Survivor of Virginia Walmart mass shooting files $50M suit

A Walmart employee who survived last week’s mass shooting at a store in Virginia has filed a $50 million lawsuit against the company for allegedly continuing to employ the shooter — a store supervisor — “who had known propensities for violence, threats and strange behavior.” The lawsuit, which appears to be the first to stem … Read more

Lava, vog and “Pele’s hair”: The hazards posed by Hawaii’s volcano eruption

Hawaii’s Mauna Loa, the world’s largest active volcano, is erupting for the first time in nearly 40 years, sending lava spewing 100 feet to 200 feet into the air. For now, lava is not threatening any homes or communities and no evacuation orders have been issued, but that could change. Lava could eventually reach neighborhoods … Read more

Thomas James, Navy sailor credited with disarming Colorado Springs shooting suspect, says he “wanted to save the family that I found”

A member of the US Navy who was injured while helping prevent further harm during a shooting at a gay nightclub in Colorado last weekend said Sunday that he “simply wanted to save the family that I found.” Petty Officer 2nd Class Thomas James made his first public comments on the shooting in a statement … Read more

Witness: Walmart shooter seemed to target certain people

CHESAPEAKE, Va. — The Walmart supervisor who shot and killed six co-workers in Virginia seemed to target people and fired at some victims after they were already hit and appeared to be dead, said a witness who was present when the shooting started. Jessica Wilczewski said workers were gathered in a large break room to … Read more

Walmart shooting raises need for violence prevention at work

The mass shooting Wednesday at a Walmart in Virginia was only the latest example of a workplace shooting perpetrated by an employee. But while many companies provide active shooting training, experts say there is much less focus on how to prevent workplace violence, particularly how to identify and address worrisome behavior among employees. Workers far … Read more

Walmart shooting raises need for violence prevention at work

NEW YORK — The mass shooting Wednesday at a Walmart in Virginia was only the latest example of a workplace shooting perpetrated by an employee. But while many companies provide active shooting training, experts say there is much less focus on how to prevent workplace violence, particularly how to identify and address worrisome behavior among … Read more

Colorado Springs mass shooting: 5 dead, 25 injured at LGBTQ nightclub; Anderson Lee Aldrich identified as suspect

A 22-year-old gunman opened fire in a gay nightclub in Colorado Springs, killing five people and leaving more than two dozen injured before he was subdued by “heroic” patrons and arrested by police who were on the scene within minutes, authorities said Sunday. At a news conference Sunday morning, Colorado Springs Police Chief Adrian Vasquez … Read more

Witness to murder of Marist College dad Paul Kutz reveals chilling details in $50M suit against hotel

A Long Island woman who witnessed last month’s fatal shooting of Marist College dad Paul Kutz at a Poughkeepsie Marriott is suing the hotel for $50 million — as she revealed chilling new details about the slaughter. Tina Martirano of Suffolk County said in her lawsuit that she was sharing her morning coffee with Kutz, … Read more

Slain UVA students Lavel Davis Jr., D’Sean Perry, Devin Chandler shot in head: Medical examiner

Three University of Virginia football players who were shot on a bus as they returned from a field trip each died of a gunshot wound to the head, according to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. The cause of death for Lavel Davis Jr., D’Sean Perry and Devin Chandler was released in response to … Read more