KARACHI, Pakistan

Gunmen dressed as police storm VIP airport terminal

Gunmen disguised as police guards stormed an airport terminal used for VIPs and cargo in Pakistan’s largest city Sunday night, killing 13 people, officials said.

Meanwhile, suicide bombers in southwestern Pakistan killed 23 Shiite pilgrims returning from Iran, underscoring how fragile security is in Pakistan.

Heavy gunfire and at least two large explosions could be heard coming from the terminal at Jinnah International Airport in Karachi as authorities scrambled to secure the area.

Officials said all passengers had been evacuated.


Two suspects gun down police officers eating lunch

Authorities say two suspects shot and killed two police officers at a Las Vegas restaurant Sunday before fatally shooting a third person and killing themselves inside a nearby Wal-Mart.

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval issued a statement saying he was devastated by the murders of the two officers and an “innocent bystander.”

Las Vegas police spokesman Larry Hadfield said the spree began late Sunday morning when a man and woman walked into CiCi’s Pizza and shot two officers who were eating lunch.

He said the suspects then fled to the Wal-Mart across the street, where they fatally shot a person inside and then killed themselves in an apparent suicide pact.


Online donations rolling in for shooting victims, hero

More than $60,000 has been donated online for the victims and hero of the shooting that left one dead and two wounded at Seattle Pacific University.

A lone gunman armed with a shotgun opened fire in a university building Thursday, killing 19-year-old Paul Lee and wounding 19-year-old Sarah Williams, who remains hospitalized. The other injured student has been released from the hospital.

As of Sunday, a fundraising page for Jon Meis, a student who pepper-sprayed and tackled the gunman, had grossed more than $44,000. A fundraising page to cover the costs of Lee’s funeral and Williams’ medical care is nearing $13,000. Another page started by Williams’ family had raised nearly $5,000.

The suspect, Aaron Ybarra, 26, is being held without bail. Police said in court documents that Ybarra was planning to kill as many people as he could before committing suicide.


Teenager finishes trek with brother on his back

A Michigan teenager who wanted to raise awareness about cerebral palsy by walking 40 miles with his younger brother strapped to his back battled heat, rain, fatigue and more to finish the trek Sunday.

Hunter Gandee, 14, wanted to put a face on the muscular disorder that prevents his 7-year-old sibling, Braden, from being able to walk without help. But all his organizing couldn’t prepare him for the conditions he faced as he carried the 50-pound boy over two days.

He even thought about giving up along the way. “Honestly, yes, there was a point that we did consider stopping,” Hunter said. “Braden’s legs – the chafing was getting pretty bad. We did have to consider stopping. It was at about the 30-mile point.”

Some rest and a change in how Braden was positioned on his brother’s back helped the boys make it the final 10 miles to the University of Michigan’s wrestling center.

– From news service reports