HARTFORD, Conn.

Teen suspect in stabbing held for psychiatric evaluation

A teenager charged with stabbing a fellow high school student to death on the day of their junior prom is being held in a hospital under psychiatric evaluation and will likely remain there for two weeks, one of his attorneys said Saturday.

The 16-year-old suspect, who was charged as a juvenile offender, will not appear at an arraignment scheduled for Monday in New Haven, attorney Richard Meehan said.

The teenager is accused of fatally stabbing 16-year-old Maren Sanchez in the hallway of Jonathan Law High School in Milford. The attack occurred Friday morning, hours before the school’s junior prom, and authorities were investigating whether Sanchez was stabbed after turning down the suspect’s invitation to the dance.

BUENA PARK, Calif.

SUV surges into crowd, leaves 1 dead, 6 injured

An SUV surged forward from a parking space into a small crowd waiting outside a Los Angeles-area ice cream parlor, killing a 73-year-old woman and leaving six people injured.

The SUV, driven by an elderly man, rammed into people outside Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlor on Friday night, Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Steve Concialdi said. The restaurant in is Buena Park, about 20 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles.

Witnesses said the SUV lurched forward, hitting a small fence and running into those sitting and standing between the vehicle and the restaurant.Two other people were hospitalized with moderate injuries, three with minor injuries and a sixth person was treated at the scene for minor injuries, Concialdi said.

One of the injured was a teenage girl, police Cpl. Andy Luong said. The SUV driver and a female passenger, both elderly, were not hurt, Luong said.

Police questioned the driver, who cooperated and was not immediately cited, Luong said.

The cause of the crash remained under investigation.

MADRID

Looking for his false teeth, biker causes traffic jam

A motorcyclist brought traffic to a standstill on one of Madrid’s busiest highways after he pulled over to look for his false teeth, which flew out of his mouth when he sneezed, according to local media reports.

Two municipal police officers approached the motorcyclist Saturday and ordered him to resume his journey for his own safety and that of other drivers on the capital’s M-30 highway, Europa Press reported. It wasn’t known if the man found his dentures.

NAIROBI, Kenya

Rangers pursuing poachers who shot, killed 6 elephants

The Kenya Wildlife Services says its rangers are pursuing poachers who killed six elephants, including four young ones without any tusks.

The wildlife service said Saturday that the killings took place on the edges of Tsavo West National Park. The ivory tusks were chopped off of two female adult elephants. All six carcasses had gunshot wounds.

Rangers on foot and in the air are tracking what is believed to be a group of four poachers.

Tsavo is Kenya’s largest single contiguous ecosystem and is home to an estimated 11,000 elephants. A total of 65 elephants have been killed by poachers in Kenya so far this year.

Demand for ivory in Asia, particularly China, is fueling Africa’s rising poaching trade. Conservationists fear the ivory demand will drive elephants to extinction.

TORONTO

Reports of sex assaults in military spark review

Canada’s top military commander has ordered an internal review of programs and policies to combat sexual violence after an investigation by two magazines uncovered allegations of rampant sexual violence within the armed forces.

Gen. Tom Lawson, Canada’s chief of defense staff, described the allegations in the latest edition of Maclean’s magazine as “disturbing.”

The yearlong investigation, conducted by Maclean’s and its French-language sister publication L’Actualite, also suggests that some assaults may have been covered up.

The report in Maclean’s published this week contains interviews with alleged victims, and uses access-to-information records to track military police investigations over a decade.

HONOLULU

Hawaii fails to favor ukulele for official state instrument

Sorry, ukulele. Hawaii won’t spurn the steel guitar to sound its love for you.

Bills in the state Legislature that would’ve declared the friendly little guitar the official instrument of Hawaii both died near the end of the legislative session.

The measures easily passed the Senate and House earlier this year, but with differences that meant more debate. That’s when steel guitar players stepped in, led by a music teacher who happens to be the son of a former U.S. senator. They argued the instrument born in Hawaii, showcased in Santo & Johnny’s “Sleepwalk,” better represents the state.

It was enough to reverse the ukulele’s momentum.

Alan Akaka says the steel guitar deserves consideration for the honor in the future. He argues the distinctly Hawaiian instrument has influenced other genres.

ALAMOGORDO, N.M

Atari ‘E.T.’ game cartridges unearthed from landfill

A documentary film production company has found buried in a New Mexico landfill hundreds of the Atari “E.T.” game cartridges that some call the worst video game ever made.

Film director Zak Penn showed one “E.T.” cartridge retrieved from the dump site and says there are hundreds more mixed in the mounds of trash and dirt scooped by a backhoe.

Fuel Entertainment is producing a documentary about the search.

The video game’s commercial failure was partially responsible for the demise of Atari in the early 1980s.

The contents of the “Atari Grave” have become urban legend, with blog posts speculating about millions of cartridges and other Atari projects buried there.

— From news service reports