U.S. military clinic shooting leaves gunman, victim dead

Jan 7, 2015

U.S. military clinic shooting leaves gunman, victim dead

Two people were killed Tuesday including an alleged shooter at a military medical center in Texas, the facility’s commanding officer said. The Veterans Affairs (VA) clinic at Fort Bliss, in El Paso, went into lockdown after an “active shooting” situation was reported around mid-afternoon, ...

Jan 6, 2015

Two New York City police officers shot, wounded in the Bronx

Two New York City police officers responding to a robbery in the Bronx were shot and wounded Monday night, and a manhunt was underway for at least two suspects, authorities said. The officers were taken to a Bronx hospital with nonlife threatening injuries. One ...

2-year-old boy shoots mother to death in Wal-Mart

Dec 31, 2014

2-year-old boy shoots mother to death in Wal-Mart

A 2-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his mother after he reached into her purse at a northern Idaho Wal-Mart and her concealed gun discharged, authorities said Tuesday. The 29-year-old woman was shopping with her son and three other children, according to Kootenai County ...

Dec 31, 2014

Man tries to run down police; officers shoot and kill him

A man who had posted an online video threatening to kill police and FBI agents tried to use his car to run down officers seeking to arrest him on Tuesday so, fearing for their lives, they shot and killed him, authorities said. Police did ...

LA police shot unarmed black man in back, autopsy shows

Dec 30, 2014

LA police shot unarmed black man in back, autopsy shows

An unarmed black man killed by Los Angeles police officers was shot three times, including once in the back at close range, according to a newly released autopsy report. The Aug. 11 death of Ezell Ford is among a string of cases in the ...

Campaign seeks gun permits for Colorado pot users

Dec 24, 2014

Campaign seeks gun permits for Colorado pot users

Using marijuana in Colorado is legal. But the drug remains illegal federally and therefore is a disqualifier for obtaining a permit to carry a concealed firearm. The so-called “Colorado Campaign for Equal Gun Rights” wants to put a question on the November 2016 ballot ...

Security system failed to track Sydney siege gunman, Abbott says

Dec 17, 2014

Security system failed to track Sydney siege gunman, Abbott says

Australia’s prime minister acknowledged Wednesday that the nation’s security system failed to keep track of a gunman responsible for a deadly siege at a Sydney cafe, and promised a transparent investigation into why the man was not on any terrorist watch list despite having ...

Deaths renew calls over look-alike guns

Dec 8, 2014

Deaths renew calls over look-alike guns

Twice in less than four months, police in Ohio have opened fire with real bullets on young people carrying look-alike guns, raising anguished questions about what could have prevented the deadly encounters. The questions have been raised before: after the death last year of ...

Dec 1, 2014

Lockdown lifted at U.S. school on South Korea air base

The U.S. Osan Air Base in South Korea on Monday lifted a lockdown ordered as a precaution after someone reported an unscheduled “active shooter drill” at the high school. Security forces swept the school and its perimeters and found no injuries or suspicious activities, ...