July 14, 2013 in Nation/World

In brief: Third crash fatality named by officials

From Wire Reports
 

SAN FRANCISCO – A girl who died of injuries suffered in the landing crash of an Asiana Airlines flight in San Francisco was recently named.

San Mateo County Coroner Robert Foucrault on Saturday confirmed 15-year-old Liu Yipeng’s identity and said the girl was still in her seat when she was rescued last week.

Chinese state media has reported that she went to school with the other two victims killed in the crash. Both were 16.

She died Friday morning at San Francisco General Hospital, where she had been in critical condition since the July 6 accident.

Jewelry store attack suspect arrested

SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco police have identified the man arrested for an attack at a jewelry store that left two women dead and one man hurt.

In a statement Saturday, police identified the man as Barry White, 23, of Antioch, Calif. Police say he had been in the store at least once before, and they don’t believe robbery was a motive for the attack.

Teen’s birthday party ends in gunfire

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. – A 15-year-old girl’s birthday party in New Jersey ended in gunfire Friday night, leaving one teen dead and four hurt, authorities said.

It’s not yet clear what prompted the shooting at the party in Hamilton Township.

A Mercer County prosecutor said Shakir Williams, 17, of Trenton, N.J., was shot multiple times, apparently in the living room, and pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.

No arrests have been announced.

‘Dirty Water’ hosts rare public swim

BOSTON – The Charles River may be famous for its filth, but it’s clean enough now for its first public swim since the 1950s.

The Boston Globe reported dozens jumped in Saturday in swimsuits, not hazmat suits.

During the past eight years, the river has hosted a mile-long race for elite swimmers. But Saturday’s event was the first time in decades that officials allowed a community swim.

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