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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

Worker Barred From Homeland Security Office After Gun Arrest

(AP) – A Department of Homeland Security analyst has been barred from the agency’s headquarters while authorities continue to investigate why he allegedly brought a gun and other weapons to his workplace. A judge barred 45-year-old Jonathan Wienke of Martinsburg, West Virginia, from the agency’s Northwest Washington complex on Friday. Wienke has been charged with […]

WORLD

Huge Explosion Outside Hotel In Somali Capital, Police Say

(AP) – A Somali police officer says a suicide bomber has detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at the gate of a Mogadishu hotel, followed by gunmen who are fighting their way inside. Capt. Ali Ahmed says the suspected al-Shabab extremist group attackers are trying to storm the Nasa-Hablod hotel near the capital’s busy KM-4 junction. He […]