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These are the victims of the mass shooting in Aurora, Illinois

These are the victims of the mass shooting in Aurora, Illinois

Police have released the names of the victims in Friday’s mass shooting in Aurora, Illinois. Five people were killed when a man who was being let go from his job opened fire at the Henry Pratt Co. in the Chicago suburb. Another employee and five police officers were also wounded, according to Aurora police. They’ve…MORE

Mikaela Shiffrin makes history with fourth straight slalom gold

Mikaela Shiffrin makes history with fourth straight slalom gold

Mikaela Shiffrin proved she really is in a league of her own in the slalom, becoming the first skier in history to win four consecutive world titles in the same event. The American was third after the morning run, 0.15 seconds behind leader Wendy Holdener, but put in a faultless, textbook performance in her second…MORE

3 injured when panicked audience flees ‘Hamilton’ in San Francisco

3 injured when panicked audience flees ‘Hamilton’ in San Francisco

Three people were injured Friday night when panicked audience members “self-evacuated” during a performance of the musical “Hamilton” in San Francisco, police said. A woman in the audience had a medical emergency during the scene in which the title character, Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, is shot on stage, said Joseph Tomlinson, public information officer for…MORE

2 men escape from a Mississippi jail. One of them pleaded guilty to murder

2 men escape from a Mississippi jail. One of them pleaded guilty to murder

Two inmates are on the run after they escaped from a jail in Mississippi, including one who pleaded guilty to murder, authorities said. The two escaped from the Forrest County Jail on Friday night, and are considered dangerous, according to the Hattiesburg Police Department. They were identified as Carlos Sibley, 26, who recently pleaded guilty…MORE

Deer in 24 states infected with chronic wasting disease

Deer in 24 states infected with chronic wasting disease

Chronic wasting disease has been detected in wild deer, elk or moose in 24 states, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warning hunters to avoid handling or eating potentially infected meat. The disease affects the central nervous system and animals can show signs of drastic weight loss, lack of coordination and listlessness. It…MORE

Vatican defrocks ex-US cardinal McCarrick over sexual abuse allegations

Vatican defrocks ex-US cardinal McCarrick over sexual abuse allegations

The Vatican has dismissed former US cardinal Theodore McCarrick after a church trial found him guilty of sexually abusing minors. McCarrick, who once led the Archdiocese of Washington and was recognized as a powerful advocate of the Catholic Church’s political priorities in the United States, becomes the highest-ranking Catholic figure to be expelled from the…MORE

Shooter in deadly Illinois rampage was not supposed to own a gun, police say

Shooter in deadly Illinois rampage was not supposed to own a gun, police say

[Breaking news update, published at 12:30 p.m. ET] Police in Aurora, Illinois, have released the names of the five Henry Pratt Co. employees who were killed in Friday’s shooting: • Clayton Parks of Elgin, Illinois. He was a human resources manager. • Trevor Wehner of DeKalb, Illinois. He was a human resources intern and a…MORE

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