While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, April 11 edition

Gunman kills woman, wounds two students, kills self in California classroom

A man opened fire with a pistol in a classroom at a Southern California elementary school on Monday (April 10), fatally shooting a woman presumed to be the teacher and wounding two children before killing himself.

Police said the two students were not believed to have been targeted by the gunman but were wounded because of their proximity to the slain woman.

San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan called the shooting at North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino, about 65 miles east of Los Angeles, an apparent murder-suicide. 

Investigators were working to confirm the identities of the gunman and the dead woman to determine their relationship, if any, and whether the shooting stemmed from a domestic dispute, police Captain Ron Maas said at a news conference.


Trump administration open to additional strikes on Syria: White House

US President Donald Trump is open to authorising additional strikes on Syria if its government uses chemical weapons again or deploys barrel bombs in the country, the White House said on Monday (April 10).

"The sight of people being gassed and blown away by barrel bombs ensures that if we see this kind of action again, we hold open the possibility of future action," White House spokesman Sean Spicer told reporters.

"If you gas a baby, if you put a barrel bomb in to innocent people ... you will see a response from this president."


United Airlines staff drags passenger from overbooked flight

A doctor trying to return home to his patients was dragged by his hands from an overbooked United Airlines flight, according to social media, embroiling the carrier its second public relations nightmare in less than a month.

The airline was one of the top-trending topics on Twitter as users took to the website to express their anger over the forceful removal of the passenger from United Flight 3411, which was en route from Chicago to Louisville, Kentucky, on Sunday (April 9).

Video of the incident posted to Twitter account #Tyler-Bridges shows three security officers huddling over the seated passenger, who appears to be an older Asian man, before dragging him on the floor.


Barclays boss facing probe over whistleblowing

Barclays chief executive Jes Staley is facing a probe by regulators and a "very significant" pay cut after he tried to uncover the identity of a whistleblower, the British bank revealed on Monday (April 10).

Former JP Morgan investment banker Staley was appointed two years ago to repair Barclays' reputation, which has been badly damaged by foreign exchange and Libor interest rate rigging scandals.

The 60-year-old American has demanded the highest ethical standards from staff at the troubled bank, which faced massive fines in recent years over the manipulation of forex trading and Libor.


Janet Jackson, husband split months after baby: Reports

Pop superstar Janet Jackson has split from her husband, the Qatari tycoon Wissam Al Mana, just months after they had a baby, reports said Monday (April 10).

Several celebrity news sites, quoting unnamed sources, said that the 50-year-old younger sister of late King of Pop Michael Jackson had separated from Al Mana, her third husband.

Jackson has kept a low profile before and after giving birth in January to son Eissa, her first child. She had repeatedly postponed dates on her "Unbreakable" world tour before stunning fans in April by announcing the late-age pregnancy.