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Woman shot dead, husband wounded in St. Paul home

A woman was shot to death in a St. Paul home and her husband was shot and seriously wounded Sunday morning, police said.
The gunfire occurred at a residence in the 1700 block of Minnehaha Avenue, killing a 25-year-old woman and leaving her 27-year-old husband in Regions Hospital with a leg wound, according to the Star Tribune.
No arrests have been made, there are no details about who may have fired the shots and the circumstances that led to the shooting, according to the Pioneer Press.
Only the husband and wife were in the home at the time.

3 Italian aid workers freed in Afghanistan

Afghan authorities released three Italian medical workers who had been detained for a week.
The aid workers were released Sunday after they were found not to be involved in a plot to kill a provincial governor, according to Fox News.
The nine Emergency employees were taken into custody April 10 after Afghan and British forces found explosives and handguns in an Emergency hospital in the southern Afghan province of Helmand, according to CNN.
Marco Garatti, a surgeon with the group, said that they were well treated while in custody.

Woman, 42, rescued from Hugo pond dies

A Lino Lakes woman who was rescued Saturday from an SUV that had plunged into a Washington County pond died later in the day at a hospital.
Sheriff's deputies were called at 1:36 p.m. to Oneka Parkway and Frenchman Road in Hugo, where they found the vehicle underwater, according to the Star Tribune.
The Washington County dive team was called in, and rescue workers were able to pull Debbie Joy Porterfield, 42, from the 2000 Ford Explorer, according to the Pioneer Press.
Porterfield was taken by ambulance to Regions Hospital in St. Paul, where she died.

Obama attends Easter service at DC church

President Barack Obama and his family marked the Easter holiday by attending a music-filled service at a historically black Methodist church in southeast Washington, an area that was rocked by violence last week.
A crowd of more than 1,000 people welcomed the Obamas on Sunday at the Allen Chapel AME Church, according to The New York Times.
Joining him at the service were his wife, Michelle, daughters Sasha and Malia, and his mother-in-law, according to Fox News.

Rescuers search for survivors of sunken South Korean Ship

Military divers have searched in vain for 46 marines missing since a South Korean ship exploded and sank near the tense maritime border with North Korea.
The cause of the explosion was unclear, but North Korea did not appear to be to blame, according to Fox News.
Divers tried numerous times to get to the wreckage with no success, according to MSNBC.
Rescue efforts Saturday were hampered by fierce waves and high winds.

Avalanche kills 2, more missing

Avalanche kills 2, more missing
An avalanche struck an unsanctioned snowmobile rally in Canada's Rocky Mountians Saturday killing at least two, police said.
Rescuers sent helicopters over remote Boulder Mountain at daybreak Sunday to determine if conditions were safe for a full-scale ground search after operations were halted overnight when darkness fell, according to MSNBC.
Police also conducted a door-to-door search of housing in an attempt to get a handle on the number of those still missing, according to The New York Times.
30 people were injured, including one in critical condition and one in serious condition.

Obama turns up heat on health bill

The debate over health care reform escalated Saturday, as President Obama urged Congress to act immediately.
In his weekly radio and internet address, the president turned up the heat on health insurers, some who he met with on Thursday, according to The New York Times.
Republicans, recognizing the public's mood, continued to blast Democrats for attempting to move forward on a proposal that would potentially reshape how all Americans receive health care, according to Fox News.
Democrats are considering using reconciliation to get the legislation across the goal line

Homicide Attack on Pakistan Police Station Kills 4

A homicide car bomber attacked a police station Saturday in northwest Pakistan, killing four people and wounding two dozen more.
The blast also toppled a mosque next to the police station in Karak, located in the North West Frontier Province, according to Fox News.
Two police officers and two civilians were among those killed in the bombing, according to The New York Times.
Karak is near South Waziristan, a militant stronghold where the army launched a major offensive against militants in October.

2 arrested in string of Texas church fires

Two men were charged Sunday with intentionally burning down a church in east Texas and are suspected in a string of other fires, authorities said.
Jason Robert Bourque, 19, and 21-year-old Daniel George McAllister face one count of felony arson for a church fire near Tyler, about 90 miles east of Dallas, according to Fox News.
Bond is set at $10 million apiece and they could face life in prison if convicted, according to The New York Times.
The arrests were triggered by a telephone tip, although the suspects had been watched for several weeks.

An Alabama university professor charged with fatally shooting her colleagues in a faculty meeting Friday shot her younger brother dead at their Boston home in 1986.
Amy Bishop shot her brother in the chest, according to Fox News.
Before bishop could be booked, however, the police chief back then called officers and told them to release her to her mother.
The shooting of the brother was logged as an accident, but since then, detailed records of the incident have disappeared, according to The New York Times.

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