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Rick Lord A police pursuit caught on camera in California, some record heat in South Carolina, and a new breed in Oklahoma on this USA Update

December 26, 2013
Reporter: Rick Lord


California... a carjacking suspect is in custody after leading police on a chase through Compton. The driver of the SUV got up to almost 90 miles-an-hour on the 605 freeway this morning, nearly hitting pedestrians and oncoming traffic during the chase, which ended just before noon in a residential area. The suspect stayed in the car for a while before getting out and surrendering...

South Carolina... things are heating up in Ft. Mill, thanks to one local farmer, who now holds the Guinness world record for hottest pepper, which he calls "the Carolina reaper." His latest batch comes in at a blistering 1,569,300 Scoville units. By the way pepper spray measures about two million Scovilles. He's hoping his pepper's new found fame can help expand his business...

Oklahoma... the zoo in Wynnewood is welcoming the nation's first liligers. Already home to more than 160 tigers and 40 lions, this is a new one. The liliger is an animal that's one-quarter tiger and three-quarters lion. The three cubs were born four weeks ago, and based on genetics, are expected to get up to 800 pounds. And with cat-like reflexes, we have to say goodbye meow on this USA Update.

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