Thirty dead in 13 hours: US reckons with back-to-back mass shootings

Twenty-one killed in El Paso, Texas, and nine killed in Dayton, Ohio, as US reels from brutal killings A shattering weekend in which two mass shootings left at least 30 people dead and injured dozens put Donald Trump at the center of a storm of outrage over racism and the failure on gun control in America. Even as the president said hate has no place in our country and blamed the shootings on mental illness, investigators in El Paso confirmed that a massacre at a Walmart superstore on Saturday that left at least 21 people dead in the Texas border city had been preceded by the suspected gunman publishing an anti-immigration screed via the darker recesses of the internet. And …

Man fatally stabs teenager listening to rap because he felt threatened by music

Michael Adams of Arizona allegedly stabbed Elijah al-Amin, 17, in the neck because he said hip-hop music made him feel unsafe An Arizona man has told authorities that he stabbed a teen to death because he felt threatened by the 17-year-olds hip-hop music. Michael Adams, 27, was charged with first-degree murder and is currently being held on $1m bail over the alleged attack of Elijah al-Amin. According to investigators the teen was buying a soda after getting off from a late shift, and had his back turned when Adams came up behind him and stabbed him in the neck. According to court filings, Adams told investigators he heard al-Amin listening to rap in his car before entering a Circle K …