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National News: Quake off NW US; Michigan Man Shooting at Cars

By: AP
By: AP

GOLDEN, Colorado (AP) -- A magnitude-7.7 earthquake has struck off the coast of western Canada and a tsunami warning has been issued. There are no immediate reports of damage.
The U.S. Geological Survey in Colorado says the quake hit the Queen Charlotte Islands at 11:14 p.m. Sunday local time (0314 GMT) and was centered 96 miles (155 kilometers) south of Masset, British Columbia.
The National Weather Service has issued a warning for coastal areas of British Columbia, southern Alaska, Northern California, Oregon and Washington state. It says the warning area includes Craig and Sitka, Alaska
The USGS says the 7.7-magnitude quake shook the area and was then followed by a 5.8-magnitude aftershock several minutes later.

GLASSBORO, N.J. (AP) -- A priest has urged mourners to do good works to honor a New Jersey girl who police say was killed by two teenage brothers.
Hundreds gathered Saturday in Glassboro for a wake and funeral for 12-year-old Autumn Pasquale.
Mourners hugged and cried during the service at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish. Monsignor Michael Mannion urged them to do good works in her memory. He asked them not to dwell not so much on why Autumn died so young but how she lived.
Autumn was found dead in a recycling bin last week. Two brothers, ages 15 and 17, have been arrested in her death. Police say the younger teen lured Autumn to his home under the guise of getting parts for her bicycle.

FOWLERVILLE, Mich. (AP) -- Authorities are trying to find the person who is shooting at cars in Michigan.
They've linked the shooting of a motorist driving along Interstate 96 on Saturday to a string of shootings in the state. At least 24 have been reported in four southeastern counties since Oct. 16, but until Saturday none had resulted in any injuries.
The Livingston County sheriff tells WWJ-AM a man was taken to the hospital after being shot in the hip by a bullet that came through the driver's-side door. .
Sheriff's officials say the wounded man is a 46-year-old from Delton. WHMI-FM reports he was traveling from the Grand Rapids area to Detroit to watch the Tigers play the San Francisco Giants in Game 3 of the World Series.
Shots were fired at another car earlier but its two occupants weren't injured
Multiple police agencies are searching for the shooter, who they say appears to be a man in his 30s.
Police said Friday that tests have determined that the same firearm was used in the string of shootings up to that point.

LAKEWOOD CREST, Fla. (AP) -- A spokesman for Florida Sen. Marco Rubio says Rubio's daughter is hospitalized in fair condition after a motor vehicle accident.
The Republican senator was notified of the accident this afternoon while coming off stage after a rally with presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
Rubio spokesman Alex Conant writes in an email that 12-year-old Amanda, who is the senator's oldest daughter, "was a passenger on a golf cart involved in a collision in a private gated community." He says she was visiting with classmates. Conant adds that Amanda was airlifted to Miami Children's Hospital "with a head injury" and has been admitted to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.
Conant says "Senator and Mrs. Rubio are grateful for all the outpouring of support and prayers." He says that includes calls from President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden and a personal message from Romney.
In a video posted on The Miami Herald's website, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Rebeca Sosa, a family friend, says Amanda had suffered a concussion but was doing better.
Sosa says the senator and his family were with Amanda at the hospital.


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