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4 arrested on murder charge in NJ carjacking

– Four men have been arrested on charges of murder, conspiracy and other counts in the carjacking death of a man shot in front of his wife outside an upscale mall in northern New Jersey last weekend, authorities said Saturday.

They are accused in the Dec. 15 carjacking and killing of Dustin Friedland outside The Mall at Short Hills. The 30-year-old lawyer from Hoboken was shot in the head in the mall parking garage after being confronted by two carjackers, authorities said.

The assailants drove off in his silver Range Rover, which was found the next morning in Newark, about 10 miles away.

Charges filed in death of Ohio girl

An Ohio man who authorities say raped and strangled a 9-year-old girl before dumping her body in a trash bin at the trailer park where they were neighbors has been indicted by a grand jury. The grand jury in Wayne County returned an indictment Friday against Jerrod Metsker, 24, in the death of Reann Murphy.

Murphy’s body was found in the trash bin early last Sunday after a frantic search by neighbors and law enforcement after she was reported missing the previous day in Smithville, 30 miles southwest of Akron.

Memorials honor Lockerbie victims

Families of some of the 270 people who died in an airliner bombing 25 years ago gathered for memorial services Saturday in Arlington, Va., and Lockerbie, Scotland, honoring victims of a terror attack that killed dozens of American college students, including 35 Syracuse University students participating in study-abroad programs.

The events marked the 25th anniversary of the explosion of Pan Am 103, a New York-bound flight that exploded over Lockerbie less than an hour after takeoff from London on Dec. 21, 1988. The attack, caused by a bomb packed into a suitcase, killed 259 people aboard and 11 others on the ground.

Eisenhower’s son dies at 91

The family of President Dwight D. Eisenhower says his son, 91-year-old John S.D. Eisenhower, has died.

The retired brigadier general and military historian had resided on Maryland’s Eastern Shore in the community of Trappe, Md. He was an assistant staff secretary in the White House during the last few years of his father’s administration.

Zimmerman art sells for $100,000

A bidder has agreed to pay more than $100,000 for a painting by George Zimmerman, who was acquitted in the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin.

The painting, which sold for $100,099.99 Saturday on eBay, depicted a U.S. flag in shades of blue with the words “God, One Nation, with Liberty and Justice for All.”


Egypt’s Morsi faces 3rd criminal trial

Egyptian prosecutors on Saturday referred Mohammed Morsi, the country’s toppled president, and 129 others to a third criminal trial, on charges of organizing prison breaks during the 2011 uprising, spreading chaos and abducting police officers in collaboration with foreign militants.

Morsi already faces trial over inciting the killings of his opponents and for conspiring with foreign groups to destabilize Egypt.

Iraqi soldiers die in raid on al-Qaida lair

A string of attacks across Iraq killed 17 people on Saturday, including a senior military commander, a colonel and five soldiers who all died during a raid on an al-Qaida hideout, officials said.

Police officials said army Maj. Gen Mohammed al-Karawi, the colonel and the five troops were killed when they stormed the booby-trapped hideout in Rutba in Iraq’s volatile Anbar province. Four soldiers were wounded.