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Student shot at Oregon high school

In Roseburg, Ore., a teenager shot and critically wounded a 16-year-old student at school Thursday, then fled to a restaurant, where he put the gun to his head before surrendering, police said. The shooter appeared to be a student, said a police spokesman, Sgt. Aaron Dunbar. He was arrested shortly after the attack at Roseburg High School. The school went into lockdown after the shots were fired about 7:45 a.m. The victim, whose identity has not been released, was shot twice in the abdomen and once in the chest. He "is doing very well, better than can be expected considering the bullet wounds," said Vic Fresolone, CEO of Mercy Medical Center. The suspect was not immediately identified and no motive for the shooting was disclosed. Roseburg is a southwest Oregon town of about 21,000.

U.S., N. Korea to meet in New York

U.S. and North Korean officials will meet March 7 in New York to discuss a rift over Pyongyang's alleged counterfeiting of American dollars, an issue that has contributed to North Korea's boycott of nuclear disarmament discussions. Only rarely over the years has a senior North Korean official come to the United States for official discussions. Li Gun, chief of the Foreign Ministry's North American division, will lead his country's delegation to the March talks. The U.S. allegations of counterfeiting have not been endorsed by South Korea.


Child groom case

Spurred by the case of a pregnant woman who married a 15-year-old boy, the Georgia House voted Thursday to close a loophole that allows couples of any age to get married without parental consent if one of them is pregnant. The new proposal bars teens under 16 from marrying without juvenile court permission, and allows pregnant 16- or 17-year-olds to marry with parental consent or a judge's order. The measure passed by a 142-27 vote and moves to the Senate. The measure was spurred by the case of 37-year-old Lisa Lynnette Clark, who was charged with child molestation for allegedly having sex with a 15-year-old friend of her teenage son. Days before her arrest in November, she wed the boy under a 1962 law that set the marrying age in Georgia at 16 but made an exception in the case of pregnancy. Clark is awaiting trial; she gave birth earlier this month.

British bank heist

Police said they arrested a 29-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman Thursday in southeast London in connection with the huge robbery of a cash depot on Wednesday. Gangs of robbers kidnapped the depot's manager and his family before taking up to $87-million from Securitas Cash Management Ltd. in Tonbridge, England.