12-story jail where Epstein died was severely understaffed and overcrowded with 760 inmates crammed into prison meant for 449
12-story jail where Epstein died was severely understaffed and overcrowded with 760 inmates crammed into prison meant for 449

Suicide attempts are reportedly commonplace at the Metropolitan Correctional Centre in Manhattan and the U.S. Bureau of Prisons is offering incentives to corectional officers to take up assignments there.

Norway mosque attack: Gunman seen smiling in court after injuring one worshiper, killing 17-year-old stepsister
Norway mosque attack: Gunman seen smiling in court after injuring one worshiper, killing 17-year-old stepsister

Philip Manshaus, 21, was arrested Saturday after entering a mosque in Baerum, an Oslo suburb, where three men were preparing for Sunday's Eid al-Adha Muslim celebrations

Universal cancels controversial Hilary Swank starrer 'The Hunt' in wake of tragic mass shootings
Universal cancels controversial Hilary Swank starrer 'The Hunt' in wake of tragic mass shootings

Universal Pictures has canceled the planned September release of its controversial social satire 'The Hunt' in the wake of the recent mass shootings and amid criticism from Donald Trump

Epstein's guards failed to check on him every 30 minutes because they were working overtime shifts at the understaffed jail on the night he died
Epstein's guards failed to check on him every 30 minutes because they were working overtime shifts at the understaffed jail on the night he died

The person familiar with the Metropolitan Correctional Center's operations said that on Sunday one guard in Epstein's unit was working a fifth straight day of overtime and another guard was working mandatory overtime

Epstein's shocking suicide sparks fresh round of conspiracy theories amid fears that he was murdered because he knew 'too much'
Epstein's shocking suicide sparks fresh round of conspiracy theories amid fears that he was murdered because he knew 'too much'

His relationships with President Donald Trump, former President Bill Clinton and Britain's Prince Andrew were at the center of those online rumors and theories, many of which question what politicians knew about Epstein's alleged sex crimes

Epstein sex trafficking investigation will continue despite his death, federal prosecutors confirm
Epstein sex trafficking investigation will continue despite his death, federal prosecutors confirm

Attorney General William Barr, calling for an investigation by the FBI and the Justice Department's inspector general's office, said he was "appalled" to learn of Epstein's death while in federal custody

Jeffrey Epstein was taken off suicide watch days before his death despite recent suicide attempt, says source
Jeffrey Epstein was taken off suicide watch days before his death despite recent suicide attempt, says source

Epstein's death raises questions about how the Bureau of Prisons ensures the welfare of such high-profile inmates. In October, Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger was killed in a federal prison in West Virginia where had just been transferred.

Epstein's victims angry he won't be alive to face justice, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez demands answers
Epstein's victims angry he won't be alive to face justice, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez demands answers

Victims said they would have preferred their day in court over Saturday's news that the millionaire financier and accused sex trafficker died by suicide in his New York City jail cell on Saturday

FBI investigating Jeffrey Epstein's death in jail two weeks after he was found on cell floor with bruises on neck
FBI investigating Jeffrey Epstein's death in jail two weeks after he was found on cell floor with bruises on neck

Some Epstein accusers and their lawyers reacted to the news of his death with frustration that the financier won't have to face them in court.

Jeffrey Epstein's death in prison cell a 'shocking failure' of the system, says ex-warden
Jeffrey Epstein's death in prison cell a 'shocking failure' of the system, says ex-warden

Epstein, 66, was found in his cell at the Manhattan Correctional Center Saturday morning while awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges in New York.

Trump heads to New Jersey golf club for two-week holiday despite mass shootings and growing demand for gun reforms
Trump heads to New Jersey golf club for two-week holiday despite mass shootings and growing demand for gun reforms

Trump is confronting a storm of crises, at home and abroad, that could set the course for his reelection bid

6-year-old Minneapolis girl dies as man cooking on stove in Walmart parking lot accidentally sets vans on fire
6-year-old Minneapolis girl dies as man cooking on stove in Walmart parking lot accidentally sets vans on fire

Authorities in Minnesota say a 70-year-old man camping on a Walmart parking lot put a hot cook stove in his van, which caught fire and spread to another van, critically burning two young sisters and killing one of them

California stabbings: 4 dead, 2 wounded as 33-year-old 'full of anger' goes on violent two-hour rampage
California stabbings: 4 dead, 2 wounded as 33-year-old 'full of anger' goes on violent two-hour rampage

A 33-year-old Garden Grove man was arrested after he killed four people and wounded two others in a robbery and series of stabbings in California's Orange County

Actor Danny Trejo helps rescue baby trapped in an overturned car in Los Angeles
Actor Danny Trejo helps rescue baby trapped in an overturned car in Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Fire Department says three people were taken to a hospital, and there were no life-threatening injuries.

New Michael Moore-backed documentary 'Planet of the Humans' questions environmentalists and their 'addiction' to fossil fuels
New Michael Moore-backed documentary 'Planet of the Humans' questions environmentalists and their 'addiction' to fossil fuels

The film, which does not yet have distribution, is a low-budget but piercing examination of what the filmmakers say are the false promises of the environmental movement and why we’re still “addicted” to fossil fuels.

Donald Trump arrives in El Paso to protesters demanding gun-control reform following Dayton visit
Donald Trump arrives in El Paso to protesters demanding gun-control reform following Dayton visit

As happened earlier Wednesday in Dayton, Trump was being greeted by protesters demanding gun-control reform and an end to caustic rhetoric — including some from the president — that is believed to be contributing to a culture of violence in America

Trump's visit to El Paso, Dayton mass shootings sites to be met by protests: 'We do not need more division'
Trump's visit to El Paso, Dayton mass shootings sites to be met by protests: 'We do not need more division'

Trump's plan to visit Ohio and Texas in an appeal for unity and healing after the weekend's mass shootings draws skepticism from some residents and Democratic candidates

Dayton shooter Connor Betts had expressed a desire to commit a mass shooting and was interested in violent ideology, say investigators
Dayton shooter Connor Betts had expressed a desire to commit a mass shooting and was interested in violent ideology, say investigators

Federal investigators will try to determine what ideologies influenced 24-year-old Connor Betts, who might have helped him or knew in advance of his plan, and why he chose the specific target of Dayton's Oregon entertainment district for the shooting early Sunday,

Toni Morrison, 'Beloved' author and first black woman literature Nobel laureate, dies at 88
Toni Morrison, 'Beloved' author and first black woman literature Nobel laureate, dies at 88

Her novel 'Beloved,' in which a mother makes a tragic choice to murder her baby to save the girl from slavery, won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1988.

Louisiana gives patients access to medical marijuana after years of waiting; pharmacies prepare for huge rush as shipping begins
Louisiana gives patients access to medical marijuana after years of waiting; pharmacies prepare for huge rush as shipping begins

Eighty-eight doctors around the state have been approved for the Louisiana permit required to offer medical-grade pot to patients. Marijuana can be available in oils, pills, liquids, topical applications and an inhaler, such as that used by asthma patients — but not in a smokeable form.

R Kelly charged with prostitution and solicitation of 17-year-old girl in Minnesota
R Kelly charged with prostitution and solicitation of 17-year-old girl in Minnesota

The charges are the latest legal problem for Kelly, who remains jailed in New York after pleading not guilty last week in federal court to charges that he sexually abused women and girls who attended his concerts there.

Did Dayton shooter target his own sister? It defies 'believability' but it's also hard to believe he didn't recognize her, say police
Did Dayton shooter target his own sister? It defies 'believability' but it's also hard to believe he didn't recognize her, say police

While the gunman was white and six of the nine killed were black, police said the speed of the rampage made any discrimination in the shooting seem unlikely.

El Paso shooting death toll climbs to 22 as two more victims die in hospital
El Paso shooting death toll climbs to 22 as two more victims die in hospital

Anger also simmered, including toward President Donald Trump, who on Monday addressed the nation for the first time since the attack in Texas and another in Ohio that killed 31 people in all and wounded dozens more

Obama takes veiled jabs at Trump, says Americans must reject language from leaders that 'normalizes racist sentiments'
Obama takes veiled jabs at Trump, says Americans must reject language from leaders that 'normalizes racist sentiments'

The statement , which did not mention President Donald Trump directly, also reminded Americans that "we are not helpless" in the face of the nation's high frequency of mass shootings compared to other countries

Trump calls for death penalty for hate crimes and mass shootings, condemns El Paso and Dayton as crimes 'against all humanity'
Trump calls for death penalty for hate crimes and mass shootings, condemns El Paso and Dayton as crimes 'against all humanity'

Trump said he wants legislation providing "strong background checks" for gun users, but he provided scant details and has reneged on previous promises after mass shootings.

8chan where El Paso shooter posted 'hate' manifesto down after Cloudflare pulls support
8chan where El Paso shooter posted 'hate' manifesto down after Cloudflare pulls support

8chan has of late been frequently used by mass murderers and El Paso is the third known instance of a shooter posting to the site before going on a rampage.

Trump calls for ‘strong background checks’ after mass shootings, blames media for 'anger and rage' in America
Trump calls for ‘strong background checks’ after mass shootings, blames media for 'anger and rage' in America

Trump suggested that a background check bill could be paired with his long-sought effort to toughen the nation's immigration system.

El Paso shooting: Prosecutors to seek death penalty for gunman Patrick Crusius who killed 20 people
El Paso shooting: Prosecutors to seek death penalty for gunman Patrick Crusius who killed 20 people

Investigators focused on whether the El Paso attack was a hate crime after the emergence of a racist, anti-immigrant screed that was posted online shortly beforehand

2020 Democrats say Trump 'encourages' violence and racial division, blame president's rhetoric for mass shootings
2020 Democrats say Trump 'encourages' violence and racial division, blame president's rhetoric for mass shootings

Democrats like Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, and Beto O'Rourke have drawn a link between the shootings in Dayton and El Paso and months of presidential rhetoric against immigrants and people of colour

Dayton shooting: Gunman Connor Betts compiled 'hit list' of those he wanted to kill and a 'rape list' of girls, say former classmates
Dayton shooting: Gunman Connor Betts compiled 'hit list' of those he wanted to kill and a 'rape list' of girls, say former classmates

The accounts by two former classmates emerged after police said there was nothing in the background of 24-year-old Connor Betts that would have prevented him from purchasing the .223-caliber rifle with extended ammunition magazines that he used to open fire outside a crowded bar.

El Paso shooting victims include brave mother who died while trying to shield two-month-old baby from hail of bullets
El Paso shooting victims include brave mother who died while trying to shield two-month-old baby from hail of bullets

Jordan Anchondo died protecting her son. However, her 2-month-old son is now in the hospital being treated for broken bones he suffered as a result of his mother's fall.

'The Rookie' star Afton Williamson quits, claims she faced sexual harassment and racial discrimination
'The Rookie' star Afton Williamson quits, claims she faced sexual harassment and racial discrimination

Williamson said the treatment worsened when she was sexually harassed by a recurring guest star, bullied by executive producers and ultimately was sexually assaulted by a crew member at a wrap party.

Dayton shooting: Gunman Connor Betts, 24, killed his sister and her boyfriend when he opened fire at crowded Ohio bar
Dayton shooting: Gunman Connor Betts, 24, killed his sister and her boyfriend when he opened fire at crowded Ohio bar

His 22-year-old sister Megan was the youngest of the dead — all killed in the same area of bars, restaurants and theaters that is considered a safe area downtown

DA Pennebaker, Oscar-winning documentary maker who immortalized a young Bob Dylan in 'Don't Look Back', dies aged 94
DA Pennebaker, Oscar-winning documentary maker who immortalized a young Bob Dylan in 'Don't Look Back', dies aged 94

Pennebaker, who received an honorary Academy Award in 2013, died Thursday of natural causes at his home in Long Island

Two mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton in less than 24 hours leaves America shocked
Two mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton in less than 24 hours leaves America shocked

In Dayton, Ohio, a gunman wearing body armor and carrying extra magazines opened fire in a popular nightlife area, killing nine and injuring at least 26 people

Pope Francis prays for victims of mass shootings in Dayton, El Paso and Gilroy
Pope Francis prays for victims of mass shootings in Dayton, El Paso and Gilroy

He appealed to the faithful "to join my prayer for the people who lost their lives, the injured and their family members."

Dayton shooting: Gunman wore body armor and carried extra magazines when he opened fire at a popular bar killing 9 people
Dayton shooting: Gunman wore body armor and carried extra magazines when he opened fire at a popular bar killing 9 people

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has ordered flags in Ohio to remain at half-mast in honor of those killed early Sunday morning

French inventor hoverboards over the English Channel successfully in 22 minutes, reaches speeds of 110 miles per hour
French inventor hoverboards over the English Channel successfully in 22 minutes, reaches speeds of 110 miles per hour

Propelled by a power pack full of kerosene, Franky Zapata set off from Sangatte in France's Pas de Calais region and landed in Saint Margaret's Bay in the Dover area of southeast England.

Ohio shooting: 9 killed and 16 injured by gunman in Dayton just hours after mass shooting in El Paso
Ohio shooting: 9 killed and 16 injured by gunman in Dayton just hours after mass shooting in El Paso

The Oregon District is a historic neighborhood near downtown Dayton that's home to entertainment options, including bars, restaurants and theaters.

El Paso shooting: 2020 Democratic candidates call for gun control after Walmart mass shooting that left 20 dead
El Paso shooting: 2020 Democratic candidates call for gun control after Walmart mass shooting that left 20 dead

Sanders blasted Republican Senate leadership for being "more concerned about pleasing the NRA than listening to the vast majority of the American people" and said that President Donald Trump has a responsibility to support commonsense gun safety legislation.

El Paso shooting: At least 20 people dead in mass shooting at Walmart, 21-year-old suspect in custody
El Paso shooting: At least 20 people dead in mass shooting at Walmart, 21-year-old suspect in custody

The mass shooting in El Paso came less than a week after a gunman opened fire on a California food festival

El Paso shooting: Walmart expresses shock, says it is praying for the victims
El Paso shooting: Walmart expresses shock, says it is praying for the victims

Hospitals say they are treating 22 victims of the mass shooting, not including a patient who died after arriving at one of the hospitals

El Paso shooting: Beto O'Rourke fights back tears as he discusses mass shooting in hometown, makes emotional plea for gun control
El Paso shooting: Beto O'Rourke fights back tears as he discusses mass shooting in hometown, makes emotional plea for gun control

O'Rourke said he had called his wife before taking the stage and said the shooting shatters "any illusion that we have that progress is inevitable" on tackling gun violence.

Multiple people killed in shooting at Walmart near Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso, one suspect in custody
Multiple people killed in shooting at Walmart near Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso, one suspect in custody

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott called the shooting "a heinous and senseless act of violence" and said the state had deployed a number of law enforcement officers to the city.

Judge temporarily releases A$AP Rocky from Swedish detention, rapper off to US, Trump welcomes news
Judge temporarily releases A$AP Rocky from Swedish detention, rapper off to US, Trump welcomes news

President Donald Trump greeted the news with glee, tweeting "A$AP Rocky released from prison and on his way home to the United States from Sweden"

Rep. John Ratcliffe withdraws from consideration for intelligence chief, Trump blames 'unfair' media
Rep. John Ratcliffe withdraws from consideration for intelligence chief, Trump blames 'unfair' media

Trump didn't cite any specific media reports, but tweeted that "rather than going through months of slander and libel," he would be returning to Capitol Hill.

A$AP Rocky trial: Witness changes story, says she didn't see rapper hitting man with a bottle
A$AP Rocky trial: Witness changes story, says she didn't see rapper hitting man with a bottle

The 30-year-old rapper, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, and two other suspects are accused by prosecutors of beating 19-year-old Mustafa Jafari on June 30 in Stockholm

Saudi Arabia loosens restrictions on women further, allows them to travel without male consent
Saudi Arabia loosens restrictions on women further, allows them to travel without male consent

The kingdom's legal system has long been criticized because it treated adult women as minors, requiring they have a man's consent to obtain a passport or travel abroad.

Man takes own life after killing 6 people, spares 7-month-old baby
Man takes own life after killing 6 people, spares 7-month-old baby

The man suspected of the killings was subsequently chased and large parts of the Croatian capital sealed off. He took his own life early Friday as he was about to be caught.

Trump orders Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher's prosecutors be stripped of achievement medals
Trump orders Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher's prosecutors be stripped of achievement medals

Trump tweeted on July 31 that he had directed the secretary of the Navy and the chief of naval operations to 'immediately withdraw and rescind' the Navy Achievement Medal from prosecutors who argued the case against Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher.

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