OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Police in Overland Park, Kansas, say they've "unquestionably" determined that yesterday's shooting attack that left three people dead was a hate crime. The shootings took place outside a Jewish community center and retirement complex near Kansas City. A former Klan leader and a known white supremacist, Frazier Glenn Cross, is being held on a preliminary charge of first-degree murder.
MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Detectives believe a boy who's charged with stabbing 21 other students and a security guard at his Pittsburgh-area high school last week had threatened two students by phone before the attack. The information is contained in a search warrant affidavit. The threatened students are not believed to be among the victims in Wednesday's attack at Franklin Regional High School. Alex Hribal (RY'-buhl) is charged as an adult with four counts of attempted homicide and 21 counts of aggravated assault. Teachers returned to the school today but classes don't resume until Wednesday.
NEW YORK (AP) — A jury has been chosen in New York for the U.S. terror trial of an Egyptian Islamic preacher extradited from Great Britain on charges he conspired to support al-Qaida. Eight men and four women along with four alternates were chosen today for the Manhattan trial of Mustafa Kamel Mustafa (muh-STAH'-fuh kah-MEHL' muh-STAH'-fuh). Mustafa has pleaded not guilty to charges he conspired to support al-Qaida by trying to set up a terrorist training camp in 1999 in Oregon. He also is accused of helping abduct two American tourists and 14 others in Yemen in 1998. Four hostages died.
PERTH, Australia (AP) — For the first time, search crews have sent a robotic submarine into the Indian Ocean to start searching the seabed for the missing Malaysian airliner. The sub can create a three-dimensional sonar map of any debris on the ocean floor. Meanwhile, officials are investigating an oil slick about 3.4 miles from the area where the last underwater sounds were detected. They say a sample has been sent to Australia for analysis, a process that will take several days.
WASHINGTON (AP) — You haven't even started on your federal tax return? Don't fret. If you're due a refund, April 15 isn't much of a deadline at all. The Internal Revenue Service doesn't like to talk about it, but penalties for filing late federal tax returns apply only to people who owe money. The penalty is a percentage of what you owe. If you owe nothing, 5 percent of nothing is ...nothing. If you have unpaid taxes, though, the late fees add up quickly. The IRS says about three-fourths of filers get refunds.