California

Off-duty cop fired his gun in Costco shooting

An off-duty Los Angeles police officer discharged his firearm inside a Costco Wholesale in a shooting that left one person dead and three injured, authorities said. The officer was among the injured. It was not immediately clear whether the officer was the only person who fired shots. No one was in custody following the shooting. Witnesses said they saw a man arguing with someone when shots rang out at least six times. The man involved in the argument was killed, Corona police Lt. Jeff Edwards said.

New York

Officer's suicide is the third in 10 days

A 29-year-old New York police officer died by suicide near his Staten Island precinct station house, the third member of the department to kill himself in 10 days. The officer had been with New York police for six years. His death came as the department had already been rocked by the suicides of a veteran deputy chief and a longtime homicide detective this month.

New Jersey

Plane skids off runway at Newark; no injuries

A passenger jet skidded off a runway at Newark Liberty International Airport, shutting down service at the transportation hub for hours, officials said. Emergency responders were sent to the airport after reports that a United Airlines flight from Denver had veered off the runway. A few of the plane's 166 passengers had bumps and bruises, but no one required medical attention.

Sudan

U.S. diplomat demands independent inquiry

The top U.S. diplomat to Africa said there must be an "independent and credible" investigation into the Sudanese military's violent dispersal of a protest camp, as the ruling military council failed to announce the findings of its own investigation. Sudan's security forces violently swept away a camp in the capital on June 3 where demonstrators had been holding a sit-in. More than 100 people have been killed and hundreds wounded since then, according to protest organizers. Authorities say 61 have died.

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