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Documentary Series Examines Cost of Small-Town Vigilantism

NEW YORK — It’s been 38 years since a man named Ken Rex McElroy was shot to death by an angry crowd in the dusty farming community of Skidmore, Missouri. And for 38 years, the case has remained unsolved. McElroy …

Most Perpetrators in 2018 Mass Attacks Made Threats: U.S. Secret Service

Most of those responsible for mass attacks in public areas in the United States in 2018 made prior threats or sent messages that sparked concern, the Secret Service said on Tuesday, in a study highlighting advance clues to such violence. …

Mass Shootings in the Workplace are Rare and Puzzling

A postal worker on disability retirement for psychological issues returned to her workplace years later and killed six people. A Connecticut beer delivery worker irate over being forced to resign opened fire as he was being escorted out of the …

Hotter Temperatures Lead to Hotter Tempers

As the world gets warmer, people are more likely to get hot under the collar, scientists say. A massive new study finds that aggressive acts like committing violent crimes and waging war become more likely with each added degree. Researchers …

Wisconsin State Fair Will Include Midway Next Year

The Wisconsin State Fair will continue the midway amusement area next year after violence on the opening night of the fair this year marred the event. Board chairman John Yingling said in a statement that they plan to offer the …