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 2 yrs | No injuries reported in Washington Navy Yard incident - WUSA-9 citing fire department

              No injuries have been reported as a result of the ongoing incident at the Washington Navy Yard, where police reported a possible active shooter incident, local CBS affiliate WUSA-9 reports, citing the fire department. There has been no confirmation that an actual shooting occurred.   

  Washington, D.C.        8 UPDATES



 2 yrs | U.S. economy adds 223,000 jobs in June, unemployment rate falls to 5.3 percent - Labor Department

              Total nonfarm payroll employment in the United States increased by 223,000 in June, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports, and the unemployment rate declined to 5.3 percent. Job gains occurred in professional and business services, health care, retail trade, financial activities, and in transportation and warehousing. [Full report attached]   

  United States        12 UPDATES



 2 yrs | Editor’s Note: Conflicting reports about Navy Yard incident

              BNO News is continuing to monitor reports about an incident at the Washington Navy Yard. U.S. Parks Police said officers were responding to reports of an active shooter, but ABC News cites a defense official as saying that the incident is result of a "suspicious person." Local TV channel WUSA-9, meanwhile, cited sources as saying that there were two shooters, one a black male and the other a white male, but those claims have not been confirmed. The U.S. Navy has only said the Navy Yard is on lockdown, adding that "no incident can be confirmed as of yet." There have been no reports of casualties as of 8:30 a.m. ET.   

  Washington, D.C.        8 UPDATES


 2 yrs | Photos: Scene outside Navy Yard campus amid unconfirmed shooting report

  Washington, D.C.        8 UPDATES



 2 yrs | Police respond to reports of active shooter at Navy Yard, no confirmation of shots fired

              Authorities are responding to reports of an active shooter at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., though there has been no word on whether shots were actually fired. "Navy Yard on lockdown/shelter in place. No incident can be confirmed as of yet," the U.S. Navy said on its Twitter account.   

  Washington, D.C.        8 UPDATES


 2 yrs | Train carrying toxic gas derails in Tennessee, prompting 5,000 to evacuate

              About 5,000 residents within a two-mile radius of a train derailment were evacuated this morning after a CSX train carrying Acrylonitrile, which is a flammable and poisonous liquid, derailed and caught fire in the Maryville area of Blount County, just outside Knoxville. The Blount County Sheriff's Office says the evacuation could last 24 to 48 hours. Several firefighters were sent to hospital for decontamination.   

  Maryville, Tennessee     


 2 yrs | Helicopter crashes in rural Oregon, killing 2 and sparking wildfire - sheriff

              Two people have been killed after a small helicopter crashed in a field near Portland, Oregon. "[The helicopter] crashed in a field and caused a wild land fire which was contained and extinguished by fire personnel," the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office said in a statement. The cause of the crash was not immediately known.   

  Newberg, Oregon        166 UPDATES



 2 yrs | Episcopal Church overwhelmingly approves religious weddings for gay couples

              The Episcopal Church has voted overwhelmingly to amend Canon I.18 in order to allow clergy to perform religious weddings for same-sex couples. The proposal passed 173-27 in the House of Deputies, while six members abstained. Canon I.18 previously defined marriage as a "physical and spiritual union of a man and a woman." The new rules allow clergy to decline to perform the ceremonies if they oppose same-sex marriage.   

  United States        19 UPDATES


 2 yrs | Alabama State Sen. Cam Ward, R-Alabaster, arrested, charged with driving under the influence - WAFF48

              Alabama State Senator Cam Ward was booked into jail Wednesday on a driving under the influence charge, according to the Shelby County Sheriff's Office. A bond amount was not immediately known. Ward, a longtime Republican senator from Alabaster, is known for his fight to reform Alabama's overcrowded prison system. On Tuesday, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley named the senator to the prison reform council.   



 2 yrs | Baltimore police arrest man in connection with burning down CVS during riots

              A man identified as Raymond Carter has been arrested for allegedly burning down a CVS Pharmacy in Baltimore during the riots in late April, ATF Baltimore spokesman Special Agent Dave Cheplak says. Carter was taken into custody in South Baltimore after a brief foot chase.   

  Baltimore, Maryland        9 UPDATES


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