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Smugglers cut through US-Mexico border fence
Suspected smugglers have cut a garage-sized hole through a steel fence that divides the United States and Mexico.
Fitch Ratings keeps 'negative' rating for Conn.
A ratings agency has maintained Connecticut's bond rating as "negative," saying the state's budget relied on one-time fixes and the state's economic recovery is inadequate.
Japanese search US archives for WWII MIA info
A Japanese group is combing a New York military museum's World War II records for information it hopes will lead to the graves of Americans still listed as missing in action on the Pacific island of Saipan.
Houston firm offers space flights for pet remains
Memorial space flights for four-legged loved ones will start this fall by a Houston company that already sends human remains out of this world.
Detective acquitted in Maryland road-rage shooting
A jury has acquitted a New Jersey detective in the fatal shooting of a driver during a case of road rage in Maryland.
6 Philadelphia officers charged in corruption case
Federal prosecutors say six Philadelphia narcotics officers have been indicted on racketeering and other charges for allegedly shaking down suspects for drugs and money.
Japan practices amphibious landing in Hawaii
Japan is practicing storming beaches with the U.S. at the world's largest maritime exercises.
Heavy rains strand drivers in Colorado
Northern Colorado got the brunt of heavy rains that flooded streets and stranded drivers up and down the Front Range.
Lollapalooza marks a decade in Chicago
Lollapalooza marks its 10th anniversary in Chicago when it opens for three days starting Friday with a lineup that includes Eminem, Outkast and Kings of Leon.
Police: Naked intruder fell asleep in couple's bed
A New Mexico man faces charges after authorities say a couple found him naked and sleeping in their bed.
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