San Bernardino County

San Bernadino shooting: 14 dead, 2 shooters dead, 1 person detained, motive unknown [UPDATED]

What we know

Around 11 a.m. [local time], at least one shooter opened fire in San Bernardino at the Inland Regional Center, a facility that serves people with developmental disabilities.

Preliminary numbers: At least 14 people were killed and 17 wounded, San Bernardino police said.
Police said there were one to three assailants, who were heavily armed and possibly wearing body armor.

After a car chase, two suspects were killed by police — one male and one female. Authorities said one other suspect might be at large.

Investigators are not sure whether the shooting was an act of terrorism, an FBI official said.

The FBI is taking a leadership role in the investigation after allegations that at least one suspect threw explosives. Read more »

They fry birds now they are a hazard to aircraft…welcome to green energy

Birds are being fried by the new solar plant in California and now the massive plant is blinding pilots…not sure this green energy malarky is working so well.

Airplane pilots cruising over southern California have been complaining about a ?nearly blinding? glare emanating from a massive government-funded solar thermal facility.

The Ivanpah solar energy plant in San Bernardino County is the world?s largest solar thermal plant and has 173,500 large mirrors that reflect sunlight onto boilers in three 459-foot towers. A feat of modern engineering ? to green energy advocates, but a flying hazard to pilots.

The Federal Aviation Administration?s Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS) got two anonymous complaints in August that mentioned a ?blinding glare? coming from the Ivanpah solar facility. One complaint came from a Los Angeles air traffic controller and the other from a small transport plane pilot that took off from an airport in Boulder City, Nevada.

?The FAA is aware of potential glare from solar plants and is exploring how to best alert pilots to the issue,? an FAA spokesman told The Daily Caller News Foundation.? Read more »