Border Patrol Agent Killed in Texas in What a Senator Calls an Attack

A Border Patrol agent was killed and his partner seriously injured on Sunday morning in an attack in rural West Texas while they were on patrol, according to the federal authorities and Senator Ted Cruz of Texas. The United States Customs and Border Protection provided few details about what happened but said the agents were "responding to activity" near Interstate 10 in Culberson County, Tex., about 90 miles east of El Paso, when the episode occurred.