The new center features three clinical rooms for direct, evidence-based assessment; therapeutic intervention rooms; group activity spaces; kitchen; office; and observation room for caregiver and staff training.
"The Sikh Coalition is deeply saddened to learn that Sikh community members are among those injured and killed," the New York-based Sikh Coalition group tweeted on Friday. Eight people were shot to death at three day spas in the Atlanta area in mid-March, raising fears that the gunman had targeted Asian Americans amid a rise in hate crimes. FBI Indianapolis Special Agent in Charge Paul Keenan said it would be "premature to speculate" on the motive of the gunman, a 19 year-old former employee.
- USA TODAY
Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his wife asked State Department employees to help with everything from hair appointments to dog care.
The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday sued Roger Stone, saying the close ally of former President Donald Trump owes about $2 million in unpaid federal income taxes, according to a court document seen by Reuters. The civil lawsuit, filed in federal court in Florida, alleged that Stone and his wife, Nydia, used a commercial entity to "shield their personal income from enforced collection and fund a lavish lifestyle despite owing nearly $2 million in unpaid taxes, interest and penalties." Stone did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
- The Independent
Trump’s post-presidency makeover: Former president losing weight, cutting back on M&Ms and ditching spray tan, report says
‘When I saw him, he looked healthier and in better physical condition than I had seen him in a long time,’ a Trump advisor says
- USA TODAY
Three weeks after Joe Biden's pause on wall-related condemnation cases ended, a South Texas family lost its fight over its land on the border.
'Lost' creator Damon Lindelof says Justin Theroux 'wasn't interested' in lead role that went to Matthew Fox
Lindelof and Theroux eventually worked together on HBO's "The Leftovers," which ran for three seasons and gained huge critical acclaim.
- The Independent
Country’s health system is buckling under pressure of highly contagious P1 variant
- The Independent
Lawyer of police officer who shot Adam Toledo says it’s ‘disheartening’ no one has asked how officer is doing
Police union president called the officer’s actions “heroic”
- The Daily Beast
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast / Photos via Getty/Police HandoutMore than a year before he killed eight people at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis, the FBI seized a shotgun from Brandon Scott Hole’s home after his mom had called authorities, warning them he might try to commit “suicide by cop,” federal authorities revealed Friday.On Thursday night, the 19-year-old—who worked at the FedEx Ground-Plainfield Operation until 2020—got out of his car in the parking lot around 11 p.m. local time and “pretty quickly started some random shooting” in the parking lot with a rifle, gunning down four people before going inside the warehouse, where he fatally shot four more, police said.Deputy Chief Craig McCartt said the massacre “did not last very long”—only a couple of minutes—and he noted there was “no confrontation, there was no disturbance. He just randomly started shooting.” Hole had already killed himself by the time officers arrived at the “chaotic and active” crime scene, he added.The FBI revealed Friday the teenager’s mom had contacted them last March about his suicidal intentions, and he was placed “on an immediate detention mental health temporary hold by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.” They also seized a shotgun at his home. “Based on items observed in the suspect’s bedroom at that time, he was interviewed by the FBI in April 2020. No Racially Motivated Violent Extremism (RMVE) ideology was identified during the course of the assessment and no criminal violation was found. The shotgun was not returned to the suspect,” the FBI added in a statement.A police report from the incident first obtained by WTHR said he’d purchased the shotgun in the last 24 hours.Multiple outlets reported that authorities were searching a home in Indianapolis associated with Hole on Friday. McCartt also said Friday that IMPD encountered Hole in 2013, but declined to provide details. During a Friday press conference, law-enforcement officials said they have not yet established a motive. A spokesman for FedEx confirmed to The Daily Beast that “the perpetrator was a former employee at the facility,” but declined to provide a name or any other details about his time at the company. Five people were transported to local hospitals, including four with gunshot wounds. Two more victims were treated at the scene and released, police said. Police said Friday they are still working to identify the victims. Survivor Levi Miller told WTHR that he was inside the building—where about 100 people were working—when he heard gunshots and stood up to see what was happening. “I see a man come out with a rifle in his hand and he starts firing and he starts yelling stuff that I could not understand,” Miller said. “What I ended up doing was ducking down to make sure he did not see me because I thought he would see me and he would shoot me.”In an interview with NBC’s Today show, Miller also said he heard from co-workers that the suspected gunman was “a well-known worker at this facility.” “From what I do know, one of my known coworkers there have told me this is a well-known worker at this facility,” Miller said, adding that he did not recognize the man himself. “I saw a man, a hooded figured … the man did have an AR in his hand, and he starting shouting and then he started firing.”Levi Miller, who works at the FedEx building where a gunman killed at least eight people before taking his own life, tells us about what he experienced. pic.twitter.com/67uLyasWAJ— TODAY (@TODAYshow) April 16, 2021 IMPD Officer Genae Cook gives a briefing on the mass casualty situation at a FedEx facility on the southwest side of Indianapolis. Multiple people are confirmed injured and the shooter took his own life. pic.twitter.com/7Ui7R96Kzd— WRTV Indianapolis (@wrtv) April 16, 2021 “It’s very heartbreaking,” said Cook. “The officers responded. They came in. They went in, and they did their job. And a lot of them are trying to face this because this is a sight that no one should ever have to see.”No law-enforcement officers were among those killed or injured. The Marion County Coroner’s Office told The Daily Beast that they will release the names of the dead as soon as their relatives have been notified.“What we are left with this morning is grief. Grief for the families of those killed, for those who have lost their coworkers, and grief for the many Americans who struggle to understand how [crimes] like this occur again and again,” Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett said during a Friday press conference. “Indianapolis is a resilient community. Last night was a devastating blow...but in times of despair, I know that our residents will rally together and help one another make it through.”The Indianapolis murders cap a string of high-profile mass shootings across the country—among them a rampage targeting Asian spas that left eight people dead in the Atlanta area, an attack on a supermarket in Colorado that killed 10, and a mass murder-suicide by a former NFL player in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Reuters/Mykal McEldowney/Indystar Employees who were inside the building when the gunfire broke out at the FedEx facility told WISH-TV that they initially thought a car was backfiring, but then saw the gunman stalking the facility and shooting at their colleagues.“Thank God for being here because I thought I was going to get shot,” FedEx worker Jeremiah Miller told the CNN affiliate. “I saw a man with a submachine gun of some sort, an automatic rifle, and he was firing in the open. I immediately ducked down and got scared and my friend’s mother, she came in and told us to get inside the car.”Miller’s colleague, Timothy Boillat, said he saw a dead body on the ground.The FedEx shooting “probably only lasted one to two minutes,” the deputy chief of criminal investigations for Indianapolis police said, adding that the suspect exited his vehicle and immediately began shooting while in the parking lot.https://t.co/X62Edr7XZc pic.twitter.com/dyMeYoKAbU— New Day (@NewDay) April 16, 2021 Family members of FedEx workers have been gathering at a nearby Holiday Inn Express lobby through the night to find out whether their loved ones survived. “I’m just worried about my father,” Ashlee Floyd told the Indianapolis Star. “I don’t know if he’s OK. I don’t know if he’s injured. I don’t know if he’s gone. I’m just scared right now.”CBS4 reporter Darius Johnson posted emotional footage of family members breaking down in tears of relief after being told by police that their loved ones were accounted for after the shooting.Some relatives have complained that they haven’t been able to reach their family members due to a company policy barring workers from carrying their personal phones on the job. McCartt confirmed that many of the employees didn’t have their cellphones on them when the gunfire began, which has frustrated the overnight reunification attempts.NEW VIDEO: TEARS OF JOY AND RELIEF AFTER LEARNING THEIR LOVED ONES ARE ALIVE AND SAFE.#FEDEXMASSCASUALTY pic.twitter.com/VIFSL3BlPU— Darius Johnson (@DariusJohnsonTV) April 16, 2021 Frederick Smith, the CEO and Chairman of FedEx, released a statement Friday calling the mass shooting a “senseless act of violence.”“I want to express my deepest sympathies to the families, friends, and co-workers of those team members. Our priority right now is in responding to the situation on the ground and helping our team members and law enforcement,” Smith said. Indianapolis Police Chief Randal Taylor said Friday that he was informed that a large number of employees at the FedEx facility were Sikh. Satjeet Kaur, the executive director of the Sikh Coalition, said in a press release that “Sikh community members are among those injured and killed by the gunman in Indianapolis last night.”Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb also expressed his anger over Thursday’s shooting: “In times like this, words like justice and sorrow fall short in response for those senselessly taken. Our thoughts are with the families, friends, coworkers and all those affected by this terrible situation.“Today, I will order that flags be lower to half-staff from now until sunset on Tuesday, April 20 in remembrance of those we’ve lost.”President Joe Biden is expected to be briefed on the shooting this morning, the White House confirmed it has contacted Indianapolis officials.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
- FOX News Videos
US government to release UFO report in June; FOX News correspondent Bryan Llenas reports
- Miami Herald
In what marked one of the most emotional moments of Florida’s 2021 legislative session, Senate Democrats on Thursday called on major Republican political donors to pressure Gov. Ron DeSantis to stop “anti-mob” legislation they deem racist, unconstitutional and partisan.
- Lexington Herald-Leader
The 46-second clip has been viewed millions of times online.
Donald Trump Jr. promoted Jake Paul's next fight days after the YouTuber addressed a sexual assault allegation made against him
Donald Trump Jr. promoted controversial YouTuber Jake Paul's next big fight after Paul was accused of sexual assault.
Blood type not a COVID-19 risk factor in U.S.; inhaled asthma drug may keep mild illness from worsening
The following is a roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus. Blood type does not affect susceptibility to COVID-19 in U.S. patients, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data on nearly 108,000 people from Utah, Idaho, and Nevada who were tested for COVID-19 and whose blood type was listed in their medical records.
- The State
Last week saw the highest hotel and vacation rental occupancy rates in the Grand Strand in months.
- Associated Press
When he launched his campaign to become Florida’s governor in January 2018, few expected Ron DeSantis to prevail in America’s toughest political battleground. Gaetz appeared at campaign events alongside DeSantis, played his Democratic rival Andrew Gillum in mock debate preparations and encouraged then-President Donald Trump to back DeSantis for governor. At one campaign stop in Navarre, Florida, Gaetz jokingly referred to DeSantis as “Batman” to his “Robin.”
Steph Curry is raining 3s like never before and said he's now aiming for a record Klay Thompson stole from him
Stephen Curry wants to take back the record for most three-pointers made in a game from Klay Thompson.
- The Telegraph
Spring is arriving slowly in the town of Avdiivka. Tightly-wrapped buds are appearing on the birch trees turned grey by the soot of the nearby chemical factory. The ploughed black earth is speckled with the earliest green shoots of the year’s crop. And once or twice a day, the rattle of automatic weapons fire briefly breaks the silence of the winter ceasefire. “They’re celebrating Easter,” said Sasha Iovenko, a 33-year-old combat medic who has served for five years on the frontlines of Ukraine’s forever war. “They always shoot at us then.”
- The State
As a freshman, the star Gamecock defender appeared in eight of 10 games and finished with 19 tackles.
- Business Insider
4 virus variants are spreading in the US, and studies suggest they can make people sicker, evade the immune response, or spread faster. Here's why experts are concerned.
COVID-19 "variants of concern" include the coronavirus variant first found in South Africa. These new strains differ from the original in key ways.