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Autopsy: Border Patrol agent shot man twice

|Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

An autopsy report says a Mexican man who was killed by a Border Patrol agent near San Diego was shot twice in the chest after allegedly pelting the agent with rocks.

Lawyer: Director not in Hawaii during alleged acts

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

Credit card receipts, telephone records and production schedules show that "X-Men" franchise director Bryan Singer was not in Hawaii when a lawsuit claims he sexually abused a 17-year-old on the islands, a defense attorney said Friday.

Woman finds body while hunting for Easter eggs

|Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

A Tennessee woman says she made a grisly discovery while hunting for Easter eggs in her back yard with her 3-year-old son: a dead body.

Year after blast, Texas town ponders new plant

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

Leaders in a Central Texas town that was devastated last year by a deadly fertilizer plant explosion are contemplating building a new facility, calling it a crucial step toward West's economic recovery.

Feds quietly toughen standards for immigrant asylum seekers

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

Federal officials have quietly introduced new guidelines that make it tougher for asylum seekers to get their cases heard before judges.

AP National News Calendar

|Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

Eds: Major scheduled events for the week of April 20-26. Note that many events are subject to change at the last minute.

California farmers to get more water

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

Drought-stricken California farmers and cities are set to get more water as state and federal officials ease cutbacks due to recent rain and snow, officials announced on Friday.

Railroad says it's committed to hauling fertilizer

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

Canadian Pacific Railway told a federal oversight board Friday that moving fertilizer for spring planting does not present a "significant challenge" for the railroad.

Study: Half of jailed NYC youths have brain injury

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

About half of all 16- to 18-year-olds coming into New York City's jails say they had a traumatic brain injury before being incarcerated, most caused by assaults, according to a new study that's the latest in a growing body of research documenting head trauma among young offenders.

Man sentenced in USC shooting that wounded 4

|Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

A man who shot and wounded four people outside of a Halloween party on the University of Southern California campus was sentenced Friday to 40 years to life in prison.