Sep 13, 2011, 11:55 p.m.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Republicans won an upset victory in a Democratic stronghold in New York on Tuesday in a special House of Representatives election for the seat vacated by former Representative Anthony Weiner, who resigned after a Twitter sex scandal. Republican Bob Turner, a retired media executive who had called the election a repudiation of President Barack Obama, defeated Democrat David Weprin, a state assemblyman, by six points, 53 percent to 47 percent, a New York cable television station said.

Gumby attempted robbery suspect surrenders to San Diego police

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Gumby's bandit days appear to be over. A man named Jacob Kiss, 19, told police in San Diego on Tuesday that he is the person who dressed as the green animated character Gumby, entered a California 7-Eleven store this month and had an encounter with the store clerk that investigators later described as an attempted robbery, police said.

Cherokee Indians say they will not be dictated to by U.S.

OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - The nation's second-largest Indian tribe said on Tuesday that it would not be dictated to by the U.S. government over its move to banish 2,800 African Americans from its citizenship rolls. "The Cherokee Nation will not be governed by the BIA," Joe Crittenden, the tribe's acting principal chief, said in a statement responding to the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Man opens fire in Arkansas court, is killed by police

(Reuters) - A gunman armed with several weapons opened fire in an Arkansas courthouse on Tuesday, wounding two people including a court employee before he was shot dead by police, officials told Reuters. The officials said the man, armed with two handguns and an assault rifle, opened fire on the second floor of a courthouse in Van Buren, Arkansas, in violence a police dispatcher said appeared to have been related to a domestic issue.

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