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A man walked along a Toronto street firing a handgun into restaurants and cafes, shooting 15 people, two of whom died, before dying after an exchange of gunfire with police.
Police Chief Mark Saunders did not rule out terrorism as a motive, though officials did not immediately identify the attacker, other than to say he was 29 years old.
"I'm looking at absolutely every possible motive for this," Saunders said hours after the shooting. "When you have this many people that are struck by gunfire, it's a grave concern."
He said Monday that the people who died were 18 and 10 years old and the wounded range from 10 to 59 years old.
As the United States takes a harder line on immigration, thousands who called the country home are being forced to go. Often, they leave behind spouses and children with American citizenship and must figure out how to go on with families fractured apart. Studies have found an estimated 8 million to 9 million Americans — the majority of them children — live with at least one relative who is in the country illegally, and so each action to deport an immigrant is just as likely to entangle a citizen or legal U.S. resident.
Letty Stegall married an American and gave birth to an American and came to think of herself as American, too, but was deported to her native Mexico in Boca del Río. Her deportation means she could be banned from the U.S. for a decade. She prays paperwork seeking to validate her return through her marriage could wind through the system within two years, but there is no guarantee.
Rescues were underway Monday morning after a house collapsed in Mercer County, New Jersey, trapping residents in the rubble.
Neighbor James Feig said he arrived around 7 a.m., just minutes after the collapse, to find a woman partially stuck in bricks and debris where a three-story home once stood along South Broad Street near Joseph Street in Hamilton Township.
The woman who was rescued was on her cellphone with dispatchers moments after the collapse Feig said. He comforted her until crews were able to free her from the rubble.
The White House on Monday blamed Iranian President Hassan Rouhani for inciting a war of words with President Donald Trump, who warned that verbal threats could escalate into military conflict with the U.S.
Trump, who campaigned on a promise to bring a more hawkish approach to Iran, sent an all-caps tweet late Sunday warning of dire consequences for the longtime foe. "NEVER EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKE OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE," he wrote.
Trump was responding to Rouhani, who had remarked earlier in the day that "America must understand well that peace with Iran is the mother of all peace and war with Iran is the mother of all wars."
The suspect in the deadly L.A. Trader Joe's standoff on Saturday had been fighting with his grandmother, whom he lived with, family told NBC
Twenty-eight-year-old Gene Atkins is accused of shooting his grandmother and girlfriend, leading police on a car chase, then crashing into the busy Silver Lake supermarket where he held dozens of people hostage in an hourslong standoff with the police.
One woman was killed in the shootout. Atkins remains hospitalized.
Charleo Egland, first cousin of the suspect, lives right next door to the house where Atkins allegedly shot his 78-year-old grandmother, Mary Madison, on Saturday. Atkins was living with his grandmother at the time of the attack, Egland said.
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The duck boat that capsized and sank last week on a sightseeing cruise was raised from a Missouri lake Monday, more than three days after the accident that killed 17 people near the tourist town of Branson.
Footage from Springfield, Missouri, television station KYTV showed a crane attached to a barge pulling the duck boat from Table Rock Lake and another boat pushing the vessel toward shore.
The boat, which was submerged in 80 feet (24 meters) of water, went down Thursday evening after a sudden thunderstorm generated near-hurricane strength winds.
At least one person was hospitalized when a Miami Beach building that was being demolished collapsed Monday morning, officials said.
Miami Beach Police and firefighters responded to the scene near 57th Street and Collins Avenue after the collapse happened around 10 a.m.
Footage posted on social media showed the 12-story building quickly collapsing in a cloud of dust.
In a sign of the troubling times that newspapers face to remain afloat, the New York Daily News announced Monday that it was laying off half of its editorial staff in an effort to focus more on digital news.
Staff members were told via email by parent company tronc Inc. that in order “to address the significant financial challenges we have faced for years, we are fundamentally restructuring the Daily News” adding that not only will the staff be slashed in half, but the Daily News will re-focus its talent on breaking news involving “crime, civil justice and public responsibility.”
Additionally, it was also announced that top editor Jim Rich and managing editor Kristen Lee would also depart.
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After months of tumult, Pentagon official Robert Wilkie is expected to become secretary of Veterans Affairs when the Senate votes Monday to confirm him, taking on the task of fulfilling President Donald Trump's promises to fire bad VA employees and steer more patients to the private sector.
Wilkie is Trump's third pick for the job in 18 months. The long-time public official says he will "shake up complacency" at VA, which has struggled with long waits in providing medical treatment to millions of veterans.
He is expected to easily win confirmation after a Senate panel approved his nomination earlier this month. Only Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont at the time voted "no," citing concerns the Trump administration would "privatize" VA.
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This week will bring the longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century, one that will turn the moon red in the night sky, NBC News' Mach reports.
The Earth's shadow will fully engulf the moon for 1 hour and 43 minutes on Friday, though the spectacular space show won't be visible in North America, just parts of South America, eastern Africa, the Middle East and central Asia.
"This is a really cool eclipse," NASA planetary geologist Noah Petro said.
The length of the eclipse is due to the moon moving right down the middle of the Earth's shadow.
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A pursuit ended with a crash and gunfire in front of a Los Angeles Trader Joe's. The suspect fled into the supermarket and was later taken into custody. Authorities say one woman was killed at the store.
As the competition among meal kit companies such as Blue Apron and Hello Fresh heats up online and expands sales into supermarkets, Chick-fil-A is offering customers yet another alternative.
Known for its antibiotic-free chicken, the company is the first major U.S. fast food chain to launch its own line of fresh prepared meals for diners on the go who want more than just its signature chicken fingers. Chick-fil-A will sell its "Mealtime Kits" at 150 restaurants in and around its headquarters in Atlanta starting Aug. 27. These kits contain pre-measured ingredients and can be picked up from the drive-thru, front counter or ordered through the Chick-fil-A One app.
Ryan Lochte posted a photo for the world to see, and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency noticed.
It got him suspended — again.
The longtime U.S. swimming star has been banned from competition until July 2019, which means the 12-time Olympic medalist cannot compete as planned in the national championships that start this week in California. Lochte will also be ineligible for other top meets, including the Pan Pacific Championships later this year and next year's world championships.
Boston Police Superintendent-in-Chief William Gross was named the city's new police commissioner on Monday, replacing William Evans, who is leaving for a new job heading up the Boston College police force.
"Chief Gross is a proven leader who is trusted and respected in the community," Mayor Marty Walsh said in announcing the appointment.
Gross has been with the department for 33 years, including the last 5-1/2 as its chief. He also served as the department's night commander, led the city's youth violence task force and has been a big part of the department's anti-violence strategy.