Christopher Akuma Degraffenreid

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Orlando medical examiner kept shooter in a separate morgue from victims: 'It's just what I felt was right'

Walking into the Pulse nightclub hours after a gunman opened fire Sunday, Chief Medical Examiner Joshua Stephany was struck by the magnitude of the task before him.<p>Nine victims had already died at a hospital. At the club he found dozens more, surrounded by untouched drinks, unpaid bills and at …

Afghanistan

Police: Armed man took hostages, fatally shot at Texas Wal-Mart

Officers fatally shot an armed man inside a Wal-Mart store in Amarillo on Tuesday after he took two people hostage, including a manager with whom he had a work-related dispute, according to police.<p>Amarillo police identified the suspect as 54-year-old store employee Mohammad Moghaddam and said …

Orlando Gunman’s Wife Gave No Warning to Cops Before Attack

The Orlando gunman's wife feared he was going to attack a gay nightclub overnight Saturday and pleaded with him not to do anything violent — but failed to warn police after he left, NBC News has learned.<p>Omar Mateen's wife, Noor Zahi Salman, told the FBI that her husband assured her he was simply …

Afghanistan

British Islamic cleric Farrokh Sekaleshfar leaves Australia before visa cancelled over anti-gay controversy

A British Muslim cleric who once preached that gays should be put to death has had his Australian visa cancelled and has left the country, with authorities saying on Wednesday that it is unlikely he will ever be allowed back.<p>Farrokh Sekaleshfar was in Sydney as the guest speaker of Imam Husain …

German court convicts imam for seeking IS recruits

BERLIN (AP) — A Berlin court has sentenced an imam to 2 ½ years in prison for a video and interview glorifying the Islamic State group and for seeking recruits for the extremist organization.<p>The Berlin district court on Tuesday convicted the 30-year-old, identified only as Gadzhimurad K. in line …

Islamic State (ISIS)

"ISIL fighter" is gunned down by commandos after murdering a senior police officer near Paris

French police have launched an anti-terror investigation after shooting dead a man thought to be responsible for the murder of a senior police officer and his partner.<p>The assailant who died when commandos stormed a house in the Paris suburb of Magnanville, is believed to have claimed allegiance to …

Extremism

Inside the hate-filled mind of a mass murderer

Whether the words come from politicians, pundits or the general public, they've all been been heard before -- in Oklahoma City and Charleston, S.C., in Sandy Hook, Conn., and San Bernardino, Calif. And now in Orlando:<p>"Hatred," "bigotry," a "twisted ideology," a "poisoned psychology."<p>But in the grim …

Psychology

French cop-killer says he was answering Isil's call for lone wolf attacks during Ramadan

A suspected Islamist who stabbed to death a police commander and his wife in France claimed he was following Isil’s call for lone wolf attacks during Ramadan, in a video posted online after the killing.<p>Larossi Abballa, a 25-year-old known to French security services, pledged allegiance to the …

Terrorism

Orlando shooting: Wife of Omar Mateen 'knew he was planning massacre and tried to talk him out of it'

Omar Mateen's wife has told US law enforcement officers that she tried to stop her husband from carrying out his bloody attack on an Orlando gay club, it has been reported.<p>Nour Salman, 30, is said to have been with Mateen when he bought ammunition and a holster as he prepared for the attack that …

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