US: Shooter kills six at Walmart

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Six people were killed at a Walmart in Virginia in yet another mass shooting, the latest incident in a wave of gun violence across the nation. Also: Are you one of the estimated 50 million Americans hitting the road for Thanksgiving? The worst traffic will be today – and on the big day itself.

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Six people killed in Walmart shooting in Virginia, police say

Six people are dead and others are injured after a shooting at a Walmart store in Chesapeake, Virginia, late Tuesday, authorities said, the latest incident in a wave of gun violence across the nation. The Chesapeake Police Department responded to a report of a shooting at the store on Sam’s Circle around 10:15 p.m. ET. Over 35 to 40 minutes, officers found multiple dead people and injured people in the store, Chesapeake police spokesman MPO Leo Kosinski said. Police believe there was one shooter, who is dead, Kosinski said, adding that authorities believe the shooting had stopped when police arrived. Mike Kafka, a spokesman for Sentara Healthcare, said in a text message that five patients from Walmart were being treated at Norfolk General Hospital. Read more

Gunman in Virginia Walmart shooting 'was going hunting,' witness says; motive for attack still unknown: What we know

  Gunman in Virginia Walmart shooting 'was going hunting,' witness says; motive for attack still unknown: What we know Investigators were "actively working" on Thanksgiving to determine a motive in a shooting that killed six at a Walmart, Chesapeake police said.Jessica Wilczewski said overnight team leader Andre Bing came into the break room before the late shift started and opened fire with a purpose, contradicting the account of another witness who said the gunman shot wildly.

Law enforcement work at the scene of a mass shooting at a Walmart, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Chesapeake, Va. © Alex Brandon, AP Law enforcement work at the scene of a mass shooting at a Walmart, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Chesapeake, Va.

Colorado shooting suspect will appear in court

Anderson Lee Aldrich, the suspect in Saturday's shooting at a Colorado LGBTQ bar who stopped their rampage after being beaten by club patrons, was released from a hospital Tuesday and transferred to the El Paso County jail, police said. Aldrich is nonbinary and uses "they/them pronouns, and for the purposes of all formal filings, will be addressed as Mx. Aldrich," the defense motion states. They are scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday morning. Aldrich, 22, stands accused of gunning down five people and wounding 17 others at Club Q in Colorado Springs. Read more

Andre Bing Video Shows Walmart Mass Shooter Joking With Colleagues

  Andre Bing Video Shows Walmart Mass Shooter Joking With Colleagues Bing, a Walmart employee since 2010, opened fire inside the store in Chesapeake, Virginia.Police have said that seven people, including the shooter, were killed in a shooting at the Walmart on Sam's Circle in Chesapeake, Virginia, on Tuesday night. A statement provided to Newsweek by Walmart confirmed 31-year-old Andre Bing, an employee with the company since 2010, as the shooter.

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People pay their respects at a memorial display set up to remember the five victims of the Club Q shooting in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022. © Trevor Hughes/USA TODAY People pay their respects at a memorial display set up to remember the five victims of the Club Q shooting in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022.

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Biden offers another student loan payment pause extension

The White House is extending the pause on student loan payments until as late as June 30, 2023, President Joe Biden said Tuesday, as his plan for wider student loan debt forgiveness remains tied up in the courts. The pause had been scheduled to end on Dec. 31, but that date was coupled with plans for mass debt relief. In a video message posted on Twitter, Biden defended his plan for far-reaching student debt forgiveness and said the extension of the moratorium was a way to address the ongoing legal challenges. "I'm confident that our student debt relief plan is legal. But it’s on hold because Republican officials want to block it," he said. The exact end of the pause is uncertain. The Education Department said payments would start two months after litigation concludes or the mass debt relief program has been implemented. Read more

Club Q suspect and mother accused of verbally attacking airplane passengers with racial slurs months before the Colorado shooting

  Club Q suspect and mother accused of verbally attacking airplane passengers with racial slurs months before the Colorado shooting "Even my friend was like, we won't be surprised, like, if he's a mass shooter. And it was scary to think that," one passenger told KDVR.In June, President Joe Biden signed into law the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act — the most significant piece of gun legislation to pass in decades. Part of the bill included $750 million in federal funding for states to implement intervention programs such as gun restraining orders, more colloquially known as "red flag laws.

Student loan borrowers protest the GOP outside the Republican National Committee for denying student loan relief to 40 million borrowers in Washington, DC, on Nov. 18., 2022. © Paul Morigi, Getty Images for We The 45 Million Student loan borrowers protest the GOP outside the Republican National Committee for denying student loan relief to 40 million borrowers in Washington, DC, on Nov. 18., 2022.

Supreme Court denies Trump request to block release of tax returns to House panel

The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined a request from Donald Trump to block the release of his tax returns to a House committee, the latest legal setback the former president has endured from a court he helped to shape. Trump asked the high court on Oct. 31 to intervene in his battle with the House Ways and Means Committee over access to six years of his returns. The battle over the tax returns dates back years: Democrats in 2019 sought copies from the Treasury Department after Trump flouted tradition by declining to release them as a candidate in 2016. Read more

Walmart Shooter Andre Bing's Motive Revealed as Evidence Emerges—Report

  Walmart Shooter Andre Bing's Motive Revealed as Evidence Emerges—Report Police and witnesses said Andre Bing opened fire inside a Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia, killing six people.Andre Bing, 31, was identified as the gunman who police and witnesses said opened fire during a meeting in the break room of a store in Chespeake, Virginia, shortly after 10 p.m.

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Former President Donald Trump greets guests at his estate Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. © Andrew Harnik, AP Former President Donald Trump greets guests at his estate Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022.

Prepare for hectic roads this Thanksgiving

As typical with Thanksgiving, most travelers will be driving. After missing past holidays because of the COVID-19 pandemic, experts said, people are more than ready to see their friends and family. "Drivers can anticipate more traffic than normal around Thanksgiving, especially the Wednesday before the holiday, where commute traffic mixes with people trying to get out of town," Bob Pishue, transportation analyst for INRIX, told USA TODAY. The worst traffic will be on Wednesday and Thanksgiving itself, according to recent data by AAA and INRIX. On Wednesday, traffic will peak between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m., as well as from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday as people prepare for dinner. To avoid heavy traffic, drivers should try to be on the road by early Wednesday, before 8 a.m., and Thursday before 11 a.m. Read more

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Heavy traffic moves along Interstate 395 on Tuesday morning November 22, 2022 in Washington, D.C. © Drew Angerer, Getty Images Heavy traffic moves along Interstate 395 on Tuesday morning November 22, 2022 in Washington, D.C.

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A Team USA fan before a group stage match during the 2022 FIFA World Cup between Wales and the United States of America at Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium on Nov. 21, 2022.. © Yukihito Taguchi, USA TODAY Sports A Team USA fan before a group stage match during the 2022 FIFA World Cup between Wales and the United States of America at Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium on Nov. 21, 2022..

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Chinese-made drones are flying in restricted DC airspace, sparking new spying fears in the nation's capital .
There are rising concerns that the Chinese-made drones could be manipulated or hacked for purposes of espionage.The recreational drones made by the Chinese company DJI — a firm that supplies over 70% of the world's civilian drones — are being altered by users to work around restrictions that prevent them from flying into prohibited zones, the report said. This raises concerns that the drones could also be manipulated or hacked for purposes of espionage, though officials told Politico they do not believe the Chinese government is currently operating the swarms.

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