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2 police officers killed in Mississippi...1 dead in Texas tornado...Fire extinguished at NY nuclear power plant



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HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Officials say two police officers have been shot and killed in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. The shootings took place Saturday night. According to officials, the suspect fled the scene in an officers' vehicle. It has since been found abandoned near the rail road tracks behind the train depot. Multiple agencies are conducting a manhunt in the area.

UNDATED (AP) — Two counties in North Texas are assessing the damage after two tornadoes touched down late Saturday. One twister swept through Eastland County, about 100 miles west of Fort Worth. A county judge says it caused "five miles of destruction." One person in the town of Cisco was killed. The second tornado touched down in the town of Burkburnett in Wichita County.

BUCHANAN, N.Y. (AP) — A spokesman for Entergy Corp. says a transformer failed at one of the two operating units at the Indian Point nuclear power plant north of New York City on Saturday, causing a fire that was quickly extinguished. The spokesman says the unit shut down automatically and is safe and stable. He says there was no radioactive release. The other unit wasn't affected.

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say 1-year-old Pennsylvania boy has died, six days after his mother threw him into a river before jumping from a bridge herself. The Lehigh County coroner says the boy died Saturday. His 19-year-old mother was charged Monday with attempted homicide. It's not known if the charges will be upgraded. She's due in court Monday for a preliminary hearing.

NEW YORK (AP) — Kelly Ripa, John Oliver and Thomas Roberts are among the recipients of the 26th annual GLAAD Media Awards. The awards honor those who further GLAAD's mission of ensuring that stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are heard through media outlets. The awards were presented Saturday night at a ceremony in New York.

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