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Man Charged With Shining Laser At Border Patrol Helicopter

(AP) – A South Texas man has been arrested and charged with shining a laser at a Border Patrol helicopter. A federal affidavit alleges Juan Peralez pointed the laser at the helicopter about 1 a.m. Monday, prompting the pilot to take evasive action to avoid being blinded. Another member of the aircraft crew directed Border […]

NATIONAL

Black Bear Cub Makes Brief Escape At Ohio Zoo Before Capture

(AP) – A black bear cub scaled a 12-foot fence in its new home at an Ohio zoo and escaped its enclosure for about 15 minutes before being corralled and sedated. A spokeswoman says the Columbus Zoo was put on lockdown Saturday morning for a few minutes until workers could contain the 7-month-old black cub […]

WORLD

Post Office Sees A Surge In Applications For Irish Passports

(AP) — Britain’s vote to leave the European Union has spurred a surge in interest in obtaining Irish citizenship from people in Northern Ireland.  The Post Office in Northern Ireland says it has “seen an unusually high number of people in Northern Ireland seeking Irish passport applications.”  Northern Ireland is part of the United Kingdom, […]