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Japan mourns slain hostage...Suspect in suitcase remains case...Video of Knight incident



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TOKYO (AP) — Japan is in shock and mourning today over the killing of journalist Kenji Goto by Islamic State group extremists who had held him hostage. News of his killing came in a video purportedly posted by Islamic State militants.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man is in custody in San Francisco on suspicion of murder. Police say Mark Andrus had been spotted on surveillance footage near where a suitcase containing human remains was discovered. Police didn't comment on exactly how police linked Andrus to the body, but said they were aided by the surveillance footage and witness statements. There was no additional information about the body parts found in the suitcase or a possible motive.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The lawyer for hip-hop music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight says sheriff's investigators have a video in their possession of an incident in which he hit two men with his pickup truck, killing one. Lawyer James Blatt says he'll be viewing it Monday or Tuesday, though authorities say they have made no such arrangements. The video may help clarify whether knight was the victim, as he claims, or the attacker. Knight is being held on $2 million bail for suspicion of murder.

HENNIKER, N.H. (AP) — A small town in New Hampshire is trying to figure out the next step after losing its fleet of snow plows in a fire. The loss for Henniker comes as yet another storm approaches that could dump up to a foot more of snow. Officials say the fire apparently started in the engine of one of the trucks.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Officials say they don't know what caused three climbers to fall off Oregon's Mount Hood while ascending a popular route. An Oregon National Guard helicopter airlifted two climbers off the mountain and a third made it down with help. A male climber might have a broken femur, while a female climber has two broken ankles.

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