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US spy satellite believed destroyed after launch, officials say

WASHINGTON — A U.S. spy satellite that was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, aboard a SpaceX rocket on Sunday failed to reach orbit and is assumed to be a total loss, two U.S. officials briefed on the mission said Monday.

The classified intelligence satellite, built by Northrop Grumman Corp., failed to separate from the second stage of the Falcon 9 rocket and is assumed to have broken up or plunged into the sea, said the two officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

The satellite is assumed to be “a write-off,” one of the officials said.

The presumed loss of the satellite was first reported by The Wall Street Journal.

Northrop Grumman built the multibillion-dollar satellite, code-named Zuma, and was responsible for choosing the SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle, both officials said.

An investigation is under way, but there is no initial indication of sabotage or other interference, they said.

SpaceX spokesman James Gleeson

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Vegas mass shooting leads Ventura County officials to plan for disaster

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Here are the names and photos of all of those whose lives were cut short by the Las Vegas gunman.
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The impact of a mass shooting on nearly 800 Ventura County residents who attended a music festival in Las Vegas has prompted local officials to prepare should another tragedy hit closer to home, starting with a forum later this month.

While Ventura County law enforcement agencies continue to train and integrate new strategies in their response to such incidents, recent conversations

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California mass shooting suspect killed wife, hid body day before rampage, officials say – WBIR

RANCHO TEHAMA RESERVE, Calif. — The day before a man went on a shooting spree at seven sites in this Northern California community, he killed his wife in their home and cut a hole in the floor to hide her body, sheriff’s officials said Wednesday.

The killing of the woman, whose name has not been released, raises the death toll to five at the hands of suspect Kevin Janson Neal, 43, who also is dead.

Two Tehama County sheriff’s deputies killed him Tuesday in a shootout after they rammed his vehicle as he fled one of the crime scenes.

“He shot her at some point, probably late Monday,  … put her body in

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Officials: Person dead, 6 wounded in West Pullman mass shooting – Chicago Sun

One person was killed and six other people were wounded in a West Pullman neighborhood mass shooting early Sunday on the Far South Side, police said.

About 2:30 a.m., the group was in the parking lot of a banquet hall in the 11900 block of South Loomis when a male in a black SUV opened fire, according to Chicago Police. The SUV then sped away.

A male, whose age was not known, was shot and pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office did not immediately provide information on the fatality.

A 30-year-old man was shot in the left leg; a 31-year-old woman was shot in the left leg; a 32-year-old woman was shot in the right leg; a 32-year-old man was shot in the abdomen; a 33-year-old woman was shot in the left leg; and a 36-year-old man was shot in the buttocks, police said.

Three people

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Officials: Person dead, 6 wounded in West Pullman mass shooting … – Chicago Sun

One person was killed and six other people were wounded in a West Pullman neighborhood mass shooting early Sunday on the Far South Side, police said.

About 2:30 a.m., the group was in the parking lot of a banquet hall in the 11900 block of South Loomis when a male in a black SUV opened fire, according to Chicago Police. The SUV then sped away.

“Two officers actually witnessed the shooting, took off after the offender’s car,” First Deputy Superintendent Kevin Navarro said at an unrelated press conference Sunday afternoon.

“There was a slight pursuit on the expressway at which time the officers lost the vehicle on the expressway,” Navarro said.

A male, whose age was not known, was shot and pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office did not immediately provide information on the fatality.

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Man kills 3 people in shootings in downtown Fresno; officials probe any terror links

A Fresno man known for advocating black separatism and making militant comments on social media shot and killed three people in downtown Fresno on Tuesday before surrendering to authorities and uttering the phrase, “Allahu akbar,” according to the Fresno Police Department.

The suspect was identified as Kori Ali Muhammad, a 39-year-old man who was wanted in connection with the shooting death of a security guard outside a motel Thursday, Police Chief Jerry Dyer said. The FBI has been notified of the shooting deaths.

Dyer said the victims were white men, and two of the men were clients of a local Catholic charity. They were leaving that building and shot nearby, he said. Muhammad is black.

Suspect in Fresno shooting rampage spoke about racial conflict and black nationalism

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