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NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors immediately asked for a new trial date after a mistrial was declared in the case of the man accused in the 1979 disappearance of 6-year-old New York City boy, Etan Patz (AY'-tahn payts). The deadlocked jury spent 18 days trying to decide whether to believe Pedro Hernandez's 2012 confession. Jurors say they were deadlocked 11-1 in favor of conviction. Hernandez's lawyers say the New Jersey man is mentally ill. Etan became one of the first missing children pictured on milk cartons.

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Security experts say the latest military claim by North Korea could be an alarming development. North Korea says it has successfully test-fired a newly developed ballistic missile from a submarine in what would be the latest display of the country's advancing military capability. Missiles fired from submerged vessels are harder to detect before launch than land-based ones.

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Police in Australia say three homemade bombs have been neutralized after a 17-year-old was arrested at his home and accused of plotting to detonate the devices in Melbourne, Australia's second largest city. Last month, five Australian teenagers were arrested on suspicion of plotting an Islamic State group-inspired terrorist attack. Authorities described the homemade bombs as "very rudimentary."

MIAMI (AP) — Parts of the Carolinas could be in for a blow from an unseasonable weather system has strengthened to a tropical storm. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says Tropical Storm Ana has maximum sustained winds of 60 mph. Tropical storm watches and warnings have been issued for parts of both Carolinas, and the Hurricane Center also warns of rough surf and rip currents. Ana is expected to deliver up to 6 inches of rain in some areas.

MOORE, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma and other states in the Great Plains are bracing for more severe weather. The National Weather Service is warning that there's a moderate risk of severe thunderstorms Saturday. The greatest risk is from western Kansas into western Oklahoma, where tornadoes and large hail are likely. Storms on Friday night caused some flooding in Oklahoma. Some roads were closed and a dam in Shawnee was close to cresting, threatening some homes.

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