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generic_fp_shooting_v8BELL, Fla. (AP) — A once-convicted felon killed six of his grandchildren, including an infant, his adult daughter and himself in a shooting at the man's home in a small North Florida town Thursday, a sheriff said.

TAMPA (Reuters) - A 51-year-old Florida man shot dead his daughter and six grandchildren in his home before killing himself on Thursday, authorities said. Don Spirit, identified by authorities as the suspect, called the 911 emergency line and killed himself after a sheriff's deputy arrived at the scene, Gilchrist County Sheriff Robert Schultz said. Everyone in the house was killed, Schultz said. The youngest child was less than three months old and the oldest was 10 years old, he added. "We're all family here. What can you say?" Schultz said. ...

A voter in Scotland's Independence Referendum, right, walks past a YES supporter as she arrives at a polling place in Edinburgh,Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. Polls opened across Scotland in a referendum that will decide whether the country leaves its 307-year-old union with England and becomes an independent state.(AP Photo/David Cheskin)Historic referendum will decide whether Scotland ends its 307-year-old union with England.

A closeup of an electronic payment station at a Home Depot store in Daly CityThe Home Depot says it has eliminated malware from its U.S. and Canadian networks that affected 56 million unique payment cards between April and September. The Atlanta-based home improvement retailer ...

Democrat Chad Taylor listens to arguments before the Kansas Supreme Court in his petition to remove his name from the ballot after he withdrew from the U.S. Senate race Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, in Topeka, Kan. Taylor's attempt to remove his name from the ballot has been disputed by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, a Republican, who backs incumbent Sen. Pat Roberts. Taylor's withdrawal from the race potentially improves the chances of independent candidate Greg Orman defeating Roberts.(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)The Kansas Supreme Court has ordered the state to remove U.S. Senate Democratic nominee Chad Taylor's name from the ballot, in a ruling that could influence the national fight for control of the Senate.

Decision whether to end 307-year-old union with UK expected to be close.

US President Barack Obama delivers a statement from the White House in Washington, DC on September 18, 2014The president says airstrikes on the Islamic State will continue.

Free Syrian Army fighters carry a rocket before firing it towards Hama military airport that is controlled by forces loyal to Syria's President Assad, in the Hama countrysideBy Patricia Zengerle and David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress gave final approval on Thursday to President Barack Obama's plan for training and arming moderate Syrian rebels to battle Islamic State, a major part of his military campaign to "degrade and destroy" the militant group. The Senate voted 78-22, in a rare bipartisan show of support for one of Obama's high-profile initiatives. With the House of Representatives approving the legislation on Wednesday, the measure now goes to Obama to sign into law. Ten Senate Democrats and 12 Republicans voted no. ...

TAMPA (Reuters) - Two adults and six children were killed on Thursday in a north Florida town in a shooting that may have been a murder-suicide, the Gainesville Sun newspaper reported, citing local authorities. The incident occurred near Bell, a town of about 500 located roughly 35 miles west of Gainesville. The Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office declined to comment but said a press conference was scheduled for later on Thursday. (Reporting by David Adams and Jonathan Kaminsky; Editing by Sandra Maler)
Police in Arizona arrested one man and were seeking another at Phoenix's Sky Harbor International Airport on Thursday after officers pursued a car there carrying suspects in a shooting at a nearby gas station forecourt, authorities said. No one was being allowed into the airport's Terminal Four due to police activity, and people were told to avoid the area, said Sergeant Steve Martos, a Phoenix Police Department spokesman. Sergeant Mike Pooley of the Tempe Police Department said a patrol car had followed the suspect vehicle from the scene of the shooting to the airport. ...

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