Marines accident: There was no live firing on the range at the time of the periodic sweep of explosive materials, said a Marine official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly.
Brigadier General John Bullard offered condolences to the families of four Marines who died while clearing an artillery and bombing range on Wednesday at Camp Pendleton in California. The cause of the accident is under investigation.
Pittsburgh shooting: A shooting outside Brashear High School in Pittsburgh left three teens injured and sent five others to jail on Wednesday. The shooting may have been connected to a drug-related fight last month, said police.
Boeing contract and incentive bill: Boeing has sought the tax benefits — valued at $9 billion through 2040 — and a broad new contract with the machinists as part of a long-term deal to build the 777X in the Puget Sound.
Mormon church: Florida residents wonder what the Mormon church will do with the nearly 400,000 acres of timber and farm land just purchased. The Mormon church paid $565 million for land in the Florida panhandle.
Virtual kidnappings: Telemarketers targeted US immigrants for ransom money, but the kidnappings were fake. No one was abducted. "Virtual kidnappings" are a common scam in Latin America, especially in Mexico, Brazil and Guatemala.