Earthquakes Jolt California-Nevada Border
LAS VEGAS--Two moderate earthquakes jolted the Nevada desert yesterday, shaking Las Vegas casinos miles away and prompting telephone calls from worried tourists and residents, although no damage or injuries were reported.
A magnitude-5.6 quake near the California-Nevada border struck at 9:06 a.m., followed 21 minutes later by a magnitude-5.2 shaker, said Pat Jorgenson of the U.S. Geological Survey. The epicenters were 130 miles northwest of Las Vegas along a remote border area east of California's Death Valley, she said.
Funeral for Wife of Atlanta Office Gunman
LIZELLA, Ga.--A woman whose husband bludgeoned her to death before doing the same to his two children and then killing nine other people Thursday before shooting himself was remembered as a soccer mom and Girl Scout leader to her stepchildren at a funeral attended by about 500 mourners.
The Rev. Doug Davis said Leigh Ann Barton, 27, was "a soccer mom to Matthew and a Girl Scout leader for Mychelle." She also taught Sunday school.
"God's love is stronger than any sickness that Mark Barton or any other evil can dish out," Davis said of Barton's husband.
A joint funeral for Barton's children is planned today in Lithia Springs, Ga. They will be buried beside their mother and grandmother, who Mark Barton also is suspected of having slain.
Monica Lewinsky Injured in Traffic Accident
VENTURA, Calif.--Monica Lewinsky was treated for scrapes and cuts after her sport-utility vehicle overturned on a freeway, the California Highway Patrol said.
Lewinsky was alone in the Ford Explorer on state Highway 101 south of Dulah, about 65 miles north of Los Angeles, when she reached for something in her purse, realized she was too close to a motor home in front of her, swerved to avoid a collision and lost control of the vehicle, police said.
Family members picked her up after she was treated for minor abrasions to her left arm, a hospital spokeswoman said.
Activist Who Fled China Arrives in U.S.
NEW YORK--Chinese dissident Xie Wanjun arrived here Saturday night, 10 years after he led pro-democracy rallies in his homeland.
Xie was one of the leaders of the Tiananmen Square democracy protests in 1989. China's Communist government crushed the movement.
He fled China in April and went to Russia, where the U.S. consulate in Vladivostok sheltered him for four months as China pressed for his return. Instead, he flew to South Korea and on to New York.