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Hawaii

Sailor kills two, self at Pearl Harbor

HONOLULU — A U.S. sailor shot three civilians Wednesday with his service weapon, killing two of them, before taking his own life at Pearl Harbor, just days before the 78th anniversary of the Japanese bombing that propelled the United States into World War II.

The shooter was identified Thursday as 22-year-old

G. Romero, according to a military official who spoke on condition of anonymity. Romero’s job was to stand watch on the fast attack submarine USS Columbia, which is at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for maintenance.

Minnesota

Soldiers killed in helicopter crash

ST. CLOUD — Three soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard were killed Thursday when the Black Hawk helicopter they were riding in for a routine maintenance test flight crashed in a farm field in central Minnesota, Gov. Tim Walz confirmed.

The identities of the soldiers were not immediately released, pending notification of family.

Florida

Shootout ends chase of stolen truck

MIAMI — Four people, including a UPS driver, were killed Thursday after robbers stole the driver’s truck and led police on a chase that ended in gunfire at a busy Florida intersection during rush hour, the FBI said.

Both robbers were shot and killed, and the fourth victim was in a nearby vehicle when shots rang out at a crowded intersection in Miramar, FBI Special Agent in Charge George Piro said.