The firearms industry was not part of the federal agency's original list of critical infrastructure issued just over a week ago. The designation in an update later released follows a brewing legal battle between gun rights groups and officials.
Authorities say at least 12 people were killed by a gunman, identified as 28-year-old veteran Ian David Long, at a bar in Southern California. Officials say they believe the attacker killed himself after the mass shooting.
The Carr Fire has killed six people and charred nearly 84,000 acres since erupting near Redding as some 3,500 firefighters struggled through a seventh day to corral the flames.
The amphibious vehicle, known as a "duck boat" reportedly capsized when a storm struck Table Rock Lake with strong winds.
The father of a 17-year old girl who died in the Florida school attack wants to let people know that the sheriff's deputy who failed to enter Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is a coward.
The armed officer on duty at the Florida school where a shooter killed 17 people never went inside to take on the gunman. Suspended without pay and placed under investigation, he has since resigned.
Sheriff Scott Israel says as 19-year-old shooter Nikolas Cruz moved through the school, he fired into five classrooms , four on the first floor and one on the second floor.
Nineteen-year-old Nikolas Cruz opened fire with a semi-automatic weapon at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, killing 17 people and wounding more than a dozen others.
The 41 confirmed fatalities make the fires California’s deadliest on record, surpassing the 29 deaths from the Griffith Park fire of 1933 in Los Angeles.
The death toll climbs to 29 and hundreds of people are still listed as missing four days after wildfires ignited and zipped through northern California.
Officials say more than 8,000 firefighters facing resurgent winds and dry conditions are battling to halt the advance of the blazes. The fires have burned through a staggering 686 sq km of urban and rural areas.
Stephen Paddock’s background suggests no clue on why he would have been on the 32nd floor of a hotel with 17 guns, raining unparalleled slaughter upon an outdoor country music festival below, killing at least 59 people.
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