Pulse Orlando shooting

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Pulse Nightclub Site Will Soon Have New Owner

City of Orlando will pay $2M for property, erect permanent memorial to replace temporary one

(Newser) - Looks like the makeshift memorial at the Florida site where the Pulse nightclub once operated will soon be seeing an upgrade. CBS News reports that the city of Orlando voted Monday to purchase the Pulse property, where the club itself stands shuttered amid tributes to the 49 victims who were...

Club Patron Hit Shooter With His Own Gun

At least two Club Q patrons in Colorado hailed as heroes for stopping the assailant

(Newser) - Reports of the mass shooting in a gay nightclub in Colorado over the weekend brought to mind the 2016 Pulse nightclub shooting in Florida. While Saturday night's attack in Colorado Springs has left five dead, authorities say the total may have been closer to the Pulse toll of 49...

Her Husband Killed 49 People. Here Is What's on Her Mind

Noor Salman describes abuse at hands of Omar Mateen

(Newser) - The wife of the Pulse nightclub gunman was in March 2018 found not guilty of helping Omar Mateen plan the 2016 massacre that left 49 dead. Many were left unconvinced. The jury foreman went so far as to provide a statement to the Orlando Sentinel just hours later indicating the...

Biden Declares Pulse Site a National Memorial

As Orlando marks anniversary of attack, president pushes for gun legislation

(Newser) - "Pulse Nightclub is hallowed ground," President Biden said in a statement Saturday, making that official by announcing the Orlando site will become a national memorial. Five years ago to the day, a gunman opened fire in the gay club on Latin Night, killing 49 people and wounding 53....

Dem Lied, Said She Was ER Doc in Pulse Shooting

C. Elizabeth McCarthy drops out of Florida House race after it's revealed that she's not even a doctor

(Newser) - C. Elizabeth McCarthy wanted to win a Florida House seat, and she was willing to tell voters a whopper to do so. As the Orlando Sentinel reports, McCarthy said at various campaign events for House District 28 that she was a medical doctor working the Orlando Regional Medical Center ER...

Anti-LGBT Pastor Resigns Amid Prostitute Allegations

Donnie Romero, who called Pulse Orlando victims 'scum,' allegedly paid for sex, used drugs

(Newser) - The website for Fort Worth's Stedfast Baptist Church describes it as an "old-fashioned" institution that goes in "hard against sin" and "stands for the old paths and zero compromise preaching." Its notorious founder, however, who railed against the Pulse nightclub victims as "perverts" and...

Pulse Shooter's Widow Found Not Guilty

Jury clears Noor Salman of charges she assisted husband Omar Nateen

(Newser) - The widow of Pulse nightclub gunman Omar Mateen has been found not guilty of charges that she helped him plan the 2016 massacre that left 49 dead. Noor Salman had been charged with obstruction and providing material support to a terrorist organization, and she faced life in prison if convicted....

Pulse Shooter Meant to Attack Disney World: Prosecutors

But was scared off by police presence there, they say

(Newser) - Omar Mateen meant to go on his shooting rampage at Disney World in June 2016—but was scared off by the police presence there and instead attacked Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla., killing 49, according to prosecutors in the case against Mateen's wife, Noor Salman. Salman, 31, is accused...

Pulse Shooter's Father Served as Secret FBI Informant

Attorneys for shooter's wife say prosecutors' late revelation worthy of having case thrown out

(Newser) - The ongoing trial of the wife of Pulse Orlando shooter Omar Mateen has revealed a new wrinkle: It seems that Mateen's father, Seddique Mateen, served as a confidential FBI informant from 2005 to 2016. Prosecutors only told the defense team about it over the weekend, and defense lawyers for...

Here's What Wife Texted Shooter During Pulse Massacre

Noor Salman is on trial for allegedly helping husband plan deadly Orlando attack

(Newser) - "I love you babe." Those were the final words Omar Mateen texted his wife after he shot and killed 49 people at a Florida nightclub and before he himself was shot and killed by police, the AP reports. Data from the Pulse shooter's cellphone was submitted as...

She Survived Pulse Shooting, Is Killed in Accident

Jahqui Sevilla helped injured friend escape

(Newser) - Sad news from Orlando: Jahqui Sevilla, a 20-year-old woman who survived last year's Pulse nightclub massacre , has been killed in a head-on collision less than two weeks before the anniversary. Troopers say Sevilla was driving south on State Road 417 around 12:30am Monday when her Mitsubushi Lancer crossed...

'Extraordinarily Rare' Move in Case of Orlando Shooter's Wife

Noor Salman ordered released from jail until trial

(Newser) - A federal judge in California said Wednesday that it is "debatable" whether the government has enough evidence to convict a woman of helping her husband plan the Orlando nightclub rampage, ordering her released from jail until trial. US Magistrate Judge Donna Ryu also said Noor Salman , 31, is not...

White House Releases List of 'Underreported' Terror Attacks
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'Underreported' Terror Attacks

White House Lists 78 'Underreported' Terror Attacks

It includes San Bernardino, Paris

(Newser) - President Trump accused the "very, very dishonest press" Monday of not wanting to report ISIS attacks in Europe. "They have their reasons, you understand that," he said, speaking to troops at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida, the headquarters of US Central Command. The White House later...

Wife of Pulse Orlando Mass Shooter Arrested

Noor Salman reportedly charged with aiding and abetting, obstruction

(Newser) - The wife of the shooter who killed 49 people in the June attack on the Pulse Orlando nightclub has been taken into custody. Noor Salman, who was interviewed for hours after the attack, was arrested at her San Francisco-area home by FBI agents and is expected in federal court Tuesday,...

Orlando Shooting Families Sue Facebook, Twitter, and Google

Defendants helped ISIS 'spread extremist propaganda, raise funds, attract new recruits': complaint

(Newser) - What responsibility do social media platforms hold for radicalizing individuals who then carry out attacks? According to families of the victims of the June shooting at Orlando's Pulse nightclub , enough to warrant a lawsuit, per Fox News . Named in the federal civil complaint filed Monday by the families of...

Pulse Shooter's Son to Get a New Name

Wife asking to change it from Zakariaya Omar Mateen

(Newser) - The 4-year-old son of Pulse shooter Omar Mateen won't likely bear his late father's name for much longer. Mateen's wife, Noor Salman, has asked the Contra Costa County, California, court for permission to change her son's name from Zakariaya Omar Mateen. Available court records don't...

'No Way Everyone Is Dead in There': Pulse Footage Released

Videos show tense scenes inside, outside club

(Newser) - The Orlando Sentinel and ABC News have obtained police body camera footage that shows tense scenes inside and outside the Pulse nightclub during the June 12 mass shooting that killed 49 people. In the two dozen videos released under a public records request, officers can be seen arriving at the...

Orlando to Buy Pulse Nightclub, Turn It Into Memorial

City pays $2.25M for the massacre site

(Newser) - The city of Orlando, Florida, has announced plans to purchase the Pulse nightclub and eventually convert the site of the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history into a memorial, the AP reports. Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer told the Orlando Sentinel on Monday that the city has reached a deal...

Pulse Orlando Gunman's Wife: 'He Had No Remorse'

Noor Salman gives first interview since June attack

(Newser) - "I was unaware of everything," says Noor Salman in her first interview since her husband killed 49 people at Orlando's Pulse nightclub. As the FBI considers pressing charges against her, including lying to authorities, Salman tells the dark tale of her marriage to Omar Mateen. Six months...

Orlando Gunman's 911 Calls Released

Judge may order release of hundreds more calls

(Newser) - The tone of the worst mass shooter in American history ranges from calm to nervous to irritated in a series of 911 calls released by police Monday. In the calls, Orlando gunman Omar Mateen, who called 911 from inside the Pulse nightclub, can be heard pledging allegiance to ISIS, calling...

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