NATION IN BRIEF: Tornadoes kill woman; injure two dozen others

Tornadoes kill woman; injure two dozen others

SCOTLAND, Ark. -- Leveled homes, overturned vehicles and uprooted trees were scattered across central Arkansas on Saturday after several tornadoes ripped through the state, killing a woman and injuring two dozen others, authorities said.

At least one person drowned after heavy rain fell in western Arkansas, said Renee Preslar, spokeswoman for the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management.

The woman killed by a tornado was among three people in one of many homes destroyed by the Friday night storms in the small community of Scotland, about 75 miles north of Little Rock, said Van Buren County Sheriff Scott Bradley.

17 caught in search for Ariz. attackers

PHOENIX -- Authorities have captured 17 suspected illegal immigrants in southern Arizona as they continued their manhunt Saturday for smugglers who they said shot and wounded a sheriff's deputy in a remote desert area 50 miles south of Phoenix.

Three of those captured overnight Friday matched descriptions from the wounded Pinal County deputy and were being questioned Saturday, sheriff's Lt. Tamatha Villar said.

Jury deadlocks in Ark. beauty queen death

CLARKSVILLE, Ark. -- The second trial in the death of a 19-year-old Arkansas beauty queen ended Saturday with a mistrial after jurors deadlocked.

Gary Dunn was charged with capital murder in the Dec. 15, 2005, beating and slashing death of his neighbor, Nona Dirksmeyer of Russellville. Dirksmeyer was a music major at Arkansas Tech University and the reigning Miss Petit Jean Valley.

Dunn was the second person charged in her death. Her boyfriend, Kevin Jones, was acquitted in 2007.

2nd suspect surrenders in Minn. shooting

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- A manhunt that began in Minnesota after a police officer was shot and killed while sitting in his patrol car is over after a second suspect surrendered.

Police had earlier shot one suspect who darted out of woods and struggled with an officer.

Department of Public Safety spokesman Andy Skoogman said the second man surrendered in St. Paul and is in police custody.

Toyota now faces 327 state, federal lawsuits

DETROIT -- Toyota Motor Corp. now faces more than 320 lawsuits in federal and state court related to its sudden acceleration problems.

In a report filed Friday with U.S. District Judge James Selna, attorneys for the plaintiffs and Toyota listed 228 federal cases and 99 related cases in state courts. A judicial panel consolidated the federal cases before Selna last month.

FDA investigates recall of infant, kid medicine

n WASHINGTON -- The Food and Drug Administration said Saturday it was investigating a health-care company for possible other problems following its recall of more than 40 over-the-counter infant's and children's liquid medications.

McNeil Consumer Healthcare, issued the voluntary recall late Friday in the U.S. and 11 other countries after consulting with the FDA. The recall involves children's versions of Tylenol, Tylenol Plus, Motrin, Zyrtec and Benadryl, because they don't meet quality standards.