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The Orlando shooter and his wife exchanged text messages during the Pulse nightclub rampage, a law enforcement official briefed on the investigation told CNN. Around 4 a.m. on June 12, about two hours after he started the attack and while holed up in a bathroom, Omar Mateen...
British politician Jo Cox, described as a rising star of the opposition Labour Party, has died as a result of her injuries from an attack in her constituency Thursday, police said. The 41-year-old is the first British lawmaker to be killed in office since Conservative MP Ian Gow...
Donald Trump said Wednesday he will meet with the National Rifle Association to discuss barring individuals on the terror watch list and "no fly" list from legally purchasing guns. "I will be meeting with the NRA, who has endorsed me, about not allowing people on the terrorist...
The 2-year-old boy who was grabbed Tuesday night by an alligator near a Walt Disney World resort hotel is believed dead, Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said Wednesday. Demings noted that it has been 15 hours since the attack and rescue officials are trying to recover the...
President Barack Obama on Tuesday unleashed a blistering verbal assault on Donald Trump and his proposal for a ban on Muslims entering the country, saying the proposal violates the principles of American democracy and dismissing the "yapping" from "politicians who tweet." Obama...
Omar Mateen, the perpetrator of the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, worked since 2007 as a security officer at one of the world's largest private security companies, which says he was cleared twice by internal background checks. "We are cooperating fully with all law...
ORLANDO, Fla. — A gunman wielding an assault-type rifle and a handgun opened fire inside a crowded gay nightclub early Sunday, killing at least 50 people before dying in a gunfight with SWAT officers, police said. It was the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history...
Mr. Hockey is gone. Gordie Howe's son, Marty Howe, said the hockey hall-of-famer died Friday morning. He previously suffered a "significant" stroke in 2014. "Thoughts and prayers to the Howe family as Gordie Howe passes away at the age of 88," the Detroit Red Wings tweeted...
A federal appeals court ruled on Thursday that there is no Second Amendment protection for concealed weapons -- allowing states to prohibit or restrict the public from carrying concealed firearms. The en banc opinion by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals could set up a new...