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Five dead in Dutch shopping mall shooting

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – A gunman shot five people and injured at least 11 others at a shopping mall in a small Dutch town on Saturday before turning his automatic weapon on himself, the town’s mayor told reporters. The mayor of Alphen aan den Rijn, a town 46 km (29 miles)…

Obama ‘saddened,’ ‘outraged’ by Germany attack

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Wednesday he was “saddened” and “outraged” by a gunman’s attack on a bus at Frankfurt airport which killed two US airmen and injured two others. Obama, in a surprise appearance in the White House briefing room, said that the US government would “spare no…

Alleged gunman’s family breaks silence

The US lawmaker shot in the head in an attack killing six in Tucson can now breathe unaided, doctors said Tuesday as the gunman’s family broke their silence to say they were “so very sorry.” Surgeons gave an upbeat outlook for Representative Gabrielle Giffords’ condition, as President Barack Obama prepared to travel to Arizona and a…

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords responsive but ‘critical’

A US congresswoman was in a medically induced coma Sunday but responding to commands after being shot through the head when a gunman opened fire on a crowd at an Arizona political event. A nine-year-old girl and a federal judge were among six people killed and at least 12 others…

Giffords warned in March of ‘consequences’ to Palin’s violent rhetoric

Fox News employee Sarah Palin’s violent rhetoric caused concern back in March 2010, when she released a map of the United States with gun crosshairs over 20 congressional districts, including Arizona’s eighth. The representative for that district, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ), now lays in a hospital after a gunman put…

Police: Man kills self after shooting at UT Austin

Police say gunman fired shots inside UT Austin library then killed himself; no one else hurt A gunman opened fire Tuesday inside a University of Texas campus library then fatally shot himself, and police are searching for a possible second suspect, university police said. A man opened fire with an…

Police: Officers shoot gunman on Capitol Hill

Police: Officers shoot, wound man who pointed gun at them on Capitol Hill Officers in Washington shot and wounded a man who pointed a handgun at them early Friday blocks away from the U.S. Capitol. Officers were told around 5 a.m. to be on the lookout for a man with…

Gunman killed after shooting 2 Pentagon police

Iran Video: Gunman opens fire on demonstrators, crowd fights back

An amateur video apparently taken with a cell phone has surfaced on YouTube that appears to contradict the Iranian government’s claim that its security forces didn’t shoot at protesters last Sunday during demonstrations that left at least eight people dead, including the nephew of opposition leader Mir-Hossein Mousavi. As first…

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