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In Casper, Wyo. , police were at Casper College after killings there and ata nearby site. Casper Star-Tribune
In Casper, Wyo. , police were at Casper College after killings there and ata nearby site. Casper Star-Tribune
Posted: December 01, 2012

Wyo. attacker kills 2 and self

CASPER, Wyo. - An attack at a small community college and a nearby neighborhood left three people dead, at least one from a sharp weapon as police tried to figure out how the violence unfolded in the middle of Wyoming.

Police found the assailant and one of the victims dead at a science building on the Casper College campus, which was locked down for about two hours, school and police officials said. The other victim was found two miles away. One of the two killed was a faculty member. Authorities say a sharp-edged weapon was used in at least one killing.

The assailant wasn't believed to be a Casper College student, but it appeared there was a relationship between him and the victims, Casper Police Chief Chris Walsh said.

"I want the city to . . . just feel safe right now," Walsh said. "There is no one at large." - AP

Lawyers: Maid case not settled

NEW YORK - Attorneys for Dominique Strauss-Kahn on Friday denied that the former International Monetary Fund chief has reached a settlement with a New York City hotel maid who accused him of trying to rape her.

William Taylor III and Amit Mehta said in a statement issued Friday that the parties have merely "discussed a resolution."

A person familiar with the case had told the Associated Press on Thursday, on condition of anonymity to discuss the private negotiation, that a settlement had been reached.

"Mr. Strauss-Kahn will continue to defend the charges if no resolution can be reached," the lawyers said. - AP

La. judge rejects voucher systems

BATON ROUGE, La. - Gov. Bobby Jindal's voucher program that uses tax dollars to send students to private schools was ruled unconstitutional Friday by a state judge who said it's improperly funded.

Judge Tim Kelley sided with arguments by teacher unions and school boards seeking to shut down the voucher program and other changes that would funnel money from public schools. More than 4,900 students are at 117 private schools with taxpayer dollars.

Superintendent of Education John White said the state would appeal the ruling. Jindal didn't immediately comment Friday. - AP

Elsewhere:

Two South Florida men, naturalized U.S. citizens from Pakistan, have been charged with plotting to provide material support to terrorists and to use a weapon of mass destruction within the United States, federal prosecutors said Friday. Few details were provided.

A wealthy Missouri man posing as "Secret Santa" stunned New Yorkers, handing $100 bills to many in Staten Island who had lost everything to Sandy. The anonymous businessman, who is giving away $100,000 this holiday season, said, "The money is not the point at all. It's about the random acts of kindness."

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