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Two Wounded in Connecticut Workplace Shooting, Suspect in Custody

A shooter opened fire and wounded two people outside a Connecticut business Tuesday and was taken into custody at gunpoint on a highway in Massachusetts, police said. Both victims were treated at a hospital and discharged. Authorities identified the alleged …

Firearm Purchaser Licensing Laws Linked To Fewer Fatal Mass Shootings

Firearm purchaser licensing laws that require an in-person application or fingerprinting are associated with an estimated 56 percent fewer fatal mass shootings in states that have them, according to a new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School …

Walmart Has Mandatory Active Shooter Training for Employees

Days before Saturday’s mass shooting that killed 20 people at a Walmart Inc. store in El Paso, Texas, another shooting erupted at a Walmart in Southaven, Mississippi. In that case, Walmart’s mandatory “active shooter” program may have helped save lives. …

Ironshore’s Shrubb Joins AXA XL’s Terrorism Insurance Team in U.S.

Morgan Shrubb has joined AXA XL Insurance as underwriting manager for War, Terrorism & Political Violence insurance. Shrubb joins AXA XL from Ironshore International where she served as a production specialist, charged with growing the company’s war, terrorism and political …

Shooting at Florida Gaming Tournament Highlights Event Security Issues

A champion gamer’s decision to open fire Sunday afternoon during a video competition in Jacksonville, Fla. – killing two people and wounding nine others before killing himself – has prompted calls from gamers for more security at esports tournaments. “It’s …

Shooter’s Family Says They Warned Police She Might Attack YouTube

The woman identified by police as the attacker who wounded three people at YouTube’s headquarters in California was a vegan blogger who accused the video-sharing service of discriminating against her, according to her online profile. Police said 39-year-old Nasim Najafi …

Terrorism Risks Have Made Tight Security Routine at Many Global Hotels, Resorts

Across the globe, risks of terrorism and other violence have made tight security at hotels and resorts routine, even in countries where strict gun control laws may help prevent the kind of shooting attack that occurred Sunday night in Las …

Las Vegas Mass Shooting Raises Concerns Over Safety at Live Events

The shooting attack at a Las Vegas concert on Sunday night that killed at least 58 people is the latest in a series of massacres reshaping the live-events industry. The attack by a solo gunman at an outdoor country-music concert …

U.S. Facing Rise in Workplace Homicides

Fatal workplace shootings, like the one Monday in Orlando, Florida, are ticking upward in the United States, government statistics show. Revenge against an employer, romantic partner or co-workers often is the motive, experts say. Reports of workplace violence are quick …

Colorado Theater Drops Request for Shooting Victims to Pay Legal Fees

Cinemark has dropped its request that victims of a 2012 shooting at a Colorado movie theater pay nearly $700,000 in legal fees after they unsuccessfully sued the theater chain. The Denver Post reported that Cinemark withdrew the request after victims …