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8 shot dead at massage parlors

EIGHT people are dead and at least one other wounded in mass shooting incidents Tuesday at massage parlors the Atlanta area. One suspect is in custody (Shutterstock).

A suspect has been arrested for a possible connection with a shooting spree Tuesday in which eight people were killed at two massage parlors in the Atlanta area.  A 21-year-old white man is in custody.

One source has identified the suspect as Robert Aaron Long.

According to the Associated Press, three people were killed at a spa in the northwest area of the city and a fourth at another across the street. All four are described as being Asian women.

Another mass shooting took place at a similar business in Acworth, a town 39 miles away, where five people were shot. Two were dead at the scene and three others taken to an area hospital, where two of them died.

News: Trump urges vaccination


Former president Donald Trump on Tuesday urged his supporters to get vaccinated against coronavirus.

In an interview on “Fox and Friends,” he said, “I would recommend it, and I would recommend it to a lot of people that don’t want to get it.” He noted that some people didn’t want the vaccine on the basis of “freedom,” and “I agree with that also.”

Trump and his wife, Melania, have been vaccinated.

Business: Bears overtake the bulls

After several days of record-breaking growth, Wall Street hit the brakes a bit on Tuesday. Only one of the three major indexes showed gains, and that was Nasdaq, which rose by 11.86 to 13,471.57. The Dow fell 127.51 points to 32,825.95 and the S&P 500 closed with a loss of 6.23 to 3,962.71.

Sports: Tiger Woods returns home

TIGER WOODS (Wikipedia).

Golf legend Tiger Woods, seriously injured in a single-vehicle crash three weeks ago, has returned home. According to USA Today, Woods tweeted “I will be recovering from home and working on getting stronger every day.”

Woods, 45, was driving his SUV on a twisting road in the Palos Verdes area when the car went out of control, crossed a median, struck a tree and turned over. He suffered major injuries to his legs.

Woods is one of the sports all-time great players, having won 15 major tournaments. After a hiatus, he was doing well in a comeback campaign before the crash.

Weather: Chance of rain, some clouds

There will be a slight (4 to 6 percent) chance of rain overnight the rest of this week and into the weekend for the West Orange County area, but daytimes will be in the mid-60s to low 70s during the day. Conditions will be cloudy, becoming sunnier toward the weekend. In Huntington Beach’s coastal areas, temperatures will remain in the low to mid-60s, with a slightly higher chance of overnight rain.

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