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Walmart Is Helping Authorities After Mass Shooting at Virginia Store

A Walmart Inc. employee opened fire in a Virginia store late Tuesday, killing six people before taking his own life, police said. Four people are in the hospital with injuries from the attack, Mark Solesky, chief of police in Chesapeake, …

Two Farmers Indicted in Kentucky Crop Insurance Fraud

Two Kentucky farmers and a relative have been indicted for falsifying crop damage and exaggerating the size of their fields in order to reap crop insurance benefits. A federal grand jury last week charged Randall Taulbee and James McDonald, of …

Eight Found Dead After Tulsa Suburb House Fire; Homicide Feared

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (AP) — Eight people were found dead in a burning Tulsa-area house in what was being investigated as multiple homicides, police said. The fire was reported about 4 p.m. Thursday in a quiet residential area of Broken …

Two Charged with Murder After Deadly Blast Kills 4

BLACK JACK, Mo. (AP) — Investigators arrested two men on murder charges for allegedly conspiring to manufacture bootleg fireworks in a house near St. Louis that exploded early Friday, killing four people and critically injuring several other people, the Post-Dispatch …

4 Now Confirmed Dead in Massachusetts Apartment Building

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The number of people who died in a fire at a Massachusetts apartment building last weekend has climbed to four with the discovery of two more bodies on Monday, fire officials said. The search of the …

Meet Tony, the Good Boy Investigating Arson Across Tennessee

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Tony is an unusual dog. He never eats his food out of a bowl, always feeding from his human’s hand. He has a distinct physical appearance, having lost part of his tail as a puppy. And …

What Drove Protesters in May Unrest Over George Floyd?

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Before facing federal arson charges, the only other time McKenzy Ann DeGidio Dunn could recall appearing before a judge was three years ago, when she was legally adopted by a rural Pope County, Minnesota family at …

$40K Reward Offered For Information About Fatal Denver Fire

DENVER (– Police on Wednesday announced a $40,000 reward for information leading to the arrests of those responsible for setting a house fire in Denver that killed five recent immigrants from the West African nation of Senegal. Lt. Matt Clark …

Probe Into LA Explosion Begins as Firefighters Recover

LOS ANGELES — Investigators on Monday began combing the wreckage of a fire and explosion at a downtown Los Angeles vape and marijuana accessories wholesaler to determine its cause as 12 injured firefighters started the long process of recovery. Seven …

Juul Labs Sought to Court State AGs as Teen Vaping Surged

WASHINGTON — Juul Labs, the nation’s largest electronic-cigarette company, donated tens of thousands of dollars to the campaigns of state attorneys general in an effort to build relationships with these powerful officials and potentially head off legal challenges over how …