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HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Three suspects are in custody in the shooting deaths of two Mississippi police officers during a traffic stop. A state law enforcement spokesman says two of the suspects, a man and a woman, are charged with capital murder. Last evening's shootings in Hattiesburg came a day after the funeral of a New York City officer who was shot in the head while stopping a man suspected of carrying a handgun.

CISCO, Texas (AP) — Another round of severe weather could take aim at the Plains states and the Midwest today. Several tornadoes touched down west of Fort Worth yesterday, leaving one person dead and another in critical condition. A strong line of storms has moved through the Dallas-Fort Worth area this morning, pushing east and north into Oklahoma.

MIAMI (AP) — The National Hurricane Center has discontinued some of the warnings that had been posted for Tropical Storm Ana, as the storm makes its way toward the coast of the Carolinas. But a warning is in effect from Little River Inlet, South Carolina to Surf City, North Carolina. Forecasters expect the storm to move over eastern North Carolina later today and become a tropical depression. Its top sustained winds have decreased to 40 mph, but forecasters say it could bring some heavy rain and coastal flooding.

BOSTON (AP) — The Coast Guard has evacuated an ill passenger from a cruise ship about 180 miles south of Nantucket, Massachusetts. Officials say a 39-year-old man with symptoms of heart and kidney failure was taken from the Queen Mary II by helicopter yesterday and transported to a Boston hospital.

MONACO (AP) — Monaco is celebrating the baptism of the principality's five-month-old royal baby twins. Crowds lined the streets today to catch a glimpse of Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella. The twins were born to Prince Albert and Princess Charlene on Dec. 10. They are the first and second in line to the throne.

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