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Woman, 22, killed;

baby cut from womb

New York City police say a woman has been arrested on a murder charge in the death of a 22-year-old pregnant woman whose baby was cut from the womb.

Angelikque Sutton was found in a pool of blood Friday afternoon in the Wakefield section of the Bronx. She was nearly nine months pregnant.

Police say Ashleigh Wade, 22, a childhood friend, was taken into custody screaming that the infant was hers.

The bloody crime scene baffled investigators, who ordered blood tests to confirm that the baby girl belonged to Sutton, not the suspect.

City Councilman Andy King, who was briefed on the case by investigators, said the victim had been strangled then stabbed. "This is a horrific incident," King said.

The newborn was in good condition Saturday at a hospital, police said. Wade was being held on murder, manslaughter, and weapons charges. - AP


Giffords milestone

Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has completed a 40-mile charity bike tour in Tucson, Ariz., less than five years after she was gravely injured in a mass shooting. She finished the race Saturday in just over four hours. She is still recovering and the right side of her body is mostly paralyzed. But she trained for a year to take on El Tour de Tucson. She rode the 11-mile portion last year and decided shortly after that she wanted to take on more. - AP

Plane may be found

Divers searching a reservoir for the wreckage of a small airplane Saturday found what appears to be a large piece of the fuselage, authorities said. They said divers attached a buoy to an object at the bottom of the Titicus Reservoir in North Salem, N.Y., and will try to bring it to the surface Sunday. The plane was owned by Val Horsa, whose son Eric, said his father and stepmother, Taew Horsa, were the only two people aboard the aircraft. - AP