Mass shootings took place in California and Louisiana this weekend; the FBI discovered another batch of classified documents at President Joe Biden’s home; and Biden’s chief of staff said he plans to step down next month. These stories and more highlight the daily rundown for Monday morning, Jan. 23, 2023.
Monterey Park, California, mass shooting
Ten people are dead and 10 people are injured after a shooter opened fire in Monterey Park, California. The shooting took place late Saturday night at a ballroom where a Lunar New Year celebration was taking place.
The suspect initially escaped the scene and was pursued by police for hours on Sunday. He was eventually discovered in a white van nearby, where he had reportedly taken his own life. The suspect was 72 years old Huu Can Tran.
A motive is still being investigated, but many want to know whether the Asian community was targeted.
After a shooting spree at one ballroom, the suspect then drove to a second dance hall where he entered carrying a firearm. But he ran after being disarmed by two civilians.
Officials have a search warrant for the shooter’s home as the investigation for answers continues today.
Louisiana club shooting injures 12
A suspect opened fire in a Louisiana nightclub early Sunday morning that left 12 people injured.
As of news time, Baton Rouge police say the suspect is on the loose and believe this was a targeted attack.
FBI searches Biden’s home, more files found
A fourth batch of classified documents belonging to president Biden was discovered on Friday after the FBI conducted a 13-hour search of his Delaware residence.
Six new items were reportedly found. The documents apparently date back to his time as senator. It’s unclear where in the home they were discovered.
The White House reportedly requested the FBI search. The DOJ said Biden’s team has been cooperating fully as the investigation continues.
Biden’s chief of staff to resign
President Biden’s chief of staff is resigning and a replacement is already on tap.
Ron Klain will be stepping down in the coming weeks. According to reports, it’s something he’s been mulling over since the midterm election.
Biden is expected to name Jeff Zients as his next chief of Staff. Zients was in charge of the administration’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The change at the highest levels of senior staff comes as Biden marks two years in office.
Pakistan without electricity after mishap
Much of Pakistan was without electricity after a major outage Monday morning. It was all due to an energy-saving measure by the government that backfired.
During winter, electricity usage typically goes down overnight. That’s when the country temporarily shuts down their power generation systems to save electricity and money.
But this time, officials had trouble booting the system back up after daybreak. The country suffered a similar blackout two years ago.
Lab-grown meat quickly advancing
It’s something futuristic that might be here before you know it. Lab-grown meat is making major advancements in its technology, taste and texture.
One company making its own artificial meat says they could soon be in restaurants as early as this year.
The FDA even recently approved of a chicken breast that was made in a lab, saying it was safe for human consumption. The company Upside Foods, who got approval, said they hope to be serving the dish in restaurants this year and then selling cultivated-meat in grocery stores by 2028.
These laboratories take small samples of livestock cells and pump them with nutrients and watch them grow inside steel vessels called bio-reactors. It’s then processed into something that looks and tastes like a real cut of meat.
KARAH RUCKER: LOTS OF NEWS HAPPENING OVER THE WEEKEND.
AN FBI SEARCH LEADS TO A SIXTH DISCOVERY OF CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS IN PRESIDENT BIDEN’S POSSESSION. AND HIS CHIEF OF STAFF EXPECTED TO STEP DOWN NEXT MONTH AFTER A LONG-WORKING RELATIONSHIP.
BUT FIRST A MASS SHOOTING IN CALIFORNIA LEAVES THE ASIAN-COMMUNITY IN SHOCK.
THIS IS YOUR DAILY RUNDOWN WITH STRAIGHT ARROW NEWS. UNBIASED. STRAIGHT FACTS.
MONTEREY PARK, CA MASS SHOOTING
10 PEOPLE ARE DEAD AND 10 PEOPLE ARE INJURED AFTER A SHOOTER OPENED FIRE IN MONTEREY PARK, CALIFORNIA.
THE SHOOTING TOOK PLACE LATE SATURDAY NIGHT AT A BALL-ROOM WHERE A LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATION WAS TAKING PLACE.
THE SUSPECT — INITIALLY ESCAPING THE SCENE AND PURSUED BY POLICE FOR HOURS ON SUNDAY — WAS EVENTUALLY FOUND TO HAVE KILLED HIMSELF AND WAS DISCOVERED IN A WHITE VAN NEARBY. HE WAS 72 YEAR OLD “HUU-CAN-TRAN”.
A MOTIVE IS STILL BEING INVESTIGATED…MANY WANTING TO KNOW WHETHER THE ASIAN COMMUNITY WAS TARGETED.
AFTER A SHOOTING SPREE AT ONE BALL-ROOM, THE SUSPECT THEN DROVE TO A SECOND DANCE HALL WHERE HE ENTERED CARRYING A FIREARM. BUT HE RAN AFTER BEING DISARMED BY TWO CIVILIANS.
OFFICIALS HAVE A SEARCH WARRANT FOR THE SHOOTER’S HOME AS THE INVESTIGATION FOR ANSWERS CONTINUES TODAY.
LOUISIANA CLUB SHOOTING INJURES 12
FROM THE DEADLY MASS SHOOTING OUT WEST…TO A SHOOTING IN THE SOUTH EARLY SUNDAY MORNING THAT LEFT 12 PEOPLE INJURED AFTER A SUSPECT OPENED FIRE IN A LOUISIANA NIGHTCLUB.
AS OF NEWS TIME…BATON ROUGE POLICE SAY THE SUSPECT IS ON THE LOOSE —AND BELIEVE THIS WAS A TARGETED ATTACK.
FBI SEARCHES BIDEN’S HOME, MORE FILES FOUND
A FOURTH BATCH OF CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS BELONGING TO PRESIDENT BIDEN WAS DISCOVERED ON FRIDAY AFTER THE FBI CONDUCTED A 13 HOUR SEARCH OF HIS DELAWARE RESIDENCE.
SIX NEW ITEMS WERE REPORTEDLY FOUND…THE DOCUMENTS APPARENTLY DATING BACK TO HIS TIME AS SENATOR. IT’S UNCLEAR WHERE IN THE HOME THEY WERE DISCOVERED.
THE WHITE HOUSE REPORTEDLY REQUESTED THE FBI SEARCH. THE DOJ SAYING BIDEN’S TEAM HAS BEEN COOPERATING FULLY…AS THE INVESTIGATION CONTINUES.
BIDEN’S CHIEF OF STAFF TO RESIGN
PRESIDENT BIDEN’S CHIEF OF STAFF IS RESIGNING…AND A REPLACEMENT IS ALREADY ON TAP.
RON KLAIN WILL BE STEPPING DOWN IN THE COMING WEEKS…ACCORDING TO REPORTS IT’S SOMETHING HE’S BEEN MULLING-OVER SINCE THE MIDTERM ELECTION.
BIDEN IS EXPECTED TO NAME JEFF ZIENTS AS HIS NEXT CHIEF OF STAFF. ZIENTS WAS IN CHARGE OF THE ADMINISTRATION’S RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC.
THE CHANGE AT THE HIGHEST LEVELS OF SENIOR STAFF COMES AS BIDEN MARKS TWO YEARS IN OFFICE.
PAKISTAN WITHOUT ELECTRICITY AFTER MISHAP
MUCH OF PAKISTAN WAS WITHOUT ELECTRICITY AFTER A MAJOR OUTAGE THIS MORNING – ALL DUE TO AN ENERGY-SAVING MEASURE BY THE GOVERNMENT THAT BACKFIRED.
DURING WINTER, ELECTRICITY USAGE TYPICALLY GOES DOWN OVERNIGHT.
THAT’S WHEN THE COUNTRY TEMPORARILY SHUTS DOWN THEIR POWER GENERATION SYSTEMS TO SAVE ELECTRICITY…AND MONEY.
BUT THIS TIME — OFFICIALS HAD TROUBLE BOOTING THE SYSTEM BACK UP AFTER DAYBREAK. THE COUNTRY SUFFERED A SIMILAR BLACKOUT TWO YEARS AGO.
LAB-GROWN MEAT QUICKLY ADVANCING
IT’S SOMETHING FUTURISTIC THAT MIGHT BE HERE BEFORE YOU KNOW IT. LAB-GROWN MEAT IS MAKING MAJOR ADVANCEMENTS IN ITS TECHNOLOGY, TASTE, AND TEXTURE.
ONE COMPANY MAKING ITS OWN ARTIFICIAL MEAT SAYS THEY COULD SOON BE IN RESTAURANTS AS EARLY AS THIS YEAR.
THE FDA EVEN RECENTLY APPROVED OF A CHICKEN BREAST THAT WAS MADE IN A LAB…SAYING IT WAS SAFE FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION. THE COMPANY “UPSIDE FOODS” WHO GOT APPROVAL SAYS THEY HOPE TO BE SERVING THE DISH IN RESTAURANTS THIS YEAR AND THEN SELLING CULTIVATED-MEAT IN GROCERY STORES BY 20-28.
THESE LABORATORIES TAKE SMALL SAMPLES OF LIVESTOCK CELLS AND PUMP THEM WITH NUTRIENTS AND WATCH THEM GROW INSIDE STEEL VESSELS CALLED BIO-REACTORS. IT’S THEN PROCESSED INTO SOMETHING THAT LOOKS AND TASTES LIKE A REAL CUT OF MEAT.