Wednesday, January 24, 2018
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Tropical storm forms, targets island nations

Dominican Republic

Tropical storm forms, targets island nations

Slow-moving Tropical Storm Cristobal lashed parts of the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands with heavy rainfall on Sunday, and one man died and two other people were earlier left missing when they were caught up by a swollen river on the island shared by the Dominican Republic and Haiti. The man who died had tried to drive his pickup truck across a rushing river in the Dominican Republic's Hato Mayo province when he drowned, said Juan Manuel Mendez, the country's emergency operations director. The two missing people were swept away late Saturday by a river that burst its banks in the Haitian port town of Saint Marc. Cristobal, which formed as a tropical depression over the Turks and Caicos Islands on Saturday, is the fourth depression of the Atlantic hurricane season. The storm is not expected to reach Florida. "This is not going to impact the state of Florida or possibly even the United States," said National Hurricane Center spokesman Dennis Feltgen. "The only indirect impacts on Florida's east coast would be the increased threat of rip currents and some swells and heavy surf. The west coast of Florida will see no impact from this."

Peru

Sparsely populated area hit by quake

A large 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck a sparsely populated area of central Peru, the U.S. Geological Survey said Sunday. There were no reports of damage or injuries, said Mario Casareto, spokesman for Peru's fire agency. He said authorities were still surveying the region, including the Ayacucho area where the quake was centered.

Los Angeles

Rap mogul shot in packed nightclub

Death Row Records founder and rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was shot and injured in a packed nightclub early Sunday, and he was expected to survive, authorities said. He was one of three patrons struck by gunfire around 1:30 a.m. at 1OAK on West Hollywood's Sunset Boulevard. Two other victims, a man and a woman, were taken to the hospital. Suspects have yet to be identified, said Jeff Gordon, a sheriff's deputy.

Times staff writer Caitlin Johnston contributed to this report, which includes information from Times wires.

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