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In the Nation: One injured in mall shooting


One injured in mall shooting

Gunfire erupted during a dispute inside a large Wisconsin mall Saturday, leaving one man wounded in the leg and sending people scrambling for cover on one of the busiest shopping days before Christmas.

Police said shooting broke out just before 3 p.m. at East Towne Mall in Madison. Witnesses told police that several young men were involved in a dispute in the middle of the mall. One pulled out a handgun and fired at least one shot. A 19-year-old man involved in the initial dispute was struck in the leg. He was taken to the hospital with a non-life-threatening injury.

Police said the mall had been secured by late afternoon and reopened. - AP


Ex-pharma CEO calls charges 'baseless'

Ex-pharmaceutical company CEO Martin Shkreli says fraud allegations against him are "baseless and without merit."

Shkreli tweeted Saturday: "I am confident I will prevail."

The 32-year-old former hedge fund manager pleaded not guilty Thursday in Brooklyn federal court and was released on $5 million bail.

Shkreli was charged with securities fraud and conspiracy. Prosecutors say from 2009 to 2014, Shkreli lost some of his hedge fund investors' money through bad trades, then looted a pharmaceutical company where he was CEO for $11 million to pay back his disgruntled clients.

Shkreli already was widely reviled because a drug company he founded raised the price of a lifesaving drug from $13.50 to $750 per pill. He resigned as the company's CEO on Friday. - AP


Reward offered for 'affluenza' teen

A payday awaits anyone who can help the U.S. Marshals Service find an infamous teen who is suspected of violating his probation and possibly fleeing the country.

Agents are offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to the whereabouts or arrest of Ethan Couch, the 18-year-old Texan who is known as the "affluenza teen."

Couch first made headlines in 2013 when he avoided jail time for a DUI manslaughter conviction that killed four people after his lawyers successfully argued that the teen's privilege kept him from knowing right from wrong. Couch's family is reported to be worth millions, thanks in part to a booming sheet-metal business.

Couch was sentenced to 10 years of probation but failed to appear at a Dec. 11 hearing.

An arrest warrant for the Fort Worth-area teenager was issued the same day. - Washington Post


Mitsubishi recalls 25,000 Mirages

Mitsubishi Motors is recalling roughly 25,000 Mirages with model years 2014 and 2015 on concerns that certain wires could corrode and cause issues to the vehicle's air-bag systems.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Saturday that the vehicles affected were manufactured from August 2013 to September 2015 and were sold in states on the East Coast and in the Midwest.

The NHTSA says Mitsubishi will notify owners, and any repairs necessary will be done free of charge. - AP