5 things to know Monday, April 4: Migrant deportation plan begins in Greece

The first vessel transporting migrants from Greek island of Lesbos is docked in Dikili port, Turkey, Monday, April 4, 2016, putting into practice a European Union plan to stem migration to Europe. At dawn in Lesbos, an initial group of migrants were escorted onto two small ferries by officers from the EU border protection agency, Frontex. The first vessel reached the port of Dikili accompanied by the Turkish coast guard. (AP Photo/Emre Tazegul)

The first vessel transporting migrants from Greek island of Lesbos is docked in Dikili port, Turkey, Monday, April 4, 2016, putting into practice a European Union plan to stem migration to Europe. At dawn in Lesbos, an initial group of migrants were escorted onto two small ferries by officers from the EU border protection agency, Frontex. The first vessel reached the port of Dikili accompanied by the Turkish coast guard. (AP Photo/Emre Tazegul)

Here’s what you need to know to start off your week informed:

1. Migrant deportation plan begins in Greece.

As part of the European Union’s plan to control migration, the first group of about 200 migrants left Greece for Turkey Monday, the Associated Press reports. Most of the people in the first group were from Pakistan. The deportation is part of a deal reached by Turkey and the European Union last month that said migrants who reached Greece illegally after March 20 will be returned to Turkey. Migrants who qualify for asylum will be permitted to stay. Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu asked his country’s citizens show kindness to the returning migrants, and told police officers not to “distinguish them from our own citizens.”

2. Officer wounded, car burglary suspect killed in downtown shooting.

The suspect of a car burglary was shot and killed by an Austin police officer after he pulled a gun and shot the officer, who was attempting to restrain him in the parking lot of Frank & Angie’s Pizzeria on West Sixth Street Sunday morning, the American-Statesman’s Andrea Ball, Mary Huber and Tony Plohetski report. The police officer, who was shot in the abdomen, was in stable condition Sunday night. The incident began when a security guard saw the man trying to break into a vehicle at apartment complex Austin City Lofts, confronted the man and began to chase him. A police officer saw the chase, called for backup and attempted to help catch the suspect. While the officer attempted to restrain the suspect, he revealed he was armed and shot the officer.

3. 16-year-old charged with murder in slaying of Kyle teen.

A 16-year-old boy was arrested Sunday for the drive-by shooting murder of 18-year-old Natanaell Bardales in Kyle Saturday afternoon, the American-Statesman’s Andrea Ball, Nicole Barrios and Mary Huber report. Bardales was killed while playing pool in a friend’s garage when a person in a white sedan drove by and shot four or five times. No motive for the killing has been revealed and police haven’t released the suspect’s name. A friend reported that Bardales was worried about a phone call he received Friday, during which someone insulted him.

4. Alaska Air buying Virgin America for $2 billion.

Alaska Air Group Inc. will acquire Virgin America during a deal that is worth more than $2 billion, the Associated Press reports. As a result, in premarket trading Virgin’s shares rose more than 39 percent. The companies believe the transaction to be worth about $4 billion, including debt and operating leases. Alaska Airlines said the deal will increase the airline’s departures to 1,200 daily. The transaction is expected to be completed by January 2017.

5. Trump calls on Kasich to quit race.

GOP front-runner Donald Trump said that rival Ohio Governor John Kasich shouldn’t be allowed to collect future delegates because he can’t win the nomination, the Associate Press reports. Trump said it is unfair of Kasich to continue campaigning saying, “If I didn’t have Kasich, I automatically win.” Kasich, who has only won his home state, has vowed to make it to the summer convention. Trump’s comments come following the end of a difficult week for the candidate, who faced widespread criticism for controversial remarks he made about women who undergo abortions.

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