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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'Kill The Head, The Body Will Die,' NFL's Gregg Williams Heard Telling Players

Apr 5, 2012
Originally published on April 5, 2012 1:57 pm

Former New Orleans Saints defensive coach Gregg Williams is heard telling his players to target specific opponents and he goes so far as to mention the types of injuries those opponents might be vulnerable to in an audio recording posted online by a documentary filmmaker.

Williams, the person at the center of the NFL's "bountygate" scandal, was recorded during a pregame meeting with Saints players before the team's January playoff game with the San Francisco 49ers. In the profanity-laced address to his players, which has surfaced this week, Williams urges them to:

-- Go after 49ers quarterback Alex Smith's head.

-- "Put a lick" on 49ers receive Kyle Williams, who has suffered concussions in the past, "to find out ... about his concussion."

-- "Take out" receiver Michael Crabtree's ACL; the anterior cruciate ligament in the knee.

-- "Beat Frank Gore's head." Williams said he wanted the 49ers running back to be "running sideways. We want his head sideways."

"Kill the head, the body will die," Williams says several times.

The recording was posted online by documentary filmmaker Sean Pamphilon, who was working on a film about a former Saints player at the time of Williams' meeting with the players. Pamphilon has posted both a 4-minute "sample" and what he says is the full 12-minutes worth of audio that was recorded (that 12-minute recording isn't playing right now; Pamphilon's site says it has been overwhelmed by too much traffic).

Because of the many expletives, we can't embed Pamphilon's audio. There is, however, this version that bleeps the obscenities.

Williams, who has been suspended from the league indefinitely, reportedly offered players cash bounties for hits that took opponents out of games. He has said he accepts "full responsibility for my actions."

Saints head coach Sean Payton has been suspended for one season without pay.

After hearing the recording, NFL.com's Jeff Darlington writes that "this isn't about bounties anymore. It isn't about non-contract incentives. It's about protecting players from coaches like Williams and people who support him."

(H/T to Yahoo Sports, which broke the story of the recording.)

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