A California Highway Patrol (CHP) officer was killed along with the suspect and two other officers were wounded during a shootout in southern California on Monday evening, police and news media reported. A CHP dispatcher confirmed the shootout happened at about 5:30 p.m. (0030 GMT) in Riverside, California, about 86 kilometers east of Los Angeles just off US Interstate 215. "One of our officers succumbed to the injuries sustained," a CHP representative said on Twitter late Monday. The conditions of the two wounded officers were not disclosed. Police did not immediately release other details. Initial reports from local news media at the scene said that a CHP officer on a motorcycle made a routine traffic stop, and the suspect grabbed a rifle from the vehicle and started shooting. The officer returned fire and called for backup from the CHP, Riverside Police and Riverside Sheriff's Office, the Riverside Press-Enterprise reported. It was not clear if the officer making the stop was … [Read more...] about California Highway Patrol officer, suspect killed in shootout
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SACRAMENTO: Four people have died at a California food festival shooting, including a suspected gunman, police chief Scott Smithee told a news conference late on Sunday (Jul 28).Fifteen more were injured, including some who suffered gunshot wounds, although the number of those shot was not immediately clear.Police and ambulances raced to the scene of the incident, which happened on the last day of the Gilroy Garlic Festival, an annual three-day event south of San Jose. Video posted on social media showed people at the event running for cover as shots rang out. "Officers were in that area, and engaged the suspect in less than a minute. The suspect was shot and killed," Gilroy police chief Scot Smithee said.A city councilman told media earlier that one suspect had been taken into custody. Councilman Dion Bracco told The New York Times: "They don't know if there were more, so they have to treat it as an active situation. We have police out here from as far away as … [Read more...] about 4 dead in California shooting, including suspected gunman
Watch more in iWant or TFC.tv VANCOUVER, Canada - Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez wowed her fans as she took the stage for the Vancouver leg of her concert tour, “Songbird Sings.” Fans were in full force to support their idol, and the Songbird did not disappoint. Velasquez brought her fans to memory lane with songs from her past albums. She also gave tribute to National Artist Ryan Cayabyab by including some of his compositions in her repertoire. The audience shrieked when Velasquez sang her cover of Nonoy Zuniga’s “Araw Gabi.” “They were wonderful, very responsive, and they laughed at all the jokes. They’re a listening crowd also, so we actually liked the crowd kasi nakikinig talaga,” she said. Velasquez’ special guest is none other than her husband, OPM icon Ogie Alcasid. The couple sang one of Alcasid’s songs, “Bakit Ngayon Ka Lang.” The North American tour is the first time the duo is in a … [Read more...] about News Regine Velasquez did not disappoint fans in Canada concert
The cellphones known as 5G, or fifth generation, represent the vanguard of a wireless era rich in interconnected cars, factories and cities. Whichever nation dominates the new technology will gain a competitive edge for much of this century, according to many analysts. But a television network a few blocks from the White House has been stirring concerns about a hidden flaw. “Just a small one,” a TV reporter told her viewers recently. “It might kill you.” The Russian network RT America aired the segment, titled “A Dangerous ‘Experiment on Humanity,’” in covering what its guest experts call 5G’s dire health threats. US intelligence agencies identified the network as a principal meddler in the 2016 presidential election. Now, it is linking 5G signals to brain cancer, infertility, autism, heart tumors and Alzheimer’s disease — claims that lack scientific support. Yet even as RT America, the cat’s-paw of Russia’s … [Read more...] about News Russian network links 5G to health risks
LONDON — In Spain, activists were convicted for social media posts that violated an expanded anti-terrorism law. The Twitter accounts of German citizens were blocked because of rules enacted last year that prohibit hate speech. And a Dutch court determined Google must remove search results about a doctor punished for poor performance, in compliance with a privacy law. Heralded as the world’s toughest watchdog of Silicon Valley technology giants, Europe has clamped down on violent content, hate speech and misinformation online through a thicket of new laws and regulations over the last five years. Now there are questions about whether the region is going too far, with the rules leading to accusations of censorship and potentially providing cover to some governments to stifle dissent. The unintended consequences may be compounded as European governments pursue more laws and policies to restrict what communication can be shared online. Last month, Britain proposed appointing … [Read more...] about News Europe takes on big tech: Has it gone too far?