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Man shot at airport

after attacking guards

A 63-year-old man was shot Friday at a security checkpoint in the New Orleans International Airport after he cut a guard with a machete and sprayed two others with wasp spray.

Richard White had been confronted by one of the guards, Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand said at a news conference outside the airport.

White responded by spraying the guard with wasp spray, then struck a female officer with a machete, cutting her right arm, Normand said.

Normand said White was transferred to a hospital but was "unresponsive." - AP


Power investigation

Utility regulators ordered an investigation into an Indianapolis power company's network failures Friday, a day after a series of underground explosions sent manhole covers hurtling through the air in the downtown. The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission announced the investigation. - AP

Caution on turtles

Federal wildlife officials say Hawaii's green sea turtles should continue to be classified as threatened because the population is small and nearly all of them nest on the same low-lying atoll. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration made its proposal Friday. - AP