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Arlington, VA, United States

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Recent articles by John:

Love triangle or murder? Jury deciding fate of Bampumim Teixeira in grisly deaths of Boston doctors

A Boston jury will deliberate the fate of Bampumim Teixeira, a former concierge accused of fatally stabbing two anesthesiologists. → Read More

Chances of survival 'difficult' after Chilean military plane goes missing with 38 aboard

The missing Chilean military plane was supposed to travel through Drake Passage on its way to Antarctica. → Read More

End 'loophole': Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis calls for gun restrictions after deadly Pensacola rampage

The FBI said the shooter had legally purchased, in Florida, the 9 mm handgun that he used for Friday's rampage at Pensacola Naval Air Station. → Read More

Ex-concierge claims self-defense in death of Boston doctor, says he had affair with another victim

Closing arguments began Monday in the murder trial of a former concierge who claimed self-defense in the slaying of two Boston physicians. → Read More

Pensacola suspect showed mass shooting videos at dinner party; Saudi student took video at scene

The Saudi national accused in a deadly shooting rampage in Pensacola had hosted a dinner party at which guests viewed videos of mass shootings. → Read More

'Payback' scrawled on the walls of penthouse condo where Boston doctors were murdered

Lawyers for Bampumim Teixeira have not revealed whether he will testify in his own defense, but the case could go to the jury as early as Friday. → Read More

Wisconsin officer, student wounded at Oshkosh West High in state's 2nd school shooting in 2 days

Two people were injured Tuesday in a shooting at Oshkosh West High School in Wisconsin a day after a student was shot at a Waukesha high school. → Read More

50 million people under winter storm watches, advisories as 'bomb cyclone' storm hits Northeast

More than 50 million people remained under winter storm advisories or warnings a week after the historic bomb cyclone smashed the Pacific Coast. → Read More

British leaders mourn victims, clash over terrorism ahead of Trump visit

The vigil honoring terror attack victims took place the same day President Donald Trump flew to the city for a NATO summit that opens Tuesday. → Read More

'It was chaos': 10 wounded, no arrests made after New Orleans shooting rampage

More than a day after 10 people were wounded when gunshots lit up a crowded tourist area of New Orleans, police announced no arrests and no motive. → Read More

Winter storms trigger travel headaches in 30 states; plane slides off taxiway in Buffalo

An unrelenting winter storm was marching east from the Plains and Midwest on Sunday as weary Thanksgiving weekend travelers made their way home. → Read More

11 wounded in shooting rampage at New Orleans French Quarter; no arrests made

Eleven people were wounded in a shooting rampage early Sunday on the edge of the famed French Quarter of New Orleans in an area thick with tourists. → Read More

'Stay put,' officials warn: Twin winter storms slam the US as 55 million travelers hit the road

Two storms, including a bomb cyclone, were hammering the West Coast and Midwest, shutting down highways and snarling Thanksgiving travel plans. → Read More

Boston couple texted for help minutes before being stabbed to death in penthouse condo

The fate of a former concierge accused in the brutal murder of two Boston anesthesiologists in their penthouse condo could be determined next week. → Read More

Ellenborough Lewis, the koala whose viral rescue gained worldwide attention, has died, hospital says

The koala Ellenborough Lewis, whose viral rescue drew attention to devastating Australian bushfires, died on Tuesday. Veterinarians put him to sleep. → Read More

Hong Kong elections stunner: What pro-democracy landslide means

An Election Day landslide for pro-democracy candidates in Hong Kong has left the Chinese territory and the world wondering what happens next. → Read More

Koala dubbed Ellenborough Lewis clings to life 4 days after viral video of daring rescue

A koala whose dramatic rescue from a devastating Australian wildfire was caught on video faced an unsure prognosis with burns on his hands, feet, arms and legs. → Read More

Hong Kong elections: Pro-democracy candidates show strength early amid record voter turnout

Hong Kong's district council elections drew a record turnout Sunday as residents weighed in on months of tumultuous, pro-democracy protests. → Read More

Arrest made at Syracuse, chancellor bows to student demands as racist hate incidents continue

Syracuse Chancellor Ken Syverud agreed to the demands of students protesting a two-week run of almost daily racist or anti-Semitic incidents. → Read More

Syracuse University tightens security after latest racist incident, a 'white supremacist manifesto'

Security was tightened across the Syracuse University campus Tuesday after a white supremacist manifesto was posted in an online forum. → Read More