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An 18-year-old college student died from a bullet to his chest as he chased three teens who robbed him and his girlfriend when he was buying a computer advertised on Craigslist for $600, a prosecutor said Friday.

Details of the killing emerged at an arraignment for three 17-year-old males who were charged as adults in the slaying and robbery.

Prosecutors said Garrett Berki died Wednesday after he and his girlfriend met Rashon Abernathy, Seandell Jones and Shaquille Jordan in San Diego to buy an Apple MacBook Pro. One teen pulled a gun and robbed the couple of cash and their cell phones. Berki gave chase in his car and was shot as he tried to box them in on a dead-end street.

New Hampshire

Ron Paul makes his candidacy official

Texas Rep. Ron Paul announced Friday that he will run for the GOP nomination for president in 2012, the third attempt for the man known on Capitol Hill as "Dr. No" for his enthusiasm for bashing runaway spending and government overreach.

"Time has come around to the point where the people are agreeing with much of what I've been saying for 30 years. So, I think the time is right," said the 75-year-old Paul, who first ran for president as a Libertarian in 1988.

Paul made his announcement in an interview on ABC's Good Morning America from New Hampshire, where he later held a rally. He formed a presidential exploratory committee in April.


ATLANTA: Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal on Friday signed into law one of the nation's toughest immigration measures, empowering local police to question certain suspects about their immigration status.

DOVER, DEL.: Gov. Jack Markell signed a bill making Delaware the 16th state to allow the use of medical marijuana.

NORFOLK, VA.: A sailboat carrying 10 people affiliated with NASA's Langley Research Center capsized during a cruise on the James River, leaving one man dead and another missing.

COSTA RICA: A magnitude 6 earthquake shook San Jose on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

MEXICO: Mexican soldiers arrested the man who authorities say replaced slain drug lord Ignacio Coronel as a ranking leader of the powerful Sinaloa cartel, officials said Friday. Martin Beltran Coronel was identified as Coronel's nephew.

GERMANY: John Demjanjuk was released from a Munich prison Friday, the day after he was convicted of taking part in the murder of 28,000 Jews during World War II. He was taken to a nursing home to await the outcome of appeals of five-year prison sentence.

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