11 people died Friday and another six were injured after a disgruntled employee at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center opened fire, shooting a police officer in the process.
The suspect was described as a “longtime public works city employee,” by WAVY News.
Police say the officer shot sustained non-life threatening injuries as a result of the bulletproof vest he was wearing.
The suspect, who has not yet been identified, died at the scene. Police Chief Jim Cervera confirmed Friday he was shot by police after opening fire on officers.
The shooting is the worst tragedy to occur in Virginia Beach, according to Mayor Bobby Dyer.
“This is the most devastating day in Virginia Beach history,” the mayor said. “The people involved are our friends, coworkers, neighbors and colleagues.”
A California man was sentenced to 14 years in prison for grooming an 11-year-old he met while playing the mobile video game ‘Clash of Clans.’
After initial contact through the game, Emilio Morales, 29, convinced the victim to establish a private correspondence on the Kik messaging app where he then “persuaded” the child to create and send him pornographic material, according to a DOJ press release.
“Morales coerced and persuaded the victim to produce and send him sexually explicit images and videos,” said the DOJ on Friday. “The conduct ceased when, despite Morales’s attempts at manipulation, the minor victim refused to participate in any further sexual activity.”
After his time in prison, Morales faces seven years of supervised release “for using the internet to coerce and entice a minor into producing child pornography.”
Former US President Barack Obama told a Brazilian audience that gun laws in America are so bad anyone can get a gun at any time.
In a speech at the VTEX Day digital conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, the 44th president lamented the Sandy Hook tragedy before attacking the Second Amendment.
“The most difficult day that I’ve had, was the day where there was a shooting at a school. Uh, where, 20 small children were shot, as well as some teachers,” he stated. “I had to go and comfort the parents.”
Obama goes on to say anyone can purchase any type of gun with little to no regulation, and claimed “machine guns” can be bought over the internet.
Three vehicles went up in flames in a single day in Gouda, Netherlands, bringing the total number of suspicious car fires in the city to 23 for the month of May, according to local media.
Police suspect arson in all 23 cases.
“On Friday Gouda mayor Mirjam Salet announced that preventative searches would take place in a number of neighborhoods in an effort to stop this series of car fires,” NL Times reports. “Every night from 10:30 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. the police will search people for flammable and fire-accelerating liquids and fire lighters, among other things.”
Two Honduran nationals, one a double amputee and the other a paraplegic, were saved from drowning in the Rio Grande River when Border Patrol agents jumped in the water to rescue them.
The incident took place Thursday near Eagle Pass, Texas according to a Border Patrol news release.
Border Patrol Search, Trauma and Rescue (BORSTAR) agents saw a group of 12 illegal immigrants crossing the river and noticed two men in the group being carried by smugglers who then threw them into the water.
The first man saved has one leg and one arm, making it difficult for him to stay afloat once tossed into the water.
BORSTAR agents quickly swam to the victim and as they brought the amputee to the river bank, observed another man being tossed into the river.
A new report from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) shows that US birth rates continue to plunge, hitting a three-decade low in 2018, as millennials delay marriage and children due to economic uncertainty.
In 2018, women ages 15 to 44 had a birth rate of 59 births per 1,000, which is 2% lower than in 2017, and the lowest on record since 1909, according to the report.
About 3.8 million babies were born in 2018, which is a 2% decline in the total number born in 2017, the lowest number of births in 32-years.
All birth rates for women under 35 fell. Women in their early 20s saw a 4% drop in birth rates from 2017 to 2018. However, birth rates increased for women ages 35 to 39 and 40 to 44.
The birth rate among teens ages 15 to 19 also fell 7% from 2017 to 2018, to a rate of about 17 births per 1,000 teens.
Dr. Jeff Chapa with the Cleveland Clinic said: “I think what we’re seeing is that there is a trend towards delayed childbearing.”
The alleged leader of a jihadist cell accused of killing two Scandinavian hikers in Morocco has admitted he beheaded one of the women, saying the murders were carried out in the name of ISIS.
Danish student Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, 24, and 28-year-old Norwegian Maren Ueland had their throats slit while camping in the Atlas mountains in December.
‘I beheaded one of them… I regret it,’ former street vendor Abdessamad Ejjoud, 25, told the court, blaming co-defendant Younes Ouaziyad for killing the other hiker.
‘We loved ISIS and we prayed to God for it,’ he said.
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Four people, including two male-to-female transgenders, were arrested in New Jersey after a months-long investigation concluded a 7-year-old child was being forced to perform sex acts on camera.
On Wednesday, police in Franklin Township reported the arrests of Sean Allen, 51, Dulcinea Gnecco, 19, Marina Volz (formerly Matthew Volz), and Ashley Romero (formerly Adam Romero), accused of aggravated assault and endangering a child.
Police had been investigating the home since January when they received a tip through the New Jersey Child Protection division which alleged pornography was being produced at the home where the child was present.
Police executed a search warrant on January 28 seizing computers and cell phones from the residence, after which the child was placed in Child Protection custody.
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In an ironic twist of fate, ex-presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will serve as a keynote speaker at the Cyber Defense Summit 2019, according to reports.
The D.C. event, meant to prepare executives and security practitioners on the threats facing the industry, drew public attention after cybersecurity company FireEye celebrated the selection of HRC for the speaker role.
Already, critics are calling out the irony of the decision, given Clinton’s recent history with ’cybersecurity’ that includes her using a private email account for official government business and her notorious display of ignorance in the field by referencing an actual cloth when asked about a server being ‘wiped’ clean.
An ad for a Porsche garage in the UK featuring a sexy female mechanic was banned by the Advertising Standards Authority after a single complaint.
The commercial for Strasse, a Porsche garage in Leeds, was published in the February issue of 911 and Porsche World Magazine.
Captioned “attractive servicing,” it shows a female mechanic in a figure hugging black outfit and pink heels working under a car.
The Advertising Standards Authority banned the ad after a single complaint despite Strasse’s appeal which argued that it “empowered” women.