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Jobless claims up slightly... South Carolina standoff... Suspect sought in mansion killings



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WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans were seeking unemployment aid last week, though the number of applications remains at a historically low level that is consistent with a healthy job market. The Labor Department says weekly applications increased 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 274,000.

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — In Charleston, South Carolina, police are surrounding an apartment building. They think a suspect in the wounding of a sheriff's deputy is holed up inside. Officials say negotiators are trying to persuade the man believed to be the shooter to give himself up.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police in Washington, D.C. have ID'd a suspect in the slayings of a wealthy executive, his wife, their 10-year-old son and a housekeeper whose bodies were found in the family's burning mansion. Investigators used DNA to identify 34-year-old Daron Dylon Wint. No word yet on motive.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Florida man who flew a gyrocopter and landed on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol last month is due back in federal court today. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia announced that a grand jury has indicted Douglas Hughes on charges that carry up to 9½ years in prison.

NEW YORK (AP) — The CEO of Lumber Liquidators has abruptly quit the company that is embroiled in an investigation over products imported from China containing the carcinogen formaldehyde. The company earlier this month said that it had suspended the sale of all laminate flooring made in China.

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