Three killed outside bar
Three men were killed and another man was wounded early Sunday when a brawl led to gunfire outside a tavern, police said. Auburn Police Cmdr. Mike Hirman said dozens of people were leaving the Sports Page Tavern in Auburn, which is about 30 miles south of Seattle, at closing time around 2 a.m. when a fight broke out in the parking lot. He said several people pulled handguns and fired shots, and three men in their 20s were found dead.
SAN JOSE, Calif.
Car crashes into store
Four people were hurt Sunday when a driver crashed his vehicle into a Walmart and then assaulted customers inside, police said. Investigators have not determined how fast the driver — described as a male in his 30s — was going at the time of the crash but the car went about 10 to 20 feet into the store in San Jose. About 70 people were inside at the time, police Officer Albert Morales said. After the crash at around 11:15 a.m., the unidentified driver got out of his vehicle and used a blunt object to attack people, Morales said. The driver was arrested when officers arrived.
Getting out of prison
A man who has spent more than four decades in prison for a Tucson hotel fire that killed 29 people, including some who jumped from windows to escape the searing heat, is expected to be released Tuesday as part of a deal with prosecutors. Louis Cuen Taylor of Tucson was convicted of murder as a teen but has maintained his innocence in the December 1970 fire at the Pioneer Hotel.
‘G.I. Joe’ storms theaters
G.I. Joe: Retaliation deployed to the top spot at the box office. The action film starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Bruce Willis and Channing Tatum marched into the No. 1 position at the weekend box office, earning $41.2 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. The sequel to 2009’s G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra was postponed last year to convert the film to 3-D. Retaliation opened Wednesday, which helped to bring its domestic total to $51.7 million.
Compiled from wire reports.