FLOOD TURNS DEADLY AT SWIMMING HOLE IN ARIZ.
At least nine people were killed and one other believed missing as floodwaters from a sudden rainstorm barreled through a normally tranquil swimming area where more than 100 people were taking refuge from summer heat, authorities said Sunday. Some of those washed downstream clung to trees until rescuers reached them. The flood hit Saturday afternoon at Cold Springs canyon, about 100 northeast of Phoenix, and some people were washed several miles downstream.
Some residents couldn’t hear alarms in deadly blaze. HONOLULU»
As flames raged through a Honolulu high-rise building, killing three people and injuring a dozen others, some residents didn’t even realize a blaze had broken out until they opened their doors or saw firefighters. Several Marco Polo high-rise residents said the sirens are in the hallways and they had trouble hearing them when the blaze started. There were no flashing alarm lights or public announcements about the deadly fire, they said.
Singer Carter, girlfriend arrested. CORNELIA,
GA.» Authorities say singer Aaron Carter and his girlfriend have been arrested on DUI and drug charges in Georgia. Carter is accused of drunken driving and possession of less than 1 ounce of marijuana and paraphernalia. Parker was arrested for obstruction and possession.
UAE hacked Qatari government sites, sparking regional upheaval, according to U.S. intelligence officials.
The United Arab Emirates orchestrated the hacking of Qatari government news and social media sites to post incendiary false quotes attributed to Qatar’s emir, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad alThani, in late May that sparked the ongoing upheaval between Qatar and its neighbors, according to U.S. intelligence officials.
Officials became aware last week that newly analyzed information gathered by U.S. intelligence agencies confirmed that on May 23, senior members of the UAE government discussed the plan and its implementation. The false reports said that the emir, among other things, had called Iran an “Islamic power” and praised Hamas.
“War for the Planet of the Apes” wins weekend box office. HOLLYWOOD»
“War for the Planet of the Apes” took down “Spider-Man: Homecoming” at the North American box office, opening with an estimated $56.5 million in ticket sales.