NYC: Woman pushing a baby stroller shot dead in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, police say

CNN — A woman pushing a baby in a stroller was shot in the head at close-range and killed in Manhattan Wednesday night, police said. The three-month-old baby was unharmed, and the relationship between the 20-year-old woman and the baby was unclear Wednesday, police told CNN. The shooting happened just after 8:20 pm in Manhattan’s … Read more

Randy Cox: Video captures moment a man was paralyzed while in a police van. He may never walk again, lawyer says

CNN — A man in police custody slid headfirst into an interior wall of a transport van in the Connecticut city of New Haven on Father’s Day, video released by the city shows – an incident his family said Tuesday left him partially paralyzed. Richard “Randy” Cox Jr., 36, suffered a serious injury to his … Read more

Shooting near Washington, DC, concert leaves 15-year-old dead and at least 1 officer injured, police say

CNN — A 15-year-old boy died and three other people were injured, including a police officer, after shooting broke out near an unpermitted concert in Washington, DC, Sunday evening, police say. The shooting was preceded by two earlier incidents that caused panic and trampling at the concert, which had several hundred people gathering to hear … Read more

Primary election: South Carolina congressman who voted for impeachment will fall to Trump-backed challenger, while another incumbent who defied Trump will survive, CNN projects

CNN — South Carolina Republican voters on Tuesday split on two US House incumbents who defied former President Donald Trump, renominating Rep. Nancy Mace but souring on Rep. Tom Rice, the first of the 10 House Republicans who voted for Trump’s impeachment last year to fall in a primary. State Rep. Russell Fry, who was … Read more

Philadelphia shooting: 1 arrested, 1 sought for attempted murder in shooting that left 3 people dead, officials say

CNN — A night of revelry on Philadelphia’s South Street turned chaotic Saturday as gunmen opened fire into a crowd, leaving two people and a suspect dead and 11 wounded in one of at least 13 weekend mass shootings across the United States. One of the suspected gunmen is among the three people killed, Philadelphia … Read more

Governor Abbott citing Chicago violence was a ‘racist’ deflection, leaders and experts say

CNN — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is facing sharp criticism for citing gun violence in Chicago, New York and Los Angeles when pressed about gun control legislation after an 18-year-old gunman killed 21 people at an elementary school in his state. Abbott, a Republican, suggests that tightening gun laws would not prevent mass shootings because … Read more

Buffalo mass shooting: Dispatcher who answered 911 call is set to be fired, an official said

CNN — The assistant office manager at the Tops Friendly Markets store in Buffalo, New York, had already survived one mass shooting. Nearly 12 years ago, Latisha Rogers and her brother, Danyell Mackin, were at City Grill restaurant in Buffalo when a man opened fire, killing Mackin and three others. Four people were wounded, including … Read more

CDC monitors 6 people in US for possible rare monkeypox, says public ‘should not be concerned’

CNN — Officials at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are closely tracking recent clusters of monkeypox infections around the world – and possible cases in the United States. Currently, the CDC is monitoring six people in the United States for possible monkeypox infections after they sat near an infected traveler who had … Read more

Suspect in racist Buffalo mass shooting indicted by a grand jury

CNN — The 18-year-old White man suspected of carrying out a racist mass shooting Saturday in a Buffalo, New York, supermarket was indicted by a grand jury on Wednesday, according to an affidavit from Erie County Assistant District Attorney Gary Hackbush. The Erie County Grand Jury voted for an indictment against defendant Payton Gendron, “with … Read more

Democrats intensify efforts to stop implementation of draft New York congressional map that pits incumbents against each other

Washington CNN — The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is intensifying efforts to stop the implementation of a draft congressional map that would pit several Democratic incumbents against one another in the midterms and has exacerbated sensitive divisions in the caucus. The controversy, which Democratic leaders are trying to tamp down in order to avoid a … Read more