Student One Of 3 Dead In San Bernardino School Shooting:

A Southern California man fatally shot his estranged wife inside an elementary school classroom attended by special needs children before killing himself on Monday, San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan said.

Two students were injured in the murder-suicide at North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino, and one of those children later died at a hospital, Burguan said.
Burguan said the shooter, Cedric Anderson, 53, of Riverside, walked into the classroom armed with a large caliber revolver and opened fire “without saying anything,” killing Karen Elaine Smith, 53, also of Riverside. Smith was a teacher at the school.

Judge In High-Profile Cases Killed Outside His Chicago Home:

A judge involved in several high-profile cases in Chicago was shot and killed outside his home Monday morning, police said.

Cook County Judge Raymond Myles, 66, and a 52-year-old woman were both shot outside the home on Chicago’s South Side, police said. The woman, described as “a close associate of the judge,” is expected to survive, Chicago police Chief of Detectives Melissa Staples said.

The Often-Overlooked Reason United Can Kick You Off Your Flight:

When United Airlines needed extra seats on its plane Sunday night, the airline bumped an unwilling passenger, whom authorities ultimately dragged — down the aisle — off the plane.

Now, the airline is scrambling to respond to a wave of consternation centered on one question: How can they do that?

Part of the problem, at least, comes from the often-overlooked policy that allows airlines to stop passengers from boarding a plane if it’s overbooked. You agree to it when you book your tickets.

It’s standard practice for airlines to sell more tickets than there are seats. Carriers calculate how much wiggle room they have based on past stats that track no-shows and offer passengers vouchers if flights end up too full, and no two airlines have the same approach.

Tillerson: US Will ‘Hold To Account’ States That Commit Atrocities:

he United States will “hold to account” any government that commits atrocities against innocent people, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Monday, as key US allies met to work out a common stance on Syria.

Tillerson spoke at an Italian war memorial before a meeting of foreign ministers from the G7 industrialized nations, which was dominated by the diplomatic fallout from the unexpected US missile strike on a Syrian airbase last week.


Mauritius Music: How Sega Got Its Groove Back:

The signs are easy to miss. A hand-painted marker with an arrow indicates a dirt road leading simply to “the mountain.” A short drive up the road, a plaque set low to the ground marks a banyan tree with little explanation.

But these two modest markers near the village of Le Morne are the beginnings of a new effort in Mauritius to remember dark chapters of the island’s past and to honor the music that grew out of it.
“When I say Mauritius, the first thing people think of is ‘beach’, and the whole postcard part,” says singer Linzy Bacbotte, a leading advocate of the music known as sega.
And the postcard pictures are beautiful, so beautiful that she worries they will eclipse a history that until recently was overlooked in favor of the island’s European past.

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