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Updated at 5:11 PM

SAN DIEGO (AP) " Nearly half of the people living in the U.S. illegally are believed to have entered the country legally and stayed on expired visas. To combat the problem, the federal government on Thursday is launching one of its most ambitious efforts to track them.

Updated at 5:05 PM

SEATTLE (AP) " Forecasters say the dramatic storms in the Pacific Northwest that have left two people dead, flooded rivers and caused mudslides, including one that stranded drivers on a major north-south freeway, were easing up Thursday, but the...

Updated at 5:02 PM

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) " Venezuela's ruling socialist party is set to rush through a series of appointments before the opposition takes over congress next month with promises to revive what it calls a moribund institution.

Updated at 4:59 PM

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) " Ukraine's police chief has promised to work with Netherlands to help find a trove of Dutch Golden Age art that was stolen from a provincial Dutch museum.

Updated at 4:55 PM

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) " Smoke from burnt sweet potatoes wafting around the town of Farmville has nothing to do with holiday baking.

Updated at 4:54 PM

JOHANNESBURG (AP) " Two cheetahs used for animal control on a South African air base attacked an air force officer, slightly injuring her.

Updated at 4:53 PM

NEW YORK (AP) " This year's El Nino is staying unusually strong, and forecasters say it's still expected to bring a wet winter to drought-stricken California.

Updated at 4:53 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) " The former director of a foundation started by ex-Subway pitchman Jared Fogle was sentenced to 27 years in prison Thursday for producing child pornography that played a role in Fogle's criminal case.

Updated at 4:53 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) " An early-morning missile test in New Mexico left a white contrail that quickly turned into a corkscrew visible for hundreds of miles Thursday.

Updated at 4:53 PM

DALLAS (AP) " Federal officials plan to open three shelters in Texas and California to accommodate up to 1,400 unaccompanied immigrant children as the number of people crossing from Mexico into the United States continues to rise.

Updated at 4:52 PM

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) " A long-retired National Parks Service official has been charged with stealing ancient Native American remains from a museum collection at a sacred tribal burial site in Iowa and keeping them for more than 20 years.

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