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POSTED April 21, 2013 10:48 p.m.

• FBI: ILL. MAN TRIED TO JOIN AL-QAIDA-LINKED GROUP: CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois teenager who was friends with a man charged last year with trying to bomb a Chicago bar was arrested at an airport on his way to try to join a terrorist group in war-torn Syria, the FBI said Saturday.

Abdella Ahmad Tounisi was arrested Friday night as he attempted to board a flight from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport to Turkey, which borders Syria, the FBI said. He hoped to join Jabhat al-Nusrah, an al-Qaida-affiliated group fighting Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime in a bloody civil war.

There are no links between Tounisi and the Boston Marathon bombings earlier in the week, the head of the FBI office in Chicago, Cory B. Nelson, said in a statement announcing the arrest.

Tounisi, a U.S. citizen, was snared in an Internet sting after contacting a sham website set up by the FBI that purported to hook up would-be fighters with terrorists, the federal complaint says.

The 18-year-old Aurora man was surprisingly frank about his lack of fighting experience.

“Concerning my fighting skills, to be honest, I do not have any,” he allegedly wrote in one email written this year, according to the complaint. “I’m very small ... physically but I pray to Allah that he makes me successful.”

At the top of the website were the words, “A Call for Jihad in Syria,” and the site invited interested parties to “come and join your lion brothers ... who are fighting under the true banner of Islam.” Elsewhere, the site advised users on how to conceal their Internet tracks, the complaint says.

• POLICE: MAN HIJACKS TEXAS BUS, LATER KILLS HIMSELF: AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Police say a gunman hijacked a city bus in Austin and led officers on a 30-mile chase before pulling over and killing himself.

Austin police Lt. James Nisula tells Associated Press Radio the man boarded the bus Saturday and ordered the bus driver to get off.

The Austin American-Statesman reports he also forced two passengers to leave the vehicle before getting behind the steering wheel and driving away.

Police spotted the bus and pursued it. They tried several times to get the driver to pull over, but he refused.

Nisula says officers put down road spikes and deflated the bus tires. He says the man eventually pulled into an auto parts store parking lot, where he fatally shot himself.

• GUNFIRE ERUPTS AT COLO. POT EVENT, 2 WOUNDED: DENVER (AP) — Authorities are hunting for suspects after shooting broke out during a massive marijuana celebration in Denver, leaving two people with gunshot wounds.

The gunfire scattered thousands attending Saturday’s 4/20 counterculture holiday, the first since Colorado legalized marijuana.

A man and a woman each suffered non-life threatening gunshot wounds, officials said. Local media reports said a third person was grazed.

Denver Police spokesman Sonny Jackson said investigators are looking for one or two suspects, asking festival attendees for possible photo or video of the shootings.

Witnesses described a scene in which a jovial atmosphere quickly turned to one of panic at the downtown Civic Center Park just before 5 p.m. Several thought firecrackers were being set off, then a man fell bleeding, his dog also shot.

• AFFIDAVIT: MAINE HERMIT CARRIED BACON, SYRUP, $395: AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A state police affidavit says a Maine man who lived in the woods as a hermit for nearly three decades was carrying bacon, marshmallows and $395 in cash when he was arrested on burglary charges.

An affidavit lists the items 47-year-old Christopher Knight possessed when he was arrested this month on charges he stole food from a camp for children with special needs.

The items also include keys, pliers, electrical tape, a watch, a baseball hat, coffee, hamburger patties, chicken nuggets, cheese, corn syrup and potato chips.

Since his arrest, Knight has attracted a telephoned marriage proposal and a stranger’s offer to bail him out. Knight rejected the bail offer and remains jailed.

Police say he may have been responsible for 1,000 burglaries overall.

• ROCKET THAT WILL CARRY CARGO SHIP TEST LAUNCHED: ATLANTIC, Va. (AP) — A company contracted by NASA to deliver supplies to the International Space Station successfully launched a rocket on Sunday in a test of its ability to send a cargo ship aloft.

About 10 minutes after the launch from Wallops Island on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, Orbital Sciences Corp. of Dulles declared the test a success after observing a practice payload reach orbit and safely separate from the rocket.

The Sunday launch comes after two previous attempts were scrubbed. A data cord that was connected to the rocket’s second stage came loose just minutes before the rocket was set to lift off Wednesday, and company officials said they were easily able to fix the problem. A second attempt Saturday was scrubbed because of wind.

• FBI: ILL. MAN TRIED TO JOIN AL-QAIDA-LINKED GROUP: CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois teenager who was friends with a man charged last year with trying to bomb a Chicago bar was arrested at an airport on his way to try to join a terrorist group in war-torn Syria, the FBI said Saturday.

Abdella Ahmad Tounisi was arrested Friday night as he attempted to board a flight from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport to Turkey, which borders Syria, the FBI said. He hoped to join Jabhat al-Nusrah, an al-Qaida-affiliated group fighting Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime in a bloody civil war.

There are no links between Tounisi and the Boston Marathon bombings earlier in the week, the head of the FBI office in Chicago, Cory B. Nelson, said in a statement announcing the arrest.

Tounisi, a U.S. citizen, was snared in an Internet sting after contacting a sham website set up by the FBI that purported to hook up would-be fighters with terrorists, the federal complaint says.

The 18-year-old Aurora man was surprisingly frank about his lack of fighting experience.

“Concerning my fighting skills, to be honest, I do not have any,” he allegedly wrote in one email written this year, according to the complaint. “I’m very small ... physically but I pray to Allah that he makes me successful.”

At the top of the website were the words, “A Call for Jihad in Syria,” and the site invited interested parties to “come and join your lion brothers ... who are fighting under the true banner of Islam.” Elsewhere, the site advised users on how to conceal their Internet tracks, the complaint says.

• POLICE: MAN HIJACKS TEXAS BUS, LATER KILLS HIMSELF: AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Police say a gunman hijacked a city bus in Austin and led officers on a 30-mile chase before pulling over and killing himself.

Austin police Lt. James Nisula tells Associated Press Radio the man boarded the bus Saturday and ordered the bus driver to get off.

The Austin American-Statesman reports he also forced two passengers to leave the vehicle before getting behind the steering wheel and driving away.

Police spotted the bus and pursued it. They tried several times to get the driver to pull over, but he refused.

Nisula says officers put down road spikes and deflated the bus tires. He says the man eventually pulled into an auto parts store parking lot, where he fatally shot himself.

• GUNFIRE ERUPTS AT COLO. POT EVENT, 2 WOUNDED: DENVER (AP) — Authorities are hunting for suspects after shooting broke out during a massive marijuana celebration in Denver, leaving two people with gunshot wounds.

The gunfire scattered thousands attending Saturday’s 4/20 counterculture holiday, the first since Colorado legalized marijuana.

A man and a woman each suffered non-life threatening gunshot wounds, officials said. Local media reports said a third person was grazed.

Denver Police spokesman Sonny Jackson said investigators are looking for one or two suspects, asking festival attendees for possible photo or video of the shootings.

Witnesses described a scene in which a jovial atmosphere quickly turned to one of panic at the downtown Civic Center Park just before 5 p.m. Several thought firecrackers were being set off, then a man fell bleeding, his dog also shot.

• AFFIDAVIT: MAINE HERMIT CARRIED BACON, SYRUP, $395: AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A state police affidavit says a Maine man who lived in the woods as a hermit for nearly three decades was carrying bacon, marshmallows and $395 in cash when he was arrested on burglary charges.

An affidavit lists the items 47-year-old Christopher Knight possessed when he was arrested this month on charges he stole food from a camp for children with special needs.

The items also include keys, pliers, electrical tape, a watch, a baseball hat, coffee, hamburger patties, chicken nuggets, cheese, corn syrup and potato chips.

Since his arrest, Knight has attracted a telephoned marriage proposal and a stranger’s offer to bail him out. Knight rejected the bail offer and remains jailed.

Police say he may have been responsible for 1,000 burglaries overall.

• ROCKET THAT WILL CARRY CARGO SHIP TEST LAUNCHED: ATLANTIC, Va. (AP) — A company contracted by NASA to deliver supplies to the International Space Station successfully launched a rocket on Sunday in a test of its ability to send a cargo ship aloft.

About 10 minutes after the launch from Wallops Island on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, Orbital Sciences Corp. of Dulles declared the test a success after observing a practice payload reach orbit and safely separate from the rocket.

The Sunday launch comes after two previous attempts were scrubbed. A data cord that was connected to the rocket’s second stage came loose just minutes before the rocket was set to lift off Wednesday, and company officials said they were easily able to fix the problem. A second attempt Saturday was scrubbed because of wind.

 • 5 DIE IN ROLLOVER DURING PURSUIT BY BORDER PATROL: TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say five people died after the van they were traveling in rolled over in southern Arizona as it was being pursued by Border Patrol agents.

Rural/Metro Fire spokesman Willie Treatch says 22 people were in the van at the time it rolled over Saturday night in between Tucson and Benson, Ariz.

Seventeen other people were taken to hospitals for treatment. Their injuries are unknown.

Treatch says he didn’t know the circumstances of the vehicle pursuit by the Border Patrol.

• CBS TWITTER FEEDS ARE COMPROMISED: NEW YORK (AP) — The Twitter accounts for two national CBS programs have been compromised and suspended.

A CBS News spokeswoman confirms Saturday that tweets sent earlier in the afternoon from the “60 Minutes” and “48 Hours” Twitter handles saying their accounts were compromised are correct.

The tweets said the network is working with Twitter to investigate. On Saturday night both accounts were suspended and inaccessible.

Earlier in the day tweets coming from the 60 Minutes account seemed farfetched, including one that claimed the US government was “hiding the real culprit of the Boston bombing.” 5 DIE IN ROLLOVER DURING PURSUIT BY BORDER PATROL: TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say five people died after the van they were traveling in rolled over in southern Arizona as it was being pursued by Border Patrol agents.

Rural/Metro Fire spokesman Willie Treatch says 22 people were in the van at the time it rolled over Saturday night in between Tucson and Benson, Ariz.

Seventeen other people were taken to hospitals for treatment. Their injuries are unknown.

Treatch says he didn’t know the circumstances of the vehicle pursuit by the Border Patrol.

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