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22-year-old arrested in connection with Highland Park shooting apparently posted series of videos; investigators turn to source of rifle

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CHICAGO — The search for a 22-year-old man who authorities suspected of opening fire at the Highland Park Independence Day parade, killing at least six people and wounding more than two dozen others, ended Monday evening when he was taken into custody on the North Shore.

The arrest of Robert “Bobby” Crimo III came about eight hours after ...Read more

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In painful, chilling detail, witnesses recount the deadly mass shooting at a Fourth of July parade

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CHICAGO — The first popping noises sounded like firecrackers or maybe a gun salute honoring the American flag.

Then someone screamed, “There’s a shooter.”

And, in an instant, everyone understood the reality.

This is the country of Uvalde. Of the Tops Friendly Markets store. Of the Waukesha Christmas parade.

They grabbed their ...Read more

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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy pledges to sign new gun bills after July 4 mass shooting in Illinois

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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday that he will sign a package of seven gun safety bills Tuesday that will, among other things, regulate ammunition sales, expand requirements for gun owners relocating to New Jersey and empower the state's attorney general to prosecute gun manufacturers and retailers.

Murphy made his announcement on Twitter...Read more

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Hackers claim theft of police info in China's largest data leak

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Unknown hackers claimed to have stolen data on as many as a billion Chinese residents after breaching a Shanghai police database, in what industry experts are calling the largest cybersecurity breach in the country’s history.

The person or group claiming the attack has offered to sell more than 23 terabytes of stolen data from the database, ...Read more

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Sudan's army says political groups will pick new government

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Sudan’s military said it will withdraw from internationally mediated talks to allow political factions to pick a new government, signaling a compromise after eight months of crisis sparked by a 2021 coup.

The move will let “political and revolutionary forces” form an independent administration able to rule for the transitional period, ...Read more

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Highland Park was at center of gun control debate long before July Fourth shooting; just days ago city honored Uvalde victims

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CHICAGO — What haunts longtime Highland Park resident Dana Gordon now are the words of the mother of one of the Uvalde, Texas, school shooting victims.

Just days ago, Gordon helped organize an event in Highland Park dubbed “a community art action against gun violence.” It was prompted by the Uvalde shooting in May, and the names of its 21...Read more

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Texas gunman who killed 2 people, injured 3 officers and 1 neighbor, served in Army

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FORT WORTH, Texas — The man who killed two people and wounded three police officers and an elderly woman in Haltom City on Saturday served in the Army and Texas Army National Guard, according to Army public affairs.

Edward Christian Freyman, 28, killed Collin Davis, 33, and Amber Tsai, 32, on Saturday evening, turned his gun on an elderly ...Read more

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6 dead and 2 dozen others wounded at parade in Chicago suburb of Highland Park; police arrest person suspected in shooting

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CHICAGO — On an idyllic summer morning, from a rooftop high above the Highland Park Independence Day parade, a gunman aimed down at the floats and lawn chairs and strollers and opened fire.

Members of the high school marching band sprinted for their lives, still carrying their flutes and saxophones. Bystanders scooped up young children and ...Read more

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Biden urges unity despite economic worries and deep divisions

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President Joe Biden celebrated the Fourth of July with a cookout at the White House, noting that the nation has made great strides but also taken “a few steps backward.”

“As it’s been before in our history, in times of war and division, of growth and change, the Fourth of July comes at a critical moment,” Biden said in a late ...Read more

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July 4 street takeover in South LA ends in fatal gunfire

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LOS ANGELES — A rowdy street takeover in South Los Angeles ended in the early hours of July 4 with a fatal shooting.

About 200 people had gathered by 12:30 a.m. Monday in the Vermont Vista neighborhood, at the intersection of Hoover Street and West Century Boulevard. Cellphone videos posted on KTLA show crowds of people cheering and cars ...Read more

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Highland Park Fourth of July parade shooting was nation's 309th this year

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With the shooting in Highland Park, Illinois, on the nation’s 246th birthday, the U.S. had marked its 309th mass shooting this year, according to a nonprofit that tracks gunfire incidents.

To date this year, there have been on average 11 mass shootings per week, the nonprofit Gun Violence Archive’s data show. The group classifies an ...Read more

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Chile delivers final constitution draft as skepticism runs high

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Chile’s Constitutional Convention presented the final version of the charter that will be put to a referendum as a growing number of voters question the broad changes it would enact from social rights to political rules.

The institution’s leadership handed the draft to President Gabriel Boric at a closing ceremony on Monday in Santiago. On ...Read more

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6 people shot, including 2 killed, in overnight gun violence in Kansas City

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Six people were shot in three separate incidents overnight in Kansas City, police said Monday, including two people who were killed and four injured.

One of the shootings left four people wounded shortly after midnight at 13th Street and Grand Boulevard near the Power & Light District after a concert at the T-Mobile Center,...Read more

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July 4th met with burst of violence in Boston: 10 people shot at 7 locations in the city

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BOSTON — Gunshots rang and blood spilled across the streets of Boston on the eve of the Fourth of July as 10 people were shot at seven different locations in the city.

“Investigations are underway,” Mayor Michelle Wu said in response to the violence. “My heart goes out to the family members and all those who are impacted by unnecessary ...Read more

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6 dead and 2 dozen others wounded at parade in Chicago suburb; police identify person of interest, who remains at large

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CHICAGO — A gunman opened fire on the Highland Park Independence Day parade, killing at least six people and wounding more than two dozen others in the latest mass shooting incident to terrorize an American community.

A person of interest had been identified late Monday afternoon, according to Highland Park police Chief Lou Jogman. ...Read more

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Biden pledges aid to find gunman who killed 6 in July 4th parade attack

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President Joe Biden said he spoke with officials in Illinois after a mass shooting in a suburb of Chicago and pledged federal law enforcement assistance in finding the gunman.

Six were killed and dozens injured in an attack on an Independence Day parade in Highland Park, Illinois, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s office. The suspect ...Read more

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18-year-old man dies from fireworks injuries in Minnesota

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MINNEAPOLIS — An 18-year-old man died early Monday from serious fireworks injuries — the first publicly reported death in Minnesota from fireworks this year.

At about 1:30 a.m. Monday, Brooklyn Park Police responded to a report that a firework exploded in the victim's face near the 9800 block of Fallgold Parkway North. When police arrived, ...Read more

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Joey Chestnut wrestles protester, wins record 15th Nathan's hot dog eating contest in Coney Island

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NEW YORK — An animal rights activist learned a tough lesson Monday about getting between Joey Chestnut and a plate full of hot dogs as the Major League Eating legend won a record 15th Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest championship in Coney Island.

The protester sporting a Darth Vader mask interrupted Chestnut as he ...Read more

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2 dead, 9 others injured, including a 14-year-old, in Baltimore over July Fourth weekend, police say

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BALTIMORE — Two men died, and nine others, including a 14-year-old boy, were injured in separate shootings in Baltimore over the July Fourth weekend, police said.

A man died in the hospital after he was shot in the McElderry Park neighborhood early Sunday morning, police said.

Around 3:12 a.m., police were patrolling the area of North Glover...Read more

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Shark bites surfer on foot off Florida beach

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ORLANDO, Fla. — A 28-year-old surfer was bitten on his foot, “presumably by a shark,” off New Smyrna Beach Sunday, Volusia County Beach Safety said.

The Daytona Beach man was surfing shortly before noon next to the New Smyrna Beach jetty when he fell off his board and was bitten on his left foot, Volusia County Beach Safety Capt. A.J. ...Read more