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    WASHINGTON (AP) - D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier says authorities believe there was only a lone gunman responsible for the Navy Yard shooting rampage that left 13 people dead.

     
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    WASHINGTON (AP) - D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier says authorities believe there was only a lone gunman responsible for the Navy Yard shooting rampage that left 13 people dead. Authorities had earlier said they were searching for a possible second suspect. Mayor Vincent Gray says the 12 shooting victims range in age from 46 to 73 years old. The gunman, identified as 34-year-old Aaron Alexis, was also killed. GET MORE DETAILS INSIDE OF THE STORY>>>More >>

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. law enforcement officials are telling The Associated Press that the Navy contractor identified as the gunman in the mass shootings at the Washington Navy Yard had been suffering a host of serious mental issues, including paranoia and a sleep disorder. He also had been hearing voices in his head, the officials said.
    
Aaron Alexis, 34, had been treated since August by the Veterans Administration for his mental problems, the officials said. They spoke on condition of anonymity because the criminal investigation in the case was continuing. The Navy had not declared him mentally unfit, which would have rescinded a security clearance that Alexis had from his earlier time in the Navy Reserves.
    
Family members told investigators that Alexis was being treated for his mental issues.

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  • Roo-ting out trouble: Rogue S Carolina kangaroo nabbed again

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    CLARKS HILL, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina's most talented escape artist may be a kangaroo. News outlets report the McCormick County Sheriff's Office announced Thursday that a mischievous marsupial was roaming the county for the second time in three days. Maj. Robert Christie says authorities have yet to discern how it escaped, but it's likely the kangaroo found a weak spot in the fence or a gate left open. The kangaroo's Houdini act first was noticed Tuesday, when Sheriff ...

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    Friday, May 18 2018 11:24 PM EDT2018-05-19 03:24:42 GMT
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    JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) - Police say one person was killed and another wounded in a shooting between people leaving a high school graduation ceremony in Georgia. A Clayton County Police statement said "one person is now confirmed deceased" after the shooting, which followed a ceremony for graduates of the Perry Learning Center, which prepares students for careers as an alternative to traditional high schools.    The county schools' safety chief.

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    JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) - Police say one person was killed and another wounded in a shooting between people leaving a high school graduation ceremony in Georgia. A Clayton County Police statement said "one person is now confirmed deceased" after the shooting, which followed a ceremony for graduates of the Perry Learning Center, which prepares students for careers as an alternative to traditional high schools.    The county schools' safety chief.

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  • The Latest: Student: Gunman of Texas school shooting was wearing "Born to Kill" shirt during incident

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    SANTA FE, Tex. (AP) - The Latest on a shooting at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas (all times local): 10:05 p.m. A sophomore at Santa Fe High School says he was in his art class when he suddenly heard three louds booms. Zachary Muehe tells The New York Times he then "saw the kid who's in my football class ... and I saw him with a shotgun." Muehe says that classmate, 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis, was wearing a trench coat and a T-shirt...

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    SANTA FE, Tex. (AP) - The Latest on a shooting at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas (all times local): 10:05 p.m. A sophomore at Santa Fe High School says he was in his art class when he suddenly heard three louds booms. Zachary Muehe tells The New York Times he then "saw the kid who's in my football class ... and I saw him with a shotgun." Muehe says that classmate, 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis, was wearing a trench coat and a T-shirt...

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  • Family speaks after shots fired by suspect in North Spokane neighborhood hit their home

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A neighborhood is still shaken after shots rang out early Saturday morning. The man accused of firing rounds from inside his home remains in the Spokane County Jail, but a family is speaking out, describing how close those shots came. “We woke up to gunshots,” says Nick Cordero. Police say Jimmy Engleman was firing rounds out of his home and several of those rounds hit neighboring homes. One of them hit the Cordero’s home. “It was scary,”...

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A neighborhood is still shaken after shots rang out early Saturday morning. The man accused of firing rounds from inside his home remains in the Spokane County Jail, but a family is speaking out, describing how close those shots came. “We woke up to gunshots,” says Nick Cordero. Police say Jimmy Engleman was firing rounds out of his home and several of those rounds hit neighboring homes. One of them hit the Cordero’s home. “It was scary,”...

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  • Clarkson calls for change at Billboard Awards

    Clarkson calls for change at Billboard Awards

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    Kelly Clarkson tearfully called for a moment of change, instead of a moment of silence for the victims of a school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, at the opening of the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas.    The awards show host, who is from Texas, said as she held back tears that moments of silence are not working, but "why don't we change what's happening"

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    Kelly Clarkson tearfully called for a moment of change, instead of a moment of silence for the victims of a school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, at the opening of the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas.    The awards show host, who is from Texas, said as she held back tears that moments of silence are not working, but "why don't we change what's happening"

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  • Cougar that attacked cyclists was underweight

    Cougar that attacked cyclists was underweight

    Sunday, May 20 2018 8:26 PM EDT2018-05-21 00:26:16 GMT

    NORTH BEND, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say the cougar that attacked two cyclists east of Seattle, killing one of them, appears to have been emaciated. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Police Capt. Alan Myers said Sunday that the cougar was about 100 pounds (45 kilograms), when a typical 3-year-old male in the area would be 140 to 180 pounds (63 to 81 kilograms). A necropsy will try to determine why the animal was underweight.

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    NORTH BEND, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say the cougar that attacked two cyclists east of Seattle, killing one of them, appears to have been emaciated. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Police Capt. Alan Myers said Sunday that the cougar was about 100 pounds (45 kilograms), when a typical 3-year-old male in the area would be 140 to 180 pounds (63 to 81 kilograms). A necropsy will try to determine why the animal was underweight.

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