Shooting at Six Flags Great America in Illinois leaves three injured

The shots were fired from a single vehicle, which then drove away “immediately” after the shooting, the park’s communication specialist Rachel Kendziora said. Emergency personnel responded immediately and two people were transported to the hospital. A third injured person declined treatment, Kendziora said. “Park security personnel and officers from the on-site Gurnee Police Department Substation … Read more

U.S. actor Anne Heche will be taken off life support 9 days after car crash

Aug 14 (Reuters) – American actor Anne Heche will be taken off life support on Sunday, nine days after suffering severe injuries in a fiery car crash, as a compatible person was found to receive her donated organs, a spokesperson said. Heche, 53, had been legally dead since Friday, though still with a heartbeat, and … Read more

Republicans push to see affidavit that justified FBI search of Trump’s home

WASHINGTON, Aug 14 (Reuters) – Republicans stepped up calls on Sunday for the release of an FBI affidavit showing the justification for its seizure of documents at former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home amid reports of heightened threats against federal law enforcement personnel. A search warrant released last week after the unprecedented search showed that … Read more

Los Angeles man shot dead at marijuana dispensary in Windsor Hills

LOS ANGELES – A man shot to death at a marijuana dispensary in the unincorporated Windsor Hills area was a Los Angeles resident, authorities said Saturday. Azuma Bennett was 30 years old, according to the coroner’s office. Deputies from the Marina del Rey sheriff’s station were called at 9:45 a.m. Friday to the 3800 block … Read more

Man dies after crashing car, firing gunshots near U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON, Aug 14 (Reuters) – A 29-year-old Delaware man died in an apparent suicide early on Sunday after crashing his car into a barricade near the U.S. Capitol and firing shots into the air, police said. While the man was getting out of the crashed car, it became engulfed in flames just after 4 a.m. … Read more

Salman Rushdie: Author’s ‘road to recovery has begun,’ agent says, as stabbing suspect pleads not guilty

“He’s off the ventilator, so the road to recovery has begun,” Rushdie’s agent, Andrew Wylie, told CNN on Sunday. “It will be long — the injuries are severe. But his condition is headed in the right direction.” The 75-year-old award-winning author — whose writings have for decades brought him death threats — was preparing to … Read more

Boat captain in fatal smuggling incident sentenced to 18 years

Antonio Hurtado, 40, was charged with attempting to bring people into the US illegally and assaulting a Border Patrol agent during his arrest. US District Judge Janis L. Sammartino called the incident “the most egregious case I’ve ever had in my courtroom in over 15 years in the Southern District of California.” The boat hit … Read more

Scotland’s police investigate threat made to JK Rowling after Rushdie tweet

Rugby Union – Six Nations Championship – Scotland vs England – BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, Britain – February 24, 2018 Author JK Rowling in the stand before the match REUTERS/Russell Cheyne Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, Aug 14 (Reuters) – Scotland’s police said on Sunday they are investigating a report … Read more

U.S. lawmakers arrive in Taiwan amid China tensions

TAIPEI, Aug 14 (Reuters) – A U.S. lawmaker delegation arrived in Taiwan on Sunday for a two-day visit during which they will meet President Tsai Ing-wen, the second high-level group to come amid continued military tensions with the island’s giant neighbour China. Beijing, which claims democratically governed Taiwan as its own territory, has been holding … Read more

Boeing holds job fair in DC region

Boeing holds job fair in DC region Boeing is holding a job fair in northern Virginia as it looks to fill multiple positions in different areas of its company. ARLINGTON, Va. – Boeing is holding a job fair in northern Virginia as it looks to fill multiple positions in different areas of its company. The … Read more