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As Congress appeared ready to reopen the government Monday on the third day of a shutdown, some federal workers said they are angry that a political battle had put their jobs on hold and left them in limbo
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....

Authorities say a 15-year-old female student has been airlifted to a hospital after being shot in her high school cafeteria in a small town south of Dallas
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....

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has struck down the boundaries of the state's 18 congressional districts, granting a major victory to plaintiffs who had contended the districts were unconstitutionally gerrymandered to benefit Republicans
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 have been taken to hospitals _ some with serious injuries _ following a fire in a Brooklyn apartment building
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....

A New Jersey town less than two miles from the George Washington Bridge is putting up a "keep out" sign for motorists seeking a shortcut to the world's busiest span
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....

An Ohio man who admitted receiving training in Syria to kill members of the U.S. military and then plotting to carry out an attack has been sentenced to 22 years in prison
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....

An emergency official says five people are missing after an explosion at a drilling rig in eastern Oklahoma
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....

A Denver woman accused of shooting at law officers while being arrested for protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota has pleaded guilty in a deal with prosecutors
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....

A volunteer for group that offers aid to immigrants crossing the desert has been arrested in Arizona
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....

Thousands of people turn out for the funeral of a South Carolina sheriff's deputy who was killed last week in an ambush
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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Thousands of people turn out for the funeral of a South Carolina sheriff's deputy who was killed last week in an ambush

California prosecutors say a Mexican Uber driver living in the country illegally has been charged with raping, assaulting and robbing young women

A southeast Missouri man was sentenced to life in prison without parole for strangling his mother with a dog leash and burning a car with her body and two dogs inside

Authorities say a 15-year-old female student has been airlifted to a hospital after being shot in her high school cafeteria in a small town south of Dallas

A Denver woman accused of shooting at law officers while being arrested for protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota has pleaded guilty in a deal with prosecutors

An emergency official says five people are missing after an explosion at a drilling rig in eastern Oklahoma

An Ohio man who admitted receiving training in Syria to kill members of the U.S. military and then plotting to carry out an attack has been sentenced to 22 years in prison

A hotel in suburban Atlanta has been evacuated after a man entered and opened fire in the lobby

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