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Illinois factory gunman obtained firearm permit despite felony conviction

Illinois factory gunman obtained firearm permit despite felony conviction

AURORA, Ill. (Reuters) – The gunman who killed five co-workers and wounded five policemen at an Illinois factory was a violent felon who nevertheless obtained a state permit to buy a firearm despite being legally barred from owning one, authorities said on Saturday. Gary Martin, 45, who carried his pistol to work on Friday apparently […]

Acting Pentagon chief not decided yet on funding border wall

Acting Pentagon chief not decided yet on funding border wall

ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT (Reuters) – Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Saturday he had not yet determined whether a border wall with Mexico was a military necessity or how much Pentagon money would be used. President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency in a bid to fund his promised […]

Lee Radziwill, Jackie Kennedy Onassis' younger sister, dies at 85

Lee Radziwill, Jackie Kennedy Onassis' younger sister, dies at 85

(Reuters) – Lee Radziwill, the younger sister of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis who was witness to history in the “Camelot” White House, married a prince and counted Andy Warhol, Truman Capote and Rudolf Nureyev as friends in a star-studded life, has died at the age of 85, according to U.S. media reports. CBS News, citing family […]

Illinois factory gunman killed five victims after being fired

Illinois factory gunman killed five victims after being fired

AURORA, Ill. (Reuters) – The gunman who killed five co-workers and wounded five police officers at an Illinois factory was a violent felon who had just been fired, and the plant manager and a young intern were among his victims, authorities said on Saturday. Gary Martin, 45, armed himself with a handgun, which he owned […]

Gunman in Aurora, Illinois, shooting described as 'loner'

Gunman in Aurora, Illinois, shooting described as 'loner'

(Reuters) – When Gary Martin came to work at the Henry Pratt valve manufacturing plant in Aurora, Illinois, on Friday, he was told he was being terminated from his job. Shortly thereafter, Martin pulled out his Smith & Wesson revolver and opened fire. Gary Martin is pictured in Oswego, Illinois, U.S. in an undated handout […]

Former U.S. Cardinal McCarrick defrocked for sex crimes

Former U.S. Cardinal McCarrick defrocked for sex crimes

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has been expelled from the Roman Catholic priesthood after he was found guilty of sexual crimes against minors and adults, the Vatican said on Saturday. Pope Francis has decided that the ruling, which followed an appeal by McCarrick, a power-broker as Archbishop of Washington, D.C. from […]

Trump declares emergency for border wall, House panel launches probe

Trump declares emergency for border wall, House panel launches probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency in a bid to fund his promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border without congressional approval, an action Democrats vowed to challenge as a violation of the U.S. Constitution. The Republican president’s move, circumventing Congress, seeks to make good on a 2016 presidential campaign […]

Dismissed employee kills five co-workers in Illinois factory shooting

Dismissed employee kills five co-workers in Illinois factory shooting

AURORA, Ill. (Reuters) – A gunman opened fire at an Illinois factory just after receiving notice of termination from his job there on Friday, killing five fellow workers and wounding five policemen before he was slain by police, authorities said. The assailant, identified as Gary Martin, 45, had worked at the Henry Pratt Company for […]

Suspects in alleged attack on 'Empire' actor released

Suspects in alleged attack on 'Empire' actor released

(Reuters) – Suspects arrested in connection with an alleged racist and homophobic assault on “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett in Chicago were released on Friday, police said. FILE PHOTO: Jussie Smollett performs a tribute to President’s Award recipient John Legend at the 47th NAACP Image Awards in Pasadena, California February 5, 2016. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni “Due to […]

Five killed as gunman opens fire at Illinois warehouse

Five killed as gunman opens fire at Illinois warehouse

CHICAGO (Reuters) – A gunman opened fire in a warehouse in Aurora, Illinois, on Friday, killing five people and wounding five police officers before he was slain, law enforcement officials said. Aurora Police Chief Kristen Ziman said the shooter, identified as 45-year-old Gary Martin, was an employee at the sprawling industrial complex in Aurora, a […]

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