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Mistrial in Patz case...NKorea claims new launch capability...17-year-old faces terror charges

By The Associated Press | Posted - May 9, 2015 at 3:01 a.m.



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NEW YORK (AP) — One unconvinced juror was all it took for the 1979 disappearance of a young New York City boy that stunned the nation to ended in an agonizing stalemate. The jury reported itself deadlocked 11-1 in favor of conviction, resulting in a mistrial in the case of Pedro Hernandez who confessed in 2012 to killing 6-year-old Etan Patz (AY'-tahn payts). Patz was among the first missing children to get their faces on milk cartons. Prosecutors plan a retrial.

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea claims it now has the ability to launch a ballistic missile from a submarine. Military experts say that's a concern if true because such launches are harder to detect that surface firings. The north has also been trying to miniaturize nuclear warheads to fit on missiles.

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A 17-year-old suspected of plotting a terrorist attack has a court date in Australia Monday. Police say three homemade bombs were "rudimentary" in nature and have been neutralized. Police arrested the teen Friday and say there was a plot involved Australia's second largest city, Melbourne.

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Today is a day of mourning in Pakistan for the foreign dignitaries killed in a helicopter crash a day earlier. The bodies of ambassadors from the Philippines and Norway and the wives of the ambassadors from Malaysia and Indonesia, arrived a military base near the capital, Islamabad. Pakistan dismisses claims by the Taliban that militants shot down the aircraft.

MOORE, Okla. (AP) — Severe weather across the country could run the gamut today from heavy rain and tornadoes to tropical storms to snow. The rain and twisters could hit Oklahoma and other states in the Great Plains while the snow could whiten Nebraska's panhandle and South Dakota. And Tropical Storm Ana is swirling off the Carolinas with 60 mile per hour winds and the possibility of several inches of rain.

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