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SAFETY Act Covers Security for Stadiums, Malls but Not Hotels

Stadiums, corporate buildings and other facilities that draw crowds have strengthened their security since 9/11, and in return, they have earned U.S. protections in the event their efforts fail to prevent a terrorist attack and they are sued. But hotels …

Texas Bar Linked to Mass Shooting Will Surrender Liquor License

A Dallas-area bar that served a man before he fatally shot eight people at a nearby home will give up its liquor license in a settlement with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission. The Local Public House in Plano will cancel …

911 Problems Delayed Response to Florida High School Massacre

In the crucial first minutes after a gunman began shooting students and staff at a Florida high school, law enforcement’s response was hampered by quirks in the local 911 system that caused many calls from inside the school to be …

Lawyer Compares 2014 Arrest at Vegas Hotel to Mass Shooting Case

The arrest of a man in 2014 with multiple weapons in an upper-floor room at a Las Vegas Strip resort should have led to tightened hotel security and prevented a shooting last October from the same hotel that killed 58 …

Wisconsin Schools Getting Gunshot Detection Technology

Wisconsin schools bracing for the next mass shooting are turning to gunshot-detecting sensors that police across the country rely on, hoping the technology will lead to faster response times when there’s an active shooter. The sensors are among various security …

Texas School Shooting Victim’s Family Sues Attacker’s Parents

The family of one of the students killed in a Texas high school shooting filed a lawsuit against the alleged gunman’s parents, claiming the shooter’s father didn’t properly secure the weapons and were negligent in entrusting him with firearms. Authorities …

From Rocks to Detection Systems, Schools Consider Protection Options

In the wake of several mass shootings this year in U.S. schools, lawmakers have adopted “red flag” gun bills allowing officials to remove firearms from people considered a danger to themselves or others. School districts across the country are also …

After Florida School Shooting, Even Idle Threats Get Tough Response

Fifteen students in one Florida school district are facing felony charges and prison time for making alleged threats since the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre. Meanwhile, an autistic Minnesota high school student whose alleged threat led to a six-hour …

Vegas Mass Shooting Heightens Live Event Safety Concerns

The shooting attack at a Las Vegas concert on Sunday night that killed at least 50 people is the latest in a series of massacres in recent years that are reshaping the live-events industry. The attack by a solo gunman …

Killer Robot Used by Dallas Police Sparks Ethical Debate

When Dallas, Texas, police used a bomb-carrying robot to kill a sniper, they also kicked off an ethical debate about technology’s use as a crime-fighting weapon. In what appears to be an unprecedented tactic, police rigged a bomb-disposal robot to …