Guard dies, 5 workers hurt in prison flare-up
NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) -- A guard at a southwest Mississippi prison died Sunday, and several other employees were injured during what the facility's private operator is calling "an inmate disturbance" that continued into the evening.
Emily Ham, a spokeswoman for the Adams County Sheriff's Office, confirmed Sunday evening that the guard died while being transported to a hospital. She said Corrections Corp. of America, the prison's private operator, was working Sunday night with law enforcement authorities to bring the disturbance under control.
CCA said in a news release that five employees were transported to a local hospital for treatment of injuries, and one was taken offsite.
Adams County Sheriff Chuck Mayfield estimated that 200 to 300 inmates were causing the problems, including lighting a campfire.
Blair speech at college interrupted by protest
WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) -- A handful of protesters briefly interrupted a Maine college graduation speech by former British Prime Minister Tony Blair calling for world unity.
Blair addressed more than 400 Colby College graduates and their guests Sunday morning at the school's 191st commencement here.
Police say the protesters shouted phrases such as "warmonger" and "war criminal" during Blair's speech. One person was arrested.
In his address, Blair appealed for international cooperation and for people to try to understand other cultures.
Blair, 59, the Labor Party's longest-serving prime minister, was in office from 1997 to 2007. Since then, he has served as the envoy of the Quartet on the Middle East, representing the United States, Russia, the European Union and the United Nations in working with Palestinians to prepare for statehood.
Bodies of 4 are found near site of boat crash
BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) -- The bodies of four people missing after a boat crash on the Mississippi River here were found Sunday within 100 yards of the accident scene, according to the state Department of Natural Resources. None was wearing a life vest.
DNR officer Paul Kay said the victims were three men and a woman, all believed to be in their 20s. Their names have not been released.
Along with the four killed, eight people were injured.
DNR spokesman Kevin Baskins said eight people were pulled from the water soon after the crash. At least one person suffered serious injuries and was flown to an Iowa City hospital, he said. The others were taken to a Burlington hospital.
Storm hovers as season nears for hurricanes
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Tropical Storm Alberto hovered off the South Carolina and Georgia coasts Sunday, canceling tourist cruises, producing showers along the coast and serving as a reminder that the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season is just around the corner.
The first storm of the season that officially begins June 1 prompted a tropical storm watch; forecasters warned that it could produce high winds, heavy surf, rip currents and scattered rain across the region.
The National Hurricane Center said Alberto was about 130 miles south of Charleston, with maximum sustained winds of 45 mph. It's currently moving southwest at 6 mph, but forecasters expect it to turn northeast sometime today.
A tropical storm watch that was in effect for the South Carolina coast from the Savannah River to the South Santee River was dropped Sunday afternoon without tropical storm conditions reaching the coast.
Child porn suspect fatally shot by police
SPRINGFIELD, Va. (AP) -- Fairfax County police say that an officer fatally shot a man wanted on child pornography charges after the man threatened police with a sword.
Police say the shooting happened Saturday night inside an apartment here. Police said they were told the suspect was hiding in a bedroom.
Officers repeatedly demanded the man surrender before shooting him, police said, and he was pronounced dead at a local hospital.