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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

Official: Boy Playing With Gun Fatally Shoots Brother, 4

(AP) – Authorities say a 6-year-old New Jersey boy playing with a gun fatally shot his 4-year-old brother in the head. The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office says the children were at their home in East Orange when the shooting occurred about 11 a.m. Saturday. Chief Assistant Prosecutor Thomas S. Fennelly says the child was taken […]

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, […]