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SUNLAND PARK, N.M. (AP) — Police in Sunland Park say a 14-year-old boy has been taken into custody in connection with a bomb threat. They say officers were called by Santa Teresa Middle School staff on Wednesday morning after teen allegedly was making threats. Police say the boy allegedly made mock bombs and was seeking to either blow up or shoot up the school. They say the teen was detained at the Dona Ana County Detention Center on suspicion of a fourth-degree felony charge. They say all weapons were removed from the boy's home by the parents.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say a 10-year-old girl has been killed and a suspect is in custody. The name of the girl wasn't immediately available Wednesday. Police Chief Gordon Eden says the girl's relatives haven't been notified and no further information will be released until then. A woman who lives in the same apartment complex as the girl says she had turned 10 on Tuesday.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — More New Mexico public schools have been graded "A'' or "B'' but over a third still received "D'' or "F'' grades. The Public Education Department released Wednesday new grades that showed a 7 percent jump in the number of schools getting an A or B. Meanwhile, records also show "D'' or "F'' schools dropped 2 percent. Still, 315 of the state's 849 public schools received a "D'' or "F." Albuquerque Public Schools, the state's largest school district, saw more than 40 percent of its schools drop at least one letter grade. Only 14 percent of Albuquerque schools went up.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico judge will allow testimony about police training during the trial of Albuquerque officers who fatally shot a man in the Sandia foothills. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2bC9JvJ ) that Judge Alisa Hadfield denied a prosecutor's request to limit the testimony, saying officers have a wider scope of privilege than the general public when it comes to using deadly force. Former officers Keith Sandy and Dominique Perez are charged with murder in the 2014 death of James Boyd.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — An Ohio man accused of killing a southern New Mexico police officer has been named in a five-count federal indictment. Jesse Denver Hanes of Columbus pleaded not guilty during an arraignment Wednesday in federal court in Las Cruces. The indictment issued Tuesday charges Hanes with federal firearms and carjacking offenses stemming from an Aug. 12 traffic stop during which Hatch police Officer Jose Chavez was fatally shot. Defense attorney Mario Esparza did not immediately return a call for comment on the allegations.

SUNLAND PARK, N.M. (AP) — Police in Sunland Park say a 14-year-old boy has been taken into custody in connection with a bomb threat. They say officers were called by Santa Teresa Middle School staff on Wednesday morning after teen allegedly was making threats. Police say the boy allegedly made mock bombs and was seeking to either blow up or shoot up the school. They say the teen was detained at the Dona Ana County Detention Center on suspicion of a fourth-degree felony charge. They say all weapons were removed from the boy's home by the parents.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say a 10-year-old girl has been killed and a suspect is in custody. The name of the girl wasn't immediately available Wednesday. Police Chief Gordon Eden says the girl's relatives haven't been notified and no further information will be released until then. A woman who lives in the same apartment complex as the girl says she had turned 10 on Tuesday.

In the blink of a few thousand likes and shares, Texas teacher Brandy Young's homework policy gained the viral notoriety normally reserved for tip-shaming.

Earlier this month, Young informed parents of her Godley Elementary second-graders of her policy for the year: no homework.

Bernie Sanders is launching a new political organization. It's called Our Revolution. It aims to support candidates and, according to its website, "advance the progressive agenda that we believe in."

But the revolution is getting off to a rocky start.

Eight key staffers abruptly resigned over the weekend in a dispute over the group's leadership and legal structure.

Sanders himself is set to address followers on Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET for the launch of the group. You can watch that here:

They call it the octobot.

The squishy eight-legged robot described in the journal Nature is made entirely out of soft, flexible materials, runs on hydrogen peroxide, and looks like a 2-centimeter-tall baby octopus.

For such a commonplace bodily function, the sneeze has messed with our minds (and noses) for centuries. It will kill us, it won't kill us. We'll have bad luck, we'll have good luck. Watch out for Satan, he's wily and knows how to get into your nasal membranes. Did you have too much to eat? Are you sad? Do you have a weak heart?

To a mathematician, it's a violent explosion that shoots out missiles of hot, wet air, slamming a turbulent cloud of moisture into anybody or anything that crosses its path.

To the rest of us, it's a sneeze.

The Bombay to Barcelona Library Cafe sits on one side of a noisy street in a lower-middle-class neighborhood of Mumbai, India, not far from the city's swanky new international airport.

EpiPens are in your friend's purse and your kid's backpack. The school nurse has a few, as does Grandma.

The medicine inside — epinephrine — has been around forever, and the handy gadget that injects it into your leg is not particularly new either.

So members of Congress, responding to their angry constituents, want to know why the price of the EpiPen, which can reverse a life-threatening allergic reaction, has risen about fivefold in the past decade.

Updated at 7:10 p.m. ET

Like a lot of people's grandmothers, Flonzie Brown-Wright keeps a candy jar in the living room of her single-story home, which is also adorned with potted plants and family photos.

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