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Police say 1 killed, 4 injured in shooting at ZombiCon

2 shot one killed at ZombieconPolice say a shooting at the ZombiCon gathering in Florida killed one person and injured four others.

Lt. Victor Medico of the Fort Myers Police Department said the shootings began at 11:45 p.m. Saturday, The News-Press reported ( ). He said police were searching for a suspect, and the four people hurt had injuries that were not life-threatening.

No details were immediately available about the suspect or victims. Police did not immediately return a phone call.


California mudslides leave state reeling as hundreds of cars remain stuck

California mudslidesA section of southern California found itself waist-deep in mud as the weekend arrived, and a highway overtaken by flowing debris looked like a buried junkyard of hundreds of cars that would likely take days to dig up.

The worst of the thunderstorms had passed, but the continued chance of rain could dampen cleanup and relief efforts in northern Los Angeles County’s Antelope Valley, where the most serious slides occurred.


Hawaii Declares State of Emergency for Homelessness

hawaiian homeless shelterHawaii Gov. David Ige has declared a state of emergency to deal with the state's homelessness crisis just days after city and state officials cleared one of the nation's largest homeless encampments.

The move will help the state speed up the process of building a homeless shelter for families, and the state is considering four possible sites, Ige said at a news conference Friday.


Colleges may have to return billions in federal Perkins Loan money

Lamar AlexanderSome 1,700 colleges and universities that offer federal Perkins Loans may have to return billions if lawmakers do not move to renew the nearly 60-year-old financial aid program.

Congress has less than two months to find a way to renew the low-interest loan program that has been used by millions of students in need since 1958. If the program is not renewed, possibly when lawmakers set a new federal budget on Dec. 11, colleges may have to return a portion of the funding.


Goldman Sachs fires 20 analysts for cheating

GOldman SachsGoldman Sachs has fired about 20 analysts for cheating on internal tests. The analysts were working inside Goldman's (GS) securities business in a number of offices, including New York and London.

"This conduct was not just a clear violation of the rules, but completely inconsistent with the values we foster at the firm," Goldman spokesman Sebastian Howell told CNNMoney.

The cheating took place on internal tests, not regulatory exams. Goldman declined to say how the cheating was discovered nor specifically what the analysts were being tested on.


Key Southern California interstate blocked in flash flooding

California flash floodsEmergency crews shoveled mud from a section of Interstate 5 north of Los Angeles after flash flood debris blocked the important roadway, stranded hundreds of vehicles, and forced some motorists to take refuge on top of their cars.

Excavator trucks scooped and hauled away mud in the darkness Thursday night with the cleanup expected to continue well into Friday, leaving thousands of drivers searching for alternative routes.

About 15 cars remained wedged in the debris and needed to be towed out.


Perry met with ‘suspicious’ Chinese tycoons behind Texas methanol plant

Perry and Chinese methane plant Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry traveled to Beijing in September 2014 and met with a pair of controversial Chinese politician-entrepreneurs behind a massive methanol plant in Texas City, a document obtained in a public information request shows.

During an Al Jazeera investigation into the business deal over the plant earlier this year, former Perry administration officials declined to acknowledge that Perry had any role in the deal that allowed Communist Party officials Song Zhiping and Zhang Jun to park billions of their dollars in the United States after coming under fire in Chinese media for alleged illegal activity.


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