Author: ABC News

Poll says 6 out of 10 American’s fear a mass shooting

(ABC News)- With six in 10 worried about a mass shooting in their community, Americans by a 17-point margin express confidence that stricter gun control laws would reduce such incidents, and even more endorse improved mental health monitoring and treatment to that end. Two measures, specifically, remain overwhelmingly popular: Eighty-nine percent in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll support background checks for all gun…

Thousands of Dorian survivors desperate to evacuate wrecked Bahamas as death toll climbs to 44

By MARCUS MOORE, BRANDON BAUR and BILL HUTCHINSON

As hundreds of people waited anxiously to be evacuated at the port in Marsh Harbour, a Bahamian island community wrecked by Hurricane Dorian, Senior Lt. William Sturrup of the Royal Bahamian Defense Force pleaded for patience and cooperation. A cargo ship that just dropped off supplies became a lifeboat for many who lost everything but their lives and were desperate to…

Nicki Minaj says her retirement tweet was ‘abrupt and insensitive’

By ANDREA DRESDALE viaGMA

Looks like the queen isn’t quite ready to abdicate her throne. After Nicki Minaj sent fans into a panic Thursday by tweeting that she’d be retiring from music to start a family, she’s now backpedaling, admitting that she didn’t think about how her tweet would affect them. After one distraught fan tweeted, “can u please just address this retirement thing. You never…