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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah mother and father who followed their son to school and pulled a shotgun from his hand after he fired a round into a classroom ceiling likely prevented bloodshed by acting quickly on their intuition and conversations with the boy after they noticed guns were missing from their home, police said Friday.
US President Barack Obama on Friday moved to block a Chinese company's purchase of German semiconductor equipment maker Aixtron by blocking the inclusion of Aixtron's US business in the deal. The US Treasury said a review by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) chaired by Obama found the risks posed by the deal, which could place sensitive technology with potential military applications in Chinese hands, were too great. "CFIUS and the president assess that the transaction poses a risk to the national security of the United States that cannot be resolved through mitigation," the Treasury said in a statement.
Slovenia's Ilka Stuhec won the season-opening ladies downhill at Lake Louise on Friday with the first World Cup victory of her ski racing career. "I knew I could ski fast and I just needed to put it in a race and I did," said Stuhec, whose best previous result on the World Cup circuit was a fourth place in the 2013 super-G in Beaver Creek, Colorado. Italy's Sofia Goggia was second with a time of one minute, 45.70 seconds, while Sweden's Kajsa Kling finished third with one minute, 45.79 seconds.