4 inmates dead after a 2-minute prison fight

An altercation between inmates that lasted about two minutes resulted in the death of four prisoners at the Cimarron Correctional Facility in Cushing. Four other inmates were hospitalized after the fight, which began late Saturday afternoon in the medium-security section. The facility is on lockdown while the investigation is ongoing. The 1,720-bed prison also was the site of a brawl involving 200 to 300 inmates this summer.


U.S. gas price drops 27 cents over 3 weeks

The U.S. average price of gasoline dropped 27 cents over the past three weeks, to $2.44 a gallon. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that the pump price fell even though crude oil prices gained strength, as gasoline supply outweighed demand. Further price drops are likely if crude oil prices don't skyrocket, because the Sept. 15 change to winter grade gasoline comes with a cost cut in much of the country. The cheapest price recorded in the continental United States was Charleston, S.C., at $1.94. The highest was $3.31 a gallon in Los Angeles.


Teens accused of 'copycat' attacks on motorists

Three teenagers were arrested in what authorities called a "copycat" case that mimicked a string of shootings and other attacks in the Phoenix area over the past two weeks. The three 18-year-olds allegedly used slingshots to shoot granite rocks at pedestrians and vehicles, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said at a news conference. Arpaio said the teens admitted to shooting at six pedestrians within four hours Saturday. Among the victims was a couple whose car window shattered from the rocks.


Police clash with Palestinians at holy site

Israeli police clashed with Palestinian protesters at Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site, raising tensions in the holy city ahead of the Jewish New Year. Police said forces moved into the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound after receiving reports that protesters were planning to disrupt visits to the area by Jewish worshipers and tourists. The site is a frequent flash point of violence.


U.S. pilot, cameraman die in plane crash

Two U.S. citizens working on a movie starring Tom Cruise were killed in the crash Friday of a small aircraft outside Medellin, the U.S. Embassy said Sunday. Hollywood associates identified the victims as veteran Hollywood pilot Alan Purwin and cameraman Carlos Berl. A third occupant of the twin-engine aircraft, identified as Jimmy Lee Garland, survived the crash and was in critical but stable condition at a Medellin hospital. Garland was acting as Cruise's double in the filming.


9 dead in blast outside bus terminal

A blast outside of a bus terminal in central Pakistan has killed at least nine people and wounded 48. Police said several of the wounded from the explosion in the city of Multan were in critical condition. The blast was blamed on a remote-controlled bomb. A government official said it appeared to be a suicide attack. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. Multan lies in a region dotted with thousands of religious seminaries, several of them belonging to local Al-Qaida linked groups.

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