Nation Briefs

Heavy rains flood homes, jail in Fla.

MIAMI Floodwaters from torrential rains damaged homes and closed roads throughout the Florida Panhandle, cutting power to the county jail and sending residents to emergency shelters as they braced for more rains Sunday.

A tornado with the storm system also destroyed chicken houses in southeastern Alabama, where an emergency official said a few homes were damaged but no injuries were reported.

4 dead, 1 wounded in Calif. home shooting

SACRAMENTO, Calif. Authorities sought a motive Sunday after an assailant entered a home and shot three people to death, police said. A fourth person, a suspect in the shooting, also died. A fifth person was wounded and was in critical condition.

Officers who responded to reports of gunfire at the home late Saturday night found three men and one woman dead, police spokeswoman Officer Michelle Gigante said. One of the dead was shot by someone inside the house who had confronted him, Gigante said. Police were not releasing names.

Associated Press