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The Journal Gazette

Sunday, August 13, 2017 1:00 am

nation/world

Kenyan police fire on protesters

Associated Press

NAIROBI, Kenya – In an escalation of Kenya's deadly election violence, police on Saturday fired live ammunition at rioters and used tear gas on vehicles carrying opposition officials trying to enter a Nairobi slum where they have strong support.

A young girl was killed by a stray bullet, nine bodies with gunshot wounds were brought overnight to the capital's main morgue, and a watchdog group said police gunfire has killed 24 people since Tuesday's disputed vote.

The chaos in the Nairobi slums of Mathare and Kibera, as well as in the opposition stronghold of Kisumu city, contrasted with widespread calm – and celebrations in some areas – in the country of 45 million after Kenya's election commission said late Friday that President Uhuru Kenyatta won a second term.

Protests, often violent, began soon after voting when Kenyatta's main challenger, Raila Odinga, alleged vote-rigging.

Man punched by Uber driver dies

Police say a Florida man has died after getting punched by his Uber driver.

A statement Saturday from St. Petersburg Police said 56-year-old Terry Lynn Kimball had died, more than a day after losing consciousness. According to the police statement, Kimball and the 38-year-old male driver had a dispute over the route the driver was taking Thursday evening.

The police statement said the investigation remained open.

US fighter crash lands in Bahrain

A U.S. F-18 fighter jet suffering an engine problem crash landed Saturday at Bahrain International Airport and its pilot ejected from the aircraft after it ran off the runway, authorities said. The pilot escaped unharmed.

The crash disrupted flights to and from the island nation off the coast of Saudi Arabia that's home to the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet. Images on social media showed the gray fighter jet's nose tipped into the air but largely intact after what the Navy described as an “uncontrollable” landing.

Ex-Tulsa officer fights trial location

A former Tulsa police officer facing a fourth trial for the death of his daughter's black boyfriend can't be tried in Oklahoma because the shooting happened on American Indian territory, his attorneys argued in a new court filing.

Shannon Kepler is charged in the August 2014 fatal shooting of 19-year-old Jeremey Lake. Kepler doesn't deny shooting Lake, but told investigators he acted in self-defense because he thought Lake was armed. Police found no weapon on Lake or at the scene.

Juries in three previous trials have deadlocked. Kepler's fourth trial begins Oct. 9.

Chicago restaurant sells winning ticket

The Illinois Lottery says a suburban Chicago barbecue restaurant sold the winning ticket for a $393 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot.

The $393 million jackpot from Friday's drawing is the fifth largest in Mega Millions history. The estimated cash value is $256 million plus a $500,000 selling bonus for Nick's Barbecue in Palos Heights.