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School massacre condemned...Killer found dead...Another Bush White House bid?

By The Associated Press | Posted - Dec. 16, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.



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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the Taliban attack on a Pakistani school once again shows the depravity of terrorists. Most of the 141 people killed were students. Another 121 students were wounded when seven gunmen shot up the military-run school near Peshawar (puh-SHAH'-wuhr). The president says the U.S. will continue to support Pakistan's efforts to combat terrorism and extremism. The massacre has received international condemnation.

PENNSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Residents of suburban Philadelphia asked to be on the lookout for a gunman who killed six people can breathe easy again. Authorities say Bradley William Stone's body was found today in a wooded area near his home in Pennsburg. He apparently used a knife to end his life. He and his ex-wife, who was among the dead, had battled over the custody of their two children.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is a step closer to making a run in father and brother's footsteps. Bush said on Facebook that he'll "actively explore the possibility of running for president of the United States." Meanwhile, South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said today that's also thinking about running.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — His lawyers may have to fend off civil charges, but there apparently won't be a criminal case against comedian Bill Cosby in Los Angeles. A prosecutor there has declined to bring charges based on a claim by a woman who says Cosby molested her around 1974. Her civil suit is pending. At least 15 women have come forward recently with claims that Cosby sexually assaulted them decades ago. Most of say they were drugged before they were assaulted.

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The lawyer for a New Jersey man says it's shocking that a man who can't use his arms has been jailed for four months on a gun possession charge. Bail for Marcus Hubbard was lowered from $100,000 to $35,000 today. Hubbard, who has a spine injury from a car accident and may have Lou Gehrig's disease, was among four people in a car pulled over by police in Trenton. A stolen gun was found and no one claimed ownership.

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