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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

Illinois shooting rampage highlights scourge of workplace gun violence

Illinois shooting rampage highlights scourge of workplace gun violence

Gary Martin opened fire with a Smith & Wesson on the day he was fired from the Henry Pratt Co. in Aurora, Illinois, killing five workers and wounding five police officers. The victims included a human resources manager, a human resources intern and a plant manager at the valve manufacturing company where the gunman worked…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

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