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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police say the body of a 14-month-old boy missing in Ohio has been found. Columbus police say searchers have found what they believe is the body of Cameron Beckford in a creek. The boy's mother, Dainesha Stevens, appeared in court today on two felony charges related to the boy's disappearance and was ordered held on $150,000 bond. Her attorney says Stevens made up a story about abandoning the boy on a porch. A charging document says she failed to protect the boy by allowing someone to violently spank him several times.

BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge in Boston has denied requests by lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) to move his trial out of state and to delay its start. Jury selection in Tsarnaev's trial is scheduled to start Monday. Defense lawyers said it would be impossible to find an impartial jury in Massachusetts given the massive amounts of publicity the case has received. They also said the trial should be delayed so they could better prepare.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says a U.S. airstrike has killed a key member of an extremist group linked to al-Qaida in Somalia. A Pentagon statement says the intelligence chief of al-Shabab was killed Monday when a U.S. drone aircraft fired several Hellfire missiles at a vehicle he was in. The statement says the death will "significantly impact" the group's ability to conduct attacks against the Somali government and its people, as well as U.S. allies in the region. The Somali government announced the death yesterday but the Pentagon didn't confirm it until now.

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says the Palestinians will join the International Criminal Court, in a move that sets the stage for filing a war crimes case against Israel. Abbas made the announcement a day after the U.N. Security Council failed to pass a resolution aimed at setting a deadline for Israel to end its occupation of territories sought by the Palestinians. Israel says all disputes should be resolved through peace talks.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors say police were not the target of a shooting last weekend in Los Angeles. The district attorney's office says the officers' patrol car came under fire when it drove into an area where gang members were shooting at rivals. The officers were unhurt. One suspect has been arrested. There had been concern that the officers were targeted following the shooting deaths of two New York City police officers.

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