Raging wildfire A man carrying a bucket runs to help contain a fire outside Marathon, northeast of Athens, Greece, on Saturday. A wildfire was raging unchecked, fanned by high winds, burning a pine forest, brushes and olive groves. Three villages near Marathon were cut off, firefighters said.AP photo
Four prisoners remained hospitalized Saturday and hundreds of others had to be relocated after rioting inmates set their central Kentucky prison on fire.
Flames shot into the air during the melee Friday night, seriously damaging several buildings, and parts of the medium-security Northpoint Training Center continued to smolder nearly 24 hours later.
The 500 inmates who remained at the prison were being compliant, said Jennifer Brislin of the Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet.
About 700 others were being taken to other facilities across the state. In some cases that meant inmates were double-bunking or sleeping in gyms or other secure buildings inside prisons.
Officials would not say what caused the rioting, which injured eight staff members and eight prisoners.
A lucky lotto player in Tuscany won Italy’s record $211.8 million lottery Saturday, pocketing what has been billed as Europe’s biggest jackpot.
The winning ticket was purchased in the Sisal Biffi coffee shop in Bagnone, a town of about 2,000 in the province of Massa Carrara near the Tuscan coast, lottery officials said. In Italy, lotto winners rarely come forward.
The winning combination — 11, 27, 10, 79, 45, 88 — was selected after weeks of mounting lotto fever that prompted tourists from around Europe to visit and play the Suprenalotto game. No one had won the top prize since Jan. 31.
The biggest winner has been the Italian state, as players have spent more than $2.8 billion since January.
Workers used giant cranes to raise concrete walls around the blast-scarred Foreign Ministry and other government buildings on Saturday, as Iraqi authorities sought to bolster security after suicide truck bombings that killed scores in Baghdad.
The decision to reinforce vital institutions is a sharp reversal of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s desire to remove the barriers as part of his efforts to make life more normal for war-weary Iraqis before January’s national elections.
Wednesday’s bombings against the foreign and finance ministries have shaken confidence in a government eager to demonstrate that it can take over responsibility for the country’s security from American combat troops.
Canadian authorities on Saturday intensified the manhunt for the millionaire reality TV star accused of murdering a former swimsuit model and stuffing her naked, mutilated body in a suitcase.
“We’re leaving no stone unturned, but we have to play our cards close to our chest right now,” said Royal Canadian Mounted Police Sgt. Duncan Pound.
The search for Ryan Alexander Jenkins, a 32-year-old real estate developer and investor from Calgary, is centered around Vancouver and British Columbia, said Peter Van Loan, Canada’s public safety minister.
The Mounted Police are leading the manhunt for Jenkins, who is suspected of strangling Jasmine Fiore and then reporting her missing Aug. 15.