WASHINGTON — Edward Snowden, the former government contractor who says he revealed that the National Security Agency collects Americans' phone records and Internet data from U.S. Internet companies, now faces charges of espionage and theft of government property. Snowden is believed to be in Hong Kong, which could complicate efforts to bring him to the United States to answer the charges. By Pete Yost.


CALGARY, Alberta — At least three people were killed when floodwaters that devastated much of southern Alberta led authorities to evacuate the western Canadian city of Calgary's entire downtown. Inside the city's hockey arena, the waters reached as high as the 10th row.

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MEXICO CITY — The FBI and the U.S. State Department closely monitored Mexican author Carlos Fuentes for more than two decades because he was considered a communist and a sympathizer of Cuba's Fidel Castro, recently released documents show. By E. Eduardo Castillo.

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SAN DIEGO — A federal judge sentences two former Border Patrol agents to at least 30 years in prison for running a ring that smuggled more than 500 illegal immigrants into the United States. By Julie Watson.


BOGOTA, Colombia — A DEA agent has died in an apparent robbery attempt in Colombia, U.S. Ambassador Michael McKinley says. Colombian authorities said the American agent was stabbed four times.



UNDATED — Facebook says a bug in its system led to users' contact information — such as email addresses or phone numbers — to be accessed by other users who either had some contact information about that person or some connection to them.

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HOUSTON — Ex-Enron Corp. CEO Jeffrey Skilling — seen by many as exemplifying the worst in corporate fraud and greed in America — could be released from prison in about four years after a federal judge on Friday shaved off a decade from his original sentence of more than 24 years. By Juan A. Lozano.

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LOS ANGELES — Michael Jackson's inability to learn new dance moves and remember the lyrics to his songs were symptoms that the singer was totally sleep deprived by the time of his death, a sleep expert told a jury. By Anthony McCartney.

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