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COMPTON, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say Death Row Records founder Marion "Suge (shug)" Knight has turned himself in in connection with a hit-and-run incident that left one man dead and another injured in Compton, California. The rap mogul's attorney said earlier that Knight accidentally ran over and killed a friend and injured another man as he fled attackers. Authorities say they're investigating yesterday's incident as a homicide.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A judge in Virginia is set to hear arguments today on the constitutionality of the government's no fly list. For four years, the government has tried unsuccessfully to get a judge to toss out a lawsuit filed by Virginia resident Gulet Mohamed, who says he was unfairly placed on the no-fly list. The government says defending the lawsuit would require it to divulge state secrets. Just yesterday, Gulet Mohamed's brother Liban was placed on the FBI's list of most wanted terrorists.
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — The death toll is up to 20 in a bombing at a Shiite mosque in southern Pakistan. The blast went off today during midday prayers in Sindh province. A doctor who heads a local hospital tells Pakistani TV that 50 other people may be severely wounded.
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Witnesses say warplanes and ground troops from Chad have bombed Boko Haram (BOH'-koh hah-RAHM') fighters out of a Nigerian border town Islamic extremists have held for three months. Last week Chad sent hundreds of troops into neighboring Cameroon to fight the Nigerian insurgents.
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's central bank has cut a key interest rate, which it had hiked to support the ruble, in order to help the economy. Following today's announcement, the ruble dropped 1.6 percent to 69.8 rubles against the dollar. Russia's economy has been battered by lower energy prices and Western sanctions.
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