1. MINNESOTA ATTACK THWARTED
Massacre in the works: A Minnesota teen had a plan – a big, bold, dangerous plan, according to police. Here’s what he had in mind. He was going to kill his family, start a diversionary fire, set off bombs at an area school, kill the resource officer there and then shoot students. Someone noticed some suspicious things at a storage facility in Waseca, Minnesota, and tipped off authorities. The 17-year-old has been charged with multiple counts, including attempted murder and possession of an explosive or incendiary device, police said.
2. MISSING PLANE
Considering options: A top Malaysian official said he’s willing to consider the theory that Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went down in the Bay of Bengal, thousands of miles from where the current search is taking place. But there’s a but. “But I just want to stress that by doing that, we are distracting ourselves from the main search,” Acting Transportation Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said today. The Australian supervising the whole operation says he’s confident they’re looking in the right place.
3. AMANDA KNOX
There is nothing: Amanda Knox maintained her innocence in an interview yesterday with New Day’s Chris Cuomo. If she had been at the scene of the crime when her roommate was killed, forensic evidence would prove her guilt. But Knox says there is nothing – no DNA, no hair, no footprints, no handprints – to show she was there. In January, Knox, who also was convicted of slander, was sentenced to 28 1/2 years in prison. Her first murder conviction in 2009 was overturned two years later.
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