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NEW YORK (AP) — The MVP of the Super Bowl will be missing in action during the first four games of next season. The NFL has suspended New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady as punishment for the team's use of deflated footballs in last year's AFC title game against Indianapolis. The Patriots have also been fined $1 million and will lose two draft choices.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The search continues in the East Texas town of Van, where three people are still missing following yesterday's tornado strike. Severe weather in Texas and Arkansas has left at least five people dead, including a young couple that shielded their daughter.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — The mother of a Mississippi man charged with killing two Hattiesburg police officers says he has a drug and alcohol problem and had been hearing voices. The mother says Marvin Banks had to have been out of his head at the time. He faces capital murder charges. His girlfriend and brother are charged as accessories, and a friend faces an obstruction charge.
LAKE MARY, Fla. (AP) — The former neighborhood watch volunteer acquitted of killing an unarmed black Florida teen has been injured in an apparent road rage incident. A lawyer for George Zimmerman says a bullet fired into Zimmerman's car missed his head but sprayed windshield glass that caused a minor injury. Police in Lake Mary are investigating.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Google says its self-driving cars have been in 11 minor traffic accidents since it began experimenting with the technology six years ago. The head of Google's self-driving car project wrote in a Web post that all 11 accidents were minor — "light damage, no injuries" — and happened over 1.7 million miles of testing. Google says the cars did not cause any of the accidents