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Among the victims of Aurora shooting, ahuman resources intern who was on his first day

A Northern Illinois University student who was set to graduate in May and was working his first day as a human resources intern was among the victims of Friday’s deadly shooting at the Henry Pratt Co. plant in Aurora, Illinois. Aurora police chief Kristen Ziman confirmed that Trevor Wehner was one of the five victims who police say were gunned down by…

Brothers tell police ‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett paid them to orchestrate and stage attack: Source

The two brothers who were interrogated by police investigating the alleged attack on Jussie Smollett in Chicago told authorities that the “Empire” actor allegedly paid them to help him orchestrate and stage the crime, sources told ABC News Sunday. Detectives are trying to corroborate the account of Olabinjo and Abimbola Osundairo, but thus far police have not independently verified the allegations, a law enforcement official briefed…

Six more years of President Donald Trump ‘would be bad for the country’: Potential 2020 GOP primary challenger Bill Weld

Former Gov. Bill Weld discusses his potential primary challenge on "This Week."

Bill Weld, the first Republican to announce a possible challenge to President Donald Trump in 2020, said that six more years of a Trump presidency “would be bad for the country.” The former Massachusetts governor said on “This Week” that his goal with a possible primary challenge wouldn’t be to simply weaken Trump’s candidacy. He said it was part of his thinking that, “we don’t have six more…

Trump’s wall could take money from military housing, base repairs

Family housing for service members in Wisconsin and South Korea, schools on military bases in Germany, and upgrades to Fort Bragg in North Carolina and Air Force bases in Alaska could be on the chopping block with President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration to use billions in military construction money to build a border wall. The president declared a national emergency from the…

Jussie Smollett ‘angered and devastated’ at suggestions he was involved in his attack

The two brothers who were interrogated by police investigating the alleged attack on Jussie Smollett purchased the rope that was found around the “Empire” actor’s neck, sources told ABC News Saturday. Olabinjo and Abimbola Osundairo agreed to cooperate with authorities after detectives confronted them with evidence that they bought the rope — allegedly used in an attack that Smollett described…

5 victims, shooter dead; 5 police officers injured in Aurora active shooter situation

The shooting was reported in Aurora, Illinois.

By Meghan Keneally Five victims were killed and at least five police officers were injured by gunfire in Aurora, Illinois when a gunman opened fire in an industrial warehouse, according to authorities. The gunman, identified as Gary Martin, 45, was killed by responding police officers, according to Aurora Police Chief Kristen Ziman. The shooting unfolded at the Henry Pratt Company,…

2 potential suspects under arrest after attack on ‘Empire’ star Jussie Smollett: Police

By Josh Margolin, Stephanie Wash and Michael Rothmanvia Two potential suspects in the alleged racial attack on “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett have been arrested, Chicago police said Friday. Police clarified that the two men were placed under arrest Wednesday night after police met them at the airport. They have not yet been charged yet, police said. “Police can detain the…

DEVELOPING: Suspect apprehended after active shooter incident in Aurora, Illinois

By Meghan Keneally A suspect has been apprehended after an active shooting in Aurora, Illinois, city officials said. The city of Aurora, located about 40 miles east of Chicago, announced on its Twitter account that that alleged shooter had been caught. “THE SHOOTER HAS BEEN APPREHENDED!” the tweet read. EMERGENCY UPDATE | 3 p.m. THE SHOOTER HAS BEEN APPREHENDED! The…