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Meteorologist shot outside Texas TV station

A meteorologist at Waco, Texas, broadcaster KCEN-TV was shot multiple times during a confrontation in the station’s parking lot on Wednesday, and the suspect is still at large, the station said.

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3rd person arrested in connection with Oregon school shooting

Police in Oregon have arrested a 16-year-old boy suspected of involvement in a shooting incident outside a Portland high school last week that wounded four people, including three teenagers, authorities said on Wednesday.

Obama: U.S., Cuba moving to normalize relations

President Barack Obama announced the United States would restore diplomatic relations it severed with Cuba more than 50 years ago, drawing resistance from lawmakers opposed to reconciling with the communist-run island.

Mont. man found guilty in killing of German exchange student

A jury found a Montana homeowner guilty of deliberate homicide on Wednesday in the shooting death of a German high school exchange student who entered his garage in a case that tested the state’s version of a “castle doctrine” self-defense law.

 
What you should know about US policy shift with Cuba

The U.S. and Cuba will begin taking steps to restore full diplomatic relations, marking the most significant shift in U.S. policy toward the communist island in more than half a century. Key elements of changes to U.S. policy toward Cuba, some of which President Barack Obama announced at the White House on Wednesday.

 
Prosecutors charge 14 in deadly 2012 meningitis outbreak

Fourteen people, including the owners of a Massachusetts pharmacy, have been arrested and charged in connection with a deadly 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak, federal prosecutors said on Wednesday.

 
Suspect in 6 Pa. killings found dead

An Iraq War veteran sought in the killing of six family members in Pennsylvania was found dead on Tuesday of “self-inflicted cutting wounds” following a two-day manhunt, authorities said.

 
132 students, 9 staff killed in Taliban attack on Pakistan school

At least 132 students and nine staff members were killed on Tuesday after Taliban gunmen broke into a school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar and opened fire, witnesses said, in the bloodiest massacre the country has seen for years.

 
Family of man shot, killed by police at Ohio Wal-Mart file lawsuit

After killing a man at an Ohio Wal-Mart, police interrogated his girlfriend, accusing her of lying, threatening her with jail time and suggesting she could be on drugs, according to a video posted on The Guardian’s website. The man, John Crawford III, was holding an air rifle he had picked up off a store shelf when police shot him.