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14 hurt in Texas campus stabbing attack; Robin Kelly wins Illinois House seat

14 hurt in campus stabbing attack

A man went on a building-to-building stabbing attack at a Texas community college Tuesday, wounding at least 14 people before being subdued and arrested, authorities said.

The attack, which occurred about 11:20 a.m. at Lone Star Community College System’s campus in Cypress, sent at least 12 people to area hospitals, including four taken by helicopter, said Robert Rasa, a spokesman for the Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department. He said several people refused treatment at the scene. Two of the wounded were in critical condition, Memorial Hermann Texas Trauma Institute spokeswoman Alex Rodriguez said.

Harris County Sheriff’s office late Tuesday identified the attacker as Dylan Quick, 20, who is believed to be a student.

— Associated Press

Robin Kelly wins Jackson’s House seat

Former state representative Robin Kelly, whose campaign received a $2 million boost from New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg (I), won Tuesday’s special election to replace former U.S. Rep. Jesse L. Jackson Jr.

Her win was widely expected since the Chicago-area district is a Democratic stronghold. She defeated Republican community activist Paul McKinley. Kelly, 56, emerged from a crowded field in the February primary by focusing heavily on anti-gun efforts.

Jackson (D) resigned in November. In February, he pleaded guilty to charges of misspending campaign funds.

— Associated Press

U.S.: Beyoncé, Jay-Z’s Cuba trip approved

U.S. Treasury officials say the trip by Beyoncéand Jay-Z to Cuba was licensed as an educational exchange. Assistant Treasury Secretary Alastair Fitzpatrick wrote in a letter Tuesday to congressional representatives that the famous hip-hop couple traveled to Cuba with a group authorized by the Office of Foreign Assets Control to promote people-to-people contact in Cuba.

The letter was released Tuesday by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, who along with fellow Florida Republican Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart had expressed concerns to Treasury officials about the trip.

Beyonce and Jay-Z marked their fifth wedding anniversary in Havana last week.

— Associated Press


Boy, 4, shoots 6-year-old: A 4-year-old who brought a gun outside his southern New Jersey home fatally shot a 6-year-old neighbor in the head when the weapon discharged as they played together, authorities said Tuesday. The boy got the .22-caliber rifle from his home in Toms River and it discharged accidently Monday night, Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph Coronato said.

Circus elephant shot: An elephant in the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus was injured in a drive-by shooting in Mississippi on Tuesday, police and circus officials said. The Asian elephant, which is expected to make a full recovery, was resting in an enclosure outside the BancorpSouth Arena in Tupelo when it was hit in the shoulder area with a shot fired from a passing vehicle, arena spokesman Kevan Kirkpatrick said.

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