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In brief: Student dies in school shooting

A suspect has died after a shooting at a high school in Omaha, Nebraska, police said.

Police said the suspect was a student at Millard High School and his body was found in a car yesterday after the shooting. Two adults were wounded in the gunfire.

Coffee spill leads to hijack alert

A PILOT'S spilt coffee accidentally triggered a hijacking alert and caused a transatlantic flight to make an unscheduled stop in Canada.

A United Airlines flight from Chicago to Frankfurt was diverted to Toronto after coffee spilt on radio equipment sent out distress signals, including code 7500, which means hijacking or unlawful interference.

Baldwin eyes role in political sphere

HOLLYWOOD liberal Alec Baldwin said he was "very, very interested" in running for political office, but was not planning to give up his day job just yet.

The actor, who plays a right-wing media executive on '30 Rock', has expressed political aspirations before. But his recent comments on a CNN talkshow seemed to advance his position.

Boney M lead died of heart disease

BONEY M frontman Bobby Farrell died of heart disease, Russian investigators said yesterday, almost a week after the singer was found dead in his hotel room in St Petersburg.

"It was not a suspicious death. Heart disease was the cause," an investigative committee representative confirmed.

Lohan's lawyer hits out at police

LINDSAY Lohan's lawyer has slammed police for saying the actress violated her probation in a skirmish with a worker at the California rehab centre where she spent three months in treatment.

Lohan (24) completed her court-ordered rehab on Monday at the Betty Ford Centre and on Tuesday was seen for the first time at a Beverly Hills hotel with her father and 'Freaky Friday' co-star Jamie Lee Curtis.


Police swear not to act on cursing

FIRING off a few curses will no longer be a crime in Pennsylvania, after police agreed to stop citing the public for swearing as part of a free-speech lawsuit.

Pennsylvanians have in the past been ticketed for swearing at an overflowing toilet, a swerving motorcyclist and a parking ticket issuer, leading to hundreds of dollars in fines.

Irish Independent