Top US News: Violence Erupts In Seattle May Day March; Bernie Sanders, Ted Cruz Eye Indiana Primaries; & More
Violence erupts in Seattle May Day march
Five officers were injured after violence erupted in the Seattle May Day march, ABC News reports. Nine people were arrested in the demonstrations. Police were reportedly struck with weapons that included rocks, batons and Molotov cocktails. Mayor Ed Murray, while lauding the police for containing the protests, condemned the act of violence. Last year, 16 people were arrested during May Day protests while 10 people were arrested in 2014.
Sanders, Cruz eye Indiana primaries
With the Indiana primaries around the corner, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and Texas Senator Ted Cruz said they will continue with their campaigns until the end. At present, Sanders has 1,357 delegates to his name, while Cruz has 565, as reported by FOX News. To clinch the Democratic nomination, a candidate must have 2,383 delegates; while, on the Republican side, 1,237 delegates are required to win the nomination.
NYC church damaged in fire
One person sustained minor injuries in a fire incident at the Serbian Orthodox Cathedral at St. Sava in Manhattan on Sunday, ABC News reports. The cause of the fire has not been made clear. Seeing the fire, the caretaker rushed inside to douse the blaze but suffered smoke inhalation. The incident occurred on the day the Orthodox Christians observe Easter. The roof of the building has been completely destroyed in the incident.
Sick out declared by Detroit teachers union
A sick out has been declared by the union representing the teachers of the Detroit Public Schools, Detroit Free Press reports. The move, which could shut down schools with more than 46,000 students, comes after emergency manager Judge Steven Rhodes said that unless there is an approval for sending more money by State Legislature the teachers will not be able to receive their already earned salaries post June 30.
Two bodies found in LA River
In a search for two missing teenagers, two bodies have been found in the Los Angeles River, CBS Los Angeles reports. The identities of the bodies found have not been made clear. The search was carried out for 16-year-old Carlos Jovel and 15-year-old Gustavo Ramirez, who fell into the river when they went there with their friends on Friday. No foul play is believed to have occurred.
Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood receive top awards at American Country Countdown Awards
Luke Bryan bagged the Male Vocalist of the Year and Artist of the Year, while Carrie Underwood won the Female Vocalist of the Year awards at the American Country Countdown Awards on Sunday, New York Daily News reports. Chris Stapleton won the Album of the Year, Sam Hunt won the Breakthrough Male of the Year and Thomas Rhett won the Song of the Year awards.