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Standoff in Charleston, SC ... Still looking for suspect in DC mansion killings... Britain cracking down on migrants in country illegally



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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP () — — Police in Charleston, South Carolina, are surrounding a home where they think a man who shot and wounded a sheriff's deputy is holed up. Officers have been in a standoff with the man for hours. They're not releasing his name, but say he had been considered a person of interest in the March 14 shooting of Berkeley County sheriff's Lt. Will Rogers at a gas station. They've been at the scene since 4 a.m. Eastern.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police are still looking for a suspect in last week's slayings of three members of a Washington, D.C. family and their maid. Firefighters were called last week to the mansion of Savvas and Amy Savopoulos. Police say the couple, their son and the maid were killed before a fire was set. Three of the victims had been stabbed or bludgeoned. Authorities have issued an arrest warrant for 34-year-old Daron Dylon Wint, but have not said what his motive might have been.

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron says his country will be cracking down on illegal immigration and will be tightening Britain's borders. Cameron says police will be given powers to seize the earnings of migrant workers in the country illegally, and businesses will be barred from recruiting abroad without advertising in Britain. Data show that 641,000 immigrants came to Britain last year, up by more than 100,000 since 2013.

DUBLIN (AP) — Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny is appealing to voters to support the legalization of gay marriage. A referendum pits the power of the Catholic Church against Kenny's secular-minded government. Speaking on the eve of Friday's nationwide vote, Kenny says Ireland could "create history" by becoming the first nation on earth to cast a popular vote for same-sex marriage. Most polls suggest the "yes" campaign should win, but government officials say the result could be close.

GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — Crews are working 24 hours a day to clean up a 9-mile oil spill off the coast of Southern California. Up to 105,000 gallons of oil may have leaked when a pipeline broke this week, and up to a fifth of that is estimated to have reached the sea. A little more than 6,000 gallons has been cleaned up off the Santa Barbara coast.

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