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 Penn State: Memorial Service Under Way For Joe Paterno

Jan 26, 2012
Originally published on January 26, 2012 7:32 pm

An estimated 10,000 people are a memorial service for former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, on the school's campus in the Bryce Jordan Center this afternoon.

The Big Ten Digital Network is among several outlets that will be webcasting the service.

Paterno, 85, died on Sunday. He had lung cancer. As we wrote Saturday evening when word broke that he was near death:

"He won more games than any other Division I football coach in history before being dismissed in November in the wake of the scandal involving a former assistant who is accused of sexually abusing young boys for more than a decade. Paterno was fired because of a grand jury report that said he had informed school officials about an alleged incident involving the former assistant, Jerry Sandusky, but had not followed through or otherwise alerted authorities."

We'll update this post with some highlights from the service.

Update at 4:21 p.m. ET. The Lord's Prayer:

As he reaches the end of his remarks, Jay Paterno asks everyone to stand and hold hands they recite The Lord's Prayer.

Update at 4:20 p.m. ET. A Son's Tribute:

Jay Paterno just said of his father that "faced with obstacles and changes that would have left a lesser man bitter ... he never wavered in his belief, in his dream of Penn State." And, "he never spoke ill and never wanted anyone to feel bad for him."

On the morning of his father's death, Jay Paterno said, he was alone with the older man as the elder Paterno lay sleeping. Jay Paterno thought about his dad's life and realized that even in silence, his father offered "one last lesson: the smallest acts of a father, a coach, a mentor, can echo across decades."

Update at 3:15 p.m. ET. Nike Chairman Takes Aim At PSU's Trustees, Who Dismissed Paterno:

-- "Phil Knight is stirring it up at the Joe Paterno memorial service. He asked, 'Who is the real trustee?' " (Tweeted by Desmond Howard.)

-- "There is a villain in this tragedy - it lies in that investigation. Not in Joe Paterno's response," he says.

Update at 2:50 p.m. ET. A Reference To The Scandal And Paterno's Dismissal:

Charlie Pittman, a running back on Paterno's two undefeated teams in the '60s, says that "despite being pushed away from his beloved game" and the "extreme pressure" that the scandal brought, "Joe's grace was startling. ... Though his body eventually failed, his spirit never did."

Update at 2:25 p.m. ET. "Team, Loyalty And Competition":

Todd Blackledge, Penn State's quarterback from 1980-82, says of Paterno that he was "the most extraordinary person I have ever known." When he thinks of the coach, Blackledge says, he thinks of "TLC." Not "tender, loving care," but "team, loyalty and competition."

Update at 2:22 p.m. ET. Player Tributes:

Members of Paterno's teams from the decades since he became head coach in 1966 are taking turns speaking. The first is wide receiver Kenny Jackson, from the 1980-83 years.

"We are hear to celebrate a great man's life," he says, before introducing Paterno's wife, Sue, who gets a standing ovation.

Of coach Paterno, Jackson says "he never took a compliment, he always deflected praise. Never thought he was the show. But today my teacher, you have no choice. Today, we are going to show you how much we love you."

And they're showing a video of Paterno and his teams through the years, set to Van Morrison's version of Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?

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