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VAN HORN, Texas (AP) - The FBI is investigating after one U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent died and another was seriously injured while on duty in South Texas. Border Patrol spokesman Douglas Mosier says Agent Rogelio Martinez and his partner were taken to a hospital Sunday after they were hurt while responding to activity in the Big Bend area. Martinez died at the hospital. The agency has not released details about how the two agents were injured.

LUFKIN, Texas (AP) - An East Texas woman found incompetent to stand trial in the death of her nephew has remained in county jail eight months after she was committed to a mental health facility. The Lufkin Daily News reports) that Billie Jean Cuttler, charged with capital murder after the body of 3-year-old Mason Cuttler was found in a pond, was ordered to a state hospital to undergo a program to better understand court proceedings.

AMHERST, S.D. (AP) - TransCanada Corp. says the company has sent additional crews and equipment to the site of a 210,000-gallon oil spill from its Keystone pipeline in northeastern South Dakota. TransCanada said Saturday it continues to make progress in its investigation into the cause of the leak on farmland in Marshall County, near the North Dakota border. Company spokesman Terry Cunha says a drainage ditch near the spill was not polluted by the oil.

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) - The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded two earthquakes that struck near a central Oklahoma town. Both temblors hit just east of the Oklahoma City suburb of Edmond early Sunday. The first quake had a preliminary magnitude of 3.7 and struck at 2:12 a.m. The second quake, with a preliminary magnitude of 2.9, followed soon after, hitting at 2:20 a.m.

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