Things you should know today: 5/11/18


The Latest: Lebanese politician says strikes warned Israel

Ariel Schalit
Israeli soldiers walk past tanks in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, near the border with Syria, Thursday, May 10, 2018. Israel says it struck dozens of Iranian targets in Syria overnight in response to a rocket barrage on Israeli positions in the Golan Heights. It was the biggest Israeli strike in Syria since the 1973 war. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Senior Lebanese politician Nabih Berri, ally of Syria and Iran, said that the Syrian’s retaliation to Israel’s attacks achieved a “balance of terror,” and that it was a “very strong warning” to Israel. He said that with American interests in Syria, the U.S. president would not be able to bear the consequences if there becomes a larger regional war.

Family of 7 dead with gunshot wounds in rural Australia

Police forensics investigate the death of seven people in a suspected murder-suicide in Osmington, east of Margaret River, south west of Perth, Australia Friday, May 11, 2018. Seven people including four children were found dead with gunshot wounds Friday at a rural property in southwest Australia in what could be the country’s worst mass shooting in 22 years, police said. (Richard Wainwright/AAP Image via AP)

A family of seven consisting of four children, their mother and two grandparents were found dead at their property in southwest Australia. Police would not comment on the possibility of a murder-suicide, however, they suggest that the shooter is not at large. The incident is considered one of the country’s worst mass shootings in 22 years.

Jae C. Hong
Sgt. 1st Class Carl Satterwaite, of the U.S. National Guard, tests air quality near cracks emitting volcanic gases from a lava flow in the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa, Hawaii Thursday, May 10, 2018. Kilauea has destroyed more than 35 structures since it began releasing lava from vents about 25 miles (40 kilometers) east of the summit crater. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

After sputtering lava for a week, a Hawaii volcano has forced 2,000 people to evacuate their homes due to its threat of erupting in coming days. The volcano could hurl ash and boulders the size of refrigerators miles into the air. It has already destroyed two dozen homes, and if an explosion occurs, it could also release steam and sulfur dioxide gas.

Today is national #EatWhatYouWantDay! If you could eat anything you want right now, what would it be? People on Twitter are sharing their thoughts.

The Toronto Raptors have fired head coach Dwane Casey, just days after the team was eliminated from the playoffs after losing to the Cleveland Cavaliers. See what the people on Twitter think of this decision.

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