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SPARKS, Nev. (AP) -- Students at a Nevada middle school were filing off buses and reuniting with friends on the playground after a weeklong vacation when the pop of gunfire shattered the morning calm. Children fled the campus for their lives before the first bell rang.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday said there was "no excuse" for the cascade of computer problems that have marred the rollout of a key element in his health care law, but declared he was confident the administration would be able to fix the issues.
SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — A student at a Nevada middle school opened fire on campus just before the starting bell Monday, wounding two boys and killing a staff member who was trying to protect other children, Sparks police said Monday.
SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — Police say two people are dead and two more are injured in a shooting at Sparks Middle School in northern Nevada Monday morning.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A Lincoln County grand jury has indicted a 27-year-old Sioux Falls man on second-degree murder and manslaughter charges in the death of the 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. Lincoln County state's attorney Tom Wollman said Monday that Joseph Robert Patterson will be scheduled for an arraignment this week. Wollman says Patterson was indicted on Friday. Patterson is charged with assaulting Tyrese Robert Ruffin in a Sioux Falls apartment. The boy died after being hospitalized with severe head injuries.
LAMBERTVILLE, N.J. (AP) -- Gay couples in communities across New Jersey exchanged marriage vows in the first minutes of Monday, taking advantage of a court ruling that compelled the state to become the 14th in the nation to recognize same-sex nuptials. In Lambertville, Beth Asaro and Joanne Schailey smiled through a ceremony in the same crowded municipal courtroom where almost seven years ago they became one of the first couples in the state joined in a civil union.
By Tom Canavan, AP Sports Writer EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The New York Giants have a pretty good hunch what to expect from Minnesota with newcomer Josh Freeman taking over at quarterback for the struggling Vikings. Adrian Peterson to the left. A.P. to the right. Peterson more often than not in the nationally televised game on Monday night between two of the league’s biggest flops this season. The Giants (0-6) are reasonably sure Freeman isn’t going to know the offense totally after just a couple of weeks with the Vikings (1-4).
By Ben Walker, AP Baseball Writer Big Papi, Dustin Pedroia and the bearded guys from Boston. Michael Wacha, Trevor Rosenthal and those fresh mugs from St. Louis. Pretty neat face-off in this World Series. Cardinals-Red Sox, once again in October.