More snow likely forecast for storm-buried Pacific Northwest
SEATTLE – Pacific Northwest residents who are more accustomed to rain than snow are digging out from a winter storm and bracing for more. The sun was out Sunday morning but temperatures were in the teens or single digits. The National Weather Service said that was colder than the Arctic coast or North Slope of Alaska. The service also warned that snowfall would range from an inch to three inches through Sunday night. The Seattle Times reported the storms brought more snow than the city usually gets in a year.
MILWAUKEE – Prosecutors on Sunday charged a 26-year-old man in the killing of a Milwaukee police officer. Jordan P. Fricke of Milwaukee was charged with first-degree intentional homicide and other crimes in the fatal shooting Wednesday of 35-year-old Officer Matthew Rittner, who was serving a search warrant. Police say Fricke was the target of the warrant and was wanted for the illegal sale of firearms and drugs. Authorities say officers announced themselves as police and Fricke fired several rounds.
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-sisi was elected chairman of the African Union at the continental body’s summit in Ethiopia. Also at the African Union meeting Sunday, a statue of Ethiopia’s last emperor was unveiled. Afterward a scuffle erupted between security guards for some African leaders and African Union guards, causing a delay in the entry procession of the heads of state into the main meeting. Amnesty International warned that el-sisi’s chairmanship might undermine human rights mechanisms.
BEIJING – Authorities say 18 people died during the celebration of the Lunar New Year holiday. An explosion at an illegal fireworks stand left five people dead in the southern region of Guangxi. Reports Sunday say the stand operator faces a charge of causing an accident through the use of dangerous articles. Those killed in Tuesday’s accident included three children and two adults. Accidents on icy highways in central China left at least 13 dead as millions of families were heading home after their celebrations.