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Gunman kills himself, mother at Johns Hopkins

baltimore

Gunman kills mother, self at johns hopkins

A man who became distraught as he was being briefed on his mother's condition by a surgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital pulled a gun and shot the doctor Thursday, then killed his mother and himself in her room at the world-famous medical center, police said. Orthopedic surgeon David B. Cohen, who was wounded in the abdomen, was expected to survive. The gunman, 50-year-old Paul Warren Pardus, holed up in his mother's room in a more than two-hour standoff before officers were able to enter. They found Pardus on the floor and 84-year-old Jean Davis in her bed.

washington

Acid attack was self-inflicted

A woman who gained sympathy worldwide after she claimed a random assailant threw acid on her face now says she inflicted it on herself. Vancouver police Chief Clifford Cook said Bethany Storro admitted under questioning to fabricating a story about the Aug. 30 attack in which she suffered severe burns. Cook said he did not know her motive.

new orleans

Relief, blown-out well intersect

The government says a relief well has intersected with BP's blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico. The next step is to pump mud and cement down through the relief well to seal the blown-out well from the bottom. The well can't be declared dead until it is sealed from the bottom.

seattle

Cartoonist goes into hiding

A cartoonist who became the target of a death threat with a satirical piece called "Everybody Draw Mohammed Day" has gone into hiding on the advice of the FBI. Seattle Weekly editor-in-chief Mark D. Fefer announced in Wednesday's issue that Molly Norris' comic would no longer appear in the paper.

london

Study pans two arthritis aids

Two popular supplements used to treat joint pain don't work and health authorities should stop paying for them, a new study says. European researchers analyzed the results of 10 past trials in 3,803 patients who took glucosamine, chondroitin or a placebo to treat arthritis in their hips or knees. Neither supplement, taken separately or together, did any better than a placebo.

mexico

Karl expected to come ashore today

Karl has become a stronger hurricane in the gulf after dumping heavy rains on the Yucatan Peninsula as a tropical storm. The Mexican government issued a hurricane warning for 186 miles of coast in Veracruz state, stretching northward from the city of the same name. On its predicted path, Karl could make landfall between the port of Veracruz and the oil hub of Poza Rica today. Maximum sustained winds were near 100 mph, making it a Category 2.

Elsewhere

Mexico: A gunbattle between soldiers and suspected drug cartel members left 22 dead at a ranch on the outskirts of Ciudad Mier, a northeastern town about 18 miles south of the border with Texas.

Somalia: Mortar rounds fired by suspected Islamist insurgents crashed into the government complex, killing three government soldiers, wounding a member of Parliament and triggering a counterattack that killed a dozen more people.

Times wires

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