Seven people are dead after two related shootings Monday in Half Moon Bay, marking California’s third mass killing in only eight days. Hours later, one person was killed and seven others were wounded in a shootout at an Oakland gas station.
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Mass shootings in Northern California and Oakland, hours apart
Seven people were killed in two related shootings Monday on the outskirts of Half Moon Bay, California, just south of San Francisco. The San Mateo County Sheriff’s office says 67-year-old Chunli Zhao is in custody as the suspect. Authorities say four people were found dead and one critically wounded from gunshots mid-afternoon. Then three others were found dead at a business several miles away. The connection between the locations is unclear but the sheriff’s office says both are agricultural businesses. The shootings follow Saturday’s massacre that killed 11 people at a dance hall in Monterey Park, Southern California. Read more
- After a shootout at an Oakland gas station Monday night, dispatchers learned several victims had taken themselves to local hospitals for treatment of gunshot wounds.
Families remember those slain in Monterey Park mass shooting
The LA County Department of Health Services on Monday announced the 11th fatality in a mass shooting in Monterey Park, California. The shooting happened Saturday night amid Lunar New Year festivities at the Star Ballroom Dance Studio in the predominantly Asian American city. The suspect, 72-year-old Huu Can Tran, was found dead Sunday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound inside the van he used to flee after a second shooting that a man thwarted, Los Angeles County Sheriff Robert Luna said. Authorities were still searching for a motive. Here’s what we know about the victims.
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Georgia judge to consider releasing Trump investigation report at hearing
A judge in Fulton County, Georgia, is set to consider Tuesday the public release of a special grand jury’s months-long investigation into attempts by former President Donald Trump and his allies to interfere in the 2020 election, including any recommendations related to possible prosecution.
Imminent threat to Trump: Analysts have characterized the inquiry as perhaps the most serious legal threat facing the former president. Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney, who disclosed last week that the jury had completed its work and forwarded its report, also indicated the panel had “voted to recommend that its report be published.”
- How it all started: Shortly after Trump’s extraordinary Jan. 2, 2021 conversation with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger went viral, Atlanta-area District Attorney Fani Willis launched a far-reaching criminal investigation into interference in the 2020 election that now stands at a crucial inflection point.
- Witnesses included Trump allies Lindsey Graham, Michael Flynn and John Eastman. Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani, designated as a target in the inquiry, headlined the list of former aides and allies of the former president summoned to testify before the panel.
- Trump won’t appear at the hearing Tuesday. His attorneys said Trump had not been asked to provide a voluntary interview in the probe.
What’s behind the snowless winter in NYC, Washington and Philadelphia
While portions of the U.S. have been pummeled with snow this winter, other cities may be left wondering: where is the snow? In Washington, D.C., residents of the nation’s capital haven’t seen measurable snow this winter. New York City also has yet to see its typical snow this season, in addition to Philadelphia and other parts of the Northeast. The Environmental Protection Agency also warns that total snowfall has decreased in some parts of the country over the last nearly 100 years, explaining that “In addition to changing the overall rate of precipitation, climate change can lead to changes in the type of precipitation.” Read more
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Oscar nominations 2023
Big-screen spectacles are poised to dominate nominations for the 95th Academy Awards on Tuesday. Nominations will be announced 8:30am ET from the academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, California. Blockbuster “Top Gun” and “Black Panther” sequels loom as heavyweight contenders that could throw extra spiciness into an awards season that’s somewhat back to normal after a couple of pandemic-plagued years. Click here to read our predictions on who will get picked – or snubbed.
📷 Photo of the day: Pakistan faces nationwide power outage 📷
Pakistan’s prime minister apologized Tuesday to the nation for a major, daylong power outage that disrupted normal life across the country and drew criticism from millions who were left without electricity amid the harsh winter weather. Pakistan’s Energy Minister Khurram Dastgir defended the government’s efforts; Authorities had turned off electricity on Sunday night to conserve fuel and efforts to turn it back on led to a system-wide meltdown. Click here to see more photos.
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