“It’s apocalyptic,” one resident said. This video shows the devastation.
3. The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency sent an alert to cellphones on Saturday urging people to take shelter because a ballistic missile was headed toward the state. But it was a false alarm.
Not surprisingly, the alert caused widespread panic, coming at a time of heightened tensions with North Korea. Security experts called it a frightening warning of how a technical error could trigger an unintended conflict with North Korea.
4. Emilie König, 33, spent the past five years living in Syria, where she became a prominent propagandist and recruiter for the Islamic State.
Now she wants to return home — to France. The quandary her case poses is an increasingly common one for European countries: What should they do when citizens, who are also militants, want to come back?
5. At 54, Jeff Bezos of Amazon is the world’s richest person, with a net worth of more than $100 billion.
He had stayed out of the limelight for years, but he’s building a public persona now. He bought The Washington Post in October 2013, and this past week, he and his wife announced a $33 million donation for scholarships to Dreamers.
“He’s getting thanked at the Golden Globes and targeted by presidential tweet tantrums — not even Steve Jobs had that kind of pop-culture currency,” one observer noted.
6. Facebook announced changes to its News Feed around the world. The company said it was trying to…