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WASHINGTON (AP) — The deadly attack at the Washington Navy Yard was carried out by one of the military's own: a defense contract employee and former Navy reservist who used a valid pass to get onto the installation and started firing inside a building, killing 12 people before he was slain in a gun battle with police. The motive for the mass shooting — the deadliest on a military installation in the U.S. since the tragedy at Fort Hood, Texas, in 2009 — was a mystery, investigators said.
SIOUX FALLS — A 1950s-style throwback basketball court with a dark parquet floor and retro scoreboards is the centerpiece of a $19 million indoor athletic complex set to open in Sioux Falls next month. The Sanford Pentagon will make its prime-time debut Oct. 10 with an NBA preseason game between the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Milwaukee Bucks at the 3,250-seat Heritage Court.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Police say at least 12 people have died in the shootings at the Washington Navy Yard. D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said during a news conference Monday that 12 people were confirmed dead. Lanier says people are being told to stay in their homes and out of the area as authorities search for two other possible suspects. One of the shooters has died. The police chief says officers are searching for two other people with firearms wearing military-style uniforms. She says there is no indication of a possible motive at this time. THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE.
PIERRE — Scattered across South Dakota, mostly on lightly traveled gravel roads, 127 bridges carry dual designations that indicate they have problems. The bridges are deemed "fracture critical" because they don't have redundant protections and are at risk of collapse if a single vital component fails. They also are designated "structurally deficient," in need of rehabilitation or replacement because at least one major component has problems that have led inspectors to rate their condition as poor or worse.
RAPID CITY (AP) — A 30-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder after being indicted by a federal grand jury in the stabbing death of man outside an Eagle Butte bar. The Rapid City Journal reported witnesses told authorities they saw Jared Slader fight with Lester Peneaux outside the Golden Rule Bar in the early morning hours of Aug. 31. According to documents, Peneaux died during surgery at Rapid City Regional Hospital several hours after the fight. If convicted, Slader faces a maximum penalty life in prison. He remains in the U.S. Marshal's custody.
GENEVA (AP) — After days of intense negotiations, the United States and Russia reached agreement Saturday on a framework to secure and destroy Syria's chemical weapons by mid-2014 and impose U.N. penalties if the Assad government fails to comply. The deal, announced by U.S.
Today is Saturday, Sept. 14, the 257th day of 2013. There are 108 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 14, 1814, Francis Scott Key was inspired to write a poem, "Defence of Fort McHenry," after witnessing how an American flag flying over the Maryland fort withstood a night of British bombardment during the War of 1812; the poem later became the words to "The Star-Spangled Banner." On this date: In 1812, Napoleon Bonaparte's troops entered Moscow following the Battle of Borodino to find the Russian city largely abandoned and parts set ablaze.
TAMPA, Fla. — For nearly a year, as many as 15 girls ganged up on 12-year-old Rebecca Ann Sedwick and picked on her, authorities say, bombarding her with online messages such as "You should die" and "Why don't you go kill yourself." At some point, Rebecca decided she couldn't take it anymore. She changed one of her online screen names to "That Dead Girl." She messaged a boy: "I'm jumping." And then, on Monday, she went to an abandoned concrete plant in Lakeland where she liked to hang out, climbed a tower and hurled herself to her death.
BROADUS, Mont. (AP) — If there's one thing Brandon Packard doesn't want to repeat in his life, it's to be ejected at 200 mph from a crashing bomber. Those were the words that Chris Gnerer, a rancher in the rolling hills of southeastern Montana, remembers hearing from one of the Ellsworth Air Force crew members he helped rescue, only hours after their B-1B bomber began to disintegrate in midair, the Rapid City Journal reported.
Hughes County Judge John Brown made a thoughtful and wise decision in ruling that Pierre teenager Braiden McCahren, who is accused of murdering 16-year-old Dalton Williams last year, should proceed to a jury trial next month in circuit court rather than going through the juvenile justice system.