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Kentucky shooting investigated as a hate crime

by Leigh Jones & Kiley Crossland
Posted 10/29/18, 10:25 am

The FBI is investigating last week’s supermarket shooting in Kentucky as a possible hate crime, a U.S. official announced on Friday. Prosecutors have charged 51-year-old Gregory Bush with murder in the deaths of Maurice Stallard, 69, and Vicki Lee Jones, 67, at a Kroger in Jeffersontown on Wednesday. Both victims were African-American.

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Kentucky shooter might have targeted African-American church

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 10/26/18, 12:54 pm

The suspect in Wednesday’s shooting at a supermarket in Kentucky that killed two people had a history of violence and mental illness and tried to enter a predominantly African-American church before his deadly attack, according to local police. Gregory Bush was arrested in the killing of two African-Americans, a man and a woman, at a Kroger near Louisville, Ky. An armed bystander engaged the suspect in the parking lot after the shooting, but Bush fled and police later apprehended him on a nearby road.

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Children swept away in Jordan flash flood

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/26/18, 10:54 am

Authorities in Jordan on Friday continued to search for survivors after flash floods a day earlier killed at least 20 people, the majority of them children. About 37 middle school students, seven teachers, and other visitors were at the hot springs near the Dead Sea when heavy rainfall triggered the sudden flood. “It swept away the students for 4 to 5 kilometers,” said Brig. Gen. Farid al-Sharaa, a Civil Defense spokesman. Officials said 13 of the dead and 26 of about 36 injured people were children from a private school in Amman.

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