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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At Boston Marathon: Hot Temps And New Wheelchair Race Record

Apr 16, 2012
Originally published on April 16, 2012 12:23 pm

The big story at today's Boston Marathon is the weather — in particular the bright, sunny skies and temperatures in the 80s that have race officials worried about how well some of the 27,000 registered runners will cope with the heat for 26.2 miles.

As the Boston Globe says, the medical tents are likely going to be quite busy today. And the Globe says that:

"Typically, the Boston Athletic Association (BAA) gets 288 five-gallon bottles of Poland Spring Natural Spring Water at the first water stops [miles 2 and 14] and 328 five-gallon bottles at the remainder of the water stations.

"This year, in anticipation of the high temperatures, they've upped it to 408 five-gallon bottles at all of the hydration stations along the course."

The city's mayor even suggested that some runners might want to skip this year's race. ESPN Boston reports that Mayor Tom Menino said Sunday that "we're asking runners who haven't run previously to think about tomorrow and maybe coming back next year. ... We don't want to have any accidents out there, or anybody overtaken by the heat."

The heat hasn't kept one record from already being set, though. According to the Globe, Canada's Joshua Cassidy won the wheelchair competition with a time of 1 hour, 18 minutes, 25 seconds — beating the previous course record by two seconds.

The Globe is live blogging here. The lead pack of men runners is about three minutes behind last year's pace, it says. They'll likely finish shortly after noon ET.

Update at 12:24 p.m. ET. Kenyan Cherop Wins Women's Race:

"Sharon Cherop won the women's race in the Boston Marathon on Monday," the AP writes, "surviving hot weather and a challenge from fellow Kenyan Jemima Jelagat Sumgong to win in an unofficial 2 hours, 31 minutes, 50 seconds. ... With temperatures rising to 78 degrees by the finish, Cherop won with the slowest time in Boston since 1985."

Update at 12:18 p.m. ET. Kenya's Korir Wins:

Wesley Korir of Kenya has won the men's race. His unofficial time, according to the Globe: 2:12:40. That's almost 9 minutes behind last year's world-record finish at the race.

Update at 12:05 p.m. ET. More Than 4,000 Elected Not To Run:

According to The Associated Press, "22,426 runners started Monday's race," which means more than 4,500 who registered did not run. Those who opted not to take part because of the heat will be offered places in next year's race, organizers say.

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