CYPRESS, Texas -- A male student from Lone Star College in Texas has been arrested in connection with a mass stabbing attack on campus Tuesday that injured 14 people, two critically.
The student, whose name was not released, is believed to be about 21 years old and is suspected of acting alone in what one official described as a "building-to-building" attack at the community college.
The campus, about 25 miles from downtown Houston, was put on lockdown and then closed for the day after the late morning attack. Twelve of the victims were hospitalized with laceration injuries, including four who were taken to the hospital by helicopter. Two declined treatment.
Officials have not identified what type of weapon was used, whether it was "a knife or other type of instrument," Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia said during a televised news conference.
Boy, 4, kills 6-year-old
TOMS RIVER, N.J. -- A 6-year-old southern New Jersey boy who was accidentally shot in the head by a 4-year-old playmate has died from his wounds.
The Ocean County prosecutor's office confirmed the death of Brandon Holt on Tuesday night. He has declined to provide further details.
Authorities say the two boys were playing outside Monday night when the 4-year-old boy got a .22-caliber rifle from his Toms River home and it accidentally discharged.
The 4-year-old wasn't injured, and no criminal charges have been filed.
Fla. couple flees with sons
MIAMI -- The Florida couple accused of snatching away their two sons and fleeing to Cuba are unlikely to find sanctuary on the communist island, experts say.
Joshua Michael Hakken kidnapped his sons, 4-year-old Cole and 2-year-old Chase, from his mother-in-law's house north of Tampa and took the children and his wife, Sharyn, on a boat to Cuba.
The boys' maternal grandparents had been granted permanent custody of the boys last week.
Texting a factor in crash
WASHINGTON -- The pilot of a medical helicopter that crashed in Missouri in 2011 had been texting, and that was a contributing factor to the disaster that killed four people, federal investigators said.
The five-member National Transportation Safety Board unanimously agreed on Tuesday that the crash was caused by a tired pilot who skipped preflight safety checks that would have revealed the helicopter was low on fuel. After discovering the fuel problem, the pilot decided to continue on the last leg of the flight anyway even though the correct procedure would have been to abort the flight and wait for fuel to be sent, investigators said.
The helicopter crashed in a field near Mosby, Mo. on Aug. 26, 2011, as the craft was approaching an airport where the pilot planned to refuel. The pilot, a nurse, a paramedic and a patient died.
Exxon faces large fine
CONCORD, N.H. -- A New Hampshire jury said Exxon Mobil Corp. should pay $236 million in damages after it found the company negligent when it added MTBE to gasoline and contaminated the state's drinking water.
Exxon Mobil, the last defendant in the state's lawsuit, had been on trial since Jan. 14 in Concord. The jury announced a partial verdict Tuesday on liability about two hours after it began deliberations. The verdict on damages came about an hour after that.
The company said it will appeal.