Two people are dead, including a guman, and six others are injured after a shooting erupted in a west Houston neighborhood Sunday, forcing police to issue a-shelter-place order on Memorial Day weekend.
Police spokesman John Cannon says there were two armed suspects shooting "high-powered" weapons at random. One was killed and the second was wounded and taken to a hospital. Cannon says the second person killed was found inside a vehicle. The circumstances of the death were not immediately available.
Interim Police Chief Martha Montalvo said at a Sunday news conference three other "citizens" and two constables were also injured in the shooting. One of the officers was struck by a bullet in his hand, and was treated at the scene and released. Another officer hit by gunfire was saved by his bullet-proof vest.
Five people were killed and at least three others were reported missing after heavy rain hammered the Plains states, triggering flooding over the holiday weekend, NBC News reported.
Four bodies were discovered in Washington County, Texas, and another was found Saturday in Travis County, according to emergency services officials. Officials were still searching for three missing people, including a 10-year-old boy who was pulled into the swollen Brazos River.
An 11-year-old Kansas boy was swept away after falling into the fast-moving Gypsum Creek in Wichita.
Other parts of the country were also dealing with wild weather. Tropical Storm Bonnie weakened to a tropical depression, bringing winds up to 35 mph and high surf to the Carolinas and Georgia through Monday.
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The use of black boxes to record critical flight data is striking many experts as antiquated, even though technology exists to stream information from an aircraft to a ground computer, according to NBC News.
The system doesn’t continuously send data to ground-based computers, but activates in the event of an abnormal occurrence, sending data to the airline to analyze. The airline can then apply corrective action.
The streaming devices are similar to the hardware used in black boxes on aircraft for decades. In the event of a plane crash, the data transmitted can help searchers pinpoint a specific search location.
The technology hasn’t been widely adopted, mainly because of the cost. FLYHT Aerospace Solutions, a Canadian company, provides an on-demand black box at about $100,000 per plane.
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The Libertarians have nominated former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson as the party's presidential nominee after clearing a majority threshold on the second ballot.
Johnson was the party's nominee in 2012, getting about 1 percent of the general election vote.
In the first round of voting, Johnson received 49.5 percent of votes at the party's convention in Orlando, Florida, just shy of the majority needed to clinch the nomination.
A mural in Venice, California, honoring 2,273 Vietnam veterans was destroyed ahead of Memorial Day, leaving residents outraged. Cleanup was planned Sunday after extensive graffiti, with a thick sheen of silver paint, covered the mural that stood in the same place untouched since 1992 on Pacific Avenue near Sunset Court. City Council Member Mike Bonin said he wanted the mural restored as soon as possible, adding "vandalizing a monument to brave men and women who served our country in a time of war is a disgusting act."
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exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo said the ape appeared to be protecting the child before being shot, NBC News reported.
"I don't know if the screaming did it or too many people hanging on the edge, if he thought we were coming in, but then he pulled the boy down away further from the big group," Kim O'Connor, who shot the video, told NBC station WLWT.
According to the video, Harambe, a Western lowland silverback gorilla, nudged the boy toward him before tugging on the back of his pants. In another video, the gorilla stands over the boy on all fours as onlookers shout in the background.
Cincinnati Fire Chief Marc Monahan said Saturday that first responders saw the gorilla "dragging and throwing the child."
Harambe was fatally shot during the rescue. The boy, whose age was misreported as 4 by authorities, was in the enclosure for more than 10 minutes before he was rescued and was taken to hospital with serious injuries.
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Alan Pulido is a forward for Olympiacos of Greece and was part of Mexico's 2014 World Cup team, though he wasn't called up for the Copa America tournament that starts this coming week.
A state official said the 25-year-old player was kidnapped after leaving a party near his hometown of Ciudad Victoria, the capital of a state that has been plagued by organized crime.
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The pair of Portuguese water dogs — Bo with his distinctive white chest and front paws, and the all-black Sunny — are canine ambassadors for the White House, very popular and so in demand that they have schedules, like the president.
"Everybody wants to see them and take pictures," Michelle Obama said. "I get a memo at the beginning of the month with a request for their schedules, and I have to approve their appearances."
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Vermont Bernie Sanders warned democratic rival Hillary Clinton that her pick for running mate will be critical to winning over his supporters going into the general election.
During an interview to air Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Sanders said told Chuck Todd that Clinton needs "a candidate who can excite working families, excite young people, bring them into the political process and create a large voter turnout."
Asked whether Virginia senator Tim Kaine, who's rumored to be on Clinton's short list, is the kind of running mate he's recommending, Sanders said, "I really like him very much," but declined any further speculation.
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Bryce Dejean-Jones, a guard for the New Orleans Pelicans, was fatally shot after he kicked down the door of a Dallas apartment early Saturday morning, police said. The resident of the apartment, whose identity was not released, was sleeping when he heard a man, identified as 23-year-old Bryce Dejean-Jones, breaking down the front door, police said. The resident, armed with a handgun, called out and heard no response. As Dejean-Jones kicked open the bedroom door, the resident fired his gun, police said. Dejean-Jones left the apartment and collapsed. He was later brought to a hospital and pronounced dead from a gunshot wound, according to the police statement.
Replacing water pipes due to the lead-tainted crisis in Flint could be at least twice the price of previous estimates, according to a report obtained by a newspaper.
Engineering company Rowe Professional Services told the state the average cost for replacing a service water line through a completed pilot project was $7,500. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality previously estimated it would cost $4,000, the Detroit Free Press reported Saturday.
The UN refugee agency says over 700 migrants may have drowned in Mediterranean Sea shipwrecks south of Italy in the last few days as they tried to reach Europe.
Carlotta Sami, spokeswoman for UNHCR, told The Associated Press by phone Sunday an estimated 100 people are missing from a smugglers' boat that capsized Wednesday.
She said about 550 others are missing from a smuggling boat that capsized Thursday morning.