4 confirmed dead in Fla. boat collision
Three boats collided near a Miami marina around the end of a fireworks display, killing four and injuring a dozen others in a chaotic scene that left bodies and survivors tossed overboard.
Multiple law-enforcement agencies responded to the crash Friday night near the Dinner Key Marina in Miami, with officers plucking several people out of the water. The boaters are believed to have been out celebrating the Fourth of July holiday.
Eight people were initially transported to Miami hospitals. Two of them, a man and a woman, later died. Relatives of a third victim found her body in the water Saturday, and a fourth body was located later by investigators, authorities said.
The victims’ names and ages weren’t immediately released.
Bomb attack kills 4
Four people were killed when a car laden with explosives blew up near the parliament building in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, a police official said Saturday.
The Somali terror group al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the bombing. Capt. Mohammed Hussein said the car exploded at a checkpoint where it had been stopped by Somali troops. The dead were soldiers and refugees from an internal refugee camp near the check point, Hussein said.
Great white bites man near beach
MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif.
A 7-foot-long great white shark bit a man swimming off Southern California’s Manhattan Beach on Saturday, officials said.
Rick Flores, a Los Angeles County Fire Department spokesman, said the man was bitten on the upper right side about 9:30 a.m., suffering puncture wounds described as moderate injuries. He was taken to a hospital conscious and breathing on his own, Flores said.
The attack started when a person fishing off the Manhattan Beach Pier hooked the shark and spent over 30 minutes trying to reel it in, which, Flores said, made the shark grow agitated and take out more fishing line.
The victim was in a group of long-distance swimmers about 300 yards off the beach swimming past the pier, where Flores said the shark bit the man.
Police: Bump may have set off shooting
A shooting in a bar-hopping Indianapolis neighborhood that injured seven people may have been set off by two people bumping into each other in the street, police said Saturday.
Police arrested a 23-year-old man on a preliminary charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm and questioned him about the shooting. He was not charged in connection with the shooting, police spokesman Lt. Chris Bailey said.
Police said one man was in critical condition at a local hospital. Five other men and a woman also were shot, but did not have life-threatening injuries, authorities said. All of the victims are in their 20s.
NATO is taking no new members now
Faced with a newly aggressive Russia, NATO has been mulling how to react, but it is ruling out one option: rapid expansion.
Four would-be members, including the former Soviet republic of Georgia, have been informed that admission to NATO isn’t in the cards anytime soon. Macedonia’s foreign minister told The Associated Press it was a “step backward.”
The bottom line: The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, celebrating important anniversaries this year of a dozen nations joining its ranks, will welcome no new members when President Barack Obama and other leaders convene in Wales in September.