Aurora workplace shooter was set to be fired by company, police chief says

Law enforcement officers gather outside the Henry Pratt Co. manufacturing plant Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, in Aurora, Ill. Police say a gunman killed several people and injured police officers before he was fatally shot. (Associated Press) Several calls of an active shooter were reported around 1:24 p.m. local time at the manufacturing warehouse and officers arrived roughly four minutes later “and were fired upon immediately,” Ziman said. “Two of the initial four officers entering the building were shot. Additional officers began to arrive and were also fired upon,” she said. “A total of five officers were struck by gunfire.” CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP All of the officers were taken to nearby hospitals and two were later airlifted …

Jason Van Dyke, the ex-cop who killed Laquan McDonald in Chicago, was beaten in prison, his wife says

(CNN)Former police officer Jason Van Dyke was beaten at the prison where he’s serving six years for killing a black teenager, his wife told a Chicago newspaper. For safety reasons, Blagg declined to say where Van Dyke is being held. Van Dyke was convicted in October of second-degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated battery with a firearm for killing 17-year-old Laquan McDonald in 2014. Van Dyke fired 16 shots in about 15 seconds. He was sentenced to six years and nine months in prison on the murder charge. Prosecutors are challenging his sentence Word of the incident comes days after Illinois prosecutors said they are challenging Van Dyke’s sentence. The special prosecutor who tried the case and the state’s …

Lady Gaga Performs ‘Shallow’ Without Bradley Cooper At Grammys And Delivers

Lady Gaga’s performance at the The singer took the stage at Los Angeles’ Staples Center on Sunday night to showcase her duet from the hit romance “A Star Is Born.” Gaga performed sans co-star Bradley Cooper, but the number was all the more extra for it. picked up three awards for her album “Joanne” and the record-breaking song from the film. a surprise appearance with Michelle Obama was certainly a highlight for all the Little Monsters at home, nothing could compare to a solo Gaga gig, especially considering her outrageous dance moves. Gaga is set to perform the duet live with Cooper at the Academy Awards later this month, where she’s nominated in multiple categories. manage to impress an audience …

What needs to happen now to avert a government shutdown

Washington (CNN)A tentative border security deal has been agreed to on Capitol Hill, but there is still more work to be done in Washington before a partial government shutdown can be averted — and there are plenty of opportunities along the way for a deal to be derailed. Here’s what needs to happen now: 1. House expected to vote after bill text released Top-line details from the tentative agreement emerged on Monday night, including that the deal is slated to provide $1.375 billion for barrier funding that will cover roughly 55 miles of new barrier. But the full legislative text has not yet been released and that will need to happen ahead of any votes in the House. Typically, the …

Inside the illegal world of dogfighting

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionA BBC undercover investigation revealed an international dogfighting network. Warning: Contains distressing scenes of animal cruelty A BBC investigation into the dark world of organised dogfighting discovered an illegal trade of fighting dogs stretching from Eastern Europe to Wales. The fighters face each other, ready. One rushes forward into a clash of jaws. The ground is already flecked with blood. The lighter one is winning, locked onto its opponent. The black one has lost the ability to fight back. Now, it simply fights for survival. Eventually it attempts to walk, but collapses, legs giving way, head hitting the ground. The fight is over. It dies the next day. In 2016 the BBC …

Political world mourns the loss of John Dingell

Washington (CNN)The news of former Michigan Democratic Rep. John Dingell’s death shook the political world Thursday night as memorials poured in from political leaders spanning his decades as the House’s longest-serving member. Former President Barack Obama mourned Dingell, calling him proof that change “does not always come with a flash, but instead with steady, determined effort.” “John sat beside me when I signed the Affordable Care Act — a law that nearly cut in half the uninsured rate in America. He had a long tradition of introducing legislation on the first day of each new Congress to guarantee health care for every single American,” Obama said in a statement. “Because of him, we’ve come closer to that vision than ever …

Robert De Niro had a meltdown outside of a Manhattan courthouse after a day of divorce proceedings

ROBERT DE NIRO SLAMS TRUMP WHITE HOUSE: ‘LIKE A NIGHTMARE YOU REMEMBER’ “You’re not in front! You’re not where you dropped us off,” he reportedly barked into his black flip-phone. A video from New York Daily News captured some of the event showing De Niro yelling at the driver. “On Worth Street! Then you’d see all the photographers here! You’re not where you dropped us off!” Eventually, at the behest of his lawyer, De Niro decided to move back into the courthouse to wait for the car situation to be figured out. The star was mobbed by cameras and spent most of the incident holding a newspaper in front of his face to shield it. ROBERT DE NIRO SPEAKS OUT ON …

Video shows man on trial for murder describing the killing

McAtasney says in the video he “pretty much hung her” and then shoved a shirt down her throat and placed his finger on her nose. He says the biggest problem was Stern’s dog, which “laid there and watched as I killed her.” McAtasney then described throwing Stern’s body off a bridge. Her body has never been found. The defense claims there is no physical evidence to support the accusations.

Michelle Obama Made A Surprise Appearance At The Grammys And People Freaked

Alicia Keys began her opening monologue by bringing out an iconic cast of women, including former first lady Michelle Obama. Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett Smith and Jennifer Lopez joined as well to share what music has done for them over the years.  Lopez added that music gave her “a reason to dance” and brought her the success she has today.  Pinkett Smith reminded the crowd that we “express our pain, power and progress through music.”  Keys closed out the historic moment, telling the crowd, “Tonight we celebrate the greatness in each other. All of us,” later adding, “Who runs the world?” “For me, a big part of friendship is showing up for your girls ― whether that’s for a birthday, …

Chrissy Teigen And Ocasio-Cortez’s Grammys Pizza Party Plan Sets Twitter Alight

Maybe. “There will be pizza,” Teigen teased. Here’s the full Twitter exchange: Now, it’s not clear if Ocasio-Cortez is really planning to rock up at Teigen’s But Twitter had fun speculating about it, regardless: RELATED… Ocasio-Cortez Issues Warning To Anonymous Bigots Flooding Her Office With Calls Chrissy Teigen Taunts Trump Over Twitter Blocking Ruling Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Reveals How Many F**ks She Gives After Colbert Asks Chrissy Teigen And Daughter Play With 'Nice' Bug That's Actually A Terrifying Wasp