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Updated: Fri, 06 Jun 2014 01:15:14 EST


UPDATE: Suspect in New Brunswick shootings captured

MONCTON, New Brunswick (AP) — Royal Canadian Mounted Police have arrested a suspect in Wednesday's shooting that left three Mounties dead.

The shooting happened in Moncton, a town in New Brunswick.

The suspect wore camouflage and was armed with two high-powered rifles.


UPDATE: College gunman kills 1

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle police say a man armed with a knife and a shotgun opened fire at a small university, killing one person and injuring three others, one critically.

It happened at Seattle Pacific University.

A student subdued the shooter with pepper spray as he tried to reload. Other students held him until police arrive.

He's not been identified but police say he's around 26 years old and is not a student.


UPDATE: All clear at Penn Station

NEW YORK (AP) — The all clear has been given at New York's Penn Station, where there was a brief evacuation after a suspicious package was found.

While the station was closed for about an hour, Long Island Railroad service was suspended between Penn Station and the Jamaica section of Queens.


UPDATE: Statewide bridge inspections in Delaware

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) —Transportation officials in Delaware have ordered a statewide inspection of major bridges in the state after the discovery of leaning columns on a major bridge in Wilmington.

The Interstate 495 span typically carries about 90,000 vehicles daily.

It's been closed since Monday.


Critic says GM bought a favorable investigation

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — One critic is dismissing Thursday's report on GM's delayed recalls as "the best report money can buy."

GM paid for the report -- hiring the former prosecutor who conducted the internal investigation that led to the report. And Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut is suggesting the report is something of a whitewash. He says it ended up putting no blame on GM's upper management, and it denies any deliberate wrongdoing.

But GM's CEO, Mary Barra, calls the report "brutally tough and deeply troubling." According to GM, the report shows that the long delay in recalling millions of cars with defective ignition switches was a result of a pattern of incompetence and neglect -- but not a larger conspiracy or cover-up.

Barra says 15 employees -- including many senior legal and engineering executives -- have been forced out of the company for failing to disclose the defect. Five other employees have been disciplined.

GM also says it will establish a compensation program for families of victims and those who suffered serious injuries in accidents related to the switches.

The company links the defect to 13 highway deaths and 54 crashes in which the air bags didn't deploy.


NEW: North Korea says it is holding an American tourist

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea says it has detained another American tourist for an alleged unspecified crime.

The official Korean Central News Agency says authorities are investigating the American for allegedly doing acts inconsistent with the purpose of a tourist visit.

KCNA says the American went to North Korea on April 29. The person would be the third American currently held in North Korea.

In April, North Korea said it had detained an American for improper behavior while entering the country as a tourist. He was identified as Miller Matthew Todd — possibly putting his surname first.

North Korea has been holding a Korean-American missionary, Kenneth Bae, since November 2012. Bae was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor for what the North says were hostile acts against the state.


Pentagon: Bergdahl's health improving daily

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Pentagon spokesman says former military captive Bowe Bergdahl's health is improving daily, and he is resting more comfortably and becoming more involved in a treatment plan designed to ease his return to the U.S.

The spokesman, Army Col. Steve Warren, said there is no date set for Bergdahl to make his first phone call to his family in Idaho or to be transferred from a U.S. military hospital in Germany to an Army hospital in Texas.

Bergdahl is an Army sergeant who was released Saturday in Afghanistan by his Taliban captors after five years.

Warren said Bergdahl is conversing with staff at the Landstuhl (LAHND'-shtool) medical center in Germany, but he declined to reveal specifics about Bergdahl's medical condition or what he has said or done since regaining freedom.


New York City stabbing suspect charged with murder

NEW YORK (AP) — A recently released convict arrested in the stabbing death of a 6-year-old boy and the wounding of a 7-year-old girl in a New York City elevator has been charged with murder, attempted murder, assault and other crimes.

Police announced the charges against Daniel St. Hubert on Thursday.

Police say St. Hubert has an attorney and hasn't made any incriminating statements. The name of the attorney isn't available. St. Hubert is in custody and can't be reached for comment.

Police say St. Hubert also is suspected of fatally stabbing an 18-year-old woman days before Sunday's attack on the children at a Brooklyn public housing building.

They say they believe he may have stabbed a homeless man in a Manhattan subway station.


NEW: ACT to enhance how scores reported

WASHINGTON (AP) — The popular ACT college admissions exam is broadening how it reports students' scores.

The exam's traditional 36-point scale remains unchanged.

But the ACT says that starting next year students will also receive a score on two new readiness indicators reflecting how they did in terms of career readiness and understanding complex text.

Two other new categories will offer students a separate score on a performance measure that combines the science and math portions and a second in the area of language arts that combines how they did on the English, reading and writing portions.

The ACT says the optional writing section is also being modified to make the essay topics more advanced.


NEW: Spurs handle Heat, win 110-95 in NBA Finals Game 1

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Tim Duncan had 21 points and 10 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Miami Heat 110-95 on Thursday night in Game 1 of the NBA Finals inside a sweltering AT&T Center.

With an air conditioning failure making it feel like basketball in a sauna and causing LeBron James to battle cramps that knocked him out of the game's decisive stretch, the Spurs pulled away to win the opener of the first finals rematch since 1998.

Manu Ginobili had 16 points and 11 assists, and Tony Parker added 19 points and eight assists for the Spurs, who shot 59 percent and improved to 6 for 6 in NBA Finals Game 1s.

James finished with 25 points but played only 33 minutes, and Miami was outscored 36-17 in the fourth quarter.


Publisher of JK Rowling, Colbert announces layoffs

NEW YORK (AP) — J.K. Rowling's publisher is laying off some employees amid a dispute with the industry's biggest book seller. Hachette Book Group cites a "changing marketplace" for layoffs that will affect less than 3 percent of its staff.

Hachette also publishes Stephenie Meyer, Stephen Colbert and other authors. It released a statement Thursday saying staff reductions were necessary for it to improve "resilience" in difficult times.

Hachette says the layoffs were planned before its recent standoff with Amazon.com. The Seattle-based online retailer has been restricting the availability of many Hachette books, reportedly because of a disagreement with the New York-based publisher over terms for e-books.

Hachette is owned by the French conglomerate Lagardere, which in May reported a 6.2 percent drop in worldwide sales for the first quarter of this year.

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