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NATION IN BRIEF: Ex-President Clinton undergoes heart procedure

Ex-President Clinton undergoes heart procedure

NEW YORK -- Former President Bill Clinton had two stents inserted in one of his heart arteries after being hospitalized with chest pains, an adviser said Thursday.

The adviser, Douglas Band, said Clinton underwent the procedure at New York Presbyterian Hospital.

Clinton "is in good spirits and will continue to focus on the work of his foundation and Haiti's relief and long-term recovery efforts," Band said.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton left Washington and headed to New York to be with her husband.

Stolen plane suggests Wash. teen burglar back

SEATTLE -- A stolen airplane found in the San Juan Islands and a burgled grocery store suggest that Washington state's infamous teenage 'barefoot bandit' is back at it.

Sherri Pierson, a bookkeeper at Homegrown Market on Orcas Island, tells The Associated Press that someone broke into the store Wednesday night.

San Juan County sheriff's officials are also investigating a plane from Skagit County that was found at the airport on Orcas -- a suspected modus-operandi of Colton Harris-Moore, who's wanted in scores of break-ins since he escaped from a halfway house in April 2008.

Pierson says the store's owner arrived Thursday to find that cash had been taken from the market, a dessert tray of stuffed croissants had been cleared out and a security system monitor had been left under running water in a sink.

Kerrigan: Family will help brother fight ruling

BOSTON -- Nancy Kerrigan says she and her family plan to help her brother battle a state medical examiner's finding that her father's death last month was a homicide after a fight.

Daniel Kerrigan died Jan. 24 after what authorities said was a struggle with his 45-year-old son, Mark, who was charged with assault.

In a letter to friends and fans released Thursday, Nancy Kerrigan says she and her family think the ruling was ''unjustified'' and said they ''plan to help my brother fight'' it.

Lego models of San Francisco landmarks stolen

FREMONT, Calif. -- Three San Francisco landmarks have been stolen. The loss is estimated at $6,000.

Actually, they're miniatures of the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, Ghirardelli Square and the Conservatory of Flowers made from hundreds of thousands of plastic Lego pieces that took years to put together.

Jannet Benz, whose 49-year-old husband Mark made the models, said they were taken Feb. 3 from the family pick-up truck parked outside their California home. Her husband left them there overnight after returning from a Palo Alto museum where they had been on exhibition.

Accused Tenn. teacher told he was losing job

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- An elementary school teacher charged with shooting his principals had been warned for yelling at students and told he wouldn't have a job next term, school officials said Thursday. They also investigated a November complaint that he was unstable but didn't consider him an ''imminent threat.''

Knox County Schools Superintendent James McIntyre Jr. said Thursday that Inskip Elementary School teacher Mark Stephen Foster, 48, had been told on Wednesday, before the shooting, that his contract was not being renewed.

Police said Principal Elisa Luna and Assistant Principal Amy Brace were shot multiple times each in the school by Foster about an hour after classes were dismissed early for snow.

Woman convicted of burning dancer

LOS ANGELES -- A California woman who doused a bikini dancer with gasoline and set her on fire has been found guilty of aggravated mayhem and torture.

A Los Angeles jury convicted 28-year-old Rianne Theriault-Odom on Thursday on two counts but acquitted her of attempted murder. The Tarzana resident faces a possible life sentence.

The victim, Roberta Dos Santos Busby, wept as the verdict was read.

Prosecutors say the women had been feuding when Theriault-Odom doused the 28-year-old mother of two with gasoline and set her ablaze in February 2009 at a Tarzana club.