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Santa Fe shooting: Texas governor confirms 10 people dead and 10 wounded

Governor Greg Abbott confirms the number of fatalities in a shooting at a high school about an hour south-east of Houston Ten people have been killed and 10 wounded in a shooting at a Texas high school that ended with a 17-year-old suspected shooter, a student at the school, surrendering to the authorities. In the latest school massacre to hit the US, police rushed to Santa Fe high school, about an hour from Houston, on Friday morning before 8am local time. Students ran into a nearby field and woods, and…

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Manhattan subway explosion ‘was attempted terrorist attack’, says mayor

Four total injuries reported following blast on subway near Port Authority at 42nd Street and Eighth Avenue in Manhattan A 27-year-old man was in custody on Monday after detonating an explosive device on the New York City subway during the morning commute. The suspect, Akayed Ullah, was one of four people injured in the explosion, which occurred at about 7.20am in a passageway near 42nd Street and 8th Avenue, in midtown Manhattan near Times Square, New York City police said. None of the injuries were life-threatening. At a midtown press…

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New York woman shot dead with pistol by hunter who thought she was a deer

Rosemary Billquist, 43, was killed by a single pistol shot as she walked her dogs after sunset, when it is illegal to hunt A 43-year-old woman walking her dogs in a field in western New York was accidentally shot dead by a hunter who thought she was a deer, authorities said. The Chautauqua County sheriffs office said Rosemary Billquist, of Sherman, took her dogs for a walk in her home town near the Pennsylvania border around 5.30pm on Wednesday. Deputies said Billquist was walking in a field when a man…

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Eight people killed in New York ‘act of terror’ after truck drives on to bike path

Police say suspect, 29, in hospital after being shot by officer while mayor De Blasio says attack being treated as a particularly cowardly act of terror Eight people were killed and more than a dozen injured after a man drove a truck nearly a mile down a bike path in Manhattan on Tuesday afternoon, striking pedestrians, cyclists and a school bus. New York City mayor Bill de Blasio said the incident was being treated as an act of terror, a particularly cowardly act of terror. De Blasio said a police…

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Former Phoenix bus driver charged with nine counts of murder

String of night time shootings of people outside their homes or sitting in cars kept Maryvale residents on edge for a year A former city bus driver accused in a string of deadly night time shootings of people outside their homes or sitting in cars that kept residents of a Phoenix neighborhood inside after dark has been formally charged with nine counts of murder. The indictment of Aaron Juan Saucedo, 23, came nearly two months after police said he was responsible for fatally shooting nine people and wounding two others…

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Philando Castile shooting: officer said he felt in danger after smelling pot in car

Officer who failed to disclose that Castile said he wasnt reaching for his gun told investigators that he posed a threat because he used drug in front of his daughter The Minnesota police officer who shot and killed Philando Castile told state investigators that he believed his life was danger because he smelled marijuana in his car, according to released along with the transcript clearly picks up Castile telling the officer I do have a firearm on me. He was licensed to carry the gun. The officer orders Castile not…

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World’s most prolific Star Wars collector appeals to fans after ‘devastating’ theft

Steve Sansweet, owner of Rancho Obi-Wan in California, asks collectors and fans to help recover items allegedly stolen by his friend of 20 years The owner of the worlds largest Star Wars memorabilia collection has learned a hard lesson about trust. On Monday, he told his own saga in which $200,000 in collectibles were allegedly stolen from on his website and asked fellow collectors and fans to email #TheFraudIsStrongInThisOne https://t.co/coFv1P6HL7

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Portland’s dark history of white supremacy

The city is known for its liberalism. But a racially charged double murder sheds light on an enduring current of militant racism Ciaran Mulloy remembers how the neo-Nazis outnumbered the anti-racists in Portland in the 90s. A union organiser and anti-fascist, he was was deeply involved in fighting against the far rights infiltration of American youth culture in the 1980s and 90s. But when he arrived in the city in 1990, he said, we were not prepared for what was out there in Portland. There were multiple gangs, and 300…

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Portland man accused of fatal train stabbing has outburst in court

Jeremy Joseph Christian, accused of killing two men as they shielded a woman from his anti-Muslim tirade, shouted: You call it terrorism, I call it patriotism! The man accused of Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche, 23, and Rick Best, 53, were killed. Teen targeted in Portland train attack thanks men who intervened Christian told jailers that he has no income, no mental health issues and does not remember the last time he had a permanent address. Court documents based on Jeremy Christians interview at the Multnomah County jail show he was concerned…

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Outcry as Utah judge calls Mormon bishop who raped girl a good man

Judge Thomas Low let Keith Robert Vallejo out of custody after jury convicted him of 10 counts of forcible sexual abuse and one count of object rape Complaints are pouring against a Utah judge who called a former Mormon bishop convicted of rape an extraordinary, good man who did something wrong, a Utah judicial oversight organization said on Friday. About 40 emails, six voicemails and some Facebook messages complaining about Judge Thomas Low have come in since late March, said Jennifer Yim, executive director of the Utah judicial performance evaluation…

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