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6 children dead, 12 sick in viral outbreak at rehab center

By MIKE CATALINI, Associated Press

A severe viral outbreak at a New Jersey rehabilitation center for “medically fragile children” has left six youngsters dead and 12 others sick, the state Health Department said Tuesday.

There have been 18 cases of adenovirus at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Haskell, about 30 miles (50 kilometers) northwest of New York, the New Jersey Health Department said in a statement.

Fire fueled by gas destroys 5 buildings, displaces scores

DOVER, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a fire fueled by natural gas destroyed five buildings in the downtown business district of a New Jersey town, displacing at least 80 people.

Firefighters remained at the scene in downtown Dover on Tuesday as heavy machinery scooped tons of rubble into trash containers following Monday afternoon’s blaze, which broke out in the basement of a luncheonette.

The Latest: Jury selection begins in border agent trial

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on the second trial of a Border Patrol agent in federal court in Tucson (all times local):

11:25 a.m.

Jury selection in the second trial against a Border Patrol agent who killed a Mexican teen has begun in federal court in Tucson.

A pool of prospective jurors is being asked questions by a judge on the first day of the manslaughter and involuntary manslaughter trial against Lonnie Swartz.

Missouri judge clarifies ruling on voter photo ID law

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri judge on Tuesday made clear that local election workers cannot enforce a core requirement in a new voter photo identification law, taking away the teeth of the law in advance of a marquee U.S. Senate election on Nov. 6.

At issue is a new law that had directed voters to present a valid photo ID or sign a sworn statement and present some other form of identification in order to cast a regular ballot.

The Latest: Official says Soros device resembled a pipe bomb

BEDFORD, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on an explosive device found at a suburban home of George Soros (all times local):

11:30 a.m.

A law enforcement official says an explosive device found outside liberal philanthropist George Soros’ suburban New York compound resembled a pipe bomb and was inside a package discovered in a mailbox.

The official wasn’t authorized to discuss an ongoing investigation and spoke Tuesday to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

Trump blasts caravan, says he’s cutting Central American aid

By ZEKE MILLER and JILL COLVIN, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Monday the U.S. will begin cutting aid to three Central American countries he accused of failing to stop thousands of migrants heading for the U.S. border. But across his administration there was no indication of any action in response to what he tweeted was a “National Emergy.”