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Active shooter incidents decreased in 2022, but number of people shot increased: FBI

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  • Six people are dead and dozens more injured after a massive pileup Monday in Illinois caused by a sudden dust storm, officials said. More than 30 people were injured and transported to the hospital, including multiple people with life-threatening injuries, Illinois State Police Maj. Ryan Starrick said during an afternoon press conference. The crash took place at about 11 a.m. local time on Interstate 55 in Montgomery County, officials said.

  • Rihanna arrived in style at the 2023 Met Gala Monday night. Rihanna’s dress boasted large, structural white flowers that draped around her head like a hooded cape. A$AP Rocky donned a black dress coat with a red tartan kilt, which included a train, and embellished jeans underneath.

  • Jessica Chastain has gone platinum blonde. The Academy Award-winning actress showed off her new ‘do on Instagram Monday, ahead of the 2023 Met Gala, the theme for which was “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty,” in honor of the longtime Chanel creative director. Chastain, who wore a black strapless gown, was almost unrecognizable on the carpet as she walked the Met Gala steps later.

  • Serena Williams is pregnant with her second child! The tennis legend shared the news on Instagram before hitting the carpet at the 2023 Met Gala Monday night. “Was so excited when Anna Wintour invited the 3 of us to the Met Gala,” Williams wrote in the caption of the Instagram post, which included a photo of her and husband Alexis Ohanian, both of whom were dressed in Gucci.

  • Four people were killed in a mass shooting in a remote part of California Sunday night, and police are searching for answers about the incident. All were shot in the head, a public information officer for the Kern County Sheriff’s Office said. Investigators from the Kern County Sheriff’s Office are “rapidly” pursuing leads, but do not have a suspect or motive for the incident.

  • Seven bodies were found in Henryetta, Oklahoma, on Monday amid a search for two teenage girls who were reported missing over the weekend, according to the sheriff’s office. While the medical examiner is still waiting to identify the seven bodies, investigators “are no longer looking” for the two teens, Okmulgee County Sheriff Eddy Rice told reporters outside the crime scene later in the afternoon Monday. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol had issued an endangered missing person advisory on behalf of the sheriff’s office for 14-year-old Ivy Webster and 16-year-old Brittany Brewer.

  • The U.S. risks being unable to pay its debts — for the first time in history — “as early as June 1,” Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen wrote in a letter to House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and other top lawmakers on Monday in which she urged Congress to “act as soon as possible.” Yellen’s update further underlined both the stalemate between legislators and the White House, and the potential financial and political risks should the stalemate not be broken in the coming weeks. “We have learned from past debt limit impasses that waiting until the last minute to suspend or increase the debt limit can cause serious harm to business and consumer confidence, raise short-term borrowing costs for taxpayers, and negatively impact the credit rating of the United States,” she wrote.

  • A woman was stung more than 75 times by a swarm of bees while participating in a family photo shoot in Arizona on Sunday, fire department officials said. Arizona Fire & Medical Authority said crew members responded to calls in the Buckeye Valley area of bees attacking a mother and her two kids. The mother saved her children by placing them in her car, resulting in her taking the brunt of the stings, fire officials wrote on Facebook.

  • Princess Charlotte is turning 8! Charlotte, the middle child of Prince William and Kate, the Princess of Wales, marked her eighth birthday on Tuesday, May 2, and a new photo of the young princess taken by her mother was released to celebrate the special day. The photo shows the princess smiling in a white floral dress while seated in a white wicker chair — and she’s missing a few teeth.

  • After Texas GOP Gov. Greg Abbott faced backlash for what critics called an effort to “dehumanize” the victims of a mass shooting in his home state over the weekend, a spokesperson appeared to walk back Abbott’s remark in a statement to ABC News on Monday afternoon. The spokesperson claimed federal authorities had told “the state of Texas” that the shooting suspect and victims “were in the country illegally” but that they have since learned at least one of the victims “may have been in the United States legally” — and that they “regret” if the information was an incorrect distraction. Following the horrific shooting on Friday night, federal officials provided the state of Texas information on the criminal and the victims, including that they were in the country illegally.

  • Hospitals in Missouri and Kansas violated federal law last summer when they refused to provide an emergency abortion to a woman who went into premature labor at nearly 18 weeks and risked developing a life-threatening infection, according to initial findings in a government investigation by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Abortion rights advocates say there’s no clear standard on when a health condition is serious enough to intervene and that doctors are often unclear on how to treat medical complications in a way that won’t violate anti-abortion statutes. In the case of Mylissa Farmer of Joplin, Missouri, she was told she risked developing an infection and other serious complications if she remained pregnant after her water broke, investigators found, but at least two hospitals denied providing her with an abortion because of concerns it could violate state abortion laws.

  • Former Elle magazine columnist E. Jean Carroll, testifying Monday in her civil defamation and battery case against former President Donald Trump, told the jury she didn’t report the alleged attack to police because she felt it was “shameful” to do so. Carroll, who brought the lawsuit in November, alleges that Trump defamed her in a 2022 Truth Social post by calling her allegations “a Hoax and a lie” and saying “This woman is not my type!” when he denied her claim that Trump raped her in a Bergdorf Goodman department store dressing room in the 1990s. Trump has denied all allegations that he raped Carroll or defamed her.

  • A golf cart carrying four people was struck from behind by a suspected drunk driver Friday night near Charleston, South Carolina, killing a woman who had just celebrated her wedding earlier in the day. Chief Andrew Gilreath of the Folly Beach Department of Public Safety identified the victim as 34-year-old Samantha Miller. The three others in the golf cart, who were not named, were all injured, with two in serious condition and one in stable condition.

  • Montana state legislator Zooey Zephyr is suing the state, House Speaker Matt Regier and Sergeant at Arms for the Montana House of Representatives Bradley Murfitt after being censured by House Republicans. “The recent actions violate my 1st amendment rights, as well as the rights of my 11,000 constituents to representation,” Zephyr said in a tweet Monday.

  • Outgoing Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and New York City Mayor Eric Adams are criticizing Texas Gov. Greg Abbott for resuming the “inhumane and dangerous” busing of migrants to major cities. In a letter written Sunday, Lightfoot cited concerns about Chicago’s ability to accommodate more migrants, writing, “We simply have no more shelters, spaces, or resources.”

  • Federal, state and local officials are searching for two inmates who escaped from a Virginia jail, including a man who’s suspected of being involved in the murder of a North Carolina deputy, according to authorities. Alder Marin-Sotelo, 26, and Bruce Callahan, 44, escaped “sometime” over the weekend from the Piedmont Regional Jail in Farmville, which is about 70 miles west of Richmond, according to the Prince Edward County Sheriff’s Department. Callahan is convicted of multiple federal drug charges and Marin-Sotelo is convicted of unlawful possession of a firearm, the sheriff’s department said.

  • Francisco Oropesa, the man on the run after allegedly killing five Texas family members, is a Mexican national who was previously deported four times, a source familiar with the investigation told ABC News. Oropesa, 38, was deported on March 17, 2009, after an immigration judge ordered his removal, the source said. Oropesa had also been convicted in Montgomery County, Texas, in January 2012 of driving while intoxicated and served time in jail, the source said.

  • Carrie Underwood has a green thumb — and it seems to run in the family. The country music superstar shared a series of photos to Instagram on Sunday showing an epic “garden haul” of veggies she grew with the help of her youngest son, Jacob, 4. “Today’s garden haul…beets, carrots, snap peas, radishes, yellow squash and kale,” she wrote in the caption, before listing all the ways she uses every part of the beet so that there’s “nothing wasted.”

  • More than 100 structures have been damaged by a confirmed and rare EF3 tornado in Virginia Beach, according to officials. The tornado struck the Great Neck portion of Virginia Beach just before 6 p.m. on Sunday as severe storms moved through much of the East Coast, according to the National Weather Service. The twister touched down near River Road and North Great Neck Road, according to the City of Virginia Beach.

  • The collapse of First Republic Bank on Monday left it under control of the U.S. government, which quickly sold the bank to JPMorgan Chase. The move aimed to shore up the financial system after a cascade of major bank failures. JPMorgan Chase, the nation’s largest bank, retained the majority of First Republic’s assets and all of its deposits, JPMorgan Chase said on Monday.

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