VAN HORN, Texas — Authorities were scouring West Texas on Monday for those behind an apparent attack that killed one U.S. border agent and injured another. U.S. Customs and Border Protection issued a statement Sunday that was thin on details about what happened, saying the two agents “were responding to activity” while on patrol near…

PORTLAND, Maine — A 9-year-old Maine boy with cancer has died a week after his wish for an early Christmas celebration was fulfilled.  Jacob Thompson’s family announced on social media that he died Sunday at Maine Medical Center in Portland. His family thanked those who sent Christmas cards and prayers, saying they brought joy and…

CHESAPEAKE, Va. — A Virginia man who admitted to killing his father and brother and seriously injuring his mother has been sentenced to life in prison. The Virginian-Pilot reports a judge handed down two life sentences plus 23 years to 21-year-old Zachary Toothman on Monday. The sentencing comes after Toothman pleaded guilty in June. Authorities found his…