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PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — It's still not clear what prompted President Donald Trump to accuse former President Barack Obama of having ordered the phones at Trump Tower wiretapped during the election campaign. Trump calls it "McCarthyism!" in a tweet today. Obama spokesman Kevin Lewis says that "neither President Obama nor any White House official ever ordered surveillance on any U.S. citizen. He says "any suggestion otherwise is simply false."

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is criticizing The Associated Press for listing his wife's email address in a story about his frequent resistance to public records requests while Indiana's governor. In a tweet today, Pence said that by publishing the personal AOL address of his wife, Karen, the AP "violated her privacy and our security." The vice president posted a letter his counsel sent to Gary Pruitt, the AP's president and CEO.

WOODBRIDGE, Va. (AP) — Police say a security guard at a northern Virginia mall has died after being stabbed by a suspected shoplifter who fled the scene. Prince William County police say the suspect was seen shoplifting inside a Burlington Coat Factory at the Potomac Mills Mall in Woodbridge this afternoon and two loss-prevention employees confronted him. A struggle ensued, and one was stabbed.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police have shot and killed a man they say was armed with a steel pipe. Authorities say officers confronted the man around 12:30 p.m. today at Olympic Boulevard and Broadway in downtown Los Angeles. Police say they used a Taser on the man but eventually there was a shooting and the man died at a hospital. Nobody else was hurt.

SAN FERNANDO, Calif. (AP) — A 14-year-old boy who was found drowned in the Los Angeles River after a storm is being remembered. About 1,000 people turned out today for the funeral of Elias Rodriguez at a church in his Sylmar neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley. The teenager vanished on Feb. 17, leaving a phone message for his mother saying he was walking home from school. His body was found on a tree-covered island in the river last weekend.

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