Chicago police officer in ‘critical condition’ after shooting at hospital: officials

A Chicago police officer was shot and remains in “critical condition” after a suspect opened fire at Mercy Hospital on Monday, a spokesman for the department said.
The officer, who has not yet been identified, is “receiving excellent care” following the active shooting incident. More>>

Four people found dead in execution-style killings in Philadelphia basement: reports

Four people were reportedly found fatally shot, execution-style, in the basement of a home in West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Wednesday afternoon.
Two men and two women were each found with one gunshot wound to their heads, Fox 29 reported. The victims have only been identified as a 31-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman. More>>

Judge sides with Florida’s Rick Scott, cites ‘violation’ of state constitution by election officials

A state judge on Friday sided with Florida Republican Rick Scott in ordering that Republicans be granted “immediate” access to requested information about ballots in Broward County, amid explosive lawsuits against the county’s top election official.
In their lawsuit against Broward, Scott – the Republican gubernatorial incumbent narrowly leading in the state’s race for a U.S. Senate seat — and the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) allege that officials there are hiding critical information about the number of votes cast and counted. More>>