Toronto police kill man carrying gun near schools

TORONTO, May 26 (Reuters) – Toronto police shot and killed a man who was walking down a street carrying a gun in a city neighborhood on Thursday afternoon, an incident that prompted five nearby schools to be placed under precautionary lockdowns, city officials said. Officers responding to a report of an armed man in the … Read more

Texas school shooting: Officials are still trying to put together a timeline of what happened in Uvalde school shooting

CNN  —  Today should have been a joyous day at Robb Elementary School as kids celebrated the last day of classes before summer vacation. Instead, the families of 19 students and two teachers in Uvalde, Texas, are planning funerals. Hundreds of classmates are traumatized by a heinous slaughter. And nearly 48 hours later, serious questions … Read more

WHO condemns Russia’s aggression in Ukraine in rare vote, rejects Moscow’s counter-proposal

First resolution condemns Russia’s aggression Russia responds in diplomatic tit-for-tat China backs Moscow in both WHO votes WHO reports 235 healthcare attacks in Ukraine GENEVA, May 26 (Reuters) – The World Health Organization assembly passed a motion on Thursday condemning the regional health emergency triggered by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and rejected a rival resolution … Read more

Robb Elementary shooter was in school for up to an hour before law enforcement broke into room where he was barricaded and killed him

Editor’s Note: Updates on this story can be found here. Uvalde, Texas CNN  —  The gunman who killed 19 students and two teachers at a Texas elementary school Tuesday was on the premises for up to an hour before law enforcement forcibly entered a classroom and killed him, officials said Wednesday. “It’s going to be … Read more

Gambian government says it will prosecute exiled ex-ruler Jammeh | Courts News

The Gambian government has said it will prosecute former President Yahya Jammeh for murder, rape, torture and other alleged crimes committed during his more than 20-year rule. The Ministry of Justice said on Wednesday that it accepted all but two of the 265 recommendations made by a commission that probed alleged crimes committed by the … Read more

Uvalde school shooting, Texas: Shooter was in school for up to an hour before law enforcement broke into room where he was barricaded and killed him

Uvalde, Texas CNN  —  The gunman who killed 19 students and two teachers at a Texas elementary school Tuesday was on the premises for up to an hour before law enforcement forcibly entered a classroom and killed him, officials said Wednesday. “It’s going to be within, like 40 minutes or something, (within) an hour,” Texas … Read more

Beto O’Rourke interrupts Texas governor during update on Uvalde elementary school shooting

CNN — Texas Democratic gubernatorial nominee Beto O’Rourke confronted Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott and other officials on Wednesday during a press conference about Tuesday’s deadly shooting at an elementary school in the state. “Gov. Abbott, I have to say something,” O’Rourke – a former congressman who represented El Paso, Texas, and is a former … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Russian hackers are linked to new Brexit leak website, Google says

WASHINGTON/LONDON, May 25 (Reuters) – A new website that published leaked emails from several leading proponents of Britain’s exit from the European Union is tied to Russian hackers, according to a Google cybersecurity official and the former head of UK foreign intelligence. The website – titled “Very English Coop d’Etat” – says it has published … Read more

Judge Lina Hidalgo releases data on gun violence in Harris County ahead of NRA Convention in Houston

HOUSTON – Judge Lina Hidalgo and Commissioner Adrian Garcia held a news conference Tuesday to release new data showing an increase in guns being used in homicides in Harris County. This comes ahead of the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting in Houston next week. According to data from the county’s Institute for Forensic Sciences, the … Read more

Steve Kerr: ‘I’m tired of the moments of silence,’ says Warriors coach as he makes powerful plea against gun violence

CNN — Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr made an impassioned plea to take stronger action against gun violence in the United States after 19 children and two adults were killed at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday. Kerr refused to speak about basketball ahead of Game 4 of the Warriors’ series … Read more