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  • 5 people dead, 5 officers wounded in Aurora, Illinois shooting; gunman also killed

    AURORA, Ill. — Five people were killed and five police officers were wounded when a shooter opened fire at an industrial park in Aurora, Illinois, city police Chief Kristen Ziman told reporters Friday night. The suspected gunman, identified as 45-year-old Gary Martin, was also killed, Ziman said. It was unclear whether the chief was including his death in the total. Some patients from the shooting were sent to Mercy Medical Center and Rush Copley Medical Center, according to Mercy spokeswoman Olga […]

  • McConnell: Trump prepared to issue national emergency over border security

    WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump plans to sign a compromise border security measure in conjunction with declaring a national emergency to secure funding for a border wall, ending for now a bitter standoff with Congress over his signature campaign promise but likely sparking a new constitutional dispute. The news of Trump’s decision came via Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who said he would drop his opposition to the national emergency move in order to advance the government funding measure. Speaking on the […]

  • 1 child killed, 1 hurt in Texas train-bus collision

    ATHENS, Texas — A boy was killed Friday when a train collided with a school bus in Athens, Texas, according to a Facebook post from the Athens Independent School District. At a news conference Friday evening, Athens Police Chief Buddy Hill said a 13-year-old male middle school student was killed. A 9-year-old girl in elementary school was injured and flown to a Dallas hospital, where she was in critical but stable condition. No other students were on the bus, according […]

  • Watch super blood wolf moon live: Earth slides between sun, moon creating total lunar eclipse

    The celestial curtain will be rising soon on a lunar extravaganza. Sunday night, the Earth will slide directly between the moon and the sun, creating a total lunar eclipse. There won’t be another until 2021. It will also be the year’s first supermoon, when a full moon appears a little bigger and brighter thanks to its slightly closer position. The entire eclipse will exceed three hours. Totality — when the moon’s completely bathed in Earth’s shadow — will last an hour. Expect […]

  • Students in ‘MAGA’ hats mock Native American after rally

    A diocese in Kentucky has apologized after videos emerged showing students from an all-male Catholic high school mocking Native Americans outside the Lincoln Memorial after a rally in Washington. The Indigenous Peoples March in Washington on Friday coincided with the March for Life, which drew thousands of anti-abortion protesters, including a group from Covington Catholic High School in Park Hills. Videos circulating online show a youth staring at and standing extremely close to Nathan Phillips, an elderly Native American man singing […]

  • 3 dead, several injured in bowling alley shooting: police

    A late-night fight at a California bowling alley turned deadly Friday night, killing three men and injuring four. The Torrance Police Department responded to calls of “shots fired” at the Gable House Bowl shortly before midnight. Multiple victims were found with gunshot wounds inside Gable House Bowl, which is described on its website as a gaming venue that offers bowling, laser tag and a full arcade. The Gable House Bowl is open until 3 a.m. Saturday mornings, with bowling until […]

  • After months apart, Yemeni mom cleared to come to US to see dying son

      CALIFORNIA — Shaima Swileh simply wants to give her son one more kiss before he dies. The Yemeni woman is about to get her wish after winning a fight for a waiver from the Trump administration’s travel ban, allowing her to fly to California where her 2-year-old son, Abdullah, is on life support. The State Department granted Swileh the waiver Tuesday after lawyers with the Council on American-Islamic Relations sued this week, ending her family’s yearlong battle. Swileh is […]

  • Magnitude 4.4 earthquake jolts Tennessee; felt in Atlanta

    DECATUR, Tenn. — The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 4.4 earthquake struck eastern Tennessee and could be felt in Atlanta. The light earthquake occurred Wednesday around 4:14 a.m. about 7 miles northeast of Decatur. About 13 minutes later, a 3.3 magnitude aftershock then struck. There did not appear to be any immediate reports of injuries. The earthquakes were felt hundreds of miles away, including in Atlanta, and the surrounding states of Alabama, Kentucky and the Carolinas. Residents near the […]

  • High school football player accused of killing pregnant classmate and leaving her body in a dumpster

    A 16-year-old high school football player is accused of killing a 17-year-old girl and leaving her body in a dumpster in Mishawaka, Indiana, police said. St. Joseph County Metro Homicide named the victim as Breana Rouhselang, a junior at Mishawaka High School. Aaron Trejo, the 16-year-old accused of killing her, was on the school’s football team. He told investigators that he killed Rouhselang because she waited so long to tell him she was pregnant with his child that it was […]

  • 7.0 magnitude earthquake rocks Anchorage, Alaska; tsunami warning cancelled.

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A tsunami warning for coastal areas of Alaska’s Cook Inlet and southern Kenai Peninsula was canceled after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Friday, damaging roads and buildings and sending residents scurrying for cover, authorities said. The quake near Anchorage hit about 8:30 a.m. local time and knocked CNN affiliate KTUU off the air. Items fell from shelves at the station, news director Tracy Sabo told CNN’s Sara Finch. Social media images depicted scenes of chaos, including students taking shelter […]

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