Nation briefs


Manafort jury sends judge questions

ALEXANDRIA — The jury in the fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort ended its first day of deliberations with a series of questions to the judge, including a request to “redefine” reasonable doubt. The questions came after roughly seven hours of deliberation.


Police: Boy stabs girl during assembly

OKLAHOMA CITY — A boy stood up and repeatedly stabbed a 14-year-old girl during an assembly at an Oklahoma high school on the first day of classes Thursday and she was airlifted to a hospital, a local sheriff’s spokesman said.

Mark Opgrande, spokesman for the Oklahoma County sheriff, said the unidentified 14-year-old suspect is in custody and the unidentified girl is in stable condition. Police said there was no known relationship between them.


Beer offer keeps man from suicide

ST. PAUL — Police said two Minnesota beer deliverymen prevented a suicidal man from jumping off an interstate bridge in St. Paul by offering the man a Coors Light.

Authorities said Jason Gable and Kwame Anderson were driving their truck Wednesday morning when they spotted the man clinging to the outer fence of the bridge and asked him if he was OK.

Anderson said he tried to build a rapport with the man before offering to talk to him over a beer about what was bothering him. Police said the man then slowly inched his way to safety.