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NATION IN BRIEF: 9 shot, 1 fatally, at suburban Philly teen party

9 shot, 1 fatally, at suburban Philly teen party

CHESTER, Pa. -- Shots rang out in a suburban Philadelphia social hall where a teenage party was being held, killing one person and sending eight others to the hospital, authorities said Saturday.

Police in Chester, where a state of emergency was declared last summer because of crime concerns, said a suspect was taken into custody after officers were called to the Minaret Temple No. 174 about 11:30 p.m. Friday and found "numerous victims."

Police said nine people were transported to Crozer Chester Medical Center, where one died. Two of the injured people initially were listed in critical condition, but a hospital spokesman said Saturday afternoon that one was listed as critical and seven were in stable condition.

UConn student prodigy named Truman Scholar

STORRS, Conn. -- A teen prodigy and University of Connecticut honors student has won a highly competitive national scholarship that pays $30,000 toward graduate studies.

University officials said 14-year-old Colin Carlson, of Coventry, is only the fourth UConn student named a Truman Scholar since the award was established in 1975.

Carlson started taking UConn classes when he was 9. He's now a junior studying for a dual degree in evolutionary biology and in environmental studies and ecology.

Ky. man finds shark fossil in mine

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- A miner has found a fossil from a shark jawbone deep in a central Kentucky mine and now it is on display at the University of Kentucky.

The fossil was found in February in Webster County, Ky., where 25-year-old miner Jay Wright was working to bolt a roof 700 feet underground. The 300-million-year-old black jawbone is believed to be from a shark from the Edestus genus that once swam the seas over what is now Kentucky.

Wright said in an interview Friday with The Lexington Herald Leader that his first thought was "Gosh, what is this thing?"

Jerry Weisenfluh, associate director of the Kentucky Geological Survey in Lexington, said a fossil this large is rare. It's now on display in the lobby of UK's Mines and Minerals building.