The two U.S. citizens killed in a shooting at a police training center in Jordan were contractors, not U.S. government employees as earlier stated by the American embassy in Amman, a U.S. official said on Friday. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that the embassy description of the two Americans who were killed as U.S. government employees was a "mischaracterization." The embassy had described them as government employees in a security message for U.S. citizens on its website.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A magnitude 6.2 earthquake hit near Alaska's Atka Island, part of the state's chain of Aleutian Islands, the U.S. Geological Survey reported on Monday. The USGS said the quake occurred about 58 miles (93 kilometers) southeast of Atka. (Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by Lisa Lambert)