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Immigrant rights group sues ICE over Somali deportation bid

MIAMI — A lawsuit accuses U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement of keeping 92 Somali men and women in inhumane conditions during a failed bid to deport them earlier this month.
US short of options to punish NKorea for serious cyberattack

US short of options to punish NKorea for serious cyberattack

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration vowed Tuesday that North Korea would be held accountable for a May cyberattack that affected 150 countries, but it didn't say how, highlighting the difficulty of punishing a pariah nation already sanctioned to th
Mom of Charlottesville victim to speak at street dedication

Mom of Charlottesville victim to speak at street dedication

Just over four months after a young Charlottesville woman was killed when a car plowed into people protesting a white nationalist rally, the Virginia city will dedicate part of the street where she was marching in her honour .

House member offices paid $342k in settlements over 4 years

WASHINGTON — Newly-released statistics show taxpayers paid more than $342,000 to settle workplace discrimination disputes at House lawmakers' offices between 2008 and 2012, including nearly $175,000 for eight settlements related to sexual harassment
Baby bongo born, more likely soon at Species Survival Center

Baby bongo born, more likely soon at Species Survival Center

NEW ORLEANS — A bouncing baby bongo has been born in New Orleans. The 46-pound female is from a critically endangered antelope subspecies.
2 rail buffs killed in wreck couldn't wait for faster trains

2 rail buffs killed in wreck couldn't wait for faster trains

SEATTLE — They weren't just two guys who loved trains. Jim Hamre and Zack Willhoite were also bosom buddies in their passion for public transportation who had excitedly awaited the day higher-speed trains could zip through their home turf.

Sheriff: Mississippian shoots man, sets fires, flees

JAYESS, Miss. — Officials continued to search Tuesday night for a Mississippi man who they believe shot and killed another man, wounded a woman and set two houses on fire.

Mexico sends accused cartel drug trafficker to US for trial

SAN DIEGO — Mexico has sent one of the top alleged traffickers for the powerful Sinaloa drug cartel to the U.S. to face charges. Victor Manuel Felix appeared before a federal judge in San Diego on Tuesday, a day after he arrived in California.

Author of online hit 'Cat Person' has 7-figure book deal

NEW YORK — The author of the online sensation "Cat Person" has a seven-figure book deal.

J.K. Simmons to reign as Bacchus for 2018 Mardi Gras

NEW ORLEANS — Academy Award winner J.K. Simmons will reign as Bacchus L for the 2018 Mardi Gras season. Simmons will reign as the god of wine over the carnival krewe's 50th anniversary parade, which rolls Feb. 11.