Police in Baton Rouge say they have arrested three people who stole guns with the goal of killing police officers. They are still looking for a fourth suspect in the alleged plot, NPR's Greg Allen reports.

"Police say the thefts were at a Baton Rouge pawn shop early Saturday morning," Greg says. "One person was arrested at the scene. Since then, two others have been arrested and six of the eight stolen handguns have been recovered. Police are still looking for one other man."

A 13-year-old boy is among those arrested, Greg says.

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After an international tribunal invalidated Beijing's claims to the South China Sea, Chinese authorities have declared in no uncertain terms that they will be ignoring the ruling.

The Philippines brought the case to the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, objecting to China's claims to maritime rights in the disputed waters. The tribunal agreed that China had no legal authority to claim the waters, and was infringing on the sovereign rights of the Philippines.

Donald Trump is firing back at Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg after she made disparaging comments about him in several media interviews. He tweeted late Tuesday that she "has embarrassed all" with her "very dumb" comments about the candidate. Trump ended his tweet with "Her mind is shot - resign!":

Donald Trump wrapped up his public tryout of potential vice presidential candidates in Indiana Tuesday night with Gov. Mike Pence giving the final audition.

The Indiana governor's stock as Trump's possible running mate is believed to be on the rise, with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich also atop the list. Sources tell NPR the presumptive GOP presidential nominee is close to making a decision, which he's widely expected to announce by Friday.

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The unassuming hero of Jonas Karlsson's clever, Kafkaesque parable is the opposite of a malcontent. Despite scant education, a limited social life, and no prospects for success as it is usually defined, he's that rarity, a most happy fella with an amazing ability to content himself with very little. But one day, returning to his barebones flat from his dead-end, part-time job at a video store, he finds an astronomical bill from an entity called W.R.D. He assumes it's a scam. Actually, it is more sinister-- and it forces him to take a good hard look at his life and values.

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Donald Trump picked a military town — Virginia Beach, Va. — to give a speech Monday on how he would go about overhauling the Department of Veterans Affairs if elected.

He blamed the Obama administration for a string of scandals at the VA during the past two years, and claimed that his rival, Hillary Clinton, has downplayed the problems and won't fix them.

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Ark. Judge Socks Johnson & Johnson With $1.1 Billion Penalty

Apr 11, 2012

A state judge in Arkansas ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a $1.1 billion fine after a jury found the company had minimized the risks of its antipsychotic drug Risperdal.

Judge Tim Fox determined that J&J and its Janssen Pharmaceuticals unit repeatedly broke the state's Medicaid fraud law, the Associated Press reports. One big issue: a letter sent to thousands of doctors in the state 2003 that said Risperdal was safer than rival medicines, according to Bloomberg.

Each Risperdal prescription for a Medicaid patient during a 3½-year period represented a violation of state law. Multiply $5,000, the minimum fine, by more than 200,000 prescriptions, and you get the lion's share of the penalty.

"We are disappointed with the judge's decision on penalties," the company said in a statement. J&J is asking for a new trial. If that's denied, the company will appeal. The company statement said Janssen presented plenty of evidence during the trial to show that it had "acted responsibly and fully complied with all laws and regulations regarding its antipsychotic prescription medication Risperdal."

The company also faulted the state's case, saying it hadn't showed that any Arkansas patients were harmed by Risperdal, or that doctors or the state Medicaid program had been misled. What's more, J&J says Arkansas Medicaid spent just $8.1 million on Risperdal prescriptions during the period at issue in the trial.

The drug, a so-called second generation antipsychotic, is generic now (as risperidone). But for years it was one of the company's biggest sellers. In 2007, the drug's best year, worldwide Risperdal sales hit $4.5 billion.

But Risperdal and drugs like it were linked to weight gain and an increased risk for diabetes in patients taking them.

The Arkansas jury's decision and the judge's penalty are just the latest legal setbacks for Risperdal. A South Carolina judge upheld a $327 million penalty against J&J and its Janssen unit late last year. Previously, the judge overseeing the case had called J&J's behavior in the marketing of the drug "detestable."

Earlier this year, the company agreed to pay $158 million to settle charges it improperly marketed Risperdal in Texas and caused the state's Medicaid program to spend too much on the medicine.

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