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GOP hopefuls take on illegal immigration in debate preview
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Republican Party's presidential class demanded aggressive steps to curb illegal immigration, seizing on a delicate political issue while facing off in New Hampshire on Monday night during a crowded and pointed preview of the 2016 primary season's first full-fledged debate.
New Mexico power plant evacuated after suspicious devices found
A large coal-fired power plant in northwest New Mexico was evacuated on Monday after three suspicious devices were found nearby, a day after explosive devices were detonated outside two churches in the southern part of the state. Law enforcement officials removed the devices to an isolated area at the Four Corners Power Plant in Fruitland, some 190 miles (305 km) northwest of Albuquerque, and destroyed them, officials said...
Two people killed when circus tent collapses in New Hampshire during storm
Citing authorities, the Boston station said 250 people were inside the tent when it collapsed as a storm moved through the Lancaster fairgrounds. Lancaster is about 90 miles north of the state capital of Concord. A spokesman for Lancaster police was not immediately available for comment.
Alligator attacks worker at Forever Florida attraction
KENANSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Wildlife officials say a worker at a central Florida ecotourism attraction was injured in an alligator attack.
Man faces federal charges in 2012 Molotov cocktail attack
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A Maryland man is facing federal charges in connection with a 2012 firebombing of a corrections center.
10 Things to Know for Tuesday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:
States' targets shift in final Obama climate change plan
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Sixteen states will have tougher carbon dioxide reduction targets than they originally planned now that President Barack Obama has presented his final plan to cut emissions from U.S. power plants.
Judge: Idaho's anti-dairy spying law is unconstitutional
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal judge ruled Monday that Idaho's law banning secret filming of animal abuse at agricultural facilities is unconstitutional, giving animal rights activists across the country hope that the decision will pave the way to overturn similar laws in other states.
Feds charge 3 men accused of prepping for martial law
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Three North Carolina men fearing a government takeover and martial law stockpiled weapons, ammunition and tactical gear while attempting to rig home-made explosives, according to charges announced by the Justice Department on Monday.
Baltimore homicide uptick: Anti-crime partnership launched
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police and civic leaders launched a partnership Monday with five federal agencies that will embed their special agents with city homicide detectives, bidding to quell an upswing in homicides and other violent crime in that city.
Special Olympics athlete found after disappearing from LAX
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An autistic teenage Special Olympics athlete who vanished from Los Angeles International Airport was found sleeping on a lawn five miles away Monday afternoon, hours after another missing competitor turned up safe 350 miles away in Northern California.
Suspected Cop Killer Surrenders, Says He's 'Not a Coward'
Police say suspect felt the "walls closing in on him."
New York attorney general to investigate woman's jail death
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — The state's top prosecutor said Monday that he will investigate the jail cell death of a mother of eight who waited two days for arraignment on a shoplifting arrest.
Firing of town's first black police chief leads to turmoil
POCOMOKE CITY, Md. (AP) — Residents of a small town on Maryland's Eastern Shore vented their frustrations and concerns about the ouster of the town's first black police chief at a City Council meeting Monday that devolved into angry shouting.
VA to review status of Marines affected by tainted water
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs announced Monday it will begin reviewing the disability status of Marines who developed cancers and other conditions due to exposure to chemicals that contaminated the water at Camp Lejeune (luh-ZHERN') for more than 30 years.
3 sought after man gunned down in West Kensington
Philadelphia police are looking for three men seen fleeing the scene of a fatal shooting in the city's West Kensington section.
Florida: Amber Alert canceled in boy's disappearance
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities canceled an Amber Alert for a missing 21-month-old boy on Monday and say they are now investigating the disappearance of Lonzie Barton as a homicide.
Judge nixes extradition in case of painting looted by Nazis
NEW YORK (AP) — Poland lacks probable cause to extradite a Russian art dealer living in New York on criminal charges accusing him of knowing that an 18th-century painting taken from a Polish museum by the Nazis during World War II was stolen property when he inherited it from his father, a judge ruled Monday.
Musicians Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale file for divorce
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale filed for divorce on Monday, seeking to end a nearly 13-year marriage between two members of rock music royalty.
Official: 2 dead, 15 injured after tent collapses during storm at New Hampshire fairgrounds
LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) — Official: 2 dead, 15 injured after tent collapses during storm at New Hampshire fairgrounds.