Buffalo shooting: Mass shooting at supermarket was a racist hate crime, police say

“The evidence that we have uncovered so far makes no mistake that this is an absolute racist hate crime. It will be prosecuted as a hate crime,” he said. “This is someone who has hate in their heart, soul and mind.” The statement came a day after a gunman opened fire at the Tops Friendly … Read more

The Buffalo supermarket massacre is the latest mass shooting authorities say was motivated by hate. Here are others

The suspected shooter, an 18-year-old White man, shot and killed 10 people and injured three others at a supermarket in a predominantly Black area, authorities said. Eleven of the victims are Black. “We’ll be aggressive in our pursuit of anyone who subscribes to the ideals professed by other White supremacists and how there’s a feeding … Read more

Payton Gendron: What we know about the Buffalo supermarket shooting suspect

The Tops Friendly Market where the shooting took place is located in the heart of Buffalo’s Black community and 11 of the 13 people shot by the White suspect were Black, officials said. “This was pure evil,” Erie County Sheriff John C. Garcia said at a Saturday news conference, calling the shooting a “straight up … Read more

Gunman kills 10 in live-streamed racial attack on New York state supermarket

BUFFALO, NY, May 14 (Reuters) – An 18-year-old white gunman shot 10 people to death and wounded three on Saturday at a grocery store in a Black neighborhood of upstate New York, before surrendering after what authorities called an act of “racially motivated violent extremism.” Authorities said the suspect, who was armed with an assault-style … Read more

Small plane crashes into Florida bridge, killing one person and injuring 5, officials say

The Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement a single-engine Cessna aircraft flying from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport lost power and struck a vehicle on the bridge while landing. The plane carrying a pilot and two passengers was traveling northbound and hit an SUV traveling southbound before catching fire, the Miami Dade Police Department said … Read more

3 shot outside Milwaukee Bucks game. Two hours later, 17 others are shot a few blocks away

Ten people were taken into custody in the shooting downtown, and 10 firearms were recovered, according to Milwaukee police. The 17 people shot ranged in age from 15 to 47, police Capt. Warren Allen said. All victims in both shootings are expected to survive, he said. Police Assistant Chief Nicole Waldner said the shootings are … Read more

UAE strongman Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed named new president

MbZ becomes president at a time of tension with US I have led a Middle East realignment, forging ties with Israel UAE has also deepened ties with Russia and China Economic development a priority driving foreign policy DUBAI, May 14 (Reuters) – The United Arab Emirates’ de facto leader Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan was … Read more

U.S. abortion rights activists start ‘summer of rage’ with Saturday protests

WASHINGTON, May 14 (Reuters) – Thousands of abortion rights supporters gathered for protests across the United States on Saturday, starting what organizers said would be “a summer of rage” if the US Supreme Court overturns the Roe v. Wade case that legalized abortion nationwide. Planned Parenthood, Women’s March and other abortion rights groups organized more … Read more

Ukraine seeks evacuation of wounded fighters as war rages on

Ukraine in ‘complex talks’ on evacuating wounded fighters Finnish leader tells Putin his country plans to join NATO Ukraine deputy PM says war ‘entering new, long phase’ Hundreds of Russian war dead brought to rail yard G7 nations vow more military and economic aid for Ukraine KYIV, May 14 (Reuters) – Very complex talks are … Read more

North Korea’s Kim says COVID ‘great turmoil’, 21 new deaths reported

Reports 21 new deaths among people with fevers for Friday About 280,810 people being treated with symptoms -KCNA Kim offers to donate medical supplies Outbreak could deepen an already dire food situation SEOUL, May 14 (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said on Saturday that the spread of COVID-19 had thrust his country … Read more