• iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The FBI is investigating the injuries that left one Border Patrol agent dead and another severely injured as a "potential assault," officials said.The agents had been discovered at the bottom of a ravine in Texas after they had responded to a sensor triggered in the area, law enforcement sources told ABC News.On Monday, authorities were open to the possibility that the two agents had inadvertently slipped into the ravine because of a lack of concrete evidence, the sources said.During a press conference on Tuesday, the FBI Special Agent-in-Charge Emerson Buie, Jr. said it was investigating the case as a "potential assault on federal officers" and appealed to the public to call in with any tips.The reward for information has been raised to $25,000, officials said.President Donald Trump said Monday that the agents had been "brutally attacked." When asked if Trump was correct in the description, Buie said that he had not briefed the president on the case.Texas Gov. Greg Abbott also referred to the injuries the agents sustained as an "attack."
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(KANSAS CITY, Kan.) -- December Htoo was on his way to achieving his very own American dream, say those who knew him. After fleeing from Thailand as a refugee with his family, he came to the U.S. when he was 6 years old. He worked hard in school, joined his high school's wrestling team, sang in the choir and wanted to become a doctor, his sister said.But his life came to a brutal end Friday night when he was gunned down in a Kansas City, Kansas, laundromat just weeks before his 16th birthday.Say Htoonay said she dropped off her brother for work just like she always did on Friday and Saturday nights. Named after his birth month, Htoo worked cleaning and clerking the coin-operated Maple Hill Laundromat for $8 an hour, his sister said. He used the money he made to buy new shoes and clothing and was generous with his friends."He really loved his job and making money," Htoonay told ABC News. "He told me, 'I don't really want money for myself, I want to spend it on my friends.'"When his shift ended on Friday, Htoonay said she tried texting her brother before driving over to pick him up. But when she arrived, there was no sign of him."I thought maybe he would call me when he was finished," Htoonay said, adding that it wasn't uncommon for December to stick around late to tidy and close out the place. "He didn't call me so I waited and then I called the work laundry and no one picked up."She assumed Htoo had gone home with one of his friends."He did that a couple of times in the summer," she said. "So after I call him several times and no answer, I give up."But the following morning, the owners of the laundromat rang her home with grave news: Htoo had been shot and killed around 9 p.m.
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A federal grand jury returned a 22-count indictment Tuesday against Sayfullo Saipov in connection with the deadly terror attack on Manhattan's West Side on Halloween.The indictment treats the Islamic State, in whose name Saipov told police he carried out the attack, like a mafia family. It charges Saipov with murder in aid of racketeering, a charge federal prosecutors typically use in organized crime cases."Consumed by hate and a twisted ideology, Sayfullo Saipov allegedly barreled down a pedestrian walkway and bicycle path on a sunny afternoon on the west side of Manhattan, killing eight innocent people," acting U.S. Attorney Joon Kim said.Saipov, a 29-year-old Uzbek native who had been living in New Jersey, has been in federal custody since the attack that killed eight people, including five Argentine men visiting New York to celebrate a high school reunion.Saipov had previously been charged in a criminal complaint that accused him of two crimes, one of which made him eligible for the death penalty.According to the indictment, Saipov allegedly told authorities he was inspired to carry out the attack by ISIS videos he had watched on his phone.The indictment states "he decided to use a truck to inflict maximum damage against civilians," federal prosecutors said. He rented the truck a little more than a week prior to the attack on Oct. 31 to practice driving it.Saipov allegedly planned to use the truck to strike pedestrians in the vicinity of the West Side Highway and then proceed to the Brooklyn Bridge to continue to strike pedestrians, the indictment states.Instead, the attack stopped when Saipov hit a school bus, exited the truck waving two toy guns and was shot by police.Saipov wanted to display ISIS flags in the front and back of the truck during the attack, but decided against it because he did not want to draw attention to himself, the indictment states.He requested to display ISIS’s flag in his hospital room and stated that he felt good about what he had done, police said.
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(ROCKFORD, Ala.) -- U.S. marshals are on the hunt for an "armed and extremely dangerous" fugitive who escaped through the ceiling of an Alabama jail on Sunday afternoon. It is the second time Shane Anthony Vernon, 27, has escaped custody in less than a month, officials said.
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(VALLEY, Ala.) -- A brazen theft of an ATM was caught on camera in Alabama Tuesday.
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(SAN FRANCISCO) -- The jury has begun deliberating in the murder trial of Kate Steinle, the woman killed on a San Francisco pier in 2015.
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