TECUMSEH, OKLA.

Slain officer was new recruit

A 22-year-old officer and new recruit died Monday after a shootout with a man who fled a traffic stop in central Oklahoma, police said. Officer Justin Terney, who had only graduated from the police academy last summer, was shot several times late Sunday and died after undergoing surgery overnight, Tecumseh Assistant Police Chief J.R. Kidney said. “He was a very young officer, just getting a start,” Kidney said. “He was taken way too soon.” The man who fired on Terney was also shot multiple times. Kidney said he was in a hospital’s intensive care unit Monday morning.

LOS ANGELES

Study predicts beach erosion

More than half of Southern California’s beaches could completely erode back to coastal infrastructure or sea cliffs by the year 2100 as the sea level rises, according to a study released Monday. Using a new computer model to predict shoreline effects caused by the rise of sea levels and changes in storm patterns from climate change, the research found that with limited human intervention, 31 percent to 67 percent of the beaches could vanish over the next eight decades with sea-level rises of 3.3 feet to 6.5 feet. Human efforts will likely need to increase to preserve the beaches, the study’s lead author said.

WASHINGTON

More births for moms in 30s

Women in their 30s are having babies at the highest rate since the 1960s, providing a rare bright spot in what’s an otherwise stagnating U.S. population. For women in their early 30s, the birthrate in 2015 was the highest it’s been since 1964, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report this year. And the rate for women age 35 to 39 was the highest since 1962, when families were larger and births hit near all-time highs in the baby-boom years. Overall fertility rates in the U.S. are at a historic low of 62.5 births per 1,000 women ages 15 to 44, despite the high rates for women in their 30s.

BROKEN ARROW, OKLA.

Man kills suspected burglars

Oklahoma authorities say three would-be burglars were fatally shot Monday by a homeowner’s adult son who was armed with a rifle. The Wagoner County Sheriff’s Office received a call around 12:30 p.m. from someone inside a home who told dispatchers that people had broken into the house and that shots had been fired. Deputy Nick Mahoney said officers arrived to find three men fatally shot. Mahoney said the men were wearing black clothes, gloves and masks when they forced their way in through a back door.

Compiled from wire reports.