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Maryland-Delaware Shooting Suspect Arrested

The suspected gunman who allegedly killed three people and wounded three others in shootings across two states was apprehended Wednesday night.  The suspected gunman, Radee Prince, 37, was apprehended by U.S. agents and others, the Harford County Sheriff’s Office saids. Prince was also being sought for a shooting in Delaware that took place after the Maryland shooting.... [Read Full Story]

Bipartisan Senators Reach Small Deal On Health Care

Senators Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray have reached a deal “in principle” to restore Affordable Care Act cost-sharing reduction payments for two years in exchange for more state flexibility in Obamacare.  The plan would also restore just over $100 million in funding for Obamacare outreach, and the deal would make it easier for states to obtain waivers to customize Obamacare rules to their needs. ... [Read Full Story]

Florida Governor Declares State Of Emergency Before White Nationalist’s Speech

Gov. Rick Scott on Monday declared a state of emergency in Alachua County three days ahead of a scheduled speech at the University of Florida campus in Gainesville by the white nationalist Richard Spencer, in order to free up resources to prepare for possible violence.  Scott said in the order there was a need to implement a coordinated security plan among local and state agencies.  ... [Read Full Story]

2 North Carolina Prison Workers Killed In Escape Attempt

Two prison employees were killed and 14 other people injured on Thursday when inmates at the Pasquotank Correctional Institution in North Carolina tried to escape, officials said.  The escape attempt began around 3:30 p.m., when inmates set fire to the prison’s sewing plant.  In addition to the 2 employees killed, three prison employees remained hospitalized in critical condition early Friday, and seven others were treated and released. Four inmates were also treated for injuries.... [Read Full Story]

New Orleans Police Officer Shot And Killed

A New Orleans police officer was shot and killed early Friday, October 13, according to the NOPD.  The incident took place near an apartment complex about 12:14 a.m., when four officers who were on routine patrol were fired upon and one of the officers collapsed, he said.  The officers returned fire and the suspect was also struck. The officer was taken to University Medical Center, where he died.  ... [Read Full Story]

Top Two Officers On USS McCain Relieved Of Duty

The U.S. Navy is dismissing the top two officers of the USS John S. McCain following an accident that left ten sailors dead.  The ship’s commanding officer and executive officer, Commander Alfredo J. Sánchez and Commander Jessie L. Sánchez respectively were relieved of their duties because of a loss of confidence.  ... [Read Full Story]

California Wildfires Prompt Mass Evacuations In Napa Valley

Several wildfires in northern California have prompted mass evacuations in the Napa Valley, fire officials say. The Atlas Peak fire was the largest, quickly growing to more than 200 acres near Napa, and a fire near Calistoga had burned several buildings and prompted mandatory evacuations along several roads.  Early Monday morning, the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department said fires had also erupted in Santa Rosa, Windsor and Sebastopol.... [Read Full Story]

Tropical Storm Nate Heads Towards Mexico and U.S.

Tropical Storm Nate formed Thursday is expected to reach the US Gulf Coast over the weekend as a hurricane.  Nate is forecast to gain force as it approaches the Yucatan Peninsula late Friday and turn into a Category 1 hurricane when it makes landfall in the US Gulf Coast on Sunday.  Parts of the Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama coastlines are under hurricane and tropical storm watches.... [Read Full Story]

Residents of Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands Airlifted To Mainland

Victims from the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico are now being airlifted to hospitals to receive care for critical medical conditions.  The National Disaster Medical System, N.D.M.S, and Federal Coordination Center, F.C.C, which were activated in cities within the southern states of Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia, and South Carolina in an effort to provide free medical assistance to those suffering from life threatening issues.... [Read Full Story]

Michigan Mother Jailed For Refusing To Vaccinate Her Son

Rebecca Bredow has been sentenced to seven days in jail after she refused a judge’s order to have her son vaccinated.  Bredow reneged on agreements with her former husband dating back to November 2016 to have the boy immunized.  Her ex-husband has now been awarded temporary primary custody.  The mother-of-two was sentenced on Wednesday for contempt of court.  She and her attorney plan to appeal.... [Read Full Story]

Girlfriend Of Las Vegas Shooter Returns To United States

Marilou Danley, girlfriend of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock, landed at Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday evening, a law enforcement source told CNN. She is being accompanied by the FBI in Los Angeles, where Las Vegas police plan to question her, according to sources.   Las Vegas shooter Paddock encouraged his girlfriend Marilou Danley to leave the country before his attack that left 58 people dead, her sisters have said in a statement.  ... [Read Full Story]

President Trump Travels To Las Vegas After Mass Shooting

President Trump will land in Las Vegas on Wednesday to console a city still reeling from the deadliest shooting spree in modern U.S. history.  The president will meet with first responders and local officials as well as visit victims’ families.  This visit will mark the first time Trump is traveling to a city in the immediate aftermath of a mass shooting.... [Read Full Story]

Trump Set To Visit Hurricane-Ravaged Puerto Rico

U.S. President Donald Trump is heading to San Juan on Tuesday to meet with some of the 3.4 million Puerto Ricans struggling to recover from Hurricane Maria.  The president is expected to spend more than five hours on the island, meeting with first responders, local officials and some of the residents struggling to recover from the hurricane.... [Read Full Story]

Nobel Physics Prize Awards Discovery In Gravitational Waves

The Nobel Physics Prize 2017 has been awarded to three scientists for their discoveries in faint ripples flying through the universe called gravitational waves.  Sweden’s Royal Academy of Sciences announced Tuesday that the winners are Rainer Weiss of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Barry Barish and Kip Thorne of the California Institute of Technology.... [Read Full Story]

20 Dead and 100s Injured In Las Vegas Mass Shooting

More than 20 people were killed and 100 injured when what appears to be a lone gunman opened fire from a perch high up in the the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas Sunday night, police said.  Las Vegas Police Department said the suspected gunman was believed to be a local and was on 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay hotel. Police responded to the scene, engaged him and he is now dead. Officials said they did not believe there were any more shooters.... [Read Full Story]

Puerto Rico Under Flash Flood Watch While Awaiting Supplies and Assistance

Puerto Rico is under a flash flood watch as the ongoing wait for food and supplies continues in the US island after Hurricane Maria hit more than a week ago.  Heavy rain is expected through the weekend, which “will aggravate the ongoing recovery and relief efforts,” the National Weather Service said.  Federal officials say aid has been delivered across the island, however millions of residents are still without electricity, water or gas.... [Read Full Story]