A police dog in Contra Costa County located a burglary suspect hiding in a doghouse. In China, a maintenance crew discovered the body of a woman in an elevator they had disabled a month earlier, and an American man in Mozambique found a piece of debris that may be a fragment of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which disappeared over the Indian Ocean two years ago. In Dallas, a man riding a hoverboard shot and wounded driver who offered him a ride. “The suspect then fled the location,” wrote the police in a press release, “on foot.” Read more...
The United States carried out an airstrike on an Al-Shabab training site in Somalia, killing 150 militants. A suicide bomber claiming allegiance to the Islamic State drove a truck packed with explosives into a checkpoint at the entrance to the Iraqi city of Hilla, killing at least 60 people. A Taliban suicide bomber killed 11 people outside a courthouse in Pakistan, and North Korea threatened the United States and South Korea with a nuclear strike. Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney urged his party’s voters not to support current Republican frontrunner Donald Trump, calling Trump a “fraud” who is “playing the American public for suckers”; Mexico’s treasury secretary announced that his country would not pay for the construction of a wall on the U.S.–Mexican border as Trump had promised his supporters; and Google search queries for “move to Canada” surged shortly after Trump won seven state primaries.  The Supreme Court temporarily blocked a Louisiana law that would have capped the number of abortion clinics. Former first lady Nancy Reagan died at the age of 94, and Aubrey McClendon, a former chief executive of Chesapeake Energy, died in a car crash at the age of 56, one day after he was charged with breaking federal antitrust laws. The Ivy League vowed to eliminate tackling at football practices, and a study found that the Uraba lugens caterpillar uses a “hat” made of its old heads to protect itself from predators.
In Pennsylvania, a man pleaded guilty to robbing a bank by threatening employees with a sex toy that looked like a bomb. A New York woman was charged with one felony count of possessing a forged instrument after she was pulled over for driving with a license plate made of cardboard. An NYPD horse threw its officer and ran loose in Times Square, and a dog perched on the driver’s seat of a semi-tractor crashed the vehicle into a car at a Kwik Trip convenience store in Mankato, Minnesota. A police dog in Contra Costa County located a burglary suspect hiding in a doghouse. In China, a maintenance crew discovered the body of a woman in an elevator they had disabled a month earlier, and an American man in Mozambique found a piece of debris that may be a fragment of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which disappeared two years ago. In Dallas, a man riding a hoverboard shot and wounded a driver who offered him a ride. “The suspect then fled the location,” wrote the police in a press release, “on foot.”
In Idaho, three high-school students and a middle-school student were charged with various arson-related crimes for burning down their principal’s house in retaliation for suspensions. Two teenagers in Anchorage, Alaska, accidentally set fire to an elementary school’s playground while attempting to burn a love letter, and a 16-year-old boy in Tennessee with a 9mm handgun shot at his grandmother, mother, sister, and nephew because he had not wanted to get out of bed for school. Google installed cameras at the Los Angeles Zoo that allow animals to take photos of themselves, police charged a Long Island man with driving under the influence after viewing his self-broadcast drunk-driving video on a streaming app, and a Washington man attempting to take a selfie while holding his gun accidentally shot himself in the face. A toddler in South Carolina called 911 when she was unable to put on her pants, and a five-year-old in California who had suffered a mysterious six-month-long runny nose blew her nose and dislodged a 1.5-inch safety pin. In the United Kingdom, the Department for Education issued guidelines mandating that examiners give primary-school students credit for using an exclamation mark only when a sentence begins with “How” or “What.” “Cripes!” said John Sutherland, Lord Northcliffe Professor of English Literature Emeritus at University College London. “Yikes!”
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