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US hardens border at Tijuana to prepare for migrant caravan

Nov. 13, 2018 7:42 PM EST

IXTLAN DEL RIO, Mexico (AP) — The U.S. government said it was starting work Tuesday to "harden" the border crossing from Tijuana, Mexico, to prepare for the arrival of a migrant caravan leapfrogging its way across western Mexico. Customs and Border Protection announced it was closing four lanes at the busy...

Pilots says Boeing didn't disclose jet's new control feature

Nov. 13, 2018 7:00 PM EST

Boeing didn't tell airline pilots about features of a new flight-control system in its 737 MAX that reportedly is a focus of the investigation into last month's deadly crash in Indonesia, according to pilots who fly the jet in the U.S. Pilots say they were not trained in new features of an anti-stall system in...

20 hurt as car crashes into Social Security office

Nov. 13, 2018 4:40 PM EST

EGG HARBOR, N.J. (AP) — Police say 20 people were injured when a car crashed through the front of a Social Security office in New Jersey. Egg Harbor Township police say the crash happened around 10 a.m. Tuesday when 56-year-old Donna Woodall was attempting to park. Authorities say the Atlantic City woman...

Officials: Vegas air controller who went silent has resigned

Nov. 13, 2018 4:12 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An air traffic controller who became incapacitated during a solo stint on a night shift in the tower at busy McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas last week has quit, authorities said Tuesday. The unidentified controller was no longer employed by the Federal Aviation Administration,...

Montreal man convicted of terrorism for US airport attack

Nov. 13, 2018 3:06 PM EST

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A Montreal man who told investigators that his "mission was to kill and be killed" was convicted of terrorism and other crimes Tuesday in the stabbing of a Michigan airport officer. It was a slam dunk for federal prosecutors: Witnesses saw Amor Ftouhi attack Lt. Jeff Neville at the...

Amazon's growing pains in Seattle offer lessons to new hosts

Nov. 13, 2018 2:27 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — As Amazon turns its attention to setting up new homes in Long Island City, New York and Arlington, Virginia, experts and historians in Seattle say both places can expect a delicate relationship with the world's hottest online retailer. The communities will be subject to outsized influence...

Ukrainians protest as gas dispute leaves scores freezing

Nov. 13, 2018 8:57 AM EST

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Angry Ukrainians took to the streets and blocked roads Tuesday as hundreds of thousands remain without heating at a time when temperatures are plunging because of a dispute between the national gas company and regional utility providers. The crisis, which affects mostly Ukraine's...

Norwegian frigate sinks after it was rammed by tanker

Nov. 13, 2018 7:46 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — One of Norway's Navy frigates has almost completely gone under water after an oil tanker rammed into it last week and tore a large hole in its side, authorities said Tuesday. Rear Adm. Nils Andreas Stensoenes, the head of Norway's navy, said several of the wires used to stabilize...

Woman killed after car carrying migrants in Greece crashes

Nov. 13, 2018 5:02 AM EST

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Police say a woman died and another nine people injured when a car full of migrants who had illegally entered Greece crashed on a northern road. The accident occurred some 40 kilometers (25 miles) northeast of Thessaloniki Tuesday, shortly after the car, into which nine...

Israel, Hamas trade heavy fire after deadly incursion

Nov. 12, 2018 9:31 PM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian militants bombarded Israel with dozens of rockets and mortar shells Monday, while Israeli warplanes struck targets throughout the Gaza Strip in what appeared to be the most intense exchange of fire since a 2014 war. Palestinian officials said at least three people,...