Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Nat for Fri. 151009

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Nat for Fri. 151009

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Train hero is stabbed in brawl outside bar

Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, celebrated as a hero for helping to stop a terrorist attack on a French train over the summer, was stabbed and seriously wounded outside a bar in Sacramento, Calif., his hometown, early Thursday in what police said was an alcohol- related brawl. Stone, 23, was knifed repeatedly in the upper body but was expected to survive, authorities said. He was taken to UC Davis Medical Center.

In August, Stone and two friends were vacationing in Europe when they sprang into action aboard a Paris-bound passenger train and tackled a man with ties to radical Islam. The man had boarded the train with a Kalashnikov rifle, a pistol and a box cutter.

Oklahoma halts executions after use of wrong drug * Gov. Mary Fallin agreed Thursday that all executions in Oklahoma should be delayed after an autopsy report revealed that the wrong drug one that experts say doesn't work as quickly or effectively had been used to stop an inmate's heart in January.

Fallin said "it became apparent" last week that prison officials had used potassium acetate not potassium chloride, as required under the state's protocol to execute Charles Frederick Warner in January.

Students protest campus party called racist * Chanting "Black Bruins Matter," UCLA students crammed into Chancellor Gene Block's office Thursday, demanding a response for a party described as racist after some students wore blackface to a Kanye West-themed fraternity party.

Holding signs reading, "Our culture is not a costume," hundreds of students marched on campus days after the party sparked anger over its racial overtones.

Jerry Kang, vice chancellor for UCLA's Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, told the crowd he was heartbroken because "black Bruins' lives matter." UCLA, he said, is trying to respond and address concerns.

Stolen cash found near LA * FBI agents and police looking for a stash of cash stolen by armored car drivers more than a year ago struck pay dirt and unearthed more than $600,000 in buried booty outside Los Angeles.

Wads of $100 and $20 bills covered in plastic and bound with duct tape were found in a plastic bin in the yard in Fontana, Calif. …

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