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  • Thousands honor Pulse victims at ceremony

    June 12, 2017 10:17 PM

    ORLANDO, Fla. - People dressed as angels with white billowing wings took the stage as the names of the 49 people killed in a gay nightclub massacre were read at a commemoration attended by thousands of residents in downtown Orlando. City officials estimated that 15,000 people showed up for... more »
  • Conway says she misspoke on 'massacre' that never happened

    February 3, 2017 9:34 AM

    WASHINGTON - A top aide to President Donald Trump said Friday she misspoke when she cited a 2011 ‘‘massacre’’ in Kentucky that never happened. A day earlier, during an interview with MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, Kellyanne Conway defended Trump’s temporary ban on immigration from seven Muslim-majority nations by saying that... more »
  • 6 months later, 49 killed at Pulse are remembered in Orlando

    December 12, 2016 10:22 AM

    ORLANDO - Family members, friends and survivors of the Orlando nightclub massacre stood outside Pulse where candles were lit behind stars with the names of each of the 49 patrons who were killed. They hugged each other outside the shuttered gay club in the early morning hours Monday to mark... more »
  • Last hospitalized Orlando shooting survivor discharged

    September 7, 2016 11:09 AM

    ORLANDO - Officials at an Orlando, Florida, hospital say the only survivor of the Pulse nightclub massacre who was still hospitalized has been released. Orlando Health announced on its verified Twitter account Tuesday afternoon that all 35 victims who had been hospitalized at Orlando Regional Medical Center have now been... more »
  • Quick thinking averted massacre at Paris stadium

    November 16, 2015 3:29 PM

    SAINT-DENIS, France - The suicide bombers' remains, clingy flecks of flesh spread in a 10-meter (yard) radius around where they exploded, were flushed down the drains of the city they sought to terrorize, washed away by municipal workers with detergent sprays and power hoses. All that's left of them now... more »
  • Tunisia increasing security following massacre

    June 27, 2015 2:41 PM

    SOUSSE, Tunisia - Tunisia's prime minister has announced a string of new security measures in the wake of its worst terrorist attack ever. The measures include closing renegade mosques and calling up army reservists. The prime minister (Habib Essid) told reporters in Tunis that reservists will be deployed in tourist... more »
  • Kenya officials say 4 attackers killed in university massacre

    April 2, 2015 1:37 PM

    NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenyan security officials at the scene of an attack by Islamic extremists on a college in northeast Kenya say the security operation to free hostages is over and that the death toll may be as high as around 150. Dozens of hostages were freed, they said,... more »
  • Boko Haram leader claims Baga massacre

    January 21, 2015 2:07 AM

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has claimed responsibility for the mass killings in the northeast Nigerian town of Baga and has threatened more violence. The acknowledgment from the leader of Nigeria's Islamic extremists comes in a video posted on YouTube Tuesday, the same day International Criminal... more »
  • Cornered French terror suspects want to be martyrs

    January 9, 2015 2:27 AM

    DAMMARTIN-EN-GOELE, France - An official in the French town where two terror suspects are holed up with a hostage near a school tells The Associated Press that phone contact has been established with the men. A lawmaker inside the command post tells French television the men "want to die as... more »

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