Peru’s former president shot himself in the head as police came to arrest him over bribery, is now in critical condition

Alan García, the former president of Peru, is in critical condition after shooting himself in the head as police came to arrest him over bribery allegations. García is accused of receiving bribes from Odebrecht, a Brazilian construction company, for a train construction project in Lima during his tenure. He denies those claims. Odebrechtpleaded guilty to paying officials across Latin America […]

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Teen admits to shooting elderly couple, was planning violent attack on his school

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A 17-year-old told investigators that he fatally shot an elderly couple and was planning to cause harm at his high school in eastern Wisconsin, police said Monday. Police officers responding to a 911 call for assistance found the bodies of the man and woman at their home in Grand Chute about 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Officer Travis Waas […]

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Police investigate link between Ohio kidnapping and Kentucky car chase that ended with two dead

Kentucky State Police are investigating a link between the kidnapping of a student from the Ohio State University campus and the multicounty pursuit Monday that ended with two people fatally shot. “That case in Ohio has been brought to our attention, and we are investigating to see if they are linked,” said KSP Sgt. Josh Lawson on Tuesday.  The university asked the public […]

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Armed with new power, Democrats push for stricter gun laws

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Democratic lawmakers are pushing stricter gun laws in statehouses across the country, emboldened by sweeping electoral victories in 2018 and confident that public opinion is on their side a year after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Last year’s wins handed Democrats control of the governorship and legislature in several more states, including New Mexico, New […]

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Parkland victim’s dad, congressman have heated exchange at hearing

In the House’s first congressional hearing on gun violence prevention in almost a decade, tensions flared between a Florida Congressman and the father of a high school shooting victim. Interested in Parkland school shooting? During the meeting, Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., said illegal immigration, not guns, is a major factor behind acts of public violence that have plagued the nation […]

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‘Mistaken identity’ shooting: Murder charge filed in death of Jazmine Barnes, 7, in Houston

A 20-year-old Houston man has been charged with capital murder in the death of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes, who was in a car with her family when she was killed in a drive-by shooting that ignited national outrage. The Harris County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday announced that Eric Black Jr. had been arrested without incident by investigators following up on a tip. The […]

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Marine dies in shooting at barracks in Washington, D.C.

The fatal shooting of a Marine while on duty at a barracks in Washington, D.C., was being investigated as accidental, authorities said Wednesday. The shooting took place Tuesday inside the Marine compound, and there was no threat to the public, Marine Gunnery Sgt. John Jackson said. Metropolitan police said they were investigating the incident as accidental. A brief police report says officers […]

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Chicago hospital shooting: Staff held active shooter drill just weeks before rampage

CHICAGO – Mercy Hospital’s medical center held its first-ever active shooter drill just weeks before Monday’s shooting that left four people dead, a move that may have prevented even worse carnage, hospital officials say. The gunman, who authorities have identified as 32-year-old Juan Lopez, first opened fire outside the hospital, shooting his ex-fiancée, Tamara O’Neal, as the emergency room doctor was ending her shift […]

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Shooting at Chicago hospital leaves gunman dead, four wounded

CHICAGO – Four people are wounded and a suspected gunman is dead after a shooting at Mercy Hospital, police said.  One of the wounded is a police officer in critical condition and at least one other is a hospital employee, Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said. The shooting in the city’s South Side unfolded around 3:20 p.m. It was not immediately clear whether the shooter took […]

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California shooting, Trump heads to Paris, ‘White Album’: 5 things to know Friday

Authorities search for more answers after deadly California shooting Investigators are working Friday to determine the motive behind the deadly shooting in Southern California after a gunman opened fire inside a country-western dance bar.At least 12 people, including a sheriff’s sergeant, were killed during College Night at Borderline Bar and Grill, a country western dance bar in Thousand Oaks, about 40 miles west of Los […]

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