While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, Sept 29 edition

A screenshot from live news coverage of the incident.
A screenshot from live news coverage of the incident.PHOTO: YOUTUBE

Teenager may have killed father before opening fire at South Carolina school

A 14-year-old boy is believed to have shot and killed his father before going to a nearby elementary school in South Carolina and wounding two children and a teacher.

A teacher called 911 to report a gunman and police arrived within seven minutes at Townville Elementary School in Anderson County, located near the Georgia state line about 160km north-east of Atlanta.

One of the six-year-old children shot was in critical condition and in surgery.

Armed officers guarded students as they were evacuated from the school and taken by bus to a nearby church, local media said. Television images showed police swarming the school, with some officers on the roof while others moved around the building.


Airlines report 17 per cent rise in unruly passengers


Reports of air rage rose worldwide in 2015, with instances of verbally abusive airline passengers and travellers who refused to listen to cabin crew increasing by almost 17 per cent, the international trade association for airlines said.

Alcohol or drug intoxication was identified as a factor in 23 per cent of the cases, though in the vast majority of instances consumption occurred prior to boarding or from a personal supply without the crew's knowledge.

Some 10,854 unruly passenger incidents were reported to the International Air Transport Association by airlines last year, up from 9,316 incidents in 2014.


Forbes pegs Donald Trump's wealth at US$3.7 billion - US$800 million less than last year

US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's estimated net worth is US$3.7 billion (S$5 billion), US$800 million less than a year ago, Forbes magazine reported, attributing the loss largely to New York's softening real estate market.

The magazine probed 28 assets or asset classes owned by the New York businessman and found 18 had declined in value, including Trump Tower in Manhattan and his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida.

The value of his 40 Wall Street property in downtown New York had also declined, according to Forbes, which said it has been tracking Trump's wealth for 34 years.


Formula One: F1 calendar leaves doubts over Germany, Canada and Brazil

The German, Canadian and Brazilian grands prix were listed as subject to confirmation on a record-equalling 21-race provisional calendar for 2017 published by Formula One’s governing body.

The Italian Grand Prix at Monza, whose place had been doubtful up until this month’s race when a deal was agreed if not signed, was listed in its usual September slot after Belgium.

Germany remains uncertain due to Hockenheim’s stated reluctance to host a grand prix other than in alternate years and no deal with the Nuerburgring. The country’s race was dropped in 2015.


Football: Walcott at the double as rampant Arsenal down Basel 2-0

Arsenal showed why the Football Association can only dream of hiring Arsene Wenger to take charge of England as Theo Walcott's double inspired a swaggering 2-0 victory over Basel in the Champions League.

The FA's decision to part ways with disgraced England manager Sam Allardyce on Tuesday triggered reports that Gunners boss Wenger is the governing body's top choice to become the national team's next permanent coach.

But Wenger admitted several years ago he had ignored the FA's overtures once before and, on the evidence of Arsenal's burgeoning revival this season, the poisoned chalice of managing England is extremely unlikely to be a tempting prospect.