Estimated read time: 2-3 minutes
WACO, Texas (AP) — Police in Waco, Texas, are on alert for possible retaliatory attacks after a deadly shootout between rival biker gangs. About 170 people have been arrested in yesterday's violence, which left nine people dead and 18 injured. Parts of downtown Waco have been locked down and police are stopping motorcycle riders after threats were made against law enforcement.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government will stop sending grenade launchers, weapons mounted on airplanes, and some other types of military gear to local police under new rules approved by President Barack Obama. Other types of equipment will be provided only under tighter controls. The ban comes months after the nation watched images of police dressed in camouflage and riot gear dispelling racially charged protests in Ferguson, Missouri.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Amtrak trains are rolling again between Philadelphia and New York. Philadelphia's mayor was on hand this morning as a train left for New York for the first time since last Tuesday's derailment killed eight people and injured more than 200 others. Meanwhile, lawyers for four passengers announced lawsuits against Amtrak today.
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Disaster relief authorities are rushing to a Colombian town where a mudslide has swept away dozens of ramshackle homes. A police official says at least 39 people were killed, but the number of casualties is likely to rise.
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union nations have approved plans for a naval operation to go after the trafficking networks that send thousands of migrants across the Mediterranean toward Europe. That word from two diplomats, who say a plan was approved today by European foreign and defense ministers meeting in Brussels. NATO says it's ready to help out if needed. More than 10,000 migrants have been rescued in the Mediterranean in recent weeks, an about 1,800 are believed to have died so far this year.