohan was back in the spotlight Wednesday following her arrest outside a New York nightspot on suspicion of leaving the scene of an accident after a chef claimed her SUV clipped him, police said.
WASHINGTON — Myanmar’s opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, met privately with President Barack Obama after accepting Congress’ highest honor in an emotional ceremony Wednesday, signs of the stunning shift in U.S. relations with the onetime pariah Asian nation over the last year.
ATLANTA — Mitt Romney pushed back Wednesday against claims that he’s written off half the country and said he, not President Barack Obama, can better improve the lot of poor Americans.
LOS ANGELES — An actress who starred in “Innocence of Muslims” has sued the film’s producer and YouTube, claiming that clips from the controversial anti-Islam movie have lead to death threats against her.