Mexican family can’t sue border agent

NEW ORLEANS — A U.S. Border Patrol agent who fired his gun in Texas and fatally wounded a teenager across the Mexican border in 2010 cannot be sued by the teen’s family, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday, in a ruling that cited diplomatic and national security concerns.

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in the case of 15-year-old Sergio Adrian Hernandez. He was killed by agent Jesus Mesa in 2010.


Officer facing murder charges

MINNEAPOLIS — A Minneapolis police officer was charged Tuesday with murder and manslaughter in the fatal shooting of an unarmed Australian woman in July minutes after she called 911 to report a possible sexual assault behind her home.

Officer Mohamed Noor turned himself in after a warrant was issued for his arrest. He shot Justine Ruszczyk Damond, a 40-year-old life coach, on July 15.

Damond’s death drew international attention, cost the police chief her job and forced major revisions to the department’s policy on body cameras.


Threat of flooding forces evacuations

LOS ANGELES — Authorities ordered tens of thousands of people to flee their homes as a powerful storm faced toward California, where many communities on Tuesday face the threat of flooding and destructive debris flows from areas burned bare by huge wildfires.