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Waffle House shooting: 4 dead after nude gunman opens fire in Tennessee, police say

At least four people are dead after a shooting at a Waffle House in Antioch, Tennessee.

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Waffle House shooting: 3 dead, several injured in Tennessee

At least three people are dead and several injured after a shooting at a Waffle House in Antioch, Tennessee.

According to the Metro Nashville Police Department, three people were killed and four hurt at the restaurant, located at 3571 Murfreesboro Pike. 

A naked white man with short hair opened fire with a rifle about 3:25 a.m. Sunday before running away, the police department tweeted. 

"A patron wrestled away the gunman's rifle," the tweet said.

BREAKING: 3 persons fatally shot & 4 others wounded at the Waffle House, 3571 Murfreesboro Pike. Gunman opened fire @ 3:25 a.m. A patron wrestled away the gunman's rifle. He was nude & fled on foot. He is a white man with short hair. pic.twitter.com/d1qxRxsGNx — Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) April 22, 2018

We’re working to learn details about the shooting for updates on Channel 2 Action News Sunday AM. 

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Police said Travis Reinking, 29, of Morton, IL is a person of interest in the shooting.

"The vehiclethe gunman arrived in is registered to him," the department said in a tweet.

Anyone who sees Reinking is asked to call police at 615-862-8600.

BREAKING: Travis Reinking, 29, of Morton, IL, is person of interest in Waffle House shooting. Vehicle the gunman arrived in is registered to him. Gunman last seen walking south on Murfreesboro Pike. He shed is coat and is nude. See Reinking? Pls call 615-862-8600 immediately. pic.twitter.com/duoWCo5fC0 — Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) April 22, 2018

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What is Earth Day? 5 things to know

Sunday is Earth Day 2018, and more than one billion people across the globe are expected to celebrate with environmentally friendly events.

But what exactly is Earth Day? Here's what you need to know:

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1. When did Earth Day start?

The first Earth Day celebration took place 48 years ago, in 1970, after a devastating oil spill in America brought environmental issues to the forefront of public consciousness. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, 22 million people across the country came out in support of environmental reform.

"That day left a permanent impact on the politics of America," Gaylord Nelson wrote in the April 1980 edition of the EPA Journal. "It forcibly thrust the issue of environmental quality and resources conservation into the political dialogue of the nation.

"It showed political and opinion leadership of the country that the people cared, that they were ready for political action, that the politicians had better get ready, too. In short, Earth Day launched the environmental decade with a bang."

Since then, celebrations have only grown. This year, organizers estimate more than one billion people in 192 countries will participate in events the world over. The day is celebrated each year on April 22.

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2. Is there a theme for Earth Day 2018?

This year, organizers are focusing on curbing plastic pollution.

"Our goals include ending single-use plastics, promoting alternatives to fossil fuel-based materials, promoting 100 percent recycling of plastics, corporate and government accountability and changing human behavior concerning plastics," the Earth Day Network, which partners with tens of thousands of organizations in 192 countries to organize Earth Day events, said on its website.

The organization also said it "will educate millions of people about the health and other risks associated with the use and disposal of plastics, including pollution of our oceans, water, and wildlife, and about the growing body of evidence that decomposing plastics are creating serious global problems."

Read more here.

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3. How are people celebrating?

In Tokyo, thousands of people will attend beach cleanups, concerts, art exhibits, classes and other events coordinated by the Green Room Festival, according to the Earth Day Network. In India's Karnataka state, a "no plastic" event will feature workshops led by "organizations that are champions of environmental sustainability in fields including electric vehicles, solar power and zero-waste living," the network said. Cleanups also were scheduled in Palm Beach, Florida; New York; New Jersey and other locations across the United States and worldwide.

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4. What are businesses doing?

Google marked Earth Day with a "video doodle" featuring primatologist Jane Goodall. 

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“It is so important in the world today that we feel hopeful and do our part to protect life on Earth," Goodall said. "I am hopeful that this Earth Day Google Doodle will live as a reminder for people across the globe that there is still so much in the world worth fighting for. So much that is beautiful, so many wonderful people working to reverse the harm, to help protect species and their environments. And there are so, so many young people, like those in JGI’s Roots & Shoots program, dedicated to making this a better world. With all of us working together, I am hopeful that it is not too late to turn things around, if we all do our part for this beautiful planet.”

Read more about the doodle here.

Apple also joined in on the celebrations, announcing on April 19 that "for every device received at Apple stores and apple.com through the Apple GiveBack program from now through April 30, the company will make a donation to the nonprofit Conservation International."

In addition, Apple "debuted Daisy, a robot that can more efficiently disassemble iPhone to recover valuable materials," according to a company press release.

“At Apple, we’re constantly working toward smart solutions to address climate change and conserve our planet’s precious resources,” Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president of environment, policy and social Initiatives, said in a statement. “In recognition of Earth Day, we are making it as simple as possible for our customers to recycle devices and do something good for the planet through Apple GiveBack. We’re also thrilled to introduce Daisy to the world, as she represents what’s possible when innovation and conservation meet.”

Read more here.

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5. How can I get involved?

There are multiple ways to get into the Earth Day spirit, from participating in a local event to changing your bills from paper to paperless. Here are some suggestions from the Earth Day Network:

  • Urge your local elected officials or businesses to make a substantial tree planting commitment by starting a letter-writing campaign or online petition.

  • Lead a recycling drive to collect as much plastic, metal, and glass as possible.

  • Pick up trash at a local park or beach.

  • Set up a screening of an environmentally themed movie. Consider supplementing the screening with a speaker who can lead a Q&A following the film.

Memphis boy, 9, missing since Friday after not coming home from school

Police in Memphis, Tennessee, need your help finding a 9-year-old boy

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A City Watch was issued for Dewayne Alexander on Saturday night. Police told WHBQ that Alexander was walking home from school Friday in the 3300 block of Ford Road, but he never made it home. He has not been seen or heard from since. 

>> Missing brothers: Pittsburgh police searching for 2 boys who disappeared Friday

Alexander is described as 3-foot-8 and weighing 50 pounds with a medium complexion and low-fade haircut. He was last seen wearing a navy blue hoodie, white uniform shirt, navy blue uniform pants and blue, gray and white shoes. 

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If you know the whereabouts of Alexander, call the Memphis Police Department at 901-545-2677.

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WATCH: Oakland A's Sean Manaea pitches no-hitter against Red Sox

Oakland A's pitcher Sean Manaea threw the first no-hitter of the 2018 season Saturday, leading the Athletics to a 3-0 win over the Boston Red Sox.

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According to The Associated Press, Manaea also made history by becoming "the first pitcher to throw a no-hitter against Boston in almost exactly 25 years." The last one, thrown by Seattle pitcher Chris Bosio, happened April 22, 1993.

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"I didn't even think about it until I looked up in the seventh or eighth, and I was like, 'Oh my God, why is there still a zero on there?'" said Manaea, who struck out 10 batters, the AP reported.

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Missing brothers: Pittsburgh police searching for 2 boys who disappeared Friday

Pittsburgh police are seeking assistance in finding two brothers

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Police said Amier Windsor, 12, and Robert Windsor Jr., 11, went missing about 5 p.m. Friday.

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According to a news release, the two brothers are known to frequent the Brookline area. 

Anyone with information regarding their whereabouts is asked to call police at 412-323-7800

Martinez, Almiron lead Atlanta past Zlatan's Galaxy, 2-0

CARSON, Calif. (AP) - Josef Martinez scored a first-half goal, Miguel Almiron converted a penalty late in second-half stoppage time, and Atlanta United kept Zlatan Ibrahimovic off the scoreboard in a 2-0 victory over the LA Galaxy on Saturday night.

Brad Guzan got the shutout for Atlanta, which is 5-0-1 since getting blown out by Houston in its season opener.

Until the closing minutes, Ibrahimovic got few chances to make a difference in his fourth appearance for the Galaxy, who are 2-2-0 with a pair of 2-0 losses at home since his arrival. Ibrahimovic played the entire game for the first time in MLS.

A sellout crowd of 25,846 at StubHub eagerly anticipated late-game Zlatan magic while the Galaxy surged in the final minutes. Ibrahimovic scored three goals in his first three games for LA, including two game-winners.

Instead, Atlanta's defense barely held on against a late-game onslaught led by Ibrahimovic, playmaker Romain Alessandrini and Giovani Dos Santos, who came on as a 66th-minute substitute for his first game action with his new Swedish teammate.

A few minutes after referee Baldomero Toledo declined to award a penalty when Ibrahimovic was pushed in the box, Toledo gave a penalty when Romario Williams went down in the fourth minute of stoppage time. Almiron scored his fourth goal of the season, infuriating the Galaxy and their bench.

Jonathan Dos Santos was a late scratch from the Galaxy's starting lineup after apparently getting hurt during warmups, and his team suffered defensively in his absence. Atlanta's formidable speed was too much for the Galaxy early on, with coach Tata Martino's team dominating possession and Almiron repeatedly shredding the Galaxy defense.

Martinez missed a penalty in the first half, putting his shot off the post. Two minutes later, he jumped on the rebound of Julian Gressel's shot off the post and slotted home the sixth goal of another outstanding season for the Venezuelan forward.

Giovani Dos Santos entered in the second half for his first appearance since March 11, and the Galaxy generated multiple strong chances from that point. The Mexican star had missed nearly six weeks with a hamstring injury.

Galaxy goalkeeper David Bingham made saves on Martinez and Ezequiel Barco midway through the second half. Alessandrini was his usual playmaking force for the Galaxy, but the French winger struggled to find Ibrahimovic with his long crosses.

Moments after Ibrahimovic wasn't awarded a late penalty, Ola Kamara headed a free kick over the bar.

Georgia teen uses track success to prepare for service

COVINGTON, Ga. (AP) - Kijana Knights would probably like to find whoever was responsible for determining he wasn't good enough to make the basketball team, and thank them.

What may have felt like failure and rejection for Knights, a sophomore on the Newton track and field and cross country teams, actually paved the way for greater success and accolades.

Knights was recently named the Positive Athletes Boys Track and Field Athlete of the Year for South Metro Atlanta. The award, given by Positive Athletes Georgia, takes into account both academic and athletic prowess.

Knights submitted his resume, which highlights a 3.83 grade point average and an aspiration to attend Army West Point to run track and prepare for a career in military service, and it apparently caught the selection committee's attention.

"They must've seen that I was good both on the track and in the classroom to give me the award," Knights said. "It felt good. I feel like it's validation of the work I've put in the past two years that I've been in high school."

Knights launched his track career after a failed basketball tryout - something he now says was a positive in retrospect.

"At first I didn't make the basketball team, but I was still running just to get fit," Knights said. "I was doing two miles every day during the time of tryouts. But when I didn't make it, I was thinking that I'm already running a lot, so I should be able to do track."

For the Rams' track team, Knights runs the 3200, 1600 and 800 meters. So far his personal bests include a time of 5:20 in the mile and 12:15 in the 3200. And to be sure, he's not planning to make a comeback attempt at trying out for the hoops squad.

He's found a home on the track that he believes will prepare him for even more.

"I'm planning to do track for all four years I'm in high school," he said. "And hopefully I'll be able to attend Army West Point to run track there as well."

But it's not just about athletics for him. Knights said he wants to major in civil engineering and be an armor officer in the Army. He has a passion to serve his country that's been passed on from his parents Herlene and Ronald Knights.

"My mom and dad came to this country as immigrants from Guyana, South America around 1986," Knights said. "And just to see how this country has helped them, it inspires me to want to give back to this country in that way. From what they told me, it was hard back in that time for them to get into this country. And a lot of things had to happen between then and now for me to be where I'm at."

And Knights isn't about to take any of it for granted.

"My parents had to work hard," he said. "And to see what they've accomplished makes me grateful to live in this country. Here, you have the freedom to do what you want. The freedoms we have in this country, a lot of other countries don't have. You can choose what you want to do and where you want to go in life."

For Knights, that destination includes him being the best student-athlete he possibly can, which leaves time for little else.

"Besides school and track, I like to play video games sometimes," he said. "But mostly running takes up all my time. I'm running like four 10-mile runs and 12-mile runs every week. And then cross country starts as soon as school starts, so it's a year-round thing. But I love what I do."

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Information from: The Covington News, http://www.covnews.com/

Winning numbers drawn in 'Cash 3 Night' game

ATLANTA (AP) _ The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the Georgia Lottery's "Cash 3 Night" game were:

4-0-7

(four, zero, seven)

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