The Wider World

Motive sought in MSU deaths

POLICE TAPE around the student union building at Michigan State University (Wikipedia).

What was the motive for the man who fatally shot three people and wounded five others at Michigan State University?

According to the Associated Press, Anthony McRae, 43 – who died Monday night from a self-inflicted gunshot – had no apparent connection to the campus in East Lansing.

A note in McRae’s pocket made threats against schools in New Jersey.

President Joe Biden mentioned the incident in a speech, saying, “We have to do something to stop the gun violence that’s ripping apart our communities.”

All of the persons shot were students at MSU. The five wounded students remained in critical condition.

Dianne Feinstein won’t run again


Long-serving U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein announced on Tuesday that she would not run for re-election in 2024, concluding a career representing California since 1993.

Feinstein, 89, a Democrat, will finish out her term.

Also in the news … David Rodriguez, 38, pleaded guilty Tuesday to eight charges against him including assault on a law enforcement officer. He used a stun gun on the neck of a police officer struggling to hold back rioters storming the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

Sports: Clippers defeat Warriors

The Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Golden State Warriors 134-124 Tuesday night and improved their position in the Western Conference playoff race.

Kawhi Leonard scored 31 points to lead the Clippers (32-28), followed by Paul George with 20 and Terance Mann with 16.

Jordan Poole had 28 for Golden State (29-29).

Weather: Slowlyyyyy warming

The West Orange County area will be experiencing a slow warming period for the next few days. The forecast for Wednesday calls for sunny skies and a daytime high of 63 with an overnight low of 43. Thursday will be partly cloudy with a high of 67 and a low of 45. Friday will be yet warmer with a high of 68 (46) under mostly cloudy skies.

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