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In Colorado, 24 high-hazard dams are seen as problematic

Nov. 10, 2019 11:31 AM EST

Two dozen aging dams in Colorado were in unsatisfactory condition and are located in places where their failure would likely kill at least one person, according to an Associated Press investigation that found at least 1,688 such dams nationwide. The 24 Colorado dams range in age from 41 to 127 years old and are...

In Colorado, 24 high-hazard dams are seen as problematic

Nov. 10, 2019 10:44 AM EST

Two dozen aging dams in Colorado were in unsatisfactory condition and are located in places where their failure would likely kill at least one person, according to an Associated Press investigation that found at least 1,688 such dams nationwide. The 24 Colorado dams range in age from 41 to 127 years old and are...

Texas executes inmate for strangling El Paso woman in 2002

Nov. 6, 2019 8:04 PM EST

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas inmate who was a member of a white supremacist gang was executed Wednesday evening for strangling a woman nearly 20 years ago over fears she would alert police about his drug operation. Justen Hall, 38, received a lethal injection at the state penitentiary in Huntsville for...

The Latest: Texas man executed in 2002 strangulation

Nov. 6, 2019 7:43 PM EST

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the execution of Justen Hall in the 2002 slaying of Melanie Billhartz (all times local): 6:42 p.m. A white supremacist gang member has been executed for strangling a West Texas woman over fears she would alert police about his drug operation. Justen Hall received a...

Border Patrol agent kills man who opened fire during chase

Nov. 4, 2019 7:37 PM EST

SUNLAND PARK, New Mexico (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol agent who tried to stop some people believed to have crossed the border illegally shot and killed one of them Monday after the man pulled a gun and opened fire, authorities said. Two agents approached a group four people about a mile from U.S.-Mexico...

The Latest: Border agents chased man before deadly gunbattle

Nov. 4, 2019 7:04 PM EST

SUNLAND PARK, New Mexico (AP) — The Latest on a fatal shooting by a U.S. Border Patrol agent (all times local): 5 p.m. New Mexico State Police say a man shot and killed by a U.S. Border Patrol agent was stopped because he was believed to have crossed the border illegally. They say two Border Patrol agents...

Lacking magic of Senate run, O'Rourke drops presidential bid

Nov. 2, 2019 3:17 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Beto O'Rourke, the former Texas congressman, announced Friday that he was ending his Democratic presidential campaign, which failed to recapture the enthusiasm, interest and fundraising prowess of his 2018 Senate bid. Addressing supporters in Iowa, O'Rourke said he made the decision...

Armed man at Missouri Walmart pleads guilty to lesser charge

Nov. 1, 2019 2:48 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A man who caused panic at a Missouri Walmart when he walked inside wearing body armor and carrying loaded weapons in what he described as an effort to test his right to bear arms pleaded guilty to making a false report Friday after initially being charged with a more serious...

Texas officials testify to lawmakers about mass violence

Oct. 30, 2019 6:58 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — State officials and experts testified Wednesday before a Texas legislative committee evaluating issues related to mass violence in the wake of two August shootings that left nearly 30 people dead in the state. The Senate Select Committee on Mass Violence Prevention and Community Safety...

Immigration official says US-Mexico border crisis not over

Oct. 29, 2019 3:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top U.S. Border Patrol official has a warning: The crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border is not over. Even though crossings have been down over the past few months and news of custody deaths and teeming facilities full of children and families has faded from front pages and talking points of...