|Tornadoes, storms kill 11 in U.S. South - |
(Reuters) - Tornadoes ripped through an East Texas county on Saturday evening, killing at least four people and injuring dozens, while high winds, falling trees and floods killed five in neighboring states, according to news reports. Three tornadoes were confirmed by the U.S. National Weather Service in Canton, a city about 60 miles (95 km) east of Dallas in Van Zandt County. The winds flipped over cars, snapped trees, destroyed houses and left roads strewn with debris and fallen power lines, according to photographs and video published by the Dallas Morning News.
|Beer-drinking gunman opens fire poolside in San Diego: media reports - |
A man drinking a beer from one hand and brandishing a gun in the other opened fire beside a pool at a San Diego apartment complex on Sunday, wounding several people before being shot dead by police, according to local media accounts. An apartment complex resident who witnessed part of the incident told television station KFMB-TV, the CBS affiliate in San Diego, that five to seven victims were shot, before the gunman was slain on the scene by police. San Diego police were not immediately available to confirm details of the shooting, which was reported to have begun shortly after 6 p.m. local time at the Ja Jolla Crossroads Apartments in the University City section of San Diego.
|Next battleground: An aging Great Lakes pipeline stirs new protest - |
Now, in Michigan, a broad coalition of opponents is entering a new frontier: Pushing to rip out and reroute an existing pipeline - Enbridge Inc.'s aging Line 5, which crosses the Straits of Mackinac. The firm plans to add 18 additional supports in the Straits this summer, he said.
|Armed couple arrested after deadly shooting spree near Los Angeles - |
Police have arrested an armed couple they say fit the description of a man and woman sought in a weekend shooting spree near Los Angeles that left one man dead and at least three other people injured, authorities said on Sunday. The apparently random series of shootings began on Saturday afternoon following a carjacking and stretched over a five-hour period in several locations between the communities of Whittier and La Mirada a few miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles. Whittier police and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department have provided few details of the shootings, which investigators were still trying to piece together on Sunday afternoon.
|U.S. service member killed near Mosul identified as infantry officer - |
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. service member who died when an improvised explosive device detonated while he was on patrol outside the northern Iraqi city of Mosul was identified on Sunday as 1st Lieutenant Weston Lee. Lee, 25, of Bluffton, Georgia, was an infantry officer assigned to 1st Battalion, 325th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, the U.S. Army said in a statement. U.S.-backed forces have been fighting to retake the Islamic State strongholds of Mosul. News of the death came as U.S. President Donald Trump marked his first 100 days in office. ...