An argument at a block party escalated into gunfire, killing one man and wounding several others, including a police officer shot by a colleague in the hail of bullets, authorities said. (Aug. 8)
Sunday, August 8, 2010
The truth is out there, but what does it all mean? On this episode of The Listening Post, we turn our attention to figures involved in the WikiLeaks Afghan war logs and the debate over what the US government should do about it. Plus, we take a look at the dark side of online video gaming.
A powerful tornado has been caught on camera moving through the US state of Minnesota and destroying a house on its way. The twister touched down in Wilkin County, near the North Dakota state border. The footage, captured by a storm chaser ( http://www.youtube.com/user/SevereStu... ) shows the tornado crossing a road, then hitting a farmhouse and scattering debris. It could not be immediately verified if there were people inside the house. No injuries have been reported.
While Russia's baking in the heat, Central Europe is swimming in floods. Heavy rains have caused rivers to burst their banks, and left at least 10 people dead in the last few days. The flooding struck an area near the borders of Poland, Germany and the Czech Republic. Thousands have had to be evacuated from the worst affected areas. Helicopters are plucking people to safety from the roofs of their homes. Meanwhile, a state of emergency has been declared in some parts of Serbia after hailstorms, strong winds and heavy rain hit the country. Eyewitnesses reported seeing hailstones as big as eggs which destroyed some 1,000 hectares of orchards and crops.