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TSA officer leaps to death, ignites panic at Orlando airport

An officer from the Transportation Security Administration jumped to his death from a balcony inside Florida’s busiest airport Saturday, creating panic that brought some security checkpoints to a halt for hours, grounded flights and caused serious delays.

Strong storm strikes Southern California, flooding highways

The second in a string of powerful storms battered California on Saturday, shutting key highways after water and mud rushed into lanes from bare hillsides in wildfire burn areas where thousands of residents were under evacuation orders.

Measles outbreak in northwest US revives debate over vaccine laws

A measles outbreak near Portland, Oregon, has revived a bitter debate over so-called “philosophical” exemptions to childhood vaccinations as public health officials across the Pacific Northwest scramble to limit the fallout.

Virginia’s Governor Ralph Northam says it’s not him in racist photo

Virginia’s governor on Saturday vowed to remain in office despite widespread calls for his resignation after a racist photo surfaced on a school yearbook page. His refusal to step down could signal a potentially long and bruising fight with his former supporters.

 
Arizona Uber driver hospitalized after throat slit by passenger

Phoenix area authorities say they are investigating an attack on an Uber driver whose throat was slashed in the second area assault on a ride-share driver in less than a week.

California chef lifts ban on ‘Make America Great Again’ hats

A San Francisco Bay Area restaurant owner who was criticized after saying he would refuse service to anyone wearing a red “Make America Great Again” baseball cap has apologized and reversed course, saying Friday his restaurant will keep serving everyone.

Tourists return to see elephant seals at California park

Tourists unable to visit a popular beach in Northern California that was taken over by a colony of nursing elephant seals during the government shutdown will be able to get an up-close view of the creatures, officials said Friday.

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