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Earthquake sparks tsunami warning

Alaska

ANCHORAGE — The US Coast Guard warned people in far southern Alaska to take precautions after a tsunami warning was issued for coastal areas of Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. The warning was sparked by a strong earthquake Saturday night that struck off the west coast of Canada. There were no immediate reports of damage. The US Geological Survey said the 7.7-magnitude earthquake hit in the Queen Charlotte Islands area. The National Weather Service issued a warning for coastal areas of southern Alaska, Northern California, Oregon, and Washington state.

Michigan

Driver traveling on Interstate 96 shot

FOWLERVILLE, Mich. — A motorist driving along Interstate 96 was shot and wounded Saturday in the latest in a string of shootings in southeastern Michigan, authorities said. The man was taken to the hospital Saturday afternoon after being shot in the hip by a bullet that came through the driver’s-side door. (AP)

New York

Doctor found not at fault in injury

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. — A jury has decided that a Syracuse doctor isn’t to blame for an operating-room mishap that caused a pregnant woman to catch fire during a caesarean section. Kira Reed suffered a 7-inch-long burn on her side two years ago when an alcohol-based antiseptic was accidentally ignited. Reed reached an out-of-court settlement with the hospital, but a jury rejected a negligence claim last week against obstetrician Stephen Brown. (AP)

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