BEIRUT (AP) - The Latest on developments related to Syria (all times local): 2:55 p.m. Syrian rescuers and a war monitor say an airstrike in the rebel-held province of Idlib in northwestern Syria has killed at least 13 people, most of them children. The Syrian Civil Defense in Idlib says the airstrike hit children running from their school in Kafr Batikh village because of the jets flying overhead, killing 11 of them.
NBC NEWS - Austin's mayor is urging residents to remain vigilant, despite the death of a man suspected in this month's string of bombings in Texas' capital city. Mayor Steve Adler said Wednesday on NBC's "Today" show that: "We're just really relieved and just incredibly thankful for this army of law enforcement that has been in our community here for the last week or so."
SPOKANE, Wash. - Last Saturday, Larissa Warren and her 8-year-old son were driving home along Southeast Boulevard on the south hill when something strange coming at them caught her attention. "I noticed two ties in the opposite lane of traffic," Warren said. Traffic was blocked in bother directions as other drivers stopped to move the tires before they caused a crash.
MIAMI (AP) - Construction of the pedestrian bridge that collapsed and killed six people in the Miami area was behind schedule and millions over budget, in part because of a key change in the design and placement of one of its support towers.
GREAT MILLS, Md. (AP) - In the latest school shooting in America, the gunfire was over and done with in less than a minute. This time, the shooter, a 17-year-old student, was killed. A 16-year-old girl, who authorities said had some type of relationship with the shooter, was critically injured. A 14-year-old boy was also wounded.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Police say someone dropped off a box containing an artillery simulator at an Austin Goodwill that detonated, injuring an employee and triggering a bomb scare. Austin assistance police chief Ely Reyes says Tuesday night's blast wasn't related to bombings that have killed two people and severely wounded four others since March 2.
PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) - A Washington state woman says she was kidnapped in her own house and assaulted for two days by a man who police have arrested. The Kitsap Sun reports that Bremerton resident John Charles Troiano Jr. was charged on Monday with first-degree kidnapping.
LONDON (AP) - Call him Sir Ringo now, or Sir Richard to be more precise. Either way, it's a fitting honor for the former Beatles drummer, who has waited decades for the recognition. The 77-year-old Ringo Starr received his long-awaited knighthood from Prince William Tuesday. He used his real name Richard Starkey for the big event.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Authorities say a pilot was not injured when his small plane crashed into the Columbia River. The Oregon State Police says the crash happened Tuesday afternoon on Wallace Island near Clatskanie. The Coast Guard rescued the pilot identified by police as 67-year-old Douglas Pflugradt of Mattawa, Washington.
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Coeur d’Alene Police Officer Tom Sparks walks almost the same, identical route everyday through the halls of Woodland Middle School. He’s not just an armed officer; he’s the school resource officer, someone that kids look up to.