A gunman opens fire at a Kroger supermarket in Memphis, Tennessee killing one person and injuring 14 others before killing himself.
Morocco's government announces that they will impose a nationwide curfew from 9:00 pm to 6:00 am local time and will require all cafes, shops, supermarkets, and restaurants to close at 8:00 pm beginning December 23. In Casablanca, Marrakech, Agadir, and Tangier, all restaurants will be closed for three weeks.
Heavy gunfire is exchanged between police and two shooters in Jersey City, New Jersey. Six people are killed: a police officer, the shooters, and three people inside a kosher supermarket, which the shooters barricaded themselves in. Police describe the shooting as an "ambush".
UK Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Owen Paterson holds a summit with British retailers and the Food Standards Agency to ask how "beef" products containing horse meat were sold in supermarkets.
Flooding along the Mississippi and tributaries has worsened, exceeding record levels since a three day tornado outbreak over a week ago, with ten dead, more than a thousand homes ordered evacuated in Memphis, Tennessee, more than 2,000 in Mississippi state, and about 13% of US refinery output disrupted. [https:--www.bloomberg.com-news-2011-05-07-mississippi-river-swells-close-to-record-in-tennessee-prompts-evacuations.html "(Bloomberg)"], [http:--www.torontosun.com-2011-05-07-flooding-begins-to-wrap-arms-around-memphis "(Toronto Sun)"]