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Border deaths drop to 15-year low

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TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The number of people who died trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border has dropped to the lowest level in 15 years as mor... Full Story

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  • Border deaths drop to 15-year low
    Border deaths drop to 15-year low

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The number of people who died trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border has dropped to the lowest level in 15 years as more immigrants turned themselves in to authorities in Texas and fewer took their chances with the dangerous trek across the Arizona desert.

  • New survey details vast scope of teen dating abuse
    New survey details vast scope of teen dating abuse

    NEW YORK (AP) — From violence to verbal taunts, abusive dating behavior is pervasive among America's adolescents, according to a new, federally funded survey. It says a majority of boys and girls who date describe themselves as both victims and perpetrators.

  • CDC details new Ebola response and prep teams
    CDC details new Ebola response and prep teams

    ATLANTA (AP) — New federal Ebola response squads — likened to public health SWAT teams — are being readied to rush to any U.S. city where a new Ebola case might be identified, officials say.

  • Official: 3 dead, 2 hurt in Maryland midair crash

    FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A fire department official says three people were killed and two others were injured when an airplane and a helicopter collided in midair at Frederick Municipal Airport in Maryland.

  • Jurors hear doctor's dying wife on 911 recording
    Jurors hear doctor's dying wife on 911 recording

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jurors heard from prosecution and defense attorneys — and then from the dying woman herself — as the homicide trial began Thursday for a University of Pittsburgh medical researcher charged with poisoning his neurologist wife.

  • Navajo high court orders election postponed
    Navajo high court orders election postponed

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The top court on the largest American Indian reservation ordered tribal election officials Thursday to postpone the Navajo Nation's presidential election and immediately reprint ballots without the name of a candidate who was disqualified in a language fluency case.

  • Feds to bring indoor plumbing to Alaska village
    Feds to bring indoor plumbing to Alaska village

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A remote Alaska Native village where only half the homes have indoor plumbing is among rural communities nationwide that will receive upgrades to water and wastewater systems with more than $352 million in grants and loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

  • Eric Frein lookalike: I've been stopped repeatedly
    Eric Frein lookalike: I've been stopped repeatedly

    CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) — A northeastern Pennsylvania resident said he's been stopped and questioned more than 20 times by authorities who have mistaken him for a man sought in the killing of a state trooper, including one encounter at gunpoint that left him fearing for his life.

  • Gary killings put spotlight on abandoned buildings
    Gary killings put spotlight on abandoned buildings

    GARY, Ind. (AP) — The two-bedroom home in Gary's Bungalow Heights area went up in the Roaring '20s, when the Indiana steel town was thriving and filled with prosperous subdivisions. By the time Anith Jones' body was found in its basement Saturday, the building was one of thousands of dilapidated, abandoned houses serving as havens for crime in cities like Detroit and Chicago that have battled nei...

  • Autopsy: St. Louis officer shot Myers from behind

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — An 18-year-old killed earlier this month by a St. Louis police officer was shot several times from behind, the pathologist who performed a private autopsy said Thursday.

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