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Aurora shooting suspect opened fire during termination meeting: Police

Aurora shooting suspect opened fire during termination meeting: Police

ABC News(AURORA, Illinois) — A “disgruntled” worker of an Illinois factory opened fire after being called into a meeting to terminate his employment, killing five co-workers and wounding five police officers before he was shot dead in a gunfight, officials said Saturday. Aurora Police Chief Kristen Ziman said the suspect, […]

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Former US Cardinal Theodore McCarrick defrocked by Vatican over sex abuse claims

Former US Cardinal Theodore McCarrick defrocked by Vatican over sex abuse claims

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Pope Francis officially defrocked the disgraced former cardinal of Washington, D.C., Theodore McCarrick on Friday, following a secret Vatican tribunal into allegations that he molested a 16-year-old boy decades ago. “On 11 January 2019, the Congress of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Theodore Edgar […]

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Federal authorities seize massive 221-pound shipment of cocaine at Southern California port

Federal authorities seize massive 221-pound shipment of cocaine at Southern California port

Customs and Border Protection(LOS ANGELES) — Federal authorities seized two massive shipments of cocaine at the same California port of entry in late January. The total for the two shipments was 221 pounds — the largest at that port in 25 years, according to officials. The busts, which were announced […]

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2 arrested men are released without charges in alleged attack on ‘Empire’ star Jussie Smollett: Police

2 arrested men are released without charges in alleged attack on ‘Empire’ star Jussie Smollett: Police

Chicago Police Department(CHICAGO) — Two men arrested by Chicago police police earlier this week in the alleged racial attack on “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett were released on Friday night. Police clarified that the two men were placed under arrest Wednesday night after police met them at the airport. But in […]

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Possible motive for missing Colorado mom’s murder surfaces for the first time in wrongful death lawsuit

Possible motive for missing Colorado mom’s murder surfaces for the first time in wrongful death lawsuit

Woodland Park Police Department(DENVER) — Missing Colorado mom Kelsey Berreth’s parents —- who are suing son-in-law Patrick Frazee for the wrongful death of their daughter —- allege in new court documents that Frazee murdered his fiancée because she refused to give him full custody of their one-year-old daughter Kaylee. “Upon […]

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103-year-old sworn in as junior ranger at Grand Canyon National Park

103-year-old sworn in as junior ranger at Grand Canyon National Park

Courtesy Cheri Stoneburner(NEW YORK) —  She’s a junior ranger that’s older than the national park itself. Rose Torphy was on a vacation at Grand Canyon National Park when she stopped in the park store. “I started talking to people about the junior ranger program because it teaches kids to protect […]

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Armed security guard charged with assault in connection to LA synagogue shooting caught on camera

Armed security guard charged with assault in connection to LA synagogue shooting caught on camera

Pattanaphong Khuankaew/iStock(LOS ANGELES) — An armed security guard at a Los Angeles synagogue was arrested after allegedly shooting a person recording video of the building in the leg. Edduin Zelayagrunfeld, 44, was arrested on a felony charge for assault with a deadly weapon with a firearm, according to a statement […]

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Trump’s wall could take money from military housing, base repairs

Trump’s wall could take money from military housing, base repairs

guvendemir/iStock(WASHINGTON) — Family housing for service members in Wisconsin and South Korea, schools on military bases in Germany, and upgrades to Fort Bragg in North Carolina and Air Force bases in Alaska could be on the chopping block with President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration to use billions in military […]

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5 victims, shooter dead; 5 police officers injured in Aurora active shooter situation

5 victims, shooter dead; 5 police officers injured in Aurora active shooter situation

Chalabala/iStock(CHICAGO) — Five victims were killed and at least five police officers were injured by gunfire in Aurora, Illinois when a gunman opened fire in an industrial warehouse, according to authorities. The gunman, identified as Gary Martin, 45, was killed by responding police officers, according to Aurora Police Chief Kristen […]

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Florida man receives $980,000 tax refund after reporting $18,497 in wages

Florida man receives $980,000 tax refund after reporting $18,497 in wages

Piotrekswat/iStock(WASHINGTON) — A Florida man who reported $18,497 in wages is in trouble after he received a $980,000 tax refund based on a false tax return that he filed, according to a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Tampa, Florida. The complaint, which was filed Jan. 18, said […]

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