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Agents rappel from helicopter to arrest 9, seize mairijuana

Border Patrol agents rappelled down from a Customs and Border Protection helicopter to arrest nine smugglers and seize approximately 430 pounds (195 kilograms) of marijuana in backpacks. Officials say the … Click to Continue »

APNewsBreak: University of New Mexico spending under review

The spending of public money by the University of New Mexico's athletic department on a 2015 golf trip to Scotland that included the athletic director, other employees and boosters is … Click to Continue »

Raimondo attends fundraiser at home of former Playboy CEO

A former Playboy executive has hosted a political fundraiser attended by Rhode Island's governor. Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo traveled to Chicago on a 1-day trip Tuesday to attend the fundraiser. … Click to Continue »

Editorials from around New York

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers: (Rochester) Democrat and Chronicle on teen suicide prevention. May 20 Perhaps the most important thing to know about suicide … Click to Continue »

Superintendent of schools unveils six-year plan for schools

State Superintendent Chris Reykdal says lawmakers must expedite their work on satisfying a court mandate on putting more money toward basic education in Washington state. But he also wants them … Click to Continue »

Brazil's Temer loses another aide as pressure mounts

Thousands of protesters called for Brazilian President Michel Temer's ouster on Wednesday as he lost yet another key adviser amid a deepening political crisis. Scuffles between police and protesters broke … Click to Continue »

Why Melania Trump covers her head one day but not the next

To cover up or not to cover up? Melania Trump wore a veil to the Vatican on Wednesday to meet the pope, but not to an earlier meeting with the … Click to Continue »

Trump budget replicates disastrous Kansas approach

When Republican Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback first offered his plan to revive the Kansas economy, he famously called it a “real live experiment” in tax and spending policy. All Kansans … Click to Continue »

Justice watchdog says agency botched deadly Honduras mission

Government watchdogs say the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration misled Congress about an aggressive drug enforcement strategy that led to a series of deadly confrontations involving agents in Honduras. In a … Click to Continue »

Mayor seeks to revoke liquor license of club after shooting

A suburban Chicago mayor says he'll move forward with trying to revoke the liquor license of a nightclub where five people were seriously injured in a shooting earlier this month. … Click to Continue »

Former Utah Republican lawmaker to run for Chaffetz seat

Former Republican state Rep. Chris Herrod says he's running for Congress in a special election for the seat of resigning U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz. Herrod said Wednesday that his time … Click to Continue »

Advocate: Trump's budget hurts Wisconsin's rural children

The leader of an advocacy group for children says President Donald Trump's proposed cuts to public assistance programs would disproportionately hurt children in Wisconsin's rural areas and non-white children. Ken … Click to Continue...

Glendale police identify robbery suspects killed by officers

Glendale police have released the identity of an armed robbery suspect fatally shot by police during a confrontation on a street after a pursuit. Police say 21-year-old Jorge Alberto Fuentes … Click to Continue »

Palestinians, Israel police clash at Jerusalem Old City gate

Clashes broke out between Palestinian protesters and Israeli security forces on Wednesday as Israeli demonstrators marched through the Old City of Jerusalem to mark the 50th anniversary of Israel's capture … Click to Continue »

Lawmakers send Real ID bill to Wolf, who plans to sign it

Pennsylvania lawmakers are approving a bill designed to comply with federal identification standards for people who want to fly or enter federal facilities. The House passed the Real ID bill … Click to Continue »

Senate to vote on Kentucky judge's appeals court nomination

U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell says a Kentucky judge nominated for the appeals court will get a vote in the Senate. McConnell said the Senate will vote on the confirmation of … Click to Continue »

Trump said to praise 'great job' in Philippine drugs fight

A leaked transcript of President Donald Trump's call last month to the Philippine president shows Trump praising Rodrigo Duterte (roe-DREE-go doo-TARE-tay) for an "unbelievable job" in waging a drug fight … Click to Continue »

Trump has done what Obama didn’t: scare NATO into tracking defense spending

President Donald Trump sent shock waves across Europe when he railed against the NATO alliance and threatened to hand out bills to those not paying their share of defense expenses. … Click to Continue »

Trump team eyes public asset sales to pay for infrastructure

President Donald Trump's advisers are drafting plans to sell some public assets, such as airports, to help pay for a $1 trillion overhaul of the nation's aging infrastructure. Trump in … Click to Continue »

If Brazil president goes, here are possible replacements

Brazilian President Michel Temer faces a growing risk of not finishing his term after the emergence of an audio recording that appears to capture him endorsing hush money for a … Click to Continue »

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