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Reports: San Bernardino Shooter Died in 'Mist of Blood'

DA's office compiles firsthand accounts of what happened during manhunt, shootout

(Newser) - Authorities released a report Thursday detailing the manhunt and shootout with a husband and wife who killed 14 people and wounded 22 others in the 2015 San Bernardino attack . The report released by the San Bernardino County district attorney's office includes the accounts of nearly two dozen law enforcement... More »

Man Beheaded in Freak Accident Had Pregnant Wife

Cops say Fabian Zepeda would never have seen wire across road

(Newser) - The man decapitated in a freak motorcycle accident in San Bernardino, Calif., on Tuesday morning has been identified as Fabian Zepeda, a 27-year-old who'd been married for less than a year and whose wife is four months pregnant. "I am very happy to keep a little blessing from... More »

Boy Killed in School Shooting Had Rare Genetic Condition

'The happiest kid you'll ever meet'

(Newser) - Jonathan Martinez, the 8-year-old boy killed in Monday's San Bernardino school shooting , was "the happiest kid you'll ever meet" despite the rare genetic condition he suffered from, says teaching assistant Jennifer Downing. Jonathan was born with Williams syndrome , which affects around one in 10,000 people and... More »

School Gunman's Threats Taken as 'Cry for Attention'

He had no trouble getting into San Bernardino school

(Newser) - Cedric Anderson had threatened his estranged wife before, but nobody realized how dangerous he really was until he opened fire in her San Bernardino classroom on Monday, police say. San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan said Tuesday that Anderson, 53, who killed Karen Smith and an 8-year-old special-needs student before... More »

Gunman in Calif. Shooting Was Teacher's Estranged Husband

Boy, 8, has died from his injuries

(Newser) - Authorities say a man was estranged from his wife before he shot and killed her in a special-needs classroom in San Bernardino in a murder-suicide that also left a student dead, the AP reports. Police Chief Jarrod Burguan said Monday at a news conference that 53-year-old Cedric Anderson and 53-year-old... More »

2 Adults Dead in California Elementary School Shooting

Police are describing the situation as a murder-suicide; 2 students wounded

(Newser) - Two adults are dead in what police are describing as a murder-suicide inside a classroom at a San Bernardino elementary school Monday morning. The Los Angeles Times reports that two students were also wounded; their conditions are not known. One of the adults involved was a teacher at the school,... More »

White House Lists 78 'Underreported' Terror Attacks

It includes San Bernardino, Paris

(Newser) - President Trump accused the "very, very dishonest press" Monday of not wanting to report ISIS attacks in Europe. "They have their reasons, you understand that," he said, speaking to troops at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida, the headquarters of US Central Command. The White House later... More »

Alleged Robber Brings Gun to Dildo Fight, Loses

'It was like, really? I don't have time for this'

(Newser) - Police say a would-be robber learned the hard way not to bring a gun to a dildo fight Wednesday in San Bernardino, California. Surveillance cameras caught the man entering the Lotions & Lace sex shop shortly before closing holding what appears to be a gun, KABC reports. According to KNBC... More »

San Bernardino Shooters Were Angry About a Christmas Tree

Tashfeen Malik didn't want husband at a Christmas party: cops

(Newser) - A mandatory meeting decked out with a Christmas tree and other holiday decorations may have sparked last year's deadly shooting at an office building in San Bernardino, Calif., reports ABC News . Police say that Syed Farook's wife, Tashfeen Malik, was that upset her husband had to attend, based... More »

Wildfire Takes Out Iconic Route 66 Diner

Summit Inn burns to ground in California's Blue Cut blaze

(Newser) - A popular Route 66 diner frequented in its heyday by the likes of Elvis Presley and Clint Eastwood has gone up in smoke. The Summit Inn is the latest victim of the Blue Cut wildfire raging through California's San Bernardino County, the Los Angeles Times reports, destroyed by the... More »

Would-Be Baby Snatcher No Match for Brave Nanny

'I thought he was going to take it'

(Newser) - A dedicated babysitter fought off a man who was allegedly trying to take a 4-month-old baby away from her Tuesday morning in San Bernardino, Calif., the Los Angeles Times reports. According to CBS Los Angeles , Carmen Perez had just put baby Chloe into her stroller when a man started hustling... More »

Brother of San Bernardino Shooter, Others Arrested

Syed Raheel Farook, 2 Russian women charged with marriage fraud

(Newser) - Syed Raheel Farook—older brother of San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook—was arrested, along with his wife and her sister, Thursday in California, the Washington Post reports. The trio have been charged with marriage fraud and lying under oath. None of the charges are connected to the December shooting... More »

John Oliver Devotes Whole Show to Apple Encryption Tiff

'Think of the government as your dad,' show host warns

(Newser) - First John Oliver took on Donald Trump . Now the HBO host is taking on Apple, the government, and encryption, a safeguard he labeled on Sunday's Last Week Tonight as "the best way to keep people from reading your emails short of making the subject line 'Fwd: Fwd:... More »

2 Months Later, FBI Can't Unlock San Bernardino Terrorist's Phone

James Comey testifies before Senate Intelligence Committee

(Newser) - The FBI is still being thwarted by an encrypted phone in the San Bernardino terrorist shooting investigation. "We still have one of those killers' phones that we haven’t been able to open," FBI Director James Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee Tuesday, per the Los Angeles Times... More »

FBI Still Can't Crack Terror Couple's Codes

Some lawmakers say it's time for tech firms to open backdoors

(Newser) - The secrets on the phones and hard drive of the San Bernardino shooters, possibly including the names of accomplices or plans for further attacks, may never be unlocked, officials say. David Bowdich, the assistant director in charge of the FBI's Los Angeles field office, tells Fox News that the... More »

San Bernardino Shooters Disappeared for 18 Minutes

And the FBI wants to know where they went

(Newser) - The FBI is trying to figure out what the San Bernardino shooters were doing during an 18-minute stretch after killing 14 people and wounding 22 others at a California holiday party on Dec. 2, the Press Enterprise reports. According to ABC News , the FBI has accounted for most of Syed... More »

Farook's Friend Arrested

Enrique Marquez hit with terrorism-related charges

(Newser) - The man who bought the assault rifles used by his friend in the San Bernardino massacre was charged Thursday with terrorism-related counts. The FBI arrested Enrique Marquez, 24, on charges of conspiring with Syed Rizwan Farook to commit terrorist attacks in 2011 and 2012 that they never carried out. Marquez... More »

Farook's Friend Will Be Charged: Officials

Gun charges against Enrique Marquez expected Thursday

(Newser) - Enrique Marquez will indeed face charges . Federal prosecutors say gun charges are expected against Syed Farook's friend and former neighbor on Thursday, per the Washington Post ; a press conference is scheduled for later in the day. Police allege Marquez purchased the two guns used in the San Bernardino shooting... More »

The Cost of Terror in San Bernardino: Just $4.5K

Analysis provides breakdown of costs

(Newser) - It cost Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik less than $5,000 to build the arsenal used for the Dec. 2 terror attack in which they killed 14 people and injured 22 others in San Bernardino, Calif., according to an analysis by NBC News . Materials to make more than 20 pipe... More »

Officials: Farook's Friend Bragged of Pipe Bomb Skills

Local bar patron says Enrique Marquez also spoke about sleeper cells

(Newser) - The man who allegedly bought the guns used in the San Bernardino rampage was a "goody two shoes type kid," not someone you'd expect to be involved in terrorism, says his former boss. Enrique Marquez worked as a bouncer at Morgan's Tavern in Riverside, Calif., for... More »

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