NCAA Women's Championship: UCONN vs. Louisville
April 9th, 2013
11:01 PM ET

UConn women blow out Louisville for title

Connecticut's powerful offense scored almost at will Tuesday night as the Huskies blew out Louisville 93-60 to win the NCAA women's Division I basketball championship in New Orleans.

The title is head coach Geno Auriemma's eighth at UConn, tying him for the most all time with Tennessee's recently retired Pat Summitt.

The 33-point margin is the largest in the history of the tournament final.

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April 9th, 2013
09:24 PM ET

Police: 6-year-old shot, killed by 4-year-old

A 6-year-old New Jersey boy has died after being shot in the head by a 4-year-old playmate, Toms River police Chief Michael Mastronardy said.

Brandon Holt was pronounced dead at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, according to Mastronardy. He was shot in the head on Monday evening.

It was the second incident in the United States in recent days involving young children accidentally shooting others.

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Sheriff: 14 hurt in Texas college stabbings
Four victims of Tuesday's attack at Lone Star College were taken by helicopter to area hospitals.
April 9th, 2013
06:00 PM ET

Sheriff: 14 hurt in Texas college stabbings

Fourteen people were injured - two of them critically - in an attack Tuesday on the Cypress, Texas, campus of Lone Star College, a sheriff said.

Authorities first learned about the stabbings after receiving a 911 call at 11:12 a.m. (12:12 p.m. ET) Tuesday describing a "male on the loose stabbing people," Harris County, Texas, Sheriff Adrian Garcia said.

The alleged attacker - a student enrolled at the Texas school - was eventually taken into custody.

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U.S.: N. Korea may test missiles at any time
A North Korean soldier looks through binoculars last month in a demilitarized zone between North and South Korea.
April 9th, 2013
05:51 PM ET

U.S.: N. Korea may test missiles at any time

The Obama administration calculates it's likely North Korea may test fire mobile ballistic missiles at any time, based on the most recent intelligence showing Pyongyang probably has completed launch preparations, a U.S. official said Tuesday.

The administration believes a test launch could happen without North Korea issuing a standard notice to commercial aviation and maritime shipping warning them to stay away from the missile's path, according to the official, who declined to be named because of the sensitivity of the information.

Adm. Samuel J. Locklear, the top U.S. commander in the Pacific, on Tuesday called repeated North Korean violations of U.N. Security Council resolutions forbidding the "building and testing" of long-range ballistic missiles and nuclear weapons "a clear and direct threat to U.S. national security and regional peace and stability."

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Father allegedly snatches boys, flees to Cuba
Cole, left, and Chase Hakken were allegedly abducted last week from their grandmother's Florida home.
April 9th, 2013
05:42 PM ET

Father allegedly snatches boys, flees to Cuba

The Cuban government said Tuesday it plans to hand over members of the Hakken family to U.S. authorities, shortly after a CNN reporter in Havana spotted the man who allegedly snatched his two sons from their grandmother's Florida home.

Josh Hakken confirmed his identity when approached at the Hemingway Marina in Havana, but he didn't say more. The two boys are OK, said a woman matching the description of his wife, and she left it at that.

The couple lost custody of their children last year. Last week, they allegedly took the children in Tampa and headed toward Cuba.

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April 9th, 2013
07:53 AM ET

Tuesday's live events

Watch CNN.com Live for gavel-to-gavel coverage of the trial of Jodi Arias, who's accused of killing her ex-boyfriend in 2008.

Today's programming highlights...

9:30 am ET - Congress talks Korea conflict - The North Korea situation will be the focal point of discussion when the Senate Armed Services Committee discusses funding the U.S. Pacific Command and U.S. Forces Korea.

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April 9th, 2013
07:24 AM ET

Two killed in Afghanistan helicopter crash

Two coalition service members died following a helicopter crash in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, NATO's International Security Assistance Force said.

ISAF didn't release the service members' nationalities or the precise location of the crash.

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April 9th, 2013
06:57 AM ET

13 killed in 5 houses in Serbia spree

A gunman went on a shooting spree in the Serbian town of Velika Ivanca Tuesday, killing at least 13, including a small child, according to police chief Milorad Veljovic. The town lies roughly 25 miles south of the capital Belgrade.

The man in his 60s entered five different houses and shot six men, six women and one child dead.

The motive is not yet known, Veljovic said.

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April 9th, 2013
06:54 AM ET

Play it safe, North Korea warns South

North Korea issued its latest dispatch of ominous rhetoric Tuesday, telling foreigners in South Korea they should take steps to secure shelter or evacuation to protect themselves in the event of a conflict on the Korean Peninsula.

The unnerving message came as Japan set up missile defenses in Tokyo, and North Korean workers failed to turn up for work in the industrial complex jointly operated by North and South Korea.

In the statement published by state-run media Tuesday, the North's Korea Asia-Pacific Peace Committee reiterated accusations that Washington and Seoul were seeking to provoke a war with Pyongyang.

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