Palin set to mark Alaska anniversary

AUBURN, N.Y. - Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is in upstate New York to help Auburn town officials celebrate their inaugural Founder's Day and 50 years of Alaska statehood.

Palin will take part in a parade and speak later Saturday at a fundraiser at the Seward House, which is organizing the event.

Alaska and Auburn are linked through William Seward, who lived in Auburn and was secretary of state under Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson. Seward negotiated the deal to buy Alaska from Russia in 1867 for $7.2 million.

6 shot in two shootings in Connecticut

HARTFORD, Conn. - Police said six people were shot and wounded in separate shootings in Connecticut.

Police spokesman Jose Rivera said five people were shot at a pizza parlor early Saturday. He said 21-year-old Byron Taylor of Hartford, Conn., was arrested and charged with several weapons violations.

One shooting victim was hospitalized in serious condition with a gunshot wound to the back. The other four did not have life-threatening injuries.

Also, another man was shot and wounded following a fight inside a nightclub. Investigators found shell casings and blood on the dance floor. The victim was not identified, but police said he had a non-life threatening wound to the abdomen.

Man sought for threatening Obama arrested

SALT LAKE CITY - Authorities have arrested a man who allegedly told bank tellers while cleaning out his savings account in Utah that he was on a mission to kill President Barack Obama, a federal prosecutor Saturday.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Barbara Bearnson said Daniel James Murray was arrested in Laughlin, Nev., by the U.S. Secret Service and Las Vegas metropolitan police.

The 36-year-old man was charged Thursday with conveying threats while talking to tellers last month at Zions First National Bank in St. George, Utah.

Bearnson said Murray was arrested Friday and was in federal custody in Nevada. She said he likely will get a court date there Monday.

Murray is originally from Rexford, N.Y.