Hundreds mourn slain 9-year-old Ferguson girl

2015-08-31 08:37

Hundreds have gathered to remember a 9-year-old girl who was killed when shots were fired into her home in Ferguson, Missouri, as she did homework on her mother's bed.

US gunman known as angry man with radical views

2015-07-25 13:03

For decades before he opened fire in a Louisiana movie theatre and killed two people, John Russell Houser was known as a man prone to anger, a loudmouth provocateur never afraid to share his opinion.

Gunman kills 3 at a Louisiana cinema

2015-07-24 07:22

A shooting in a cinema in the southern US state of Louisiana has left three people dead, local media report.

Chattanooga's Muslim community mourns Marines

2015-07-18 10:15

A Muslim psychiatrist says he and others in Chattanooga's Muslim community are mourning the deaths of four Marines fatally shot by a man who attended the local mosque.

Alleged 'Charleston shooter' has no apparent SA links despite old SA flag on jacket

2015-06-18 17:11

The suspected "Charleston shooter" who is pictured with the old South African flag on his jacket on his Facebook page, does not seem to have any links to the country.

Arrests may trigger revenge attacks after US biker gang shootout

2015-05-19 09:02

Police have warned of revenge attacks from motorcycle gangs after 170 people were charged in connection with the shootout among rival bikers that left nine dead and 18 wounded and turned a Texas restaurant into a blood-soaked crime scene.

Victims describe horror of 'Batman' theatre massacre

2015-04-29 08:43

Survivors of the 'Batman' theatre massacre have offered harrowing testimony in court about the mayhem that ensued when accused gunman James Holmes opened fire inside the packed auditorium.

Long-awaited Colorado cinema massacre trial gets under way

2015-04-27 13:52

Colorado's long-awaited cinema massacre trial will start with jurors asked to decide whether gunman James Holmes was insane when he killed a dozen moviegoers in 2012, or a calculating mass murderer.

Heart patient, 6, killed in road rage attack

2015-03-19 20:02

Marcus Johnson jnr's parents figured a sunny day at a city park was just what their son needed while recovering from heart surgery, instead, they will be burying him.

Ferguson police chief resigns after scathing report

2015-03-11 22:54

The police chief in the St Louis suburb of Ferguson has resigned in the wake of a scathing Justice Department report prompted by the fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old.


Hope and fear in Ferguson, one year on

2015-08-06 18:01

Charred shells of burned buildings still mar the landscape near Ferguson, Missouri a year after the police shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown sparked a global Black Lives Matter movement.

Lone gunman kills 2, self in cinema rampage

2015-07-24 18:05

A lone gunman who opened fire in a crowded US movie theater killing two people is a drifter who tried to escape before turning the gun on himself, police say.

Ferguson hires black police commander as interim chief

2015-07-23 09:09

Leaders in the city of Ferguson have introduced a new interim police chief, tasking the black police commander with building trust between residents of the predominantly black St Louis suburb.

US military shooter from 'average Chattanooga family'

2015-07-17 10:09

A 24-year-old from an 'average Chattanooga family', according to a former classmate. A high school wrestler with a degree in engineering. A man who apparently wrote earlier this week that life is 'short and bitter'.

Enough evidence to charge police for shooting US boy, 12

2015-06-12 09:50

A judge says that there is enough evidence to charge two white policemen in the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old black boy who was holding a pellet gun.

Texas Muslims on edge amid protests after Dallas attack

2015-05-06 11:15

When an outspoken opponent of radical Islam sought to mock Muhammad in Texas, one of the nation's largest Islamic communities, local Muslims however have been encouraged to ignore her.

'Batman' theatre gunman trial hears massacre plans

2015-04-28 10:07

Alleged “Batman” theatre gunman James Holmes meticulously planned the 2012 massacre after breaking up with his girlfriend and flunking college, prosecutors say.

5 found dead inside US home after family dispute

2015-04-17 16:22

A shooting resulting from a suspected family dispute has left five people dead in a Phoenix home, police say.

3 killed, 4 hurt in shooting at US convenience store

2015-03-19 07:49

An apparent drive-by shooting at a Stockton convenience store has left three people dead and four wounded in what a police official calls one of the worst mass shootings in the city's recent history.

US police officer fatally shoots naked African-American

2015-03-10 15:38

An Atlanta-area police officer has fatally shot a naked and apparently unarmed African-American who was reportedly acting erratically at his apartment complex, authorities say.

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