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Trump presents medal to Ohio mass shootings responders

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump is presenting the nation’s highest award for public safety officers to first responders in last month’s deadly shootings in Dayton, Ohio. Trump is awarding the …


States, politicians back gun-maker in Sandy Hook appeal

Ten conservative states and nearly two dozen Republican members of Congress are supporting gun-maker Remington Arms as it fights a Connecticut court ruling on the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.


Marianne Williamson: U.S. needs Department of Peace

America does not just have a gun crisis; it has a cultural crisis. America will not stop experiencing the effects of gun violence until we’re ready to face the many …


Texas’s second mass shooting in August kills at least 7

ODESSA, Texas – The death toll in a mass shooting in West Texas continued to rise Sunday as officials struggled to understand why a man would open fire on strangers …


Police: 7 killed, 22 injured in West Texas shooting rampage

The death toll in a West Texas shooting rampage increased to seven Sunday as authorities investigated why a man stopped by state troopers for failing to signal a left turn …


Feds seek death penalty in Pittsburgh synagogue massacre

A man charged with killing 11 people in a Pittsburgh synagogue should face the death penalty if convicted, federal prosecutors said in a court filing Monday.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019, 4:49 p.m.

FBI: Truck driver threatened mass shooting at Memphis church

A truck driver has been arrested after saying he would commit a mass shooting at a church in Memphis, Tennessee, authorities say in newly filed court records.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, 8:55 a.m.

Two killed in Tacoma shooting

Tacoma police are investigating after five people were shot late Tuesday, two fatally.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019, 8:18 p.m.

Families gather to remember victims of El Paso shooting

Families of those killed when a gunman opened fire at an El Paso Walmart are gathering at funerals on each side of the U.S.-Mexico border, remembering loved ones whose lives …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 5:14 p.m.

Cross-border ties still strong despite El Paso mass shooting

Chatting with friends and carrying his lunch cooler, Carlos Carrillo was among hundreds packing the international bridge as they returned to Mexico from their jobs across the border. The construction …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019, 8:02 p.m.

El Paso opening healing center after attack that killed 22

The Texas border city still reeling from a weekend mass shooting in which 22 people were killed is opening a community center to help residents grieve.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 5, 2019, 3:57 p.m.

As death count rises in 2 U.S. shootings, a familiar aftermath

Anguished families planned funerals in two U.S. cities, politicians pointed fingers and a nation numbed by gun violence wondered what might come next Monday as the death toll from two …


2 El Paso victims die at hospital, raising death toll to 22

Two more victims of the mass shooting at a crowded Walmart in El Paso, Texas, died Monday at a hospital, raising the death toll for the attack to 22.


Beto O’Rourke: Trump ‘is inciting racism and violence in this country’

Former congressman Beto O’Rourke had already delivered forceful criticism of the president when a reporter asked him about President Donald Trump’s response to a mass shooting in his hometown of …


Ohio Republican blames shootings on ‘drag queen advocates,’ Kaepernick and Obama

In a laundry list of reasons why the United States is grappling with mass killings, an Ohio state lawmaker has settled on immigrants, same-sex marriage, transgender rights, disrespect toward veterans …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 5, 2019, 8:22 p.m.

Trump vows urgent action after shootings, offers few details

Speaking out against weekend mass shootings that rocked a nation, President Donald Trump on Monday called for bipartisan solutions to the bloodshed but offered few details and faced pointed questions …


Nine fatally shot in Dayton, including suspect, a day after mass shooting in Texas

Nine people were killed and 26 others injured Sunday morning in a shooting in Dayton, Ohio, authorities said, raising the death toll in a grim week of mass shootings across …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 3, 2019, 10:43 p.m.

20 dead, dozens injured at El Paso Walmart; hate crime investigated

The governor of Texas says 20 people were killed in a shooting in a busy shopping area in the border town of El Paso, and the police chief said among …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 1, 2019, 6:09 p.m.

Gunmaker asks U.S. Supreme Court to hear Sandy Hook appeal

The maker of the rifle used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear its appeal of a Connecticut court ruling that reinstated …


UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019, 5:27 p.m.

Family of Las Vegas mass shooting victim sues gun makers

The family of a woman killed by a gunman raining down gunfire from a Las Vegas high-rise hotel suite filed a wrongful death lawsuit Tuesday against eight gun makers and …


UPDATED: Mon., June 24, 2019, 3:06 p.m.

A week of tragedies tested Fairchild Air Force Base and Spokane 25 years ago

Twenty-five years ago, two tragedies struck Fairchild Air Force Base in the same week.


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 …