Dozens of homes were damaged and some destroyed on Thursday when multiple gas-related explosions triggered fires across several communities in Massachusetts' Merrimack Valley region.
Massachusetts State Police tweeted that emergency crews have responded to 70 different addresses in Lawrence, Andover, and North Andover, but that number will grow. Residents in those areas who have Columbia Gas have been ordered to evacuate their homes immediately. Authorities said that gas lines are being depressurized, which "will take some time," and it is "far too early to speculate on cause. Joint investigation will be conducted when situation is stabilized."
Boston 25 News reports that at least 10 people have been injured by the explosions and fires.
This is a developing story and has been updated throughout. Catherine Garcia
A gunman opened fire in a neighborhood in Toronto's east end on Sunday night, killing one person and injuring at least 13 others, Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders said.
The shooter was killed "in an exchange of gunfire," Saunders told reporters, and "a young girl, I believe eight or nine years old, is in critical condition." The shooting took place near Danforth and Pape avenues, on "one of the busiest streets in the country," Saunders said. Toronto Mayor John Tory told reporters police have "not drawn any conclusions about what happened here or why."
Witness Jim Melis told The Globe and Mail he was driving down the street when he saw a white man wearing a black hat and bandana start firing into a cafe. Another witness, John Aruldason, said there were lots of people eating out in restaurants, and patios were full. "No one thinks this would happen in Toronto," he added. "People were slow to react — it wasn't believable."
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available. Catherine Garcia
One person was killed and another injured Sunday afternoon during a shooting inside a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel in Fallon, Nevada, about 63 miles east of Reno.
KTVN-TV reports that the suspect, John K. O'Connor, 48, is in custody, and the person who was injured sustained a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the leg. A spokesperson for the LDS Church told CBS News, "We express our love to those in this congregation and our prayers for the victims and their families. Local leaders are ministering to them at this time."
KTVN says at least 50 people were inside the church during the shooting, and O'Connor left and went back to his home, where he was arrested. Police said the motive is not yet known. Catherine Garcia
A woman who climbed onto the base of the Statue of Liberty on Wednesday is now in custody after police used ropes to get up to her.
Seven other protesters were arrested earlier after they unfurled a banner reading "Abolish ICE" at the statue's pedestal. The protesters are part of a group named Rise and Resist, organizer Martin Joseph Quinn told CNN, but he said the woman's climb was not planned as part of the demonstration. After the woman scaled the statue, Liberty Island was evacuated.
A law enforcement official told CNN the NYPD did not believe the woman would come down on her own, and that's why they climbed up there using a rope rescue system. Catherine Garcia
At least five people were killed Thursday at the Capital Gazette newsroom in Annapolis, Maryland, law enforcement officials said.
The Capital Gazette is a local daily newspaper in the city, owned by The Baltimore Sun. The suspect has been described by police as a white male in his late 30s; he is in custody and being interviewed by investigators. Police said the gunman used a shotgun in the attack.
Anne Arundel County Police spokesman Ryan Frashure said that officers arrived at the newspaper's building within about a minute of when they were alerted to the incident, and did not exchange gunfire with the suspect before taking him into custody.
The gunman "shot through the glass door to the office and opened fire on multiple employees," Capital Gazette reporter Phil Davis tweeted, adding that he believed multiple people had been killed. In an interview with The Baltimore Sun, Davis said the scene was "like a war zone." The Week Staff
This is a breaking news story and has been updated throughout.
The Fuego volcano in Guatemala erupted on Sunday, leaving at least seven people dead, 20 injured, and an undetermined number missing.
The volcano is about 27 miles from Guatemala City, and National Disaster Coordinator Sergio Cabanas said in the village of El Rodeo, there's a "river of lava that overflowed its bank," and there are "injured, burned, and dead people." Two of the dead are children, who were watching the eruption from a bridge. More than 3,000 people have been evacuated from communities near the volcano, and the La Aurora airport has been closed because of the ash. This is Fuego's second eruption this year. Catherine Garcia
Following several days of earthquakes, the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island began to spew ash and released lava into a residential neighborhood Thursday evening.
Hawaii County spokeswoman Janet Snyder said mandatory evacuations are underway in the area, affecting about 10,000 people. On Thursday morning, a magnitude 5.0 quake centered south of the Puu Oo crater rattled the Big Island. Catherine Garcia
The suspect in Tuesday's shooting at YouTube headquarters near San Francisco was a woman in her 30s, senior law enforcement officials told NBC News, and it appears the incident stemmed from a domestic dispute.
The woman, who died on the scene from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, walked up to an outdoor patio and dining area while people were eating lunch and opened fire, NBC News reports.
Three people were wounded in the shooting and rushed to Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, with a 36-year-old man in critical condition, a 32-year-old woman in serious condition, and a 27-year-old woman in fair condition. A fourth person was reported by police to have been injured, but no details have been released on their condition. Catherine Garcia