39 DEAD AS TRUCK RAMS VEHICLES
naivasha, kenya» A runaway truck carrying gas slammed into vehicles and burst into flames on a major road in Kenya, killing at least 39 people and injuring 10, officials said Sunday. The truck lost control while going downhill from the capital, Nairobi, to Naivasha late Saturday. Eleven vehicles were burned. The ground around the crash site was scorched. Residents stood around looking dazed, with some taking photos or selfies with their phones.
USGS records several small earthquakes across Oklahoma. Several earthquakes were
recorded during the weekend across Oklahoma, the largest being a magnitude 3.7 temblor near Waukomis. No damage or injuries were reported. The quake near Waukomis, about 60 miles northwest of Oklahoma City, was recorded early Saturday by the U.S. Geological Survey. Magnitude 3.3 earthquakes were recorded Sunday near Perry, about 55 miles north of Oklahoma City, and on Saturday near Mooreland, 110 miles northwest of Oklahoma City. Three quakes ranging from 2.5 to 2.9 were recorded near McLoud, Okarche and Perry.
Blasts claimed by Kurdish militants B
istanbul» Turkey declared a national day of mourning and paid tribute to the dead Sunday after two bombings in Istanbul killed 38 people and wounded 155 others near a soccer stadium. The carnage was claimed by a Turkey-based Kurdish militant group. The Kurdistan Freedom Falcons said two of their members had sacrificed their lives in the Saturday night attack that targeted security forces outside the Besiktas stadium shortly after the conclusion of a match.
Foreign minister tapped to be premier, form next government B Italian Foreign
rome» Minister Paolo Gentiloni was tapped Sunday to form a new, Democrat-led government and end a political crisis so the country can quickly tackle pressing problems, which include troubled banks, an economy resisting growth and an electoral reform aimed at finally making the nation more governable. Italy is due to participate in a European Council meeting Thursday in Brussels, where participants are expected to discuss key problems including migration, security and how to deal with Britain’s decision to quit the European Union.
Bristol Palin announces she’s expecting her third child.
Political offspring Bristol Palin and her husband, Dakota Meyer, will welcome a baby in the spring, the couple announced. It’s the third child for Palin.
“Moana” reigns; “La La Land” sings in limited release B
los angeles» “Moana” continued to sit pretty atop the box office for its third consecutive weekend, but the musical “La La Land” was what had audiences singing this weekend. Playing in only five theaters, “La La Land” grossed a staggering $855,000, according to estimates Sunday.
Kenyan police officers search for the remains of victims at the crash site. John Muchucha, AFP/Getty Images