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3 arrested after 2 Mississippi police officers killed...Ana getting weaker as it nears coast

By The Associated Press | Posted - May 10, 2015 at 8:11 a.m.



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HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Three people have been arrested in Mississippi after two Hattiesburg police officers were shot to death during a traffic stop. A state law enforcement spokesman two of the suspects -- a man and a woman -- are charged with two counts of capital murder. The man is also charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm and grand theft for fleeing in the police cruiser after the shooting. The third suspect is charged with two counts of accessory after the fact of capital murder.

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Ana continues to weaken as it moves closer to the coast of the Carolinas. The National Hurricane Center in Miami says Ana's top sustained winds have decreased to 40 mph and the storm should become a tropical depression later today. The storm's center is expected to move over eastern North Carolina during the day.

KUMANOVO, Macedonia (AP) — Authorities say eight police officers and 14 alleged members of an armed paramilitary group have been killed in fighting in northern Macedonia. The Balkan nation's Interior Ministry says 37 other police officers have been wounded in the clashes that started yesterday. The government calls the fighters a "terrorist group" and says they entered the country with plans to attack state institutions.

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's Shiite rebels and their allies say they will accept a five-day humanitarian cease-fire. The cease-fire, scheduled to begin Tuesday, is meant to allow aid to reach civilians after more than a month of daily airstrikes from a Saudi-led military coalition. Civilians in the Arab world's poorest country is suffering from shortages of food, fuel and medicine.

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The United States is giving Jordan about $25 million worth of wheat for resale, with the money to be used for improving agricultural productivity. Agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack signed the agreement today with Jordan's planning minister. Vilsack says the food assistance is meant to help ease the economic burden Jordan faces as it hosts more than 600,000 Syrian civil war refugees.

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