On his fifth visit to the Gulf Coast since the start of the BP oil disaster, President Obama on Saturday reminded Americans that the cleanup effort has been successful and that the region's beaches "are clean, safe and open for business."
"That's one of the reasons Michelle, Sasha, and I are here," Obama said
in Panama City, Florida.
Eight people were shot Saturday, four fatally, at a private party at a
downtown restaurant in Buffalo, New York, said Buffalo police spokesman Michael DeGeorge.
One of the four survivors had serious injuries.
Police had reported earlier that seven people had been shot.
A South Korean baseball player slugged his way into the history books Saturday when his three-run shot in the second inning broke the world record for consecutive-game home runs in the professional ranks, according to news reports.
"I only tried to hit properly to advance and made it with a homerun. I was also surprised to see the ball pass over the fence,’’ Lee was quoted as saying.
Lee had a .365 batting average going into Saturday's game.