The Federal Bureau of Investigation has provided the following update regarding the shooting in Orlando. The text below, which includes a partial transcript of comments made by shooter Omar Mateen, are as provided by the FBI. For updates on this story, follow @BNONews on Twitter or follow us on Facebook.
Republican U.S. Senator John McCain said Thursday that President Barack Obama is "directly responsible" for Sunday's nightclub massacre in Orlando because of his handling of the Islamic State, though he later claimed he misspoke. (more)
The National Rifle Association (NRA) has voiced its support for a ban on gun sales to people who are suspected of links to terrorism, as long as law-abiding citizens have the means to be removed from watchlists. (more)
Noor Zahi Salman, the wife of Omar Mateen, had prior knowledge of her husband's plot to carry out a massacre at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, according to reports. Charges are now being considered. (more)
Christopher Leinonen, the 32-year-old man whose mother made an emotional plea on television as she waited for news, has been identified as one of those killed, ending nearly 36 hours of uncertainty. (more)
25-year-old Amanda Alvear was recording for Snapchat when gunfire erupted at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. She has since been confirmed to have died in the shooting. A friend shared the video on Facebook.