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Terror arrest in Australia...Storm heads toward Carolinas... Regulators order well tests after Texas quake

By The Associated Press | Posted - May 8, 2015 at 9:02 p.m.



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CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A 17-year-old is in custody in Australia's second largest city following his arrest on terrorism charges. Authorities say he was plotting to detonate three homemade bombs in Melbourne. The teenager was arrested Friday at his suburban home in a joint federal-state police counterterrorism operation. Officials say the explosive devices were also found there.

MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters are warning people to avoid dangerous surf and rip currents being kicked up by a storm that's moving toward the Carolinas. A tropical storm warning has been issued for parts of North and South Carolina. Rain is a concern because Ana is moving slowly and won't clear out quickly. Ana is expected to deliver heavy rain and possible flooding over the weekend.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — After the sharpest earthquake ever detected in North Texas, state regulators are requiring the operators of five disposal wells to perform tests to determine the effect of wastewater injection into subsurface rock formations. The magnitude 4.0 quake was centered Thursday about 30 miles southwest of Dallas. No one was injured and there was only minor damage

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Nine deputies in coastal Georgia are out of a job tonight. The Chatham County sheriff terminated them today following two separate investigations into the death of a college student in January. The 22-year-old man was found dead in restraints after he was booked into the county jail on domestic violence charges. Prosecutors are weighing possible criminal charges.

ATLANTA (AP) — Bobbi Kristina Brown's father and aunt will be co-guardians of the ailing daughter of the late Whitney Houston. Lawyers for Bobby Brown and Pat Houston issued a joint statement today saying a judge appointed them to have joint responsibility in decisions related to Bobbi Kristina's care and medical needs.

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