March 28, 2011 in Nation/World

In brief: Explosive device hidden in paper

From Wire Reports
 

VACAVILLE, Calif. – A Northern California man who went outside to retrieve a newspaper from his driveway Sunday morning was injured when a device hidden inside the paper exploded, authorities said.

The 10:20 a.m. blast forced the evacuation of about 50 homes.

It wasn’t clear if the man was the target of the device or if the explosion was a result of a random attack, Vacaville city spokesman Mark Mazzaferro said.

The man, whom authorities haven’t identified, was airlifted to the University of California, Davis, Medical Center. The extent of his injuries was unknown.

A bomb squad from Travis Air Force Base and officials with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the California Highway Patrol helped search the area, but no other explosive devices were found, Mazzaferro said.

Two killed after sailboat capsizes

SAN DIEGO – A sailboat with 10 people aboard capsized and sank Sunday in San Diego Bay, leaving two men drowned and eight people injured, authorities said.

The boat flipped over for reasons that remained unclear near Shelter Island shortly after 5 p.m., sending all passengers into the water, San Diego Fire-Rescue spokesman Maurice Luque said.

Harbor police pulled all 10 from the water and took them to a boat dock where some 60 firefighters and paramedics were waiting. Two men in their 50s or 60s were declared dead at the scene and the other eight were taken to local hospitals. Two children were released from the hospital after being treated briefly.

Luque sad none of the injuries were life-threatening or critical.

Most of those on board were members of an Asian family, and investigators had to bring in translators to speak to them, Luque said.

DJ Megatron, 32, shot to death

NEW YORK – Urban radio and TV personality DJ Megatron, who built a career at hip-hop and R&B radio stations from Philadelphia to Boston and told viewers of a popular music TV show “What’s Good,” was shot to death early Sunday, his manager and police said.

The occasional BET television segment host was killed while heading to a store near his home on New York City’s Staten Island around 2 a.m., said his manager Justin Kirkland, known as J. Smoove.

The 32-year-old disc jockey, born Corey McGriff, was found dead with a gunshot wound to his chest, police said. No arrests had been made.


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