Posted: Feb 3, 2013 10:36 PM
Updated: Feb 3, 2013 10:36 PM
YUCAIPA, Calif. (AP) A tour bus has overturned on a desert highway east of Los Angeles and California Highway Patrol says at least 8 people have been killed. A San Bernardino County fire department spokesman says the bus overturned at about 6:30 p.m. Sunday near the San Bernardino National forest and 27 people were treated at the scene.
MIDLAND CITY, Ala. (AP) The Alabama hostage standoff is entering its seventh day. The FBI says authorities continue to have an open line of communication with the man who they say is holding a 5-year-old boy hostage in an underground bunker on his rural property. Jim Lee Dykes is accused of gunning down a school bus driver Tuesday and then abducting the boy from the bus. A funeral for the driver, 66-year-old Charles Poland, was held Sunday in Ozark, Ala.
GLEN ROSE, Texas (AP) The man charged with fatally shooting former Navy SEAL and "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and his friend at a Texas gun range was an Iraq war veteran. Police say 25-year-old Eddie Routh used a semi-automatic handgun when he allegedly shot Kyle and Chad Littlefield at the shooting range Saturday evening. No motive has been given.
WASHINGTON (AP) Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says decisions to strike potential terrorist targets with unmanned drones don't "come lightly." In an interview released Sunday by NBC, he describes it as an "intricate process" of establishing targets, going through legal requirements and trying to limit collateral damage. And he says those who authorize the drone strikes make sure they're focused on somebody who is "a direct threat to the United States."
NEW ORLEANS (AP) The Harbaugh family sure knows how to throw a Super party. In the end, it was older brother John Harbaugh and his Baltimore Ravens who came out on top, hanging on for a 34-31 win over Jim Harbaugh and his San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl. After the game, John Harbaugh said it was hard to compete against his brother. The brothers met at midfield and John said, "I told him I loved him. He said, "Congratulations.'"