Things you should know today: 5/29/18


Utahn freed from Venezuela jail returns home to Salt Lake

Kim Raff
Josh Holt, left, is draped in an American flag by his grandmother Linda Holt upon returning to Salt Lake City on Monday, May 28, 2018, as he was freed this weekend after being held in a Venezuelan jail for nearly two years. He returned home to Salt Lake City on Monday night after getting medical care and visiting President Donald Trump in Washington. (AP Photo/Kim Raff)

Josh Holt and his wife returned home to Salt Lake after being imprisoned in Venezuela without trial for nearly two years. He also met with President Donald Trump in Washington on Monday after receiving medical care. Holt traveled to Caracas back in June 2016 to marry his now wife, Thamy Caleno, whom he met online while trying to improve his Spanish. The two were arrested and jailed after being accused of hiding weapons at Caleno’s house. The U.S. believed Venezuela used Holt as a bargaining chip to change Washington’s sanction policy against Venezuela.

Pompeii: New find shows man crushed trying to flee eruption

The legs of a skeleton emerge from the ground beneath a large rock believed to have crushed the victim’s bust during the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in A.D. 79, which destroyed the ancient town of Pompeii, at Pompeii’s archeological site, near Naples, on Tuesday, May 29, 2018. The skeleton was found during recent excavations and is believed to be of a 35-year-old man with a limp who was hit by a pyroclastic cloud during the eruption. (Ciro Fusco/ANSA via AP)

Officials have discovered a skeleton of a man who was crushed by an enormous rock while trying to flee the explosion of Mt. Vesuvius in A.D. 79. Archaeologists inspected the man to be over the age of 30 and had his chest crushed by the stone. His head has not yet been found. Massimo Osanna, general director of the site, called it “an exceptional find,” that contributes to a better “picture of the history and civilization of the age.”

Man kills 3 in Belgium with guns of stabbed police officers

Police try to calm a man who crossed over a police line at the scene of a shooting in Liege, Belgium, Tuesday, May 29, 2018. A gunman killed three people, including two police officers, in the Belgian city of Liege on Tuesday, a city official said. Police later killed the attacker, and other officers were wounded in the shooting. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

A man who was released from prison on a two-day leave attacked and killed two female police officers and a bystander in Belgium. The man, identified as Benjamin Herman, snuck up behind the two police officers and stabbed them several times. He then took their service weapons and shot them and a bystander dead. The assailant also injured several other officers before police shot and killed him. Herman was a multiple repeat offender who had been incarcerated since 2003.

Hurricane Maria is trending on Twitter due to a Harvard study that estimates nearly 6,000 people died as a result of its devastations, 70 times higher than the official government death toll of 64.

A suspect in two armed robberies was shot by Cottonwood Heights police while trying to flee on his motorcycle. The suspect, identified as Zane James, 19, is in fair condition and the officer was not injured.

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