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Tourist calls Vegas car crash a massacre ... 6 NATO soldiers dead in Afghanistan ... 3 young bombers attack in Nigeria



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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police are trying to figure out why a woman intentionally swerved her car onto a busy sidewalk on the Las Vegas Strip yesterday, killing one person and injuring at least 30 others — all while a 3-year-old child was in her car. The child was not hurt. Police say they've been interviewing the woman and her blood is being tested. Tourist Justin Cochrane says he was having dinner at a sidewalk restaurant when the car, going at least 30 miles an hour, began "just massacring people."

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — NATO says six of its soldiers have been killed in a suicide attack in Afghanistan. A NATO spokesman says the attack happened today as an Afghan-NATO foot patrol moved through a village near Bagram Airfield, the biggest U.S. military base in Afghanistan. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack that also wounded three foreign troops.

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Three young suicide bombers set off explosions that killed six others and injured at least 24 people in Nigeria's northeastern Borno state. A spokesman for the Nigerian army says yesterday's attack came as Nigeria's army launched an operation against two Boko Haram (BOH'-koh hah-RAHM') camps that killed at least 12 militants. The suspected bombers were between 10 and 15 years old.

BENTON, La. (AP) — Authorities in Louisiana are accusing a maintenance worker of planting a bomb under a house on the horse farm where he worked. Authorities say 54-year-old Douglas Holley, who worked at the Holly Hill Farm Equestrian Center in Benton, placed the explosive directly under the home's master bedroom, but the two homeowners escaped injury in Saturday morning' blast. Holley has been arrested for attempted first-degree murder and manufacturing a bomb.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Donald Trump, who used to own the rights to Miss Universe, says last night's mixup "never would have happened" under his watch. Host Steve Harvey incorrectly announced that Colombia's contestant was the New Miss Universe, when she was really first runner-up. She already had put on the crown when Harvey corrected himself, and told the audience that Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach of the Philippines was the true winner. Trump later softened his tone, telling NBC's Today Show that Harvey is a "great guy" who handled it well.

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