In the news
■ The Dalai Lama, 82, must cancel a planned visit to Botswana “due to exhaustion,” according to a statement on the Tibetan spiritual leader’s website that also thanked the president and government “for their unwavering principled stand to welcome him to their country.”
■ Edwin Edwards, the former four-term governor of Louisiana known for defying tradition — as a convicted felon with a wife five decades his junior, a 4-yearold son and a lifetime of making headlines — celebrated his 90th birthday with hundreds of people, each of whom paid $250 to attend the sold-out event.
■ David Berkowitz, the “Son of Sam” serial killer who terrorized New York 40 years ago, told CBS News in an interview at the prison where he is serving a life sentence that he “surrendered to those very dark forces” when he killed six people and wounded seven.
■ Yann Chao, owner of Mama C’s Donuts in Maumee, Ohio, said she expects to reopen in the coming days, after her shop was blamed for a norovirus outbreak that sickened more than 400 people but it recently received a clean bill of health.
■ Oren Kristal said his grandfather, Israel, recognized as the world’s oldest man by Guinness World Records and who lived through both world wars and survived the Auschwitz concentration camp, has died, a month shy of his 114th birthday.
■ Sandra Butler described as traumatizing the burial of her father at a cemetery in Butler, N.J., where a corpse’s rotting foot from a nearby grave fell on top of the elder Butler’s coffin during the eulogy, prompting workers to quickly fill in the grave.
■ Eddie Neas, an ex-Marine of New Jersey, was visiting Vietnam in March 2016 when he bought from a vendor a U.S. dog tag that read “DB Freed” and “USMC,” and then, after searching online, located Freed’s family in Texas, and last week gave the tag to a brother of Lance Cpl. David Bruce Freed, who was 19 when he was killed in action in 1968.
■ Elise Conroy, 26, of Roxbury Township, N.J., tried to poison her 84-yearold grandmother by pouring antifreeze in some juice, authorities said, though they did not disclose a motive or whether the grandmother was harmed.