December 13th, 2013
08:48 PM ET

Man planned suicide attack at Wichita, Kansas, airport, feds say

An airport worker was arrested Friday attempting to detonate a vehicle packed with explosives that he thought were real in a planned suicide attack at a Wichita Mid-Continent Airport terminal in Kansas, federal officials said.

Authorities are calling him "a lone wolf."

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Filed under: Crime • Justice
December 13th, 2013
08:06 PM ET

Dead Colorado school shooter wanted to confront faculty member, sheriff says

A student opened fire Friday inside a suburban Denver high school, injuring three people before turning the gun on himself, authorities said.

The shooting began after the student entered Arapahoe High School in Centennial with the intention of confronting a specific faculty member, Sheriff Grayson Robinson told reporters.

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Filed under: Crime • U.S.
December 13th, 2013
05:51 AM ET

Uncertainty after North Korean execution

As the shock sinks in of North Korea's extraordinary announcement of the execution of leader Kim Jong Un's uncle and former protector, government officials and analysts are trying to decipher what the brutal move means.

The ruthless disposal of Jang Song Thaek - Kim's uncle by marriage who had, until recently, been regarded as the second-most powerful figure in the secretive, nuclear-armed nation - has serious implications for North Korea, its neighbors and the United States, observers said.

But exactly what is going on inside the notoriously opaque North Korea regime remains as murky as ever.

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Filed under: World
December 13th, 2013
02:32 AM ET

Judge says giant cross must be removed

A giant cross that has stood on a Southern California mountain for decades must be removed because it violates the constitutional separation of church and state, a judge ordered this week.

The order Thursday by U.S. District Judge Larry Burns continues a long legal battle about the 43-foot cross atop Mt. Soledad in San Diego.

Burns ordered that the cross would have to be removed within 90 days. But the cross may be able to stay if the case is appealed, the judge ordered.

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Filed under: Politics • U.S.
December 13th, 2013
02:31 AM ET

Guard arrested for stealing Lakers rings

A security guard was arrested this week and is accused of stealing two Los Angeles Lakers championship rings and $20,000 in gift cards, police said.

Eddie Monterroso, 23, who worked at a Lakers training facility, was arrested Tuesday outside the facility, the El Segundo Police Department said.

The two championship rings were from the 2009 and 2010 seasons, police said.

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Filed under: Crime • Sports • U.S.