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Chief enforcer of U.S. gun laws fears Americans may become numb to violence with each mass shooting

Those who met with Steve Dettelbach included members of Maine’s close-knit community of deaf and hard of hearing people, which lost four people in the Oct. 25 shooting at a bowling alley and at a bar.
Steve Dettelbach at a presser on the Interstate Task Force on Illegal Guns in New York City in 2022.
Steve Dettelbach at a presser on the Interstate Task Force on Illegal Guns in New York City in 2022.

Border Patrol releases hundreds of migrants at a bus stop after San Diego runs out of aid money

Border Patrol buses carrying migrants from Senegal, China, Ecuador, Rwanda and many other countries arrived outside a transit center.
Migrants unload their items off a bus after leaving a processing facility on Feb. 23, 2024, in San Diego.
Migrants unload their items off a bus after leaving a processing facility on Feb. 23, 2024, in San Diego.
17h ago

Man convicted in Black transgender woman's killing in first federal hate crime trial over gender identity

Jurors convicted Daqua Lameek Ritter of a hate crime for the murder of Dime Doe in 2019.
Dime Doe.
Dime Doe.
18h ago

Suspect charged in death of woman found slain on University of Georgia campus

A friend called police after Laken Hope Riley, 22, went for a run and did not return. Officers found her body with “visible injuries” in a forested area in Athens, the school said.
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university death campus
19h ago

California socialite found guilty in 2020 hit-and-run deaths of young brothers

Rebecca Grossman fatally hit Mark Iskander and his brother Jacob while speeding behind a car driven by then-lover Scott Erickson.
Rebbeca Grossman trial
Rebbeca Grossman trial

Colorado murder suspect had threatened to kill roommate who complained about state of their dorm, affidavit says

The man charged in the Feb. 16 killings at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs had argued with one of the victims over taking out the trash, according to a court document.
Authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of two people in a dorm room at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs on Friday.
Authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of two people in a dorm room at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs on Friday.
23h ago

120,000 gun safes recalled as U.S. warns children were able to open them

The recall involving several brands of biometric gun safes comes after more than 90 reports of people opening them without authorization.
Biometric safes produced by Bulldog, BBRIKN and Machir.
Biometric safes produced by Bulldog, BBRIKN and Machir.
1d ago

Utah advances bill to criminalize ‘ritual abuse of a child,’ in echo of 1980s satanic panic

Utah could become the first state in decades to enact a law codifying ritual abuse. Others passed similar laws at the height of a since-debunked satanic abuse hysteria.
1d ago

Missouri house fire that killed mom and four children was murder-suicide, police say

The fire killed Bernadine Pruessner, 39, and her children Ivy Pruessner, 9; Ellie Pruessner, 9; Jackson Spader, 6; and Millie Spader, 2, according to the St. Louis County Police Department.
Firefighters gather around a burned out section of a home  after they extinguished the flames of house fire on Feb. 19, 2024 in Ferguson, Mo.
Firefighters gather around a burned out section of a home  after they extinguished the flames of house fire on Feb. 19, 2024 in Ferguson, Mo.
1d ago

St. Louis mom says Girl Scouts warned her troop to stop selling bracelets as Palestinian fundraiser

Nawal Abuhamdeh said her daughter's troop did not have the energy to sell cookies because, "we were grieving" and instead made bracelets to raise money for Palestinian children.
Nawal Abuhamdeh's 10-year-old daughter’s Girl Scout troop started to raise money for urgent humanitarian needs for children in Gaza thorough a bracelet-making fundraiser.
Nawal Abuhamdeh's 10-year-old daughter’s Girl Scout troop started to raise money for urgent humanitarian needs for children in Gaza thorough a bracelet-making fundraiser.
1d ago

Norovirus spreading in the Northeast, CDC data shows

Norovirus is often colloquially called the "stomach flu" — though it is not related to influenza — or "food poisoning" because it can spread via contaminated food and water.
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CDC Headquarters sign