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'Horrific': 2 police officers, medic killed in Burnsville, Minnesota, shooting

2 police officers and medic killed

Two police officers and a medical first responder were fatally shot early Sunday while responding to a domestic abuse call in Burnsville, Minnesota, authorities said.

Brian Peters, executive director of the Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association Executive Director, confirmed the deaths, saying the law enforcement community was "heartbroken."

"We’re just devastated at the horrific loss," he said in a statement. "These heroes leave behind loved ones and a community who will forever remember their bravery and dedication to keeping Minnesotans safe."

The Minneapolis Star Tribune, citing local law enforcement officials, said a third police officer was wounded. The medical responder was shot while trying to help an officer, the Star said.  A law enforcement source told the St. Paul Pioneer Press that police were called to a residence on a domestic incident when the gunfire erupted.


Ex-FBI official sentenced to over two years for hiding payment from Albanian businessman

Charles McGonical sentenced A former top FBI counterintelligence official was sentenced on Friday to 28 months in prison for concealing at least $225,000 he took from an Albanian businessperson with ties to the Albanian government.

Charles McGonigal oversaw counterintelligence and national security operations at the time he hid his relationship with the businessperson from the FBI. McGonigal traveled with the businessperson and met with Albanian officials for their own business interests.

“For the rest of my life, I will be fighting to regain that trust and become a better person,” he told U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly before he was sentenced.

Kollar-Kotelly said his remorse appeared genuine, but “unfortunately, it doesn’t repair the damage.” The former high-ranking FBI official looked as if he “lost his moral compass” at the end of his career, she commented.


Over 8,000 student-loan borrowers are getting $10.9 million in payments in the mail

Over 8,000 stuent-lam payments being returned

Payments are on the way for thousands of student-loan borrowers who paid a company accused of illegal behavior.

On Thursday, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced that 8,571 student-loan borrowers who were charged by Performance SLC — a California-based debt-relief business — would receive a collective $10.9 million in payments.

In 2020, the CFPB first filed a complaint against Performance over accusations that the company charged borrowers about $9.2 million in "illegal upfront fees," according to the press release. The complaint also claimed that the company violated the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 by using misleading tactics to get borrowers to sign up for debt-relief services the Education Department offered for free.


US women’s water polo team edge Hungary to reclaim world title

US Women win Water Polo title

The United States held off Hungary 8-7 on Friday to capture the women’s water polo title for the fifth time in the last six championships and eighth time overall.

Rachel Fattal scored three goals and goalkeeper Ashleigh Johnson made 10 saves to lead the Americans, who are three-time reigning Olympic champions.

The US bounced back from a quarter-final loss at last year’s world championships in Fukuoka. Rallying from an 8-5 deficit in the final quarter, Hungary came up just short of their first women’s world title since 2005.

Spain defeated Greece 10-9 for the bronze medal.

With the win, Fattal, Maggie Steffens and Maddie Musselman all became five-time world champions.


Jeffrey Epstein victims sue FBI, allege coverup

Jeffrey EpsteinA dozen victims of Jeffrey Epstein filed a lawsuit on Wednesday accusing the FBI of covering up its failure to investigate the late financier, enabling his sex trafficking to continue for more than 20 years.

The victims, using Jane Doe pseudonyms, said the FBI received credible tips as early as 1996 that Epstein trafficked young women and girls, yet failed to interview victims or share what it knew with federal and local law enforcement.
Victims said the FBI finally began a probe in 2006, but ended it two years later after Epstein pleaded guilty to a Florida prostitution charge, and kept ignoring tips until his July 2019 arrest. Epstein committed suicide a month later.
"As a direct and proximate cause of the FBI's negligence, plaintiffs would not have been continued to be sex trafficked, abused, raped, tortured and threatened," the complaint said.
"Jane Does 1-12 bring this lawsuit to get to the bottom -- once and for all -- of the FBI's role in Epstein's criminal sex trafficking ring," it added.
The U.S. Department of Justice did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Warning of a 'serious national security threat' ahead of White House meeting with lawmakers

Jake SullivanThe Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee warned of a "serious national security threat" that will be the subject of a meeting between President Joe Biden's top national security adviser and congressional leaders Thursday.

Rep. Mike Turner, R-Ohio, in an ominously worded statement Wednesday ahead of the meeting, asked Biden to "declassify all information relating to this threat so that Congress, the administration and our allies can openly discuss the actions necessary to respond to this threat.”

Turner, who did not disclose any further details, said his committee has made available information related to the threat to all members of Congress.

Jake Sullivan, White House national security adviser, would not elaborate on the nature of the threat during a briefing with reporters but confirmed he took the "highly unusual" step of personally reaching out to the "Gang of Eight" members of Congress − including Turner − to invite them to a briefing Thursday.


Shooting reported at Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl Victory Rally; 'several people' struck

Shooting at Kansas City Union stationPolice are investigating a reported shooting at the victory rally for the Kansas City Chiefs at Union Station.

The Kansas City Fire Department confirmed a shooting happened and is calling it a "fluid situation."

Kansas City poliec say shots were fired west of Union Station and "several people" were struck.

Two armed people have been detained.

There's a heavy police presence in the area.

NewsChopper 9 footage spotted an emergency crew heading into Union Station. Crews were working on at least two people outside of the station.


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