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NATION IN BRIEF: Biker killed in shootout with ATF agents

The Associated Press. Grant Worthing of the Scarborough Police and Fire directs officials through a roadblock Tuesday in Scarborough, Maine, down the road from the scene of a shootout between federal agents and people at a home in Old Orchard Beach. Agents were attempting to arrest two members of the Outlaws motorcycle gang.

The Associated Press. Grant Worthing of the Scarborough Police and Fire directs officials through a roadblock Tuesday in Scarborough, Maine, down the road from the scene of a shootout between federal agents and people at a home in Old Orchard Beach. Agents were attempting to arrest two members of the Outlaws motorcycle gang.

OLD ORCHARD BEACH, Maine -- A Maine man was killed in a shootout with federal agents during a seven-state sweep of the Outlaws motorcycle gang.

More than two dozen Outlaws gang members across the country were charged Tuesday in Virginia with participating in a criminal enterprise that engaged in racketeering, drug dealing, gambling and witness tampering.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said someone opened fire while agents were serving a warrant Tuesday morning in Old Orchard Beach, Maine.

The medical examiner's office confirmed that 59-year-old Thomas ''Tomcat'' Mayne was killed. Authorities said a shotgun and a handgun were discovered inside the house after the shooting. No one else was hurt.

Man attacked by bear while biking to work

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A man riding his bicycle to work Tuesday on a city trail was attacked by a grizzly bear, which swatted his ear and bit him on the leg, police said.

Sean Berkey encountered the bear on the east end of Rover's Run trail at 5:30 a.m. as he headed to work at the Alaska Native Medical Center, where the 45-year-old works as a pediatric pharmacist. He had crossed a wooden bridge when he surprised the sow, who had a cub with her.

Berkey stopped his bike, and the bear charged. He momentarily used his bike as a shield, said Bruce Bartley, a spokesman for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

Man convicted of his 10th DUI

POLSON, Mont. -- A 52-year-old Montana man has been found guilty of his 10th drunken driving charge after a two-day trial in Polson.

Lake County officials said Wesley Jean Couture, of Billings, was on parole from a 2003 DUI when a Flathead tribal officer observed his vehicle cross the center line in Pablo on Sept. 6. Court records said Couture failed several field sobriety tests and refused a breath test.

A jury deliberated about two hours Tuesday before convicting him.

Man thought of MacGyver during self-amputation try

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Jonathan Metz had his arm stuck in his furnace boiler for about 12 hours when he asked himself ''what would MacGyver do?'' and concluded that amputating the limb was his only chance for survival.

The 31-year-old West Hartford man, who was released from the hospital Monday, met with the news media Tuesday for the first time since getting his arm stuck in his furnace for two days and nearly cutting off the limb.

Metz said when the thought of amputation first crossed his mind he pushed it away, considering every other option and thinking of the 1980s television character who always found a way out of tough situations.

His fantasy, he said, was that he could cut off the arm, run upstairs and put it in his freezer, call 911, then go to the hospital and get it reattached.

Judge orders DNA test decade after execution

DALLAS -- For the second time in a year, the guilt of an inmate executed in Texas is in doubt after a judge ordered DNA testing on a strand of hair that was the only physical evidence linking a man to the murder for which he was put to death 10 years ago.

Judge Paul C. Murphy ordered testing done on a 1-inch-long strand that helped prosecutors convict Claude Jones of capital murder in the 1989 shooting death of liquor store owner Allen Hilzendager near Point Blank, about 75 miles north of Houston.

Jones, a career criminal and paroled murderer, always insisted he didn't kill the 37-year-old store owner. He died in 2000, the last of 40 inmates executed in Texas that year and the last of 152 inmates put to death during former President George W. Bush's time as governor.

Man pleads insanity in torture slaying

CRESCENT CITY, Calif. -- A California man accused of torturing and killing his friend, including pulling out his heart and tearing off his face, has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.

The attorney for Jarrod Wyatt, of Klamath, said his client entered the plea last week in Del Norte County. The 26-year-old mixed martial arts fighter is charged with murder, aggravated mayhem and torture in the slaying of 21-year-old Taylor Powell.

Sheriff's deputies said they found Wyatt naked and bloody on March 21. Powell's body was on a couch next to him with an 18-inch incision in the chest and most of the face removed.