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Updated at 4:59 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " A Homeland Security Department supervisor, Kevin Kozak, rarely sleeps through the night and when he does, he sometimes wakes in a sweat. During the days, he can't forget " flashing back to the smoke-filled room where a disgruntled federal agent fired 23 times at him inside a government office building, shattering his hand and left leg.

Updated at 4:53 PM

BOSTON (AP) " The New England Aquarium is putting some fright into its sea life by adding underwater jack-o'-lanterns to celebrate Halloween.

Updated at 4:51 PM

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) " The United States pledged Friday to help clean one of Puerto Rico's most polluted waterways in a move that ends a 15-year struggle to eliminate raw sewage and garbage from a community where thousands of people live.

Updated at 4:49 PM

WALKER, Mich. (AP) " A 97-year-old woman has received an honorary diploma from a Michigan high school, eight decades after she was forced to drop out to help her family.

Updated at 4:47 PM

LONDON (AP) " A new law requiring professionals to report cases of female genital mutilation to police for those under 18 is being introduced in England and Wales, but some warn the law could make girls reluctant to seek medical care.

Updated at 4:45 PM

VIENNA (AP) " The United States, Russia and more than a dozen other nations have directed the U.N. to begin a new diplomatic process with Syria's government and opposition with the goal of reaching a nationwide cease-fire and political transition.

Updated at 4:43 PM

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) " Palestinian leaders have handed what they call evidence of Israeli crimes committed in the recent outburst of violence to prosecutors at the International Criminal Court.

Updated at 4:41 PM

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) " The latest on heavy rains sparking flooding in Central and South Texas (all times local):

Updated at 4:40 PM

BUDA, Texas (AP) " A fast-moving storm packing heavy rain and destructive winds overwhelmed rivers and prompted evacuations Friday in the same area southwest of Austin that saw devastating spring floods.

Updated at 4:37 PM

LESBOS, Greece (AP) " The latest in the odyssey of hundreds of thousands of people crossing Europe in search of a new life. All times local.

Updated at 4:32 PM

DENVER (AP) " Cities trying to limit panhandling in downtowns and tourist areas are facing a new legal hurdle because of a recent Supreme Court ruling that seemingly has nothing to do with asking for money.

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