1 dead, 2 injured in truck crash at Mall of America

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A Friday evening U Haul crash at the Mall of America has left one person dead and two others injured, the Post Bulletin said.

According to police, a 52-year-old man died when his rental truck hit a support beam in the parking garage on the west end of the Mall of America, causing the beam to collapse on the truck, the Star Tribune said.

The cause of the collapse appeared to be due to the driver's underestimating the height of the truck, CBS news said.

For Minnesotans, Wednesday marks the five year anniversary of the collapse of the Interstate 35W bridge, one of the worst disasters in state history, USA Today said.

The bridge, which crosses the Mississippi river and serves as a major thoroughfare for traffic, buckled and collapsed on Aug. 1, 2007, during rush hour traffic, said CBS News, leaving 13 dead and 145 injured.

A design flaw in gusset plates caused the bridge to be structurally deficient near vital supports. The National Transportation Safety Board investigated the collapse and new oversight has been put into bridge projects since, USA Today said.

An even called "Bridge: The Gathering" will be held at the Mill City Museum Wednesday evening to celebrate the lives of those lost and will feature music and poetry, as well as photos of people affected by the collapse, MPR News said.

Supporters rally behind Chick-fil-A

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On a day dubbed "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day" by Republican Mike Huckabee, supporters gathered Wednesday to show their support for the fast food chain amid controvery surrounding the company's president, FOX News said.

Protesters and supporters of the company were on hand at many of the chains locations nationwide, including more than 100 cars waiting at a location in Woodland Hills, Calif., and many more waiting on foot, the Los Angeles Times said.

Two weeks earlier, Chick-fil-A company president Dan Cathy spoke out against marriage between same-sex couples, causing a roar of opposition to Cathy and the fast food chain, Newsday said.

At the center of the debate for both sides are the issues of same-sex marriage and freedom of speech, The Guardian said. The gay rights activist group Glaad has declared Friday "National Same-Sex Kiss Day" only days before Huckabee urged supporters to celebrate Chick-fil-A.

Drive by shooting leaves 6 wounded in Brooklyn

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NEW YORK - Six people have been wounded in a shooting in Brooklyn that involved two children, the San Francisco Gate said.

According to police, a 2-year-old girl and 13-year-old boy were shot in a drive-by shooting Sunday evening near Rockaway and Riverdale avenues, the Associated Press said.

Details were not available about the victims or the shooters, though two men in their 20s and a 17-year-old boy were among those wounded, NBC New York said.

Protesters crowd in Anaheim

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Protesters in Anaheim, Calif. crowded in front of the Anaheim police station to protest the alleged shooting of two men by police in late July, the Los Angeles Times said.

Nearly 200 protesters gathered Sunday afternoon to protest the shootings of Manuel Diaz, 25, and Joel Acevedo, 21, late in July. Officers were involved in both shootings, causing protesters inolved with the Occupy movement in Denver to call for a solidarity march, the Examiner said.

On Saturday, protesters from the Occupy Orange County movement gathered outside Disneyland and picketed, CBS news said.

Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. is being evaluated for depression and gastrointestinal issues at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., said the Chicago Tribune, according to a statement released Friday.

Jackson dropped out of the public eye two weeks ago on a medical leave from Congress for what officials called a "mood disorder" at the time. Details about the expected length of the Chicago politician and son of Rev. Jesse Jackson have not been released, the Associated Press said.

"Further information will be released as Congressman Jackson's evaluation proceeds," said a statement released by the hospital, who noted that Jackson's family are "grateful for the outpouring of support and prayers that have been received throughout his care."

During a visit to London Thursday that marked the beginning of an international publicity tour, presidential candidate Mitt Romney publicly commented that he believed Olympic readiness in the British capital was "disconcerting," Reuters said.

"It's hard to know just how well it will turn out," said Romney, whose comments about the state of security in London amid shortfalls by and independent contractor prompted the country's prime minister and the city's mayor to speak out against the American visitor, the BBC said.

David Cameron, the British prime minister, fired back: "We are holding an Olympic Games in one of the busiest, most active, bustling cities anywhere in the world. Of course it's easier if you hold an Olympic Games in the middle of nowhere."

Romney walked back his comments later in the day after a meeting at 10 Downing St. with Cameron, telling the press "I expect the Games to be highly successful," the Telegraph said.

London Mayor Boris Johnson received a roar of applause from a crown of Londoners when he told those gathered that "there's a guy called Mitt Romney who wants to know whether we're ready,"said the New York Times. "He wants to know whether we're ready. Are we ready? Are we ready? Yes, we are!"

Kim Jong Un Married, says North Korea

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North Korea's Kim Jong Un is now a married man, said the Washington Post, with images emerging from the country showing North Korea's leader attending events with his new bride.

Kim, son of former North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, took comtrol of the country seven months ago. State news organizations released the information regarding Kim's marriage to Ri Sol Ju, or "Comrade Ri Sol Ju" as she was titled, casually during a news broadcast, the Associated Press said.

Video shown on the North's Central TV captured Kim at a newly-completed amusement park in the capital of Pyongyang with his wife, in an attempt to move the country's leader toward a more Western-style image, the New York Times said.

At least 27 dead in massive storms in Beijing

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Falling power lines, flooding, and collapsing houses have killed at least 37 in the worst rain fall to hit Beijing in 60 years, Australian Network News said.

The storms struck the Chinese capital on Saturday, causing officials to evacuate 50,000 people from the city and stranding nearly 80,000 others at Beijing Capital International Airport, said Andrew Jacobs, reporting from Beijing for the New York Times.

According to Jacobs, the state-run news service Xinhua said that sewer systems in the large city were not designed to handle the volume of water that resulted from the heavy rainstorms.

The city received record-breaking rainfall that caused nearly 10 billion yuan ($1.6 billion) in damage, the Associated Press said. The last time storms this large hit the Chinese capital was 1951.

Statue of Paterno removed at Penn State

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The iconic statue of Penn State football coach Joe Paterno was removed and put into storage Sunday amid a crowd of upset fans, the Washington Post said.

Sanctions against Penn State may be imposed by the NCAA due to the alleged failure on the part of officials to intervene in and attempts to cover up years of sexual abuse by former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky, the Chicago Tribune said.

Penn State President Rodney Erickson called the statue "a source of division and an obstacle to healing," said USA Today, adding Erickson believed that "were it to remain, the statue will be a recurring wound to the multitude of individuals across the nation and beyond who have been the victims of child abuse."

Officials from the NCAA will impose "significant, inprecedented penalties," said CNN, but the college will not be barred from playing during the fall season.

The Freeh Report, an FBI document that gave in-depth detail on the Sandusky scandal, cited Paterno and four other Penn State officials for being aware of Sandusky's actions yet doing nothing to halt them, CNN said.