News Round Up: January 7, 2017

January 8, 2017
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January 8, 2017 Spot Williams

News Round Up: January 7, 2017

Fort Lauderdale airport shooter ‘came here specifically’ to attack, FBI says

The suspected gunman who opened fire at the Fort Lauderdale airport “came here specifically to carry out this horrific attack,” Miami FBI Special Agent George Piro said Saturday. “We have not identified any triggers that would have caused this attack,” he said.

Authorities “continue to look at the terrorism angle” as a possible motive for the shooting rampage that left five people dead at the Fort Lauderdale airport, Miami FBI Special Agent George Piro said Saturday. “We have not ruled out anything,” he said. “We continue to look at all avenues, all motives.”


Deadly Car Bomb Rocks Rebel-Held Syrian City, Activisits Say

Around 50 people have been killed and 80 more injured in a massive car bombing Saturday in the rebel-held city of Azaz in northern Syria, local activist Mahmoud Hassano told CNN.

An earlier report from the Aleppo Media Center activist group put the death toll at 21, with dozens injured.


5.5 Magnitude Earthquake Hits 175 Km SWS of Port Hardy, Canada

An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale jolted 175km WSW of Port Hardy, Canada at 03:13:57 GMT on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 11.0 km, was initially determined to be at 50.25 degrees north latitude and 129.79 degrees west longitude.


Lake Erie plane crash: Voice recorder, remains recovered

Divers recovered the cockpit voice recorder, pieces of debris and possible human remains from an airplane that went missing over Lake Erie on Dec. 29, Cleveland city officials said Friday.

The airplane, a twin-engine Cessna 525 Citation, was headed for the Ohio State University airport from Cleveland, according to the Coast Guard. It disappeared from the radar about two miles over Lake Erie after it took off from Burke Lakefront Airport in downtown Cleveland, according to the Coast Guard.

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