Nude gunman kills four at Tennessee waffle house

Nude gunman kills four at Tennessee waffle houseBy Tim Ghianni NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Reuters) - A man who was naked but for a green jacket shot and killed at least four people and wounded at least three others at a Waffle House restaurant near Nashville, Tennessee early Sunday, authorities said. The gunman, armed with what was described as an AR-15 style assault rifle, walked into the restaurant in Antioch, in suburban Nashville, shortly before 3:30 a.m. (0830 GMT). The man opened fire on the patrons, the Metro Nashville Police said in a statement on Twitter, adding that "A patron wrestled away the gunman's rifle." The gunman's vehicle was registered to Travis Reinking, 29, of Morton, Illinois, who police identified as a person of interest in the shooting.



Austin Powers movies' Mini-Me, Verne Troyer, dies

Austin Powers movies' Mini-Me, Verne Troyer, diesThe diminutive actor who starred in the Austin Powers movies' as "Mini Me", Verne Troyer, died Saturday at a hospital in Los Angeles. "It is with great sadness and heavy hearts to write that Verne passed away today," his family posted on his Instagram account. Troyer, who was 2 feet 8 inches (81 cm) tall, is best known for Austin Powers movies "The Spy Who Shagged Me" and "Austin Power in Goldmember." He also had the role of the goblin Griphook in the Harry Potter movies.



Syracuse University expels fraternity over 'racist, sexist' video

Syracuse University expels fraternity over 'racist, sexist' videoThe university's chapter of Theta Tau, an engineering fraternity, has been barred immediately from campus, Chancellor Kent Syverud said in a video statement posted to the university website. "The racist, anti-Semitic, homophobic, ableist and sexist video was part of a Theta Tau sponsored event," Syverud said.



White Sox struggle in wake of Farquhar brain hemorrhage

White Sox struggle in wake of Farquhar brain hemorrhage(Reuters) - The Chicago White Sox lost 10-1 to the Houston Astros on Saturday but matters on the field took a backseat to concerns about their reliever Danny Farquhar, who suffered a brain hemorrhage a day earlier. The White Sox said tests had revealed a ruptured aneurysm. White Sox starter James Shields told reporters prior to the game on Saturday the players were all suffering.



Turkey's Erdogan says U.S. should look at its own actions if it wants jailed pastor freed

Turkey's Erdogan says U.S. should look at its own actions if it wants jailed pastor freedPresident Tayyip Erdogan said the United States should look at its own actions if it wants the return of an American Christian pastor who has been jailed in Turkey for suspected links to a 2016 failed coup. Erdogan made the comment in a live interview with broadcaster NTV. Andrew Brunson, who has lived in Turkey for more than two decades, was indicted on charges of helping the group that Ankara holds responsible for the failed coup against Erdogan.





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