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OKLAHOMA: 4 women found shot dead

Four young women were found shot to death Monday in an apartment in south Tulsa, apparent victims of a midday shooting spree at a building near a park along the Arkansas River. A 4-year-old boy was found unharmed. Police wouldn't say whether the victims, in their late teens or early 20s, were related or how they might have known each other, nor whether the boy was related to any of them.


MASSACHUSETTS: Fire on jetliner after landing

An electrical fire filled the cabin of a Japan Airlines Boeing 787 with smoke Monday, minutes after passengers disembarked following a nonstop flight from Tokyo. The Massachusetts Port Authority's fire chief, Bob Donahue, said the fire at Logan Airport began in a battery pack for the plane's auxiliary power unit, which runs the jet's electrical systems when it's not getting power from its engines. Fire crews using infrared equipment found flames in a small compartment in the plane's belly and had the fire out in about 20 minutes, he said. The flight landed about 10:15 a.m. with 173 passengers and 11 crew.


Bobcat attacks man in garage

A Brookfield man says all he heard was a hiss before a bobcat pounced on him in his garage, sinking its teeth into his face and its claws in his back. Roger Mundell Jr. went into the garage Sunday morning to fetch some tie-down straps for a friend when the animal attacked. It then ran out of the garage and bit Mundell's 15-year-old nephew on the arms and back. Mundell and his wife pinned the cat to the ground and shot it dead. State Environmental Police took the bobcat to have it tested for rabies, thought likely given its unusual behavior.


PENNSYLVANIA: Pastor on trial in wife's slaying

A retired pastor charged with killing both of his wives is on trial in the death of his second wife. Arthur "A.B." Schirmer, 64, is charged with killing Betty Jean Schirmer in 2008 and staging a car accident to cover it up. A jury was chosen Monday. Opening statements are expected Tuesday at the Monroe County Courthouse in Stroudsburg. Schirmer also stands accused of killing his first wife, Jewel, in 1999. A trial date hasn't been set.

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