15 people wounded in shooting at Miami nightclub
Fifteen people were shot and wounded, one critically, at a nightclub in Miami early Sunday, officials said.
The victims ranged in age from 11 to 25, said Frederica Burden, a spokeswoman for the Miami police.
Burden said the shooting took place around 1 a.m. at a nightclub called the Spot, near Seventh Avenue and Northwest 64th Street, about four miles north of downtown Miami.
The police were investigating the shooting and looking into why juveniles were there at that hour of the night, Burden said.
—Emma G. Fitzsimmons, The New York Times
In China, a glut of black-market iPhones and a glum new reality for Apple
HONG KONG — When Apple’s latest iPhones went on sale this month in Hong Kong, Singapore and New York, among the hip urbanites and tech-obsessed was another group clamoring for the devices: Chinese scalpers looking to make a premium by flipping the phones to smugglers.
But the gray market for the new iPhones has dried up, even though they will not officially go on sale in China for a few weeks, at the earliest.
Wholesalers who helped orchestrate the smuggling of tens of thousands of the phones into the country are slashing prices to move inventory. At an electronics market in central Beijing, one retailer was recently selling the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus for 6,500 renminbi to 8,800 renminbi ($1,060 to $1,436), down from 12,000 renminbi to 15,000 renminbi ($1,960 to $2,450) just after the release.
“Stocks of the iPhone 6 are way too high right now,” said one wholesaler of smuggled iPhones in Beijing’s northwestern tech hub Zhongguancun.
The smugglers’ experience represents the new reality for Apple in China.
Four years ago, the iPhone 4 was a status symbol, with the black market booming before the product was officially introduced. Today, the iPhone is simply one option among many, as local companies like Xiaomi and Meizu Technology rival Apple in terms of coolness while charging less than half the price.
—Paul Mozur and Shanshan Wang, The New York Times
Obama acknowledges US erred on Islamic State
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama acknowledged in an interview broadcast Sunday that the United States had underestimated the rise of the Islamic State militant group, which has seized control of a broad swath of territory in the Middle East, and had placed too much trust in the Iraqi military, allowing the region to become “ground zero for jihadists around the world.”
Reflecting on how a president who wanted to disentangle the United States from wars in the Middle East ended up redeploying to Iraq and last week expanding air operations into Syria, Obama pointed to assessments by the intelligence agencies that said they were surprised by the rapid advances made in both countries by the Islamic State.
“Our head of the intelligence community, Jim Clapper, has acknowledged that, I think, they underestimated what had been taking place in Syria,” Obama said on “60 Minutes,” referring to the director of national intelligence. Obama added that the agencies had overestimated the ability and will of the Iraqi army to fight such Sunni extremists.But he rebutted critics who say his refusal to intervene more directly in the Syrian civil war and his decision to pull all U.S. troops out of Iraq in 2011 had created conditions that allowed the rise of the Islamic State.
—Peter Baker and Brian Knowlton, The New York Times