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Authorities: Border Patrol agent had 110 pounds of cocaine in car

A U.S. Border Patrol agent in Arizona has been arrested and charged after state troopers found 110 pounds of cocaine in his rental car that he planned to transport to Chicago, authorities said Monday.

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Police hunt suspects in mass shooting at New Orleans park

Police on Monday sought to determine what touched off a wild shootout in a crowd of hundreds of people at a New Orleans playground, where an evening of fun at a block party swiftly turned into a nightmare.

Tens of thousands shivering without power in Washington state

Tens of thousands of people who have been shivering for nearly a week without power after deadly storms swept through Washington state were bracing for snowfall Monday and the possibility of preparing Thanksgiving dinner in the dark.

2 charged with murder in killing of pastor's wife

Authorities charged two men with murder on Monday in the fatal shooting of a pastor’s pregnant wife during a home invasion of the couple’s Indianapolis home.

Federal court rules Wisconsin abortion law unconstitutional

Wisconsin law that requires abortion providers to get admitting privileges at nearby hospitals is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court panel ruled Friday.

Wal-Mart, Target stretching their Cyber Monday deals

Get ready for the stretched version of the Cyber Monday online sales wars.

Outcry of $160B merger of drug giants

A $160 billion deal announced Monday to merge Pfizer and Allergan and create the world’s biggest drug company renewed the outcry in Washington over “inversions,” in which U.S. corporations combine with companies overseas to lower their tax bill.

5.5 quake shakes Mexican capital

An earthquake rattled central Mexico on Monday, swaying buildings in Mexico City. Some office workers rushed to the streets in the capital.

Mali releases photos of slain gunmen

State media broadcast photos Monday of the two slain attackers of a luxury hotel in Mali’s capital, appealing for anyone who knew them to come forward with information about the gunmen.

Surge in Israeli-Palestinian violence ahead of Kerry visit

A Palestinian fatally stabbed an Israeli soldier at a West Bank gas station Monday before he was killed by security forces as two Palestinian teenage girls in Jerusalem attacked a 70-year-old Palestinian, apparently mistaking him for an Israeli, in a new rash of attacks on the eve of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s visit to the region to try and calm two months of deadly violence.

Brussels surreal for residents, tourists amid alerts

Brussels is more accustomed to the toing and froing of European diplomats than to truckloads of soldiers patrolling the streets. Its stores and markets should be bustling in the runup to Christmas.

Fox's Elisabeth Hasselbeck quiting morning show

Elisabeth Hasselbeck said Monday that she’s leaving as one of the three co-hosts on the “Fox & Friends” morning show to spend more time with her three children.

School project to get stories from elders on Thanksgiving

The sage advice “listen to your elders” has new meaning for thousands of kids this Thanksgiving.

One Direction wins big at AMAs

One Direction may have debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard charts behind Justin Bieber, but they won the top award at Sunday’s American Music Awards.

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With lessons for today, movies bring back the 1950s

Fear of unexpected strikes from overseas. Battles over First Amendment rights. Simmering tensions of inequality.

16 arrested in Belgium

Paris fugitive still at large

Belgian prosecutors announced early Monday that police had detained 16 people in 22 raids but that Paris fugitive Salah Abdeslam was not among them. Despite the raids, authorities maintained their highest terror alert in the capital for a third straight day.

College presidents defend importance of free speechj

As debates about race and other social issues flare on campuses, college presidents are increasingly intervening to draw a line when cultural sensitivity conflicts with freedom of speech.

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Experts foresee big premium hike for Medicare drug plan

With time running out on open enrollment season, many seniors are facing sharply higher premiums for Medicare’s popular prescription drug program. The reason: rising drug costs have overtaken a long stretch of stable premiums.

NYC emergency responders go through active shooter drill

Hundreds of emergency responders simulated a subway terror attack on Sunday, days before one of the city’s biggest public events: the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Obama: Don't overreact to Islamic State attacks

Trying to reassure a nation on edge, President Barack Obama said Sunday the Islamic State group “cannot strike a mortal blow” against the U.S., and he warned that overreacting to the Paris attacks would play into extremists’ hands.