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Federal workers frustrated by back-and-forth over shutdown
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As Congress appeared ready to reopen the government Monday on the third day of a shutdown, some federal workers said they are frustrated over a political battle that put their jobs on hold and left them in limbo....

15-year-old girl shot at Texas school; boy, 16, arrested
ITALY, Texas (AP) -- A 15-year-old student in Texas was injured in a shooting in her high school cafeteria Monday morning and a 16-year-old boy, also a student at the school, was taken into custody, sheriff's officials said....

Pennsylvania court throws out congressional boundaries
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court struck down the state's congressional map Monday, granting a major victory to Democrats who charged that the 18 districts were unconstitutionally gerrymandered to benefit Republicans....

FDNY: 32 people hurt, some seriously, in apartment fire
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Fire Department of New York says 32 people have been taken to hospitals - some with serious injuries - following a fire in a Brooklyn apartment building....

Beset by traffic via navigation apps, town restricts access
LEONIA, N.J. (AP) -- A town less than two miles from the George Washington Bridge is putting up the "keep out" sign for motorists seeking a shortcut to the world's busiest span....

Man apologizes, sentenced to 22 years for US terrorism plot
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- An Ohio man who admitted he plotted to kill U.S. military members after receiving training in Syria apologized to his family and adopted country Monday before a federal judge sentenced him to 22 years in prison....

Emergency official: 5 missing after Oklahoma rig explosion
QUINTON, Okla. (AP) -- Five people are missing after a fiery explosion ripped through an eastern Oklahoma drilling rig Monday morning, sending plumes of black smoke into the air and leaving a derrick crumpled on the ground, emergency officials said....

Dakota Access protester pleads guilty in shooting incident
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- A Denver woman accused of shooting at law officers while being arrested for protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota pleaded guilty Monday to two federal charges in a deal with prosecutors....

Volunteer arrested after border agents seen dumping water
PHOENIX (AP) -- A volunteer for an organization that tries to prevent immigrants from dying in the Arizona desert was arrested several hours after the group released videos showing Border Patrol agents kicking over water bottles left for those crossing into the U.S. illegally....

Slain officer remembered for tough, but caring demeanor
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- A South Carolina sheriff's deputy who was killed last week in an ambush was known for walking around with a scowl most of the time....

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