Things you should know today: 5/16/18


California building explosion investigated as intentional

Raul Hernandez
This image taken from cellphone video shows a building after a fatal explosion in Aliso Viejo, Calif., Tuesday, May 15, 2018. The cause of the blast is being investigated. (Raul Hernandez via AP)

Investigators suspect that an explosion at a Southern California medical office that left one dead and three others injured was an intentional act, and the blast may have come from a package. Authorities were not searching for suspects the night of the explosion, but the investigation was ongoing.

Police: Tulsa mom stabbed eldest daughter up to 70 times

This photo provided by the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office shows Taheerah Ahmad who remains jailed Wednesday, May 16, 2018, after authorities accused her of stabbing one of her daughters and setting their home on fire. Authorities say Ahmad was arrested in downtown Tulsa Tuesday and another daughter who had been reported missing was found safe, police said. (Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office via AP)

Taheerah Ahmad, 39, was arrested and jailed for attacking her 11-year-old daughter, who was left in critical condition with over dozens of stab and puncture wounds to the torso, legs, neck, hands and face. Earlier that day, Ahmad bound and gagged all three of her daughters when the 8-year-old girl helped her 9-year-old sister escape. When officers arrived, they found the 11-year-old girl in the burning home that Ahmad set on fire to “further ensure that (the 11-year-old) was dead.”

Judge tosses California law allowing life-ending drugs

Niels Alpert
FILE – In this Sunday, July 24, 2016, file photo provided by Niels Alpert, Betsy Davis smiles during her “Right To Die Party” in Ojai, Calif. Davis threw herself the party as she became one of the first to use a California law to take her own life in 2016. Advocates say the terminally ill may die tougher deaths after a judge on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, threw out the law that allows adults to obtain a prescription for life-ending drugs. (Niels Alpert via AP, File)

Superior Court Judge Daniel Ottolia threw out a California law that allows people with less than six-months left to live to obtain a life-ending prescription drug. He ruled that it was unconstitutionally approved by the Legislature, and plaintiffs say it lacks safeguards to protect against abuse.

Trump Jr. is trending on Twitter for telling the Senate panel he couldn’t remember whether he had discussed the Russia investigation with his father. In his statement, Trump Jr. said he was ‘candid and forthright’ in his answers to Senate panel on the Russia probe.

Honest Trailers released a video of the Black Panther movie that is #2 Trending on Youtube. Wakanda forever!

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