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Va. Gov. McAuliffe to tour tornado damage

CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) -- Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe will tour a campground on the Eastern Shore where two people were killed and dozens were injured after a tornado hit.

McAuliffe is scheduled to visit the Cherrystone Family Camping & RV Resort today.

A married couple from Jersey City, New Jersey was killed when a tree fell on their tent Thursday. Their 13-year-old son was severely injured when the same tree fell on his neighboring tent.

State police say another 35 people were injured in the tornado. McAuliffe cut short a political fundraising trip in Aspen, Colorado, to survey the damage.

Judge asked to reconsider mob beating sentences

DETROIT (AP) -- Prosecutors are returning to court to ask a judge to reconsider the sentences for two men who participated in a mob attack on a Detroit-area motorist in April.

Latrez Cummings got six months in jail, and James Davis was sentenced to a year in jail. Prosecutors say the punishments are too light and don't reflect the severity of the beating of Steve Utash.

Judge James Callahan will hear arguments today in Wayne County court.

Utash, a suburban tree trimmer, was in a coma for days after being beaten in Detroit in April. He got out of his pickup truck to help a 10-year-old boy who had darted in front of his vehicle. Utash still is recovering.

Five people pleaded guilty to assault. Attempted murder charges were dropped.

Judge denies Hernandez's request for dismissal

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) -- A judge has rejected a motion by lawyers for Aaron Hernandez to dismiss charges stemming from the 2013 slaying of a Boston man whose body was found near the former New England Patriot player's home.

Hernandez's lawyers argued that prosecutors hadn't shown probable cause to sustain the murder charge against Hernandez in the death of Odin Lloyd and hadn't presented any evidence or motive for the slaying.

The Bristol Superior Court judge said in her ruling Thursday that probable cause, and a defendant's guilt, can be established by circumstantial evidence, and prosecutors don't need to prove a motive to secure a murder conviction.

Hernandez is being held without bail after pleading not guilty to killing Lloyd, who was dating Hernandez's fiancee's sister. His trial is scheduled to start Jan. 9.

US agency probes Hyundai Sonata air bag problem

DETROIT (AP) -- U.S. safety regulators are investigating whether an electrical problem can knock out the air bags on some older Hyundai Sonatas.

The probe announced toiday covers about 394,000 midsize cars from the 2006 through 2008 model years.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it has received 83 complaints about the problem. The agency says a sensor inside the seat belt buckle might fail. This can cause the air bags to malfunction or not inflate if there's a crash.

The problem also can affect the mechanism that tightens the seat belts before a crash. The problem can happen in either the driver or passenger buckles. In most cases the air bag warning light came on.

Central American leaders convening at White House

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is summoning Central American leaders to the White House to discuss the influx of young immigrants from their countries to the U.S.

He's hoping to show presidential action even as Congress remains deeply split over proposals to stem the crisis on the border.

Obama will host presidents of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador for meetings today. Central American leaders met a day earlier with lawmakers who are considering Obama's requests for emergency funds and additional authority to send unaccompanied children back home more quickly.

Those lawmakers appear unlikely to resolve their differences before leaving Washington late next week for an annual recess.

More than 57,000 minors have arrived since October, mostly from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador.

Cause sought for gunfight between patient, doctor

DARBY, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities hope to learn if a psychiatrist had concerns about a patient who allegedly killed a case worker at a suburban Philadelphia hospital before the doctor pulled out his own gun to protect himself.

Delaware District Attorney Jack Whelan says Dr. Lee Silverman was grazed in the temple as he exchanged gunfire with his patient, 49-year-old Richard Plotts.

Whelan says the case worker killed Thursday afternoon was 53-year-old Theresa Hunt of Philadelphia.

Authorities say Hunt had accompanied Plotts to an appointment with Silverman at a psychiatric crisis center adjacent to Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby.

Whelan says Plotts underwent surgery Thursday night at a Philadelphia hospital. Silverman was treated and released.

Calls to a suburban address listed for Silverman went unanswered late Thursday.

Ohio State band marches on after director's firing

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The Ohio State marching band is moving forward without its director. A day after he was fired, it's performing with the Columbus Symphony in what's often considered the band's unofficial season kickoff.

Jonathan Waters was dismissed Thursday after a two-month investigation determined he knew about and failed to stop a "sexualized" culture of rituals. Investigators found students were pressured to march in their underwear, sing lewd songs and perform sexually themed stunts to earn often explicit nicknames.

Fledgling Ohio State President Michael Drake says the university values respect and diversity and he was disappointed and shocked by the investigative findings.

Waters led what's known to fans as "The Best Damn Band in the Land" since 2012. His halftime shows were considered revolutionary and draw millions of viewers on YouTube.

     

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