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5 things to know this morning

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Your look at the five biggest and most buzz-worthy stories of the morning.

1. Police tentatively identify Oregon shooter

Police have tentatively identified a shooter who opened fire at a busy shopping mall in Portland, Oregon on Tuesday afternoon. At least three people were killed, including the gunman from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

2. Rain soaks Florida, floods areas

Up to 10 inches of rain fell in parts of Florida on Tuesday, flooding mall parking lots, homes and gas stations in a matter of hours. Miami is just 2.5 inches away from setting a record for its wettest year in recorded history. More flooding is possible today.

3. Two Alabama men arrested on terrorism charges

Federal prosecutors say two Alabama men have been arrested on terrorism charges. The FBI says the men planned to travel from the U.S. to Mauritania with intent to prepare to wage violent jihad.

4. North Korean missile launched

Officials from the North American Aerospace Defense Command acknowledged that U.S. missile warning systems tracked the launch of a North Korean missile on Tuesday night local time. The missile or its debris was never a threat to North America.

5. Top Vatican astronomer says world won't end

The top astronomer at the Vatican says that, despite predictions, the world will not end in 10 days. The Rev. Jose Funes says "it's not even worth discussing" the idea that based on the Mayan calendar, the apocalypse will not come on Dec. 21.

  • Vikings to add another $1.2M to stadium project

    Vikings to add another $1.2M to stadium project

    Vikings to add another $1.2M to stadium project

    Saturday, April 19 2014 3:30 PM EDT2014-04-19 19:30:28 GMT
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Vikings are contributing another $1.2 million to the new stadium to put in a bigger video board on the facility's west end and for other video-related upgrades.The funding was approved Friday by the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority. It brings the total cost of the project from $975 million to $976.2 million.The team had initially agreed to contribute $477 million to the project. In November, the Vikings agreed to put up $26.4 million in contingency funds....More >>
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Vikings are contributing another $1.2 million to the new stadium to put in a bigger video board on the facility's west end and for other video-related upgrades.The funding was approved Friday by the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority. It brings the total cost of the project from $975 million to $976.2 million.The team had initially agreed to contribute $477 million to the project. In November, the Vikings agreed to put up $26.4 million in contingency funds....More >>
  • SD lottery offers losing tickets a second chance

    SD lottery offers losing tickets a second chance

    SD lottery offers losing tickets a second chance

    Saturday, April 19 2014 2:57 PM EDT2014-04-19 18:57:20 GMT
    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - The South Dakota Lottery has announced a second chance game for players with losing scratch-off tickets.The program, called Play it Again, will launch next Wednesday. Members of the Lottery Players Club can enter non-winning tickets in an online drawing.Lottery executive director Norm Lingle says other states have similar games and gamers have asked for it in South Dakota. Lingle says second chance opportunities extend the length and value of games.The first game in the pr...More >>
    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - The South Dakota Lottery has announced a second chance game for players with losing scratch-off tickets.The program, called Play it Again, will launch next Wednesday. Members of the Lottery Players Club can enter non-winning tickets in an online drawing.Lottery executive director Norm Lingle says other states have similar games and gamers have asked for it in South Dakota. Lingle says second chance opportunities extend the length and value of games.The first game in the pr...More >>
  • Railroad group says $1 million pledged locally

    Railroad group says $1 million pledged locally

    Railroad group says $1 million pledged locally

    Saturday, April 19 2014 2:53 PM EDT2014-04-19 18:53:21 GMT
    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - A South Dakota organization that helps raise money for railroad rehabilitation says more than $1 million has been committed locally to help match a federal grant for which the state is applying.Rails to the Future says the state is seeking $12.6 million in a Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant. The state wants to rehab the state-owned railroad from Chamberlain to Presho.The entire project is estimated to cost $29 million. Earlier this month...More >>
    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - A South Dakota organization that helps raise money for railroad rehabilitation says more than $1 million has been committed locally to help match a federal grant for which the state is applying.Rails to the Future says the state is seeking $12.6 million in a Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant. The state wants to rehab the state-owned railroad from Chamberlain to Presho.The entire project is estimated to cost $29 million. Earlier this month...More >>
  • Big Sioux Falls bar fight ends with three people in custody

    Big Sioux Falls bar fight ends with three people in custody

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:11 PM EDT2014-04-19 02:11:32 GMT
    Three men are in custody after a large bar fight in Sioux Falls.It happened Friday morning around 1 a.m. at Bigs Sports Bar on West 12th Street.Sioux Falls Police say when they arrived, there were an estimatedMore >>
    Three men are in custody after a large bar fight in Sioux Falls.More >>
  • Vice principal saved from Korea ferry found hanged

    Vice principal saved from Korea ferry found hanged

    Friday, April 18 2014 9:22 PM EDT2014-04-19 01:22:31 GMT
    Police say a high school vice principal who had been rescued from a sinking South Korean ferry has been found hanging from a tree. The news of the death came Friday as rescuers scrambled to find hundredsMore >>
    Police say a high school vice principal who had been rescued from a sinking South Korean ferry has been found hanging from a tree.More >>
  • Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexican capital

    Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexican capital

    Friday, April 18 2014 9:21 PM EDT2014-04-19 01:21:12 GMT
    A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets. Some walls cracked and fell, but there were no reports of major damage or casualties. TheMore >>
    A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets. Some walls cracked and fell, but there were no reports of major damage or casualties.More >>
  • Sherpa guides 'backbone' of Mount Everest expeditions

    Sherpa guides 'backbone' of Mount Everest expeditions

    Friday, April 18 2014 9:20 PM EDT2014-04-19 01:20:11 GMT
    Nepal's Sherpa guides know what it's like to be on top of the world. For more than six decades, the Sherpas have been the unsung heroes of Mount Everest climbing expeditions and have helped thousandsMore >>
    Nepal's Sherpa guides know what it's like to be on top of the world. More >>
  • Should you use self-defense to protect yourself?

    Should you use self-defense to protect yourself?

    Friday, April 18 2014 8:07 PM EDT2014-04-19 00:07:32 GMT
    The city's second murder for the year has some people worried about their protection.Many times women are attacked by someone they know.In the recent murder of a Sioux Falls woman, police say the suspectMore >>
    The city's second murder for the year has some people worried about their protection.Many times women are attacked by someone they know.In the recent murder of a Sioux Falls woman, police say the suspectMore >>
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