A suicide bomber on a motorcycle struck a crowd of people casting their ballots to elect their thirds consecutive civilian government in Quetta, Pakistan, killing at least 31 and injuring 35 others. Several of the wounded are in critical condition, raising concerns that the death toll may rise. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the bombing but officials are blaming the Islamic State group.
After exposing himself and yelling racial slurs on Sacha Baron Cohen’s cable TV show, Georgia lawmaker Rep. Jason Spencer said that he would be resigning. He has vowed to serve the rest of his term until the end of the month. His resignation will become effective by July 31, 2018. On Cohen’s Showtime series called “Who Is America?” Spencer is convinced to do several outlandish exercises after being told it is for a counterterrorism video. Spencer repeatedly shouts a racial slur for black people and tells Cohen the tactic is useful for drawing bystanders’ attention to an unfolding attack. He then exposes his rear end toward Cohen while shouting “USA!” and “America!”
Researchers have found evidence of a huge lake of salty water buried underneath Mars’ surface, raising the question of possible life on Mars. The discovery was based on radar signal observations by a European spacecraft, which scientists analyzed and collected over three years. Their results suggest that a 12-mile-wide body of water lies below ice about a mile thick near the planet’s south pole. Astrophysicist Roberto Orosei suspects there may be other hidden bodies of water on Mars, waiting to be discovered.