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James Hodgkinson, alleged shooter at House Republicans baseball practice, was outspoken Trump critic

James T. Hodgkinson, the man law enforcement officials have identified as the suspected gunman in the early Wednesday morning shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise, has died. In statement from the White House, President Donald Trump said Hodgkinson died of injuries sustained when Scalise’s...

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 3:42pm

Rep. Steve Scalise is the No. 3 House Republican

Steve Scalise, the Republican congressman from Louisiana who serves as House majority whip, was shot during an early-morning baseball practice in Virginia on Wednesday. The 51-year-old legislator was first elected to Congress in 2008 after serving as a member of the Louisiana state legislator for...

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 12:22pm

3 killed in Fresno, California, shooting spree

A gunman opened fire in downtown Fresno, California, on Tuesday, killing three people before he was taken into custody, local media reported, citing police. The suspect, identified as 39-year-old Kori Ali Muhammad, was also wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of a security guard at a...

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 5:02pm

California gunman kills wife, self as she teaches class; student also dead

A special education teacher and one of her students were fatally shot by her estranged husband when he opened fire with a high-caliber revolver before killing himself in her classroom at a San Bernardino, California, elementary school, police said. A second student was badly wounded by the gunman...

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 10:18am

Spicer 'meant Orlando' when he cited an Atlanta terror attack 3 times

White House spokesman Sean Spicer confounded many Americans when he referred to an Islamist terror attack in Atlanta as he defended President Donald Trump’s travel ban aimed at mostly Muslim countries.While discussing the ban with the press, Spicer grouped a mysterious Atlanta incident in with the...

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 7:43pm

FBI arrests wife of Orlando nightclub gunman

The wife of the gunman who carried out the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history at an Orlando nightclub last summer has been taken into FBI custody.Noor Salman was arrested at her San Francisco home Monday in connection with the shooting that resulted in the deaths of 49 people, The...

Monday, January 16, 2017 - 12:27pm

Jury sentences South Carolina church shooter Dylann Roof to death

A jury on Tuesday condemned white supremacist Dylann Roof to death for the hate-fueled killings of nine black parishioners at a Bible study meeting in a Charleston, South Carolina, church in 2015.The same jury last month found Roof, 22, guilty of 33 federal charges, including hate crimes resulting...

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 4:54pm

5 dead in Ft Lauderdale airport shooting; gunman checked firearm in luggage

A gunman wearing a "Star Wars" T-shirt opened fire at a baggage carousel at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Friday, killing five people before being taken into custody, officials and witnesses said.Five people died and eight were wounded in the incident, Broward County Sheriff...

Friday, January 6, 2017 - 1:33pm

Gunman kills 39 in Istanbul nightclub attack, manhunt under way

A gunman opened fire on New Year revelers at a packed nightclub on the shores of Istanbul's Bosphorus waterway on Sunday killing at least 39 people, including many foreigners, then fled the scene.Some people jumped into the Bosphorus waters to save themselves after the attacker opened fire at...

Sunday, January 1, 2017 - 10:11am

Dylann Roof found guilty in Charleston church massacre

A jury on Thursday found avowed white supremacist Dylann Roof guilty of federal hate crimes resulting in the deaths of nine black parishioners at a historic church in Charleston, South Carolina, last year.Jurors also said Roof , 22, was guilty of firearms violations and obstructing the exercise of...

Friday, December 16, 2016 - 2:03am

Orlando shooter calls Boston bomber 'his homeboy'

Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen called Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev his “homeboy” during a conversation with a 911 dispatcher, recently released audio revealed.Mateen, a U.S.-born Muslim opened fire inside the Pulse nightclub June 12 killing 49 workers and club goers in the nation...

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 9:56pm

Gun control advocates endorse McGinty in race for Pa. senate

In Pennsylvania's heated senatorial race, gun control is taking center stage.CeaseFire Pennsylvania, an advocacy group working against gun violence,has endorsed Katie McGinty,Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, who's looking to unseat Republican incumbent Sen. Pat Toomey."I am honored to have the...

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 8:23pm

Woman threatens to 'shoot and kill people at random,' bomb Worcester school: Police

A food service worker at Worcester Polytechnic Institute was arrested for allegedly saying that she wanted to bomb and randomly shoot people on campus.Heather Lyons, 23, who works for a university food service vendor, was arrested on a charge of bomb/hijack threat with serious public alarm...

Friday, August 19, 2016 - 8:03pm

3 officers confirmed dead in Baton Rouge shooting

Around 12:15 p.m. Sunday, authorities confirmed three officers are dead in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, after several gunmen opened fire on police as the country remains on edge about police and community relations.Early reports indicated that seven officers had been shot. At 1 p.m., that number dropped...

Sunday, July 17, 2016 - 11:32am

Philly police stand with Dallas

Philly stands with Dallas, and so does its police department.Earlier this week, six active-duty Philadelphia police officers traveled to Dallas as members of the department's Honor Guard to stand with Dallas officers after five of its members were killed and nine were injuredin an ambush on July 7...

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 9:35am

White TV anchor sacked for racial comments sues station

A newscaster fired three months ago for a racially insensitive Facebook post after a shooting is now suing her former employer, claiming she was terminated because she is white.Wendy Bell, a former anchor for WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh, covered a March 9mass shooting at a backyard barbecue that left...

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 6:27pm