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HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A traffic stop proved deadly for two police officers in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Warren Strain, a spokesman for the Mississippi Department of Public Safety, says one officer stopped a vehicle in an industrial corridor about 8:30 p.m. CDT Saturday, a second officer arrived to assist him and shots were fired. Strain says two brothers, 26-year-old Curtis Banks and 29-year-old Marvin Banks are being sought.

CISCO, Texas (AP) — At least one person is dead in a North Texas tornado, storms brought heavy rain and quarter-sized hail to parts of southwest Oklahoma, an unseasonably early tropical storm Is off the Carolinas and a snow is in the mix for the Nebraska panhandle and South Dakota. Multiple tornadoes tore through North Texas on Saturday, leaving one person dead and others unaccounted for in a sparsely populated farming and ranching area.

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban have released a video along with a claim that they used a surface-to-air missile from nearly two miles away to knock down a Pakistani helicopter carrying foreign dignitaries. The crash killed the ambassadors to Pakistan from the Philippines and Norway and the wives of the ambassadors from Malaysia and Indonesia, as well as three Pakistani crew members. Pakistan is dismissing the claim.

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide truck bomber detonated his explosives near the intelligence agency's compound in the southern city of Kandahar Sunday, wounding four employees. An official says security guards at the compound's entrance shot and killed two other insurgents involved in the attack. Officials say the Taliban claims responsibility.

BEIJING (AP) — The collapse of a retaining wall being built in the eastern Chinese province of Shandong has killed 10 workers. Officials say six people were killed on the spot, and four others died in the hospital. Three others are in stable condition. Police were investigating the collapse that took place on the ground of a local transportation company, the statement said.

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