Tragedy at Mt. Everest: Four climbers have died and one remains missing during an attempt by 150 climbers to reach Mount Everest’s summit this past weekend. Weather conditions and a high number of participants may have contributed to the deaths.
Happenings in Italy: Melissa Bassi, 16, was killed and 10 others were injured after a bomb was set off outside of a school in Brindisi, Italy last Saturday. Authorities are zeroing on the suspect whom they believed worked alone. In other news, a 6.0–magnitude earthquake struck Italy on Sunday. The quake killed seven and left structural damage.
In Latin America
‘El Loco’ apprehended: Mexican authorities have taken Daniel de Jesus Elizondo Ramirez, “El Loco,” into custody for allegedly being ordered by leaders from the Zetas drug cartel to dispose of 49 mutilated bodies in a town square in Cadereyta in Nuevo Leon, Mexico on May 13. The bodies were instead left near a highway. Prior to his arrest, Ramirez tried to evade authorities by tossing a hand grenade and firing at troops.
In North America
Posthumous Medal of Honor: Spc. Leslie H. Sabo Jr. was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor last Wednesday. President Obama presented the award to Sabo’s widow in a ceremony at the East Room at the White House. Sabo served during the Vietnam War and lost his life during an ambush in Cambodia.
Kennedy memorialized: Mary Kennedy, estranged wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr., committed suicide. Reports indicate that she faced bouts with alcoholism. Her family held her funeral on Saturday and memorial on Monday.
Massive losses: JPMorgan Chase reported a $2 billion loss. The FBI is investigating the company over its trade, which resulted in major financial losses. Recently, sources have speculated that JPMorgan Chase’s losses could actually be between $6 to $7 billion.
Farewell to disco legends: Donna Summer and Bee Gees member Robin Gibb have both died during the last week. Summer, 63, reportedly died from lung cancer. Gibb died after a long battle with colon cancer. He was 62.