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One dead, one hurt in shooting near h.s. graduation in Georgia

One woman died and another was wounded during an argument across the street from a graduation south of Atlanta, police said. The shooting occurred around 8:45 p.m. Friday across the street after graduation concluded for an alternative school, Perry Learning Center, at Clayton County Schools Performing Arts Center, WSB-TV reported. The incident occurred in the [...]

2018-05-20T13:02:08+00:00 May 20th, 2018|

Texas shooting: Student confesses; injury number up to

A 17-year-old confessed to aiming for people he didn't like at a Texas high school when he opened fire Friday, killing 10 people Friday, a court document shows. Suspect Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, said to an investigator he spared people he liked to tell his story, and he acted alone, a probable cause affidavit says. Pagourtzis [...]

2018-05-20T12:58:44+00:00 May 20th, 2018|

Police shoot gunman at Trump resort near Miami

May 18 (UPI) -- A gunman was shot by police during a confrontation Friday at a South Florida resort owned by President Donald Trump, authorities said. The shooting occurred early Friday at the Trump National Doral hotel and club, about 10 miles northwest of downtown Miami. Officials said the gunman, draped in an American flag, [...]

2018-05-18T19:02:59+00:00 May 18th, 2018|

At least 8 shot dead at Houston-area high school;

At least 8 people were shot dead Friday at a southeast Texas high school after a gunman dressed in black opened fire on the Houston-area campus, authorities and witnesses said. At a late-morning news conference, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said the dead included mostly students and a couple staff. He also said the shooter [...]

2018-05-18T18:53:37+00:00 May 18th, 2018|

Gina Haspel confirmed as new CIA director

Veteran spy Gina Haspel will become the first female director of the CIA after six Democrats joined Republicans in a Senate confirmation vote on Thursday that overrode concerns about her role in the spy agency's harsh interrogation program after 9/11. The 54-45 vote split both parties, and the margin was the closest for a CIA [...]

2018-05-18T03:34:25+00:00 May 18th, 2018|

PayPal to purchase iZettle for $2.2 billion

PayPal confirmed Thursday it has reached a deal to purchase Swedish small-business payment platform iZettle for $2.2 billion. The acquisition is the largest in PayPal's history and will allow it to integrate iZettle's technology, which provides mobile card readers and other digital payment products to small businesses, and compete with similar services such as Square. [...]

2018-05-18T03:21:38+00:00 May 18th, 2018|

Oklahoma woman mauled to death by pack of small dogs

- An Oklahoma woman was mauled to death by a pack of seven dogs that weighed no more than 40 pounds each, police said Thursday. The victim, 52-year-old Tracy Garcia, was walking near her home in Ardmore, Okla. when the dogs attacked. The dogs were dachshund and terrier mix, one is believed to be a [...]

2018-05-18T03:16:43+00:00 May 18th, 2018|

Russian regulator: $30B misused in space

Financial violations in Russia's government roughly doubled last year -- with the defense and space industries racking up the majority of the misused funds, the country's audit chamber said. A report by a Russian regulator said the cost of the violations increased from $15 billion in 2016 to more than $30 billion in 2017. The [...]

2018-05-17T00:53:47+00:00 May 17th, 2018|

Two tornadoes hit NY

Two tornadoes with high-speed winds reportedly tore through parts of a New York county on Tuesday as widespread storms barreled through the Northeast. A preliminary storm survey from the National Weather Service (NWS) on Wednesday said the two twisters hit in Putnam County, N.Y. NWS New York NY ✔ @NWSNewYorkNY Here are the preliminary results [...]

2018-05-17T00:42:31+00:00 May 17th, 2018|

Trump suggests probe of Oakland mayor for ICE warning;

- President Donald Trump described undocumented immigrants in sanctuary cities as "animals" Wednesday during a sanctuary cities roundtable with California leaders and suggested the Department of Justice investigate Oakland's mayor for obstruction of justice. He took umbrage with Mayor Libby Schaaf's warning to immigrants in February of upcoming Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids. "To me, [...]

2018-05-17T00:34:17+00:00 May 17th, 2018|