Milwaukee police chief is demoted

An oversight board demoted Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales after questioning how he handled multiple incidents, including ordering officers to fire tear gas and pepper spray at protesters. The city’s Fire and Police Commission unanimously voted Thursday to demote Morales to captain after 3½-half years on the job. The chief’s attorney says Morales’ relationship with the commission has been deteriorating since he refused the chairman’s demand to fire an officer involved in the arrest of Milwaukee Bucks player Sterling Brown in January 2018.

Puerto Rico

4.8-quake rattles area hit by other quakes

A 4.8-magnitude earthquake shook southern Puerto Rico, leaving aftershocks in a region that has been rattled by clusters of quakes and tremors since late last year. There were no immediate reports of casualties or widespread damage. The quake was 7 miles deep, off the coast of Guayanilla, and just over a mile from Magas Arriba, a suburb of Ponce.


Tourists flee as glacier looks ready to break

Experts were closely monitoring a Mont Blanc glacier on Friday, a day after they evacuated 75 tourists and residents amid fears the glacier could soon break apart and crash into a popular Italian Alpine valley. Valerio Segor, a glacier expert in Valle d’Aosta in northwestern Italy, told reporters on Friday that the next 72 hours were critical for the Planpincieux Glacier, which lies under a massif on the Italian side of Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in the Alps.

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