NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court says a U.S. Border Patrol agent who fired across the border from Texas into Mexico and killed a teenager cannot be sued in U.S. courts by the Mexican teen's family.
The unanimous ruling was issued Friday by the full 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The decision reverses most of an earlier 2-1 ruling by a three-judge panel of the court.
There's no dispute the agent, Jesus Mesa Jr., shot 15-year-old Sergio...
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Game bird producers in the Midwest are ramping up disease prevention measures in an effort to shield their multi-billion-dollar industry from the highly contagious avian influenza outbreak sweeping the region's poultry producers.
The deadly H5N2 strain of avian influenza has cost turkey and chicken producers millions of birds but the virus hasn't affected game bird producers who supply the nation's hunting preserves.
MIAMI (AP) — A Florida appeals court says the city of Miami Lakes should restore a mayor who was acquitted after his arrest on federal corruption charges, even though a replacement mayor was later elected.
A three-judge panel of the 3rd District Court of Appeal on Friday rejected arguments from Miami Lakes' attorneys that Wayne Slaton's 2013 election after Michael Pizzi's arrest made him the rightful mayor.
HOUSTON (AP) — Six Texas jailers have been fired and 29 others have been suspended after a mentally ill inmate was left unattended in his jail cell for weeks.
Among those fired by Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia on Friday were two jail sergeants who have been indicted on record-tampering charges for signing off on paperwork stating that Deterrius Rashad Goodwin was in good condition in his second-floor cell in the Harris County Jail. Investigators said they found...
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The interim city manager in Ferguson is stepping down to work for another city in St. Louis County.
Pam Hylton was assistant city manager before becoming interim city manager in March, following the resignation of John Shaw. She is taking a job as assistant city manager in nearby Richmond Heights. Her last day in Ferguson will be May 15.
Shaw resigned in the fallout of a scathing report by the U.S. Department of Justice alleging...
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge has shielded from public disclosure evidence the U.S. government turns over to attorneys for a Kansas man accused of trying to bomb an Army installation.
An order signed Friday in the case of 20-year-old John T. Booker Jr. comes at the request of prosecutors and with the agreement of his defense attorneys. Prosecutors say the evidence includes general discovery typical in criminal cases, as well as declassified and sensitive law...