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Aurora gunman opened fire on his coworkers as soon as he lost his job

Aurora gunman opened fire on his coworkers as soon as he lost his job

Illinois gunman Gary Martin brought a pistol to his termination meeting at the sprawling Henry Pratt Co. in Aurora. When he found out he’d been fired Friday, he started killing the people in the room, authorities said. After fatally shooting several people in the room at the manufacturing business he’d worked for 15 years, he…MORE

Authorities catch 2 men who escaped from Mississippi jail

Authorities catch 2 men who escaped from Mississippi jail

Two men who escaped from a jail in Mississippi have been taken into custody, authorities said Saturday. The inmates, Carlos Sibley, 26, and Donaven Harris, 29, were captured in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, according to the Hattiesburg Police Department. The two escaped from the Forrest County Jail on Friday night, police said Sibley recently pleaded guilty to…MORE

Acting US defense secretary will review programs to cut for wall funding

Acting US defense secretary will review programs to cut for wall funding

Acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said, beginning Sunday, he will start studying which projects military money may come from to shift funds toward a border wall following President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration. Trump on Friday declared a national emergency to secure federal funds to build a wall on the southern border, bypassing Congress…MORE

Lee Radziwill, princess, fashion icon and Jackie Kennedy’s sister, dies

Lee Radziwill, princess, fashion icon and Jackie Kennedy’s sister, dies

Lee Radziwill, younger sister of former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and a former princess, died peacefully Friday night in her New York home, her family said in a statement to CNN. She was 85. “The family appreciates the outpouring of sympathy and support received, and would request that the privacy of Lee’s family and…MORE

Intern on his first day among the victims of the Aurora mass shooting

Intern on his first day among the victims of the Aurora mass shooting

Police have released the names of the victims in Friday’s mass shooting in Aurora, Illinois. Five people were killed when a man who was being let go from his job opened fire at the Henry Pratt Co. in the Chicago suburb. Here’s what we know about the people who died in the shooting: • Trevor…MORE

Illinois shooting rampage highlights scourge of workplace gun violence

Illinois shooting rampage highlights scourge of workplace gun violence

Gary Martin opened fire with a Smith & Wesson on the day he was fired from the Henry Pratt Co. in Aurora, Illinois, killing five workers and wounding five police officers. The victims included a human resources manager, a human resources intern and a plant manager at the valve manufacturing company where the gunman worked…MORE

3 injured when panicked audience flees ‘Hamilton’ in San Francisco

3 injured when panicked audience flees ‘Hamilton’ in San Francisco

Three people were injured Friday night when panicked audience members “self-evacuated” during a performance of the musical “Hamilton” in San Francisco, police said. A woman in the audience had a medical emergency during the scene in which the title character, Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, is shot on stage, said Joseph Tomlinson, public information officer for…MORE

2 men escape from a Mississippi jail. One of them pleaded guilty to murder

2 men escape from a Mississippi jail. One of them pleaded guilty to murder

Two inmates are on the run after they escaped from a jail in Mississippi, including one who pleaded guilty to murder, authorities said. The two escaped from the Forrest County Jail on Friday night, and are considered dangerous, according to the Hattiesburg Police Department. They were identified as Carlos Sibley, 26, who recently pleaded guilty…MORE