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Man angry about virginity pleads guilty to threatening women

A man has pleaded guilty to a felony terroristic threat charge after authorities said he threating to target women in a mass shooting because he couldn’t get a girlfriend.


UPDATED: Wed., April 3, 2019, 7:22 p.m.

Australian Parliament to make platforms curb livestreaming

Australia’s Parliament passed legislation Thursday that could imprison social media executives if their platforms stream violent images such as the New Zealand mosque shootings.


Parkland student dies in ‘apparent suicide,’ police say

In the span of one week, two teenagers have died by suicide in Parkland, the community still grieving the loss of 17 teachers and students last year in a deadly …


Mourners begin to bury those killed in New Zealand shootings

Relatives of those killed in last week’s shootings at two mosques in New Zealand began to bury the dead Wednesday, as the country’s prime minister renewed her call to remember …


UPDATED: Fri., March 15, 2019, 4:57 p.m.

Tech companies scramble to remove New Zealand shooting video

Internet companies scrambled Friday to remove graphic video filmed by a gunman in the New Zealand mosque shootings that was widely available on social media for hours after the horrific …


Police: Aurora attacker used gun he shouldn’t have owned

The man who opened fire and killed five co-workers at a suburban Chicago manufacturing plant took a gun he wasn’t allowed to have to a job he must have known …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 8:52 p.m.

Parkland shooting victims are remembered in silence

Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High and other schools across the U.S. bowed their heads in a moment of silence and took part in volunteer projects Thursday to mark the …


Families to quietly remember on school massacre anniversary

The communities and families terrorized by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre will spend Thursday’s anniversary visiting graves, packing meals for the needy and contributing to other service projects …


FBI finds no specific motive in Vegas attack that killed 58

The high-stakes gambler responsible for the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history sought notoriety in the attack but left his specific motive a mystery, the FBI said Tuesday as …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 26, 2019, 10:40 p.m.

Search on for Louisiana man suspected in 5 deaths

Authorities in Louisiana say separate but related shootings Saturday in two different parishes have left five people dead, and they’re searching for a 21-year-old man who they say is “armed …


Deputy died from friendly fire in California bar gun battle

A sheriff’s deputy who died in a mass shooting at a California bar was shot five times by a gunman who massacred 11 others, but the officer was killed by …


Florida high school massacre panel considers recommendations

The state commission investigating the Florida high school massacre began discussions Friday on what recommendations it will make regarding student safety, mental health and steps to prevent future school shootings.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 9:48 p.m.

Trump blames mental illness in California bar massacre

The gunman who killed 12 people at a country music bar in Southern California went on social media during the attack and posted about his mental state and whether people …


‘A surreal shock’: Las Vegas shooting survivors live through California massacre

When the first shots were fired at Borderline Bar & Grill, David Anderson immediately knew he was in the middle of a mass shooting. He had lived through one last …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 4:29 p.m.

12 killed in shooting rampage at California bar

Using a smoke bomb and a handgun, a hooded Marine combat veteran dressed all in black opened fire during college night at a country music bar in Southern California, killing …


Seattle-area company helps fringe site Gab return in wake of Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

Social-media site Gab.com, which became an internet outcast after one of its racist users was arrested in the mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue, is back online thanks to the …


Pittsburgh synagogue suspect pleads not guilty

The anti-Semitic truck driver accused of gunning down 11 people at a Pittsburgh synagogue pleaded not guilty on Thursday to federal charges that could put him on death row.


Running late kept Pocatello man’s grandma safe from Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

Tanner Rosenthal’s 90-year-old grandmother normally leaves early to help set up for weekly Shabbat services at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue. Fortunately, she was running behind Saturday morning.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 29, 2018, 12:41 p.m.

Synagogue massacre defendant appears in court in wheelchair

The man accused in the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre was released from a hospital and turned over to federal authorities for a court appearance Monday on charges he killed 11 people …


South Carolina mass shooting: Slain deputy mourned

A South Carolina sheriff’s deputy who died from wounds suffered in a mass shooting earlier this month was remembered Sunday at her funeral as a dedicated peace officer who always …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 28, 2018, 2:49 p.m.

Police: Synagogue gunman said he wanted all Jews to die

The suspect in the mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue expressed hatred of Jews during the rampage and told officers afterward that Jews were committing genocide and that he wanted …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 27, 2018, 8:11 p.m.

Gunman attacks Pittsburgh synagogue, killing 11 people

A gunman who’s believed to have spewed anti-Semitic slurs and rhetoric on social media barged into a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday and opened fire, killing 11 people in one of …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 1, 2018, 11:47 a.m.

Vegas shooting memorial: ‘None of us will ever be the same’

A flock of doves fluttered skyward at sunrise in Las Vegas on Monday, each bird bearing a leg band with the name of one of the 58 people slain in …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 19, 2018, 7:05 p.m.

Police kill gunman after he shoots 4 in court lobby

A gunman opened fire outside a crowded Pennsylvania courtroom Wednesday afternoon, shooting at police and others before an officer fired multiple shots at him, killing him.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 27, 2018, 9:27 p.m.

Shooting suspect had history of mental illness

The suspect in a deadly shooting at a Florida video game tournament had previously been hospitalized for mental illness, according to court records in his home state of Maryland reviewed …


UPDATED: Tue., July 17, 2018, 3:49 p.m.

MGM sues Vegas mass shooting victims, argues it isn’t liable

MGM Resorts International has sued hundreds of victims of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history in a bid to avoid liability for the gunfire that rained down from …


Florida gun, mental laws couldn’t have stopped massacre

Florida’s gun and mental health laws likely could not have prevented school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz from buying last year the semi-automatic rifle authorities say he used to kill 17 …


Capital-Gazette employees to march in July 4th parade

Staff from the Maryland newspaper where five employees were shot to death plan to walk in the Fourth of July parade in Annapolis.


UPDATED: Thu., June 28, 2018, 10:57 p.m.

Gunman kills 5 in attack targeting Maryland newspaper

A man armed with smoke grenades and a shotgun attacked a newspaper in Maryland’s capital Thursday, killing four journalists and a staffer before police quickly stormed the building and arrested …


Legislature needs special session to make schools safer, senator says

Senate leader calls for special legislative session to improve school safety.