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The bodies of the two gunmen are removed on Monday. They opened fire on a security officer and were killed by police.AP

Accused Texas gunman well-known to FBI before attack

Two men living in Phoenix, including one whom the FBI had linked to Islamist terrorism, were identified Monday by law enforcement officials as the pair who opened fire, and then were killed by a police officer, at an event in Texas where people were invited to present cartoons of the prophet Mohammed. One of the me …

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  1. University's Mark Twain project finds cache of new writing

    Nation

    SAN FRANCISCO — Scholars at the University of California at Berkeley have pieced together a collection of dispatches written by Mark Twain when the author was a young newsman in San Francisco.

    Bob Hirst, general editor of the Mark Twain Project, looks through a book of 1866 Sacramento Union newspapers at the Bancroft Library at the University of California a Berkeley on Monday. Scholars at the university have pieced together a collection of dispatches written by Mark Twain when the author was a young newsman in San Francisco. [Associated Press]
  2. Official identifies gunman in Mohammed cartoon event attack

    Nation

    GARLAND, Texas — One of two gunmen who opened fire with assault rifles at a prophet Mohammed cartoon contest in Texas has been identified by a law enforcement official as a man who was on the FBI's radar four years ago during a terrorism investigation. Authorities credited an off-duty officer working security at …

    FBI crime scene investigators document the area around two dead gunmen and their vehicle Monday outside the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, Texas. Police shot and killed the men after they opened fire on a security officer outside the suburban Dallas venue, which was hosting provocative contest for prophet Mohammed cartoons Sunday night. [Associated Press]
  3. Sen. Gillibrand accuses Pentagon of withholding sex crimes info

    National

    WASHINGTON — The number of sex-related crimes occurring in U.S. military communities is far greater than the Defense Department has publicly reported, a U.S. senator said Monday in a scathing critique that asserts the Pentagon has refused to provide her information about sexual assaults at several major bases.

    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., is interviewed about military sexual assaults on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday.  The spouses of service members and civilian women who live or work near military facilities are especially vulnerable to being sexually assaulted, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. said in a report. [Associated Press]
  4. Ben Carson, famed neurosurgeon, to announce his campaign for president

    National

    WASHINGTON — Ben Carson, retired neurosurgeon turned conservative star, has confirmed that he will seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.

    Dr. Ben Carson, professor emeritus at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference annual meeting in 2014 in National Harbor, Md. Carson, a retired neurosurgeon turned conservative political star, has confirmed that he will seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. Carson announced his candidacy during an interview aired Sunday, May 3, 2015, by Ohio's WKRC television station  [Associated Press]
  5. Former tech executive Carly Fiorina enters presidential race

    National

    WASHINGTON — Former technology executive Carly Fiorina formally entered the 2016 presidential race on Monday, launching a Republican White House bid in a morning announcement that highlighted her role as a leading critic of Democratic contender Hillary Rodham Clinton.

    Carly Fiorina speaks at the Republican Leadership Summit last month in Nashua, N.H. [Associated Press]