Cop shoots himself during chase
A San Diego officer accidentally shot himself in the leg Sunday while pursuing a hit-and-run suspect who pointed a weapon at police and was eventually arrested on the roof of a parking structure near the finish line of the annual Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon. Officers fired at the woman but missed after she brandished the weapon at the parking facility at the edge of a downtown plaza shared by City Hall, police said. The suspect, who was not identified, threw the weapon to the street before being arrested. The officer is expected to fully recover.
Tesla investors to vote on ousters
With Tesla in trouble, some investors think it’s time to shake up the board of directors. Shareholders will vote Tuesday whether to dump three directors and replace Elon Musk as board chairman. Few expect the votes to pass. But some advocates — concerned about a lack of independent voices on the board — expect the number of “dump” votes will be big enough to force Musk and Tesla to pay more attention to investor concerns. Model 3 production problems are the prime cause of Tesla’s financial distress.
Teacher accused of animal cruelty
An Idaho teacher accused of feeding a sick puppy to a snapping turtle in front of several students has been charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty. Preston Junior High School science teacher Robert Crosland, who was charged Friday, faces up to six months in jail and a $5,000 fine if convicted. The Idaho Attorney General’s Office handled the investigation. Several parents came forward to say Crosland fed the puppy to the turtle on March 7. Several weeks later, state officials seized the turtle and euthanized it as a nonnative species.
Jimmy Fallon is Parkland speaker
Graduating seniors at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where a gunman killed 17 people in February, received diplomas Sunday and heard from surprise commencement speaker Jimmy Fallon, who urged them to move forward and “don’t let anything stop you.” Four families received diplomas on behalf of loved ones slain in the attack that gave rise to a campaign by teens for gun control. “He brought a positive energy — I’m glad he came,” said one student.
No majority in parliamentary vote
A right-wing opposition party led by a former Slovenian prime minister won the most votes in Slovenia’s parliamentary election Sunday, but not enough to form a government on its own, according to preliminary results. The State Election Commission said after counting some 90 percent of the ballots that Janez Jansa’s Slovenian Democratic Party received around 25 percent of the vote. The anti-establishment List of Marjan Sarec trailed in second place with more than 12 percent. The preliminary tally means no party secured a majority in Slovenia’s 90-member parliament.
Fighting starts again in Kashmir
Two paramilitary soldiers were killed and eight civilians wounded when Pakistani soldiers attacked dozens of forward posts along the highly militarized frontier in disputed Kashmir, Indian officials said. The fighting comes barely a week after the two nuclear-armed rivals signaled they would stop trading fire along the volatile frontier and uphold a cease-fire accord dating back 15 years. The two sides had agreed to defuse tensions and use existing mechanisms of hotline contacts and border meetings at local commanders’ level to resolve problems. Pakistan did not comment.