Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Nation Briefs for Tue 160705

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Nation Briefs for Tue 160705

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Body of Wisconsin teen reported missing is found in Rome

The body of a teenage student from Wisconsin who went missing shortly after he arrived in Italy for an exchange program was found in the Tiber River on Monday.

John Cabot University confirmed that the body was that of Beau Solomon, 19, who was last seen by his friends in the early hours of Friday morning at a pub in Rome.

Solomon had just completed his first year as a personal finance major at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Cole Solomon, Beau Solomon's brother, told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Monday that investigators were treating the incident as a murder. He said his brother's body was found with a head wound and blood on his shirt. He added that thousands of dollars were charged to Beau Solomon's credit card after his disappearance.

Police testing Central Park explosive compound * New York City police say a forensic examination is being conducted to identify the explosive compound that blew up in Central Park, injuring a 19-year- old who stepped on it.

New York Police Department Lt. Mark Torre says officials hope to have laboratory tests back by Wednesday.

Torre said Monday that the explosive compound was in a plastic bag and was likely made by an "explosive hobbyist" with basic knowledge of chemistry. He says it didn't appear to be designed to hurt people.

Police had likened the compound to a homemade firework.

The man, whom police didn't identify, was walking in the park with two friends Sunday when he stepped on a rock covering the explosive. His left foot was seriously injured and he was to undergo surgery at a hospital.

Senator's forced landing is latest incident for pilot * U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe walked away from the forced landing of his small plane amid severe weekend weather the latest of several troubled landings for the avid pilot, who at 81 shows no signs of leaving the cockpit.

The Republican senator brought his plane down in Ketchum, a small towon in far northeastern Oklahoma, spokeswoman Donelle Harder said Monday.

There is no maximum age for pilots some fly well into their 90s, said Lynn Lunsford, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration. …

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