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Billboard Awards Pays Tribute to School Shooting Victims

Ed Sheeran won the night's biggest honor

(Newser) - The Billboard Music Awards paid tribute to the students and teachers affected by recent deadly shootings in Texas and Florida, while the night also featured show-stopping performances by iconic singer Janet Jackson and K-pop group BTS. A tearful and emotional Kelly Clarkson opened the show in honor of the 10... More »

Parkland Suspect May Have Surprising Financial Status

Nikolas Cruz's potential inheritance is discussed in a court hearing

(Newser) - The man accused of massacring 17 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School may have a small fortune coming to him from his late mother's estate. But Nikolas Cruz says he doesn't want it. "He would like that money donated to an organization that the victims' families believe... More »

Report: American Was Shot During London Attack

Unidentified man is expected to survive

(Newser) - British authorities have said that police inadvertently shot a bystander while subduing three London attackers Saturday night, and it now appears that the bystander was American. The good news is that the unidentified man is expected to survive. NBC News quotes an employee of a bar in Borough Market who... More »

US Teen Died in Mexican Shooting, Stampede

Denver's Alejandra Villanueva Ibarra one of 5 killed

(Newser) - An American is among the five dead after a shooting and stampede in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, on Monday. Alejandra Villanueva Ibarra of Denver "fell" while trying to escape the Blue Parrot nightclub during a BPM electronic music festival, the Denver Post reports via a GoFundMe page set up... More »

SC Shooting Victim 'Fighting for His Life'

6-year-old Jacob Hall was shot in femoral artery in Townville

(Newser) - One of the two young students injured in Wednesday's school shooting in Townville, SC, has been released from the hospital after being shot in the foot, the Greenville News reports. But the other, 6-year-old Jacob Hall, is "fighting for his life," per a statement by Jacob's... More »

Dad at Aurora Hearing: 'Rot in Hell, Holmes!'

Holmes arraignment pushed back until March 12

(Newser) - James Holmes' much-publicized pre-trial hearing series was dramatic to the last. As the judge brought down the gavel to close the proceedings today, the father of one of the victims shouted, "Rot in hell, Holmes!" ABC 7 reports. After a few minutes, the court reconvened to address the... More »

Guy to Jury: Hurry Up and Convict Me

Murder defendant really wanted to watch Monday Night Football

(Newser) - A suspect in a double homicide took callousness to a new level yesterday: While on the witness stand, Nathan Burris snapped his fingers at the jury and told them to hurry up and convict him so he could get back to his cell in time for Monday Night Football, reports... More »

Obama Promises Not to Use Dark Knight Shooter's Name

Let focus be on victims, not killer, families ask

(Newser) - In an effort to keep the focus on the victims, President Obama has agreed not to mention the name of James Holmes, the killer in Friday's Dark Knight Rises massacre . "Sat down with President Obama. He has been incredible. He too has agreed not to mention the shooter'... More »

Friends, Family Remember

Loved ones talk about victims of the 'Dark Knight' massacre

(Newser) - As Aurora, Colo., continues to grieve for the 12 dead and 58 wounded at the Dark Knight massacre, the AP has talked to family and friends of the victims. Here's what they are saying:
  • Jonathan Blunk, 26. A veteran of three tours in the Persian Gulf and the North
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Names of Victims Revealed

Alex Sullivan, Micayla Medek, Jansen Young ...

(Newser) - A sports blogger who recently wrote about surviving a shooting in Canada. A man preparing to celebrate his first wedding anniversary. A young woman whose death announcement brought heartbreak, yet closure, to her family. They were among the 12 people killed when a gunman barged into a crowded Colorado theater,... More »

Ariz. Shooting Victim Yanked From Town Hall for Threats

Victim interrupted a taping of ABC News' This Week

(Newser) - A man who was injured in the Tucson shooting last weekend was pulled from a town hall meeting yesterday after allegedly threatening a participant, reports the Arizona Daily Star . James Eric Fuller interrupted the meeting, being taped by ABC's This Week, telling a Tea Party leader on stage, "You're... More »

Gunman Kills 12, Wounds 25 in England

Taxi driver Derrick Bird found dead, described as 'quiet, fairly popular'

(Newser) - A taxi driver described as quiet but friendly went on a shooting spree across a picturesque rural area of northwestern England today, killing at least 12 people and wounding 25 before apparently turning the gun on himself. Officers found a body believed to be that of 52-year-old suspect Derrick Bird... More »

Finnish Mall Shooter Believed Dead

Ibrahim Shkupolli may have also killed his ex; toll stands at 6

(Newser) - The gunman who shot four shoppers at a Finnish mall today has been identified as Ibrahim Shkupolli, and two more bodies—believed to be that of Shkupolli and his ex-girlfriend—have been found. Police say Shkupolli, a 43-year-old immigrant, killed his ex in a nearby apartment before going to the... More »

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