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In Latin America, Biden talks economy

Colombia

In Latin America, Biden talks economy

On a visit to Colombia, Vice President Joe Biden said Monday that he's pleased security concerns can now take a back seat to trade and economic issues in talks with Washington's longtime ally. Biden praised President Juan Manuel Santos for helping lead Latin America toward a "middle class, democratic and secure" future. He reiterated U.S. support for Santos' efforts to make peace with FARC rebels, noting apparent progress with a land reform agreement in talks on ending a half-century-old conflict. Later, the vice president flew to Trinidad and Tobago, where today he is scheduled to discuss regional security, energy and economic integration with Caribbean officials and leaders. He will then go to Brazil to conclude the six-day trip.

Eden, Texas

Suspect in rampage was Marine from N.C.

A man suspected in a west central Texas shooting rampage that left one woman dead and five others wounded was a Marine who was wanted for questioning in a slaying in North Carolina, officials said Monday.

The rampage Sunday ended when Esteban J. Smith, 23, of the Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base, N.C., died in a gunfight with an agency trooper and a state game warden, said Tom Vinger, spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety. Authorities said the gunman seemed to choose his targets at random.

Camp Lejeune spokesman Master Sgt. J.D. Cress said authorities were investigating a possible connection between the Texas shooting and a homicide near the Marine base.

Portland, Ore.

Man tries to open exit on plane near landing

A passenger on a commercial flight from Alaska to Oregon was arrested Monday after witnesses said he tried to open an emergency exit during the plane's descent and other passengers had to help restrain him.

Passengers and crew aboard the Alaska Airlines flight from Anchorage to Portland told investigators that Alexander Herrera, 23, of Arizona made "unusual statements" before trying to open the plane's door, FBI spokeswoman Beth Anne Steele said.

Elsewhere

Britain: Police arrested a 10th suspect Monday in connection with the vicious street killing of a soldier in London last week.

Times wires

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