• Coast Guard officer accused of mass killing plot pleads guilty

    A Coast Guard lieutenant accused of plotting a domestic terror attack pleaded guilty Thursday to four counts of weapons and drug charges. Christopher Hasson, 50, of Silver Spring, Maryland, faces a maximum of 31 years in federal prison for the crimes, and will be sentenced on January 31, 2020. Hasson was first charged in February, […]

  • Dayton shooter had cocaine in his system, coroner says

    The man who opened fire on a crowded bar district in Dayton, Ohio, had drugs in his system, the county coroner said. Cocaine, Xanax and alcohol were found in Connor Betts’ blood during the autopsy, Montgomery County Coroner Kent Harshbarger said at a press conference Thursday. Armed with a .223-caliber high-capacity rifle, Betts opened fire on August […]

  • Administration will move to speed death penalty in mass murder cases, Barr says

    Attorney General Bill Barr said the Trump administration will move next month to speed up the use of capital punishment against convicted mass murderers, marking the first policy development in the wake of the two shootings earlier this month that left scores dead in Texas and Ohio. Legislation that allows for the “imposition of any […]

  • Gilroy festival shooter had a ‘target list’ with religious and political groups

    The 19-year-old gunman who used an assault-style rifle to shoot people at the Gilroy Garlic Festival last week had a “target list” made up of religious institutions and political groups of both parties, as well as federal buildings and courthouses, authorities said. Given the threats to nationwide organizations, the FBI is opening a domestic terrorist investigation into […]

  • An 11-year-old started the ‘El Paso Challenge’ to help his community heal

    Sixth-grader Ruben Martinez wants to hold up posters, pass out flyers and promote a challenge on Facebook he thinks will help his Texas community begin to heal from a devastating shooting that claimed the lives of 22 people and injured 24 others. He calls it the #ElPasoChallenge. Here’s how it works: The 11-year-old is challenging each person in El […]

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