Heart doctor to George HW Bush dies in bicycle shooting

Dr Mark Hausknecht was riding through Houston medical complex when another cyclist opened fire

A cardiologist who once treated the former US president George HW Bush has been fatally shot by another cyclist while riding through a Houston medical complex. Police were trying to determine if the shooting was random or a targeted act.

The shooting happened around 9am on Friday as Dr Mark Hausknecht was going northbound through the Texas Medical Center, said Troy Finner of Houston...

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Florida’s ‘Stand Your Ground’ law claims another victim

An armed man in Florida allegedly provoked an argument over a parking spot before shooting and killing an unarmed man.

Michael Drejka, 47, will not face charges due to the state’s “Stand Your Ground” law after shooting dead 28-year-old Markeis McGlockton in front of his five-year-old son and girlfriend in Clearwater on Thursday. Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri announced the decision during a news conference on Friday:

“I don’t make the law....

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Talking to the writers, stars of ‘Blindspotting’ about gentrification in their beloved Bay Area

Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal are slouching over a table at Busboys and Poets on 14th Street in Washington, D.C., nearing the end of a day of hyping their new movie and honestly looking like, were it not for this interview they are about to begin, they could curl up on the booth, nestle their heads in the crooks of their elbows, and fall asleep.

After watching Blindspotting — Diggs and Casal are co-writers and co-stars — it is weird to see them weary, since they...

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Occupy Ice activists attract rival counter-protesters armed with guns

Protesters say they have been subject to intimidation by American Action Force 3%, an anti-immigration group

As Occupy Ice camps continue to spread across the US, some activists have warned that they have been subjected to intimidation by armed, Trump-supporting counter-protesters.

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