Printed on: September 01, 2013

National news briefly


Teen found guilty of murdering baby

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) -- An 18-year-old man was convicted of murder in the shooting of a baby who was riding in a stroller alongside his mom in a town in coastal Georgia despite the defense's attempt to cast guilt upon several others, including the child's parents.

Jurors found De'Marquise Elkins guilty of 11 counts, including two counts of felony murder and one count of malice murder in the March 21 killing of 13-month-old Antonio Santiago in Brunswick.

Alaska area hit by quake aftershocks

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Several aftershocks rattled a remote Aleutian Island region off Alaska in the hours after a major 7.0 temblor struck with a jet-like rumble that shook homes and sent residents scrambling for cover.

At least three dozen aftershocks, including one reaching magnitude 6.1 in strength, struck after the major quake Friday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. There were no reports of damage or injuries.

4 kids dead after fire in N.Y. home

ELMIRA, N.Y. (AP) -- A fire tore through a home, spewing flames from the windows and killing four children, neighbors said.

The four victims had been pulled from the burning upstate New York home by firefighters and medics but died later. The blaze swept through the two-story home Friday night.