SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hundreds turned out for a "family support picnic" held for a Northern California religious leader who is the subject of heated debate over policy changes for Catholic high school teachers.
Nine people were killed on Sunday when a simmering feud among rival biker gangs boiled over at a sports bar in Waco, Texas, resulting in gunfire and a full-blown battle in the parking lot, police said. The clash took place at Twin Peaks Sports Bar and Grill in a shopping mall in the central Texas city, Waco police said. The fight, which involved members of at least three gangs, erupted shortly after noon and quickly escalated into a brawl involving clubs, knives, and chains, Waco Sgt. Patrick Swanton said. “These are very dangerous hostile biker gangs,” Swanton said.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin police officer involved in a fatal shooting that's prompted protests and drawn intense public scrutiny wants to return to his job, according to his attorney, but the city's police chief said he fears for the officer's safety.
By Patrick Rucker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. federal investigators have found no record that the engineer of the Amtrak commuter train that crashed in Philadelphia last week reported an object hit his locomotive in the minutes before it derailed, a U.S. official said on Sunday. The U.S. passenger rail service said on Sunday it would restore full service between Philadelphia and New York at 5:30 a.m. on Monday following last Tuesday's derailment that killed eight people and injured more than 200. In an interview on ABC television's "This Week," National Transportation Safety Board member Robert Sumwalt said: "We listened to the dispatch tape, and we heard no communications at all from the Amtrak engineer to the dispatch center to say that something had struck his train." The comment by Sumwalt comes as investigators are looking to explain what caused a circular pattern of damage found on the locomotive's windshield after the accident.