7 things to know now: School shooter; veto override; more emails; exploding washers


7 things to know now: School shooter; veto override; more emails; exploding washers

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A woman reacts following a shooting at Townville Elementary in Townville Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016. A teenager killed his father at his home Wednesday before going to the nearby elementary school and opening fire with a handgun, wounding two students and a teacher, authorities said. (Katie McLean/The Independent-Mail via AP)

Here's a roundup of news trending across the nation and world today.

What to know now:

1. S.C. shootings: After calling his grandparents to say he had shot and killed his father, a teenager in South Carolina shot two students and a teacher who were at recess at an elementary school Wednesday, One student at Townville Elementary was shot in the leg, the other in the foot and the teacher was hit in the shoulder.  The teen was taken down by a volunteer firefighter who happened to be on campus. 

2. Even more emails: Politico is reporting that the State Department has been ordered to process for release an additional 1,800 pages of emails from Hillary Clinton’s private email server. The department had already been ordered to process 1,050 pages of emails sent and received on the private server Clinton used during her time as secretary of State. A deal in a case brought by a reporter led the judge to require the State Department to process the additional pages of emails before Election Day.  

3. Veto override: Both the House and the Senate voted Wednesday to override President Barack Obama’s veto of a bill that would allow families of the victims of 9/11 to sue Saudi Arabia in U.S. courts. It was the first time in his presidency that one of Obama’s vetos was overridden.  Democrats joined with Republicans in the move which saw the Senate vote 97-1. Harry Reid, (D-Nev.), was the only senator to vote against overriding the veto.  

4. Questions about mother: More questions are being asked about what happened to the mother of a 22-year-old man who was rescued after what he said was a week adrift at sea. Nathan Carman said a fishing trip with his mother turned tragic when the boat they were in sank and he could not get her into the life raft he was found in. Police on Wednesday announced that Carman had been a suspect in the still-unsolved murder of his grandfather in 2013.  

5. Exploding washers: Reports of exploding top-loading Samsung washing machines have prompted the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to issue a warning. According to the CPSC, they have received reports of something in the machine exploding in Samsung units made from March 2011 to April 2016.  

And one more

It didn’t’ take long for former college and pro football quarterback Tim Tebow to silence the critics of his move to play professional baseball. The Heisman Trophy winner took the first pitch at his first at-bat and knocked it over the fence – just to the left of dead center field --  for a home run. Tebow, 29, is playing in Florida in the instructional league for the New York Mets. 

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