December 10, 2012 in Nation/World

In brief: Tribe says victims were gunman’s kin

 

PORTERVILLE, Calif. – A tribal official says the four people who died and two children wounded in shootings around an Indian reservation in California were the gunman’s family members.

Tribal council secretary Rhoda Hunter said Sunday the woman and two men found dead Saturday on the Tule River Indian Reservation were Hector Celaya’s mother and her two brothers. Celaya’s 8-year-old daughter Alyssa was also fatally wounded.

Hunter said a son and another daughter of Celaya were also injured.

Celaya also died Sunday from injuries sustained during a shootout with police.

Clinton sidelined by stomach virus

WASHINGTON – A stomach virus is forcing Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to delay a trip that will focus on providing more support for the Syrian opposition.

The State Department said Sunday that Clinton’s illness has forced her to move her flight to Morocco from today to Tuesday.

The Obama administration is expected to recognize the opposition’s new leadership council as the sole legitimate representative of the Syrian people.

Clinton also plans to meet with Moroccan King Mohammed VI for talks on the rise of al-Qaida-linked extremists in Mali.

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