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Developing now, Monday, August 27, 2018
- FBI agents searched the Baltimore family home of the suspected gunman who opened fire at a Florida gaming tournament Sunday, killing two before turning the gun on himself and dying from a self-inflicted wound
- Sen. John McCain will be buried at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. on Sept. 2 after a week of memorial services, his family announced. McCain died Saturday after a yearlong battle with brain cancer.
- The United States and Mexico may be close to reaching a deal on NAFTA as early as Monday, according to a report
- In an interview with FOX News, former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski said he warned then-candidate Donald Trump and his aides that his longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen would become a problem
- Hundreds of well-wishers attended the funeral for Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts Sunday as her father said it was time for the community to heal and his daughter was ‘nobody’s victim’
THE LEAD STORY – A DEADLY GAME: Armed FBI agents searched the Baltimore townhouse home of the father of the suspect in a deadly shooting at a Florida video game tournament as they looked for a possible motive in the attack … Witnesses said the suspected gunman, David Katz, 24, of Baltimore, was angry after losing at a Madden 19 NFL tournament at a restaurant in Jacksonville, Fla. He is believed to have opened fire event at the Chicago Pizza restaurant and bar in The Jacksonville Landing, killing two people before turning the gun on himself and dying from a self-inflicted wound. In addition to the dead, 11 other people were injured — nine of them with gunshot wounds. Katz, whose vehicle was located and impounded by investigators, is believed to have stayed somewhere locally on Saturday night before the shooting.
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A WEEK OF TRIBUTES TO SEN. JOHN MCCAIN: Sen. John McCain will be laid to rest on Sunday, Sept. 2 at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. after a week of services celebrating his life and legacy … McCain died at age 81 on Saturday after a yearlong battle with brain cancer. He will be buried next to Naval Academy classmate and close friend Admiral Chuck Larson. The Arizona senator is scheduled to lie state in the Arizona State Capitol on Wednesday and Capitol Rotunda on Friday. Before his burial and Annapolis, McCain will be celebrated at a national memorial service at Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., that Saturday.
- Newt Gingrich: Why John McCain was such an inspiration to me
- Harry Kazianis: McCain devoted his life to protecting the safety and security of America
- Dr. Marc Siegel: Cancer took John McCain’s life — Here’s the greatest tribute we could give him
- McCain remembered at ‘true American hero’ in tributes worldwide
- Clinton, Obama among Democrats paying tribute to McCain’s commitment to bipartisanship
POTENTIAL NAFTA BREAKTHROUGH: The United States and Mexico look close to resolving key differences on the North American Free Trade Agreement and may have a complete deal worked out by as early as Monday, according to sources close to the talks …Three people familiar with the progress told Bloomberg that there have been significant breakthroughs over the past few days on issues ranging from automobiles to energy, although it is unclear if any of the progress will be made public as Mexico’s Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo has said the country won’t make an announcement on NAFTA until Canada also signs on to a new deal. White House
Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Sunday morning that the administration has “no announcements or anything finalized at this time,” despite President Trump’s enthusiastic tweet on Saturday that there could be a “big Trade Agreement” soon.
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‘I WARNED EVERYBODY’: President Trump’s former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski slammed Trump’s former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, after he pleaded guilty last week to federal charges and implicating the president in a crime … Cohen pleaded guilty to tax evasion, campaign finance violations and bank fraud. Speaking on “FOX News Sunday,” Lewandowski sought to distance Trump from his former attorney and denied that Cohen played any significant role in Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.
“I was very clear when I was in charge of the campaign, Michael was not somebody who we wanted at the campaign,” Lewandowski said. “He would go out and make statements that we had to walk back afterwards because he would say things which were factually untrue. I warned everybody at the organization that Michael was going to become a problem.”
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‘TURN THE PAGE’ IN MOLLIE’S HONOR: The father of Mollie Tibbetts, the Iowa college student whose disappearance caught the nation’s attention, told members of the small community where she lived and studied to “turn toward the light” at his daughter’s funeral Mass Sunday afternoon ... “Today, we need to turn the page,” Rob Tibbetts said, according to the Des Moines Register. “We’re at the end of a long ordeal, but we need to turn toward life — Mollie’s life — because Mollie’s nobody’s victim.” Tibbetts, a student at the University of Iowa, was found dead in a cornfield Aug. 21 by investigators who were led there by farmworker Cristhian Bahena Rivera. Rivera, 24, has been charged with first-degree murder in Tibbetts’ death; investigators have said he is in the U.S. illegally and lived in Iowa for 4-7 years.