Man confessed to Washington state mall shooting: court documents

Cetin appears for his arraignment on murder charges in Mt. VernonTurkish-born Arcan Cetin, a legal U.S. permanent resident, was charged with five counts of first-degree murder on Monday in a brief hearing in Skagit County District Court in Mount Vernon, Washington and ordered held on $2 million bail. According to charging documents, while being questioned by investigators, Cetin admitted bringing a rifle into a Macy's store in Burlington on Friday evening and shooting five people. Cetin was taken into custody without incident Saturday evening in Oak Harbor, about 30 miles (48 km) southwest of Burlington.

Troubled lawyer shoots nine in Houston before being killed by police

Gunman injures several in Houston; suspect shot by policeA troubled lawyer opened fire on morning commuters in Houston on Monday, injuring at least nine people before being fatally shot by police, authorities said. Six victims were taken to hospitals and three were treated at the scene after being shot at while inside their vehicles in the wealthy neighborhood of West University Place, acting Houston Police Chief Martha Montalvo told reporters.

Jury selection begins in U.S. case against church shooter

Charleston County Sheriff's Office handout booking photo of Dylann RoofBy Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - Several hundred people reported to the U.S. courthouse in Charleston, South Carolina, on Monday for the start of jury selection in the death penalty case against a white man who shot dead nine black parishioners in a church in June 2015. Prosecutors have said the man, Dylann Roof, 22, is an avowed white supremacist who carried out a racially motivated attack. Defense lawyers have said he would plead guilty if prosecutors agreed not to seek the death penalty.

Hundreds of jurors report to court in church massacre trial

FILE - In this Thursday, June 18, 2015, file photo, Charleston, S.C., shooting suspect Dylann Roof is escorted from the Cleveland County Courthouse in Shelby, N.C. The first jurors report to the federal courthouse in Charleston, S.C., on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016 for jury screening in the federal death penalty case charging Roof with hate crimes and other charges. He is charged in the June, 17, 2015 slayings of nine people during a Bible study at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) ? Dylann Roof, the man charged with massacring nine black parishioners at a Charleston church, mostly avoided eye contact Monday with the potential jurors who could give him a death sentence if they convict him of federal charges.

Man charged in shooting at popular Chicago tourist spot

CHICAGO (AP) ? Chicago police say they've charged an alleged gang member with murder in the slaying of a man who was shot last weekend near Millennium Park, a popular downtown tourist attraction.

Testimony: Christie pals OK'd gridlock, campaign chief knew

David Wildstein arrives at Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Courthouse for a hearing, Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, in Newark, N.J. Wildstein, pleaded guilty last year to orchestrating traffic jams in 2013 to punish a Democratic mayor who didn't endorse Gov. Chris Christie. Three years after gridlock paralyzed a New Jersey town next to the George Washington Bridge for days, two former allies of Christie, Bill Baroni and Bridget Kelly, are being tried. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)NEWARK, N.J. (AP) ? A political revenge scheme to create traffic gridlock near the George Washington Bridge in 2013 was approved by two former allies of Republican Gov. Chris Christie on trial for fraud and shared with Christie's then-campaign manager, the government's key witness testified Monday.

Psychiatrist: Hospital provokes patients to enrich itself

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) ? A doctor who trained for four years at the psychiatric unit of a New York hospital said in a lawsuit Monday that adolescent patients were routinely provoked into acting out, then restrained and drugged, extending their hospitalization and Medicaid payments.

'Bridgegate' witness says Christie campaign manager knew of plot

New Jersey Governor Christie's former deputy chief of staff Kelly stands outside Mercer County Criminal Court in Trenton"Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee," wrote Bridget Anne Kelly, a top aide to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Weeks later, thousands of cars were stuck in a mammoth traffic jam on the George Washington Bridge, after Wildstein had executed the plan, he testified on Monday in federal court in Newark, New Jersey.

Alton Sterling's family wants swift federal investigation

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) ? Relatives of a black man who was shot and killed during a confrontation with two white Baton Rouge, Louisiana, police officers are calling for a swift resolution to the Justice Department's investigation of the shooting.

Starbucks customer describes shooting: 'It was just terror'

A member of the SWAT team holds a gun as officers investigate a shooting that occurred inside a coffee shop in Las Vegas on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016. Police said two men got into an argument and then one pulled out a gun and opened fire. (Chitose Suzuki/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)LAS VEGAS (AP) ? A Starbucks customer described terrified people dropping to the floor and sobbing after a gunman parked his car and entered the Las Vegas store, shooting a man inside.

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