Two inmates die, four injured in prison riot
A weekend revolt at a Nebraska maximum security prison left two prisoners dead, authorities said on Monday, probably killed by other inmates. Four other prisoners were injured and two workers assaulted at Tecumseh State Correctional Institution about 60 miles southwest of Lincoln. Corrections Director Scott Frakes described a harrowing 11-hour ordeal, during which 100 to 200 of the roughly 1,000 inmates took control of two of the four housing units, broke windows, tore down a wall dividing the housing units and removed security cameras.
Police didn't see FBI bulletin before attack
Hours before two would-be terrorists attacked a provocative prophet Mohammed cartoon contest, the FBI sent local authorities the license plate number and photo of one of the shooters, who had a prior terrorism-related conviction, but police said they didn't see the intelligence bulletin in time. Garland Police Chief Mitch Bates also said the FBI notice was not specific enough to have altered the response.
Zimmerman dust-up linked to road rage
George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who has had a series of run-ins with girlfriends, his ex-wife and random strangers since killing an unarmed black teenager, narrowly missed getting shot Monday after a mysterious dispute. The dispute this time was with the same man that authorities said was involved in a road rage incident with Zimmerman last year. A bullet missed his head, spraying glass from the vehicle's windshield, said his attorney, Don West.
Ex-CIA officer gets 3½ years in leaks case
A former CIA officer was sentenced to 3½ years in prison for leaking details of a secret mission to thwart Iran's nuclear ambitions, a sentence that was received with a measure of relief from his legal team and paled in comparison to the decades-long term that had been on the table. Jeffrey Sterling, 47, of O'Fallon, Mo., had faced federal sentencing guidelines calling for 20 years or more. A jury convicted him of telling a New York Times reporter about a classified plan to trick the Iranians by slipping flawed nuclear blueprints through a Russian intermediary.
Three wounded in shooting near UCSB
A shooting occurred shortly before 7:30 p.m. Monday in the Isla Vista area near the University of California, Santa Barbara, according to an emergency alert issued by UCSB. A county fire captain said in a tweet that three people were wounded by gunfire. UCSB placed all dorms on lockdown and advised those in the area to shelter in place. The latest violence comes a year after a Elliot Rodger went on a rampage in the same college community, killing six people before shooting himself.
Separatists attack army patrol; 9 killed
Mali's separatist rebels attacked an army convoy in the north, killing at least nine soldiers, the government said. Mali's defense minister said that defense forces were ambushed by members of the Coordination of Azawad Movements near the town of Tin Telout. Civilians were caught in the crossfire between the separatists and soldiers, said Radhia Achouri, a spokesman for the United Nations mission in Mali.
Fighting jeopardizes five-day cease-fire
Clashes between Yemen's Houthi rebels and a Saudi-led alliance intensified ahead of a planned humanitarian cease-fire, with coalition air raids pounding targets in Yemen's capital and the Houthis claiming to have downed a Moroccan fighter jet in the north. Also on Monday, a Saudi-owned TV network reported that the Saudi military was sending a "strike force" of tanks and artillery to the Yemeni border. The fighting jeopardizes a five-day "humanitarian pause" set to begin on Tuesday to allow greater aid shipments from the United Nations and other groups.