CALGARY, Alberta – Floodwaters that devastated much of southern Alberta left at least three people dead and forced officials in the western Canadian city of Calgary on Friday to order the evacuation of its entire downtown, as the waters reached the 10th row of the city’s hockey arena.
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper called the level of flooding stunning and said officials don’t know yet whether it will get worse. Overflowing rivers washed out roads and bridges, soaked homes and turned streets into dirt-brown waterways around southern Alberta.
Gunman wounds 3, subdued by police
A man armed with a shotgun shot one person outside a North Carolina law firm Friday, darted across a busy street and wounded three others outside a Wal-Mart before officers subdued him, police said.
Officers confronted the man outside the store and caught up with him behind a nearby Toys R Us. He fired at them and they shot multiple rounds back, hitting the gunman, Greenville Police Chief Hassan Aden said.
The suspect was expected to survive as well as the four others he’s accused of shooting, Aden said. Police are still trying to determine the shooter’s identity and motive.
Former Enron CEO’s sentence shortened
Former Enron Corp. CEO Jeffrey Skilling was re-sentenced Friday to 14 years as part of a court-ordered reduction that closes one of the country’s most notorious financial scandals.
Skilling has been in prison since 2006 for his role in the once-mighty energy giant’s collapse, having been sentenced to more than 24 years. That sentence was vacated by an appeals court.
Oil spill settlement lawyer investigated
For months, BP has complained that a Louisiana attorney working on the settlement with tens of thousands of Gulf Coast businesses and residents has made decisions that expose the company to what could be billions of dollars in fictitious claims arising from the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
The court-appointed administrator, Patrick Juneau, confirmed Friday that he has opened an internal investigation of alleged misconduct by one of his staff attorneys, Lionel H. Sutton III. Sutton resigned Friday morning, according to Juneau’s office.
Shopper ordered tie, got employee files
A Cambridge, Mass., woman whose fiancée ordered a tie and pocket square from Gap Inc. chain Banana Republic says they were astonished at what they got in the mail instead: confidential employee files, including Social Security numbers, W4s, resignation letters and doctors’ notes.
The package arrived at Emily Dreyfuss’ home Thursday. Her fiancée ordered the accessories for the couple’s July 5 wedding. Dreyfuss, daughter of actor Richard Dreyfuss, said a Banana Republic representative has apologized for the mix-up.
100,000 in Egypt rally for president
More than 100,000 supporters of Egypt’s Islamist president staged a show of force Friday in Cairo ahead of massive protests this month by the opposition, chanting Islamic revolution! and warning of a new and bloody bout of turmoil.
Adding to the combustible mix, comments by the U.S. ambassador that were interpreted as critical of the opposition’s planned protests sparked outrage, with one activist telling the diplomat to shut up and mind your own business.