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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Tornado sirens have been blaring across southwestern Oklahoma, because of a storm super-cell that has generated tornado activity. About 10 homes were destroyed in Amber and 25 were destroyed in Bridge Creek. A twister also grazed Oklahoma City and its suburbs during rush hour. In Kansas, at least nine tornadoes were reported, the strongest of them in the sparsely populated north-central part of the state.

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — An Atlanta-area sheriff has been charged in the shooting of a real estate agent at a model home. Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill has been charged with reckless conduct in the shooting. Authorities have said the two were alone in a model home roughly 50 miles northeast of where Hill's office is located when the shooting happened Sunday. Hill left the scene without giving an official statement to investigators.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three people have been charged in California after allegedly claiming to operate a police department with jurisdiction in 33 states and Mexico and that traces its roots back 3,000 years. Detectives in Los Angeles believe other people may be involved in the operation. There are no indications the group was stopping the public or conducting other law enforcement activities.

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities in New York say an assessment is being made of an online threat against the blogger who organized a cartoon contest about the Prophet Muhammad. Two Arizona men who started shooting were killed by police Sunday in suburban Dallas. Police may provide security for blogger Pamela Geller.

NEW YORK (AP) — According to a major study, gay and bisexual kids are more likely to be bullied as they're growing up — even at an early age. Researchers say abuse included threats, being hit, name calling and exclusion. The new study was published in Thursday's New England Journal of Medicine.

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