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 2 yrs | D.C. mayor, police to hold 10:45 a.m. ET press conference on Navy Yard incident

              D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, Police Chief Cathy Lanier and other law enforcement officials will hold a press conference at 10:45 a.m. ET to provide an update on the incident at the Navy Yard, where a possible shooting had been reported, though it later turned out to be unfounded. [full media advisory attached]   

  Washington, D.C.        8 UPDATES



 2 yrs | Washington Navy Yard building searched, no evidence of shooting found - police

              The building at the Washington Navy Yard where someone reported hearing possible sounds of gunshots has been searched and no evidence of a shooting has been found, Metropolitan Police Department spokeswoman Gwendolyn Crump says. [full quote attached]   

  Washington, D.C.        8 UPDATES



 2 yrs | BP to pay $18.7 billion over 18 years to settle claims from Deepwater Horizon accident

              BP will pay $18.7 billion, the largest settlement with a single entity in American history, to settle civil claims from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. Justice Department says. The agreement with the states of Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas also includes settlement of claims made by more than 400 local government entities. The settlement will be paid out over a period of 18 years.   

  Gulf of Mexico        1 UPDATES


 2 yrs | Security increased at U.S. Capitol due to incident at Navy Yard - spokeswoman

              Security has been increased at the U.S. Capitol complex due to the incident at the Washington Navy Yard, says Lieutenant Kimberly Schneider, a U.S. Capitol Police spokeswoman. "There is no known threat to the Capitol Complex. As a proactive measure related to the Washington Navy Yard incident, enhanced security measures may be visible and observed," she said. [full quote attached]   

  Washington, D.C.        8 UPDATES



 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     


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