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Police patrol the perimeter of the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, Va., during a manhunt following a stabbing.
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Stabbing suspect detained

– A man suspected of repeatedly stabbing a fellow sailor near a naval hospital was arrested Friday in Virginia Beach, ending an hourslong manhunt, according to the Navy.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Wilbur Harwell got into a morning argument with a fellow service member outside the Navy Exchange at Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads, Portsmouth Annex, the Navy said.

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Coca-Cola addresses calories found in soda

Coca-Cola is taking on obesity, this time with an online video showing how fun it could be to burn off the 140 calories in a can of its soda.

In the ad, the company asks what would happen if people paid for a can of Coke by first working off the calories it contained.

The ad, which notes that it typically takes 23 minutes of cycling to achieve that, shows a montage of people on a giant stationary bicycle trying to earn a can of its cola.

The video is unusual because it so frankly addresses how many calories are in its drink.

Government refuses to unveil drone information

The U.S. government, citing possible “exceptionally grave harm to national security,” told a federal appeals court it wants to give the public less information about its legal justification for using drones to kill Americans suspected of terrorism overseas.

The Justice Department, Department of Defense and Central Intelligence Agency made the request in papers submitted late Thursday to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan.

Stabbing victim, 12, released from hospital

A 12-year-old Wisconsin girl who police say was repeatedly stabbed by two classmates trying to curry favor with a fictional horror character has been released from the hospital, the victim’s parents said Friday night.

The girl narrowly survived being stabbed 19 times.

“She is excited to be out of the hospital, see her pets and continue along the road to recovery,” the statement said.

Two 12-year-old girls have been charged as adults with first-degree attempted homicide in the stabbing.

Hershey sues company over pot-infused candies

The Hershey Co. has sued a Colorado marijuana edibles maker, claiming it makes four pot-infused candies that too closely resemble iconic products of the chocolate maker.

The trademark infringement lawsuit alleges TinctureBelle’s Ganja Joy, Hasheath, Hashees and Dabby Patty mimic Hershey’s Almond Joy, Heath, Reese’s peanut butter cups and York peppermint patty candies, respectively.

North Dakota couples sue over marriage ban

Seven couples filed a federal lawsuit Friday challenging the constitutional prohibition on same-sex marriage in North Dakota, making it the last state in the country with a ban to be sued by gay couples seeking the right to wed in their home state. A federal judge also struck down Wisconsin’s ban, ruling it was unconstitutional.

That means cases are currently pending in all 31 states with gay marriage bans.

World

Putin speaks with next president of Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday spoke face-to-face with Ukraine’s incoming president about ending the violence in the former Soviet state, a diplomatic turning point that played out along Normandy beaches.

The meeting came on the same day that Putin spoke with President Barack Obama, who had been keeping the Russian leader at arm’s length over the Ukrainian crisis that has rekindled Cold War-era tensions.

Speaking after the meeting with Ukrainian president-elect Petro Poroshenko – who is to be sworn for office on Saturday – Putin called for an immediate ceasefire in eastern Ukraine ahead of any further talks.

Man accused of shooting 3 officers apprehended

A man suspected of gunning down three Royal Canadian Mounted Police was caught and charged Friday, ending a 30-hour manhunt in Moncton, New Brunswick.

Police said at a news conference that they received a tip that led them to a wooded residential part of Moncton, New Brunswick, where they found 24-year-old Justin Bourque, suspected in the deadliest attack on Canada’s national police force in nearly a decade.

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