Investigators are trying to establish whether a suicide bomber was working alone or as part of a network after a deadly explosion that toook the life of at least 22 people — following an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, northern England. Thousands of concert-goers ran for the exits as chaos unfolded after the blast at Manchester Arena, one of the largest concert venues in Europe. Greater Manchester Police are treating the incident as a terror attack and said the attacker was killed in the blast and has been identified but not named. Though nobody has claimed responsibility, a terrorism analyst Intelligence Group said that the Islamic State has celebrated the attack. Prime Minister Theresa May said “The cowardice of the attacker met the bravery of the emergency services and the people of Manchester, the attempt to divide us met countless acts of kindness that brought people closer together.”
The United Nations Security Council will hold a closed-door session today to discuss North Korea’s test of a medium-range ballistic missile over the weekend that is capable of reaching several U.S. bases in the region. The test came one week after Pyongyang successfully tested another type of missile that it boasted was capable of reaching the U.S. armed with a nuclear warhead.
Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye’s corruption trial begins today, where she faces charges of extortion, bribery and abuse of power that could send her to jail for life. She was arrested in March on charges which included her receiving millions of dollars in bribes from businesses. She was the the daughter of former South Korean President and was the first female president of South Korea.
A woman who bought a diamond ring for $15 at a garage sale around 30 years ago on what was thought to be a piece of costume jewelry — it turned out to be a 26.27 carat and is about to sell it at Sotheby’s for $454,000!
Two people were taken to Dell Seton Medical Center with potentially serious injuries after their car went down an embankment and ended up in Little Walnut Creek this morning. It happened in the 5900 block of Ed Bluestein Boulevard near the intersection of Loyola Lane. A man and woman in the car were rescued.