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Aliens claiming to be singled out

updated: 05/20/2018 3:33 a.m. Discuss

SAN DIEGO -- It was just after 9 p.m. April 27 when Border Patrol Agent Jamie Renteria spotted 18 people walking north from the fence that marks the international border between the U.S. and Mexico in an area called Goat Canyon.

Lava's creep cuts off homes

updated: 05/20/2018 3:32 a.m. Discuss

PAHOA, Hawaii -- Lava creeping across roadways destroyed four homes and left dozens of others in the shadow of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano isolated Saturday, forcing more residents to plan for a possible evacuation.

Trump's hand in midterm races not so welcome in some corners of GOP

posted: 05/20/2018 3:22 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK -- He is the Republican Party's most powerful political weapon. Yet as the GOP fights to defend its delicate House and Senate majorities, President Donald Trump is not welcome everywhere.

Egg study finds bigger fish more fertile

posted: 05/20/2018 3:21 a.m. Discuss

The bigger a female fish grows, the more eggs she lays -- disproportionately so.

Georgia hopeful testing uncharted political waters in governor's race

posted: 05/20/2018 3:20 a.m. Discuss

ROME, Ga. -- Stacey Abrams hopes to become the first black woman ever elected governor in the United States.

The Nation in Brief

updated: 05/20/2018 3:17 a.m. Discuss

Blast at chemical plant hurts several

Shots in Texas school kill 10 people

posted: 05/19/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 64

A 17-year-old armed with a shotgun and a pistol opened fire at a Houston-area high school Friday, killing 10 people, most of them students, authorities said. It was the nation's deadliest such attack since the Feb. 14 massacre in Florida that gave rise to a campaign by teens for gun control.

House Republican infighting dooms farm bill

posted: 05/19/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 4

The House, in a striking display of Republican division, rejected an $867 billion farm bill on Friday that would have imposed strict new work requirements on beneficiaries of federal food aid while continuing farm subsidies popular with rural voters.

Kansas governor signs adoption law

posted: 05/19/2018 3:47 a.m. Comments 3

Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer signed legislation Friday granting legal protections to faith-based adoption agencies that cite their religious beliefs for not placing children in lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender homes, an action that quickly became an issue as he runs this year to keep his office.

Denver reviewing search at school

posted: 05/19/2018 3:42 a.m. Discuss

Students and staff demanded answers at a school board meeting nearly a month after officers went classroom by classroom at a largely minority-group high school in Denver and asked teenagers for their IDs as they looked for a suspect in a shooting.

Trump tweet claims frame-up try

updated: 05/19/2018 3:42 a.m. Discuss

President Donald Trump on Friday accused the Justice Department of trying to frame him by planting a spy in his 2016 campaign -- an allegation his own lawyer said might not be true.

Man shot in armed rant at Trump club

updated: 05/19/2018 3:40 a.m. Discuss

A fitness buff carrying an American flag and shouting about President Donald Trump stormed the hotel lobby of Trump's Miami-area golf resort early Friday and opened fire at a chandelier. He then waited for police to arrive, and exchanged gunfire with officers who shot him in the legs and arrested him.

Proposal targets U.S. funds for abortion providers

updated: 05/19/2018 3:35 a.m. Discuss

President Donald Trump's administration is proposing a far-reaching change in the distribution of Title X family-planning funds that would make clinics that provide abortion services or referrals ineligible for the federal funding.

President names Wilkie to lead VA

updated: 05/19/2018 3:31 a.m. Discuss

President Donald Trump announced Friday that he will nominate acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie to permanently lead the beleaguered department, in an announcement that caught the candidate off guard.

The nation in brief

updated: 05/19/2018 3:28 a.m. Discuss

Ex-Playboy model, son die in hotel fall

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