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IN HEADLINES TODAY: Ohio school shooting; Tuesday primaries; Oscar winners; unrest in Syria

Monday, February 27, 2012 | 6:09 p.m. CST; updated 12:08 a.m. CST, Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Here are some of today's top stories from Missouri, the nation and around the world, according to The Associated Press:

Missouri News | Buck O'Neil inducted into Hall of Famous Missourians

The late Buck O'Neil was inducted into the Hall of Famous Missourians on Monday at the State Capitol. O'Neil became the first black coach in the history of Major League Baseball in 1962 and did scouting for the Kansas City Royals in the 1980s. He died in 2006 at the age of 94.

National News | Update on Ohio school shooting

Many students were able to reunite with their parents after gunfire broke out about 7:30 a.m. at Chardon High School in Chardon, Ohio. The gunman, believed to be a student, opened fire in the cafeteria. He killed one student and injured four others. The student killed was Daniel Parmertor. He was waiting for the bus in the cafeteria and tried to duck under a table when the gunfire started. Two of the wounded have been listed in critical condition, and another in serious condition. A suspect was arrested but has not been charged. Witnesses of the shooting have described the suspect as an outcast who experienced bullying. His name has not been released because he is a juvenile. 

Election Coverage | Michigan primary

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney spoke to voters Monday in Rockford, Mich., about his plans to improve the U.S. economy if elected. He's locked in a tight battle with rival Rick Santorum ahead of Tuesday's Michigan primary. Romney insisted the former Pennsylvania senator doesn't know how to create jobs. Romney was born and raised in Michigan and hopes to capture 30 delegates in his home state. Arizona also holds a primary election Tuesday with 29 delegates at stake.

Entertainment | Oscar winners

It was a historic night Sunday at the Hollywood & Highland Theater, formerly the Kodak Theater, as the Academy Awards for outstanding achievements in film and acting were presented for the 84th time. Jean Dujardin, star of "The Artist," became the first French man to receive an Oscar. Christopher Plummer became the oldest actor to accept an Oscar. He was awarded for work as a Best Supporting Actor in "Beginners." Octavia Spencer, co-star of the period drama "The Help," became the fifth black woman to win an award. She took home the award for Best Supporting Actress. Meryl Streep, the most nominated actress in Academy history with 17 nominated roles, accepted her third Oscar for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in "The Iron Lady." In total, 24 awards were given out Sunday night. "Hugo" and "The Artist" were among the biggest winners with five awards each.

World News | More deaths in Syria

An activist group reported Monday that 138 people have been killed across the country, about half of them in the embattled opposition stronghold of Homs. In the latest movement of the Arab Spring, President Bashar Assad has been pressured by the people and various political groups to give up power. Homs has been under siege for nearly four weeks. Two wounded journalists along with the bodies of two of their colleagues who were killed last week remain trapped in the area. Activist groups said the death toll for 11 months of unrest has now surpassed 8,000 people. The video below includes information about how the United Nations hopes to control the violence and destruction in the area.

'AP News Minute'

The Associated Press summarizes Monday's top stories, including some mentioned above and others, in one minute:


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