Islamic State claims responsibility for today's horrific scene in a Barcelona tourist district. Thirteen died, 80 were hurt when a van plowed onto a busy sidewalk. Police arrested two suspects and seized a second van in another town.


Reasons behind the death of a mom, her son and the family dog at the hands of the husband and father in Lacey Township Wednesday might never be fully understood. The man who took their lives and tried, but failed, to kill himself, died soon afterward in hospitalization. Authorities have not released the identities, or the cause of death.

Showers and thunderstorms Friday will likely bring gusty winds and hail with them. Temperatures will remain in the low 80s. Skies gradually clear during Saturday, but be alert for bacteria-related beach closures or advisories. They're listed at

Surveillance cameras in a Barnegat convenience store capture a shoplifting suspect. Police hope to capture him too, and they've issued video in the hope that someone will recognize him. See the video in the article on our page.

After thundering through the Mid-Atlantic Regionals, Jackson's Holbrook Little Leaguers find the going rougher in World Series competition in Williamsport, rebounding from a 7-2 deficit with four runs in the sixth before falling to New England, 7-6. They play again Saturday against the loser of the Great Lakes-Southwest matchup.

The big Powerball prize now eclipses a half-billion dollars, with no ticket matching all the numbers once again Wednesday night. Four tickets matched four numbers and the Powerball, good for $50,000 each.

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