CHICAGO HOSPITAL-SHOTS FIRED-THE LATEST The Latest: Gunman killed himself after shot by police CHICAGO (AP) — Police say the man who killed three people at a Chicago hospital fired his handgun at least 30 times…
CHICAGO HOSPITAL-SHOTS FIRED-THE LATEST
The Latest: Gunman killed himself after shot by police
CHICAGO (AP) — Police say the man who killed three people at a Chicago hospital fired his handgun at least 30 times before he fatally shot himself after being shot by police.
Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says the gunman, Juan Lopez, spotted police and ran inside Mercy Hospital after he fatally shot his ex-fiancée, Dr. Tamara O’Neal, in the parking lot.
Once inside the hospital, Lopez shot pharmacy resident Dayna Less as she exited an elevator. Lopez then exchanged gunfire with police and killed Officer Samuel Jimenez.
Guglielmi says Lopez was shot in the chest, but then shot himself with the Glock semi-automatic handgun he was carrying.
Guglielmi says Lopez was carrying one gun that he’d reloaded to continue firing. Guglielmi says Lopez fired his gun at least 30 times.
SAUDI ARABIA-WRITER KILLED-THE LATEST
The Latest: Senators demand ‘determination’ on Khashoggi
WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman and ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee have written to the president demanding that his administration “make a determination” about whether Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was responsible for the killing Jamal Khashoggi.
Sens. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Bob Menendez, D-N.J., wrote the letter to President Donald Trump on Tuesday, asking for an investigation under the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act.
The act requires the president to determine whether a foreign person is responsible for an extrajudicial killing, torture or other gross violation of internationally recognized human rights against an individual exercising freedom of expression.
Lawyer: Trump provides written answers to Mueller questions
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for President Donald Trump say they’ve provided the special counsel’s office with written responses to questions on Russian election interference.
The answers are an important milestone in Robert Mueller’s probe, marking the first time the president is known to have described to investigators his knowledge of key moments under scrutiny by the special counsel’s office. Trump told reporters last week that he was answering the questions himself.
Jay Sekulow, a lawyer for Trump, said in a statement that the answers were provided Tuesday.
It is not clear what other information Mueller’s office will seek.
This round of questioning was limited to the general topic of whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia. But Mueller’s team has also wanted to question Trump about whether he committed obstruction of justice.
Citing E. coli outbreak, US officials say don’t eat romaine
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials are telling people to avoid eating romaine lettuce because of an E. coli outbreak that has sickened 32 people in 11 states.
The Food and Drug Administration says it’s working with officials in Canada, where people are also being warned to stay away from romaine lettuce. The strain identified is different than the one linked to romaine earlier this year, but it appears similar to one linked to leafy greens last year.
FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb says the agency doesn’t yet have enough information to request suppliers issue a recall. But he says suppliers can help by withdrawing romaine products until the contamination can be identified.
No deaths have been reported. The last illness was reported on Oct. 31.
Most E. coli bacteria are not harmful, but some produce toxins that can cause severe illness.
MANSION FIRE-DEATHS-THE LATEST
The Latest: 2 kids, 2 adults dead in mansion fire
COLTS NECK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say two adults and two children were found dead at the scene of a burning mansion near the New Jersey shore.
Monmouth County prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni says the fire continues to burn late Tuesday afternoon at the two-story home in Colts Neck.
He says one body was found out front. He is not yet identifying the victims.
He says the three others were severely burned inside the home, making it challenging to identify them.
Firefighters responded to the fire around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Colts Neck is a well-to-do community about 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of New York City and is home to horse farms. Typical homes in the town of 10,000 are valued at about $750,000.
EL CHAPO-PROSECUTION-THE LATEST
The Latest: Testimony in El Chapo trial is disputed
NEW YORK (AP) — Mexico’s former top security chief is denying that he ever received bribes from anyone or connected to the Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo, who is on trial in the U.S.
Former cartel member Jesus Zambada testified in the trial of Joaquin Guzman on Tuesday that in the mid-2000s he gave $6 million in drug money to the security chief, Genero Garcia Luna.
According to a letter published in Mexican media, Garcia Luna said, “I repeat that it is false, defamatory and perjury to say that I have ever received any material goods from any person, police officer or criminal group.”
Mistrial declared in case of slain NYC jogger Karina Vetrano
NEW YORK (AP) — The trial of a man accused of killing a New York City woman who was sexually attacked while jogging near her family’s home has ended in a hung jury.
A judge late Tuesday granted a mistrial after the jury said it was split after just a day and a half of deliberations.
Chanel (shuh-NEHL’) Lewis is accused of killing Karina Vetrano as she ran on a park trail in Howard Beach, Queens, in August 2016. Prosecutors say Vetrano had been sexually abused and strangled. Her father discovered the body.
Prosecutors described Lewis as a loner who took out his anger and sexual frustration on the 30-year-old victim.
The defense claimed the crime scene had been corrupted and that DNA evidence was suspect.
Prosecutors say they’ll move to retry Lewis.
Trump says he may attend White House correspondents’ dinner
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is suggesting he might attend next year’s White House Correspondents Dinner now that the event is no longer featuring a comedian.
Trump tweeted Tuesday night: “So-called comedian Michelle Wolf bombed so badly last year at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner that this year, for the first time in decades, they will have an author instead of a comedian. Good first step in comeback of a dying evening and tradition! Maybe I will go?”
The White House Correspondents’ Association announced Monday that Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ron Chernow would address its annual dinner next year following the pushback over Wolf’s sharply anti-Trump performance last time.
Presidents traditionally attend the dinner, but Trump has skipped it for two straight years.
HOUSE-SPEAKER’S RACE-FUDGE-THE LATEST
The Latest: Fudge won’t run for speaker, backs Pelosi
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Rep. Marcia Fudge had been a potential candidate for House speaker. Now she’s backing Nancy Pelosi for the job.
Fudge says she wanted to “ensure diversity, equity and inclusion at all levels” in the House and she’s “now confident” they can “move forward together.”
Pelosi named Fudge the incoming chairman of a revived elections subcommittee. The panel will delve into voting rights issues that are a priority for Fudge and the new Democratic majority.
Fudge’s decision is a win for Pelosi, who is seeking to shore up support for her speakership bid. It’s also a blow to the group of Democrats trying to block Pelosi from winning.
Pelosi says Fudge will play “a critical role” in the party’s efforts “to ensure access to the ballot box for all Americans.”
Shock in Japan as Nissan’s Ghosn held in financial probe
TOKYO (AP) — The arrest of Nissan Motor Co.’s chairman Carlos Ghosn on charges he underreported his income and misused company funds caused the company’s shares to tumble and shocked many in Japan who view him as something of a hero.
Prosecutors said they were holding Ghosn and another Nissan executive for allegedly collaborating to falsify securities statements and underreport Ghosn’s income for five years.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Tuesday that the government was watching for economic fallout from the scandal at one of the world’s biggest automakers.
Ghosn was arrested Monday and Nissan’s CEO said the company’s board will meet on Thursday to approve his dismissal. Prosecutors refused to say where he was being held in Tokyo.
The Brazilian-born executive was credited with engineering Nissan’s revival over two decades.