SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas - The massacre of more than two dozen churchgoers - the youngest of whom was just 18 months old - occurred amid an ongoing "domestic situation" involving the gunman and his relatives, some of whom had attended the church, law enforcement officials said Monday.
NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas - Devin Patrick Kelley's co-workers didn't think much of it when he failed to show up Sunday for his evening shift as a security guard at Summit Vacation and RV Resort.
Manuel Garcia was waiting for his estranged wife and her new boyfriend when they came out of church in the Central California city of Fresno, authorities said. The Garcias had raised four children in 43 years of marriage - but a month ago, Martha Garcia filed for divorce, Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer told reporters. Shortly after, Martha Garcia told family and friends that there was a new man in her life. The new couple had attended a 7:30 a.m. mass at St. Alphonsus Church on Sunday.
WASHINGTON - Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who is undergoing treatment for brain cancer, sustained a leg injury that will require him to wear a walking boot until he recovers, his office said Monday. "Senator McCain was treated at Walter Reed Medical Center over the weekend for a minor tear in his right Achilles' tendon, as well as for other normal and non-life-threatening side effects of cancer therapy," McCain's office said in a written statement.
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Monday unanimously reversed a lower court that had found an Alabama death row inmate ineligible for execution because his declining health had left him unable to remember the murder he had committed. The justices said that because the Supreme Court has never found that a prisoner is incompetent to be executed because of a failure to remember his crime - as opposed to being able to comprehend the concepts of crime and punishment - the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit had erred in stopping Vernon Madison's execution.
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PHILADELPHIA - Even as the victories piled up for the Philadelphia Eagles, there were reasons to have a few slivers of doubt. Or, at the very least, to wonder if they could maintain this level of play, a level that makes them the NFL's best and most complete team.
The Federal Reserve has ones of the best problems it could right now: Inflation isn't supposed to be this low when unemployment is this low as well. It's pretty simple. When almost everyone who wants a job has one, companies have to compete over workers by offering them higher pay. Which, if it goes on long enough, will eat into their profits enough that they have to raise prices too. Wage inflation, in other words, will eventually turn into price inflation. It's an apparent trade-off between unemployment and inflation that economists call the Phillips curve.
It was the middle-finger salute seen around the world. Juli Briskman's protest aimed at the presidential motorcade that roared past her while she was on her usual cycling ride in Northern Virginia last month became an instantly viral photo. Turns out it has now cost the 50-year-old marketing executive her job. On Halloween, after Briskman gave her bosses at Akima LLC, a government contracting firm, a heads-up that she was the unidentified cyclist in the photo, they took her into a room and fired her, she said, escorting her out of the building with a box of her stuff.
Johnnie Langendorff stumbled into the crossfire - a total accident. Sunday morning was all routine until then. Langendorff - a lanky Texan with a fuzzy chin beard and the long horns of a bull's skull tattooed across his neck - had breakfast. Then he was driving his truck on the dusty back streets to his girlfriend's house nearby. When he approached the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, he noticed something odd. RELATED: