Luke Barr, ABC News

Luke Barr

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Providence, RI, United States

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Recent articles by Luke:

Missed signals in 4 mass shootings: What went wrong?

Authorities have missed signals that could have otherwise prevented attacks. → Read More

Entire Buffalo community 'terrorized' over mass shooting: AG Garland

Ten Black people were killed in a shooting at a supermarket last Saturday. → Read More

'Power Rangers' actor Austin St. John charged with COVID-19 fraud

The alleged scheme to defraud the Paycheck Protection Program involving Austin St. John netted the scammers $3.5 million. → Read More

Fyre Festival organizer Billy McFarland moved to halfway house

Billy McFarland, who pleaded guilty to scheming thousands of people out of money from his Fyre Festival, was moved to a halfway house this week, according to Bureau of Prison records. McFarland was sentenced to six years in federal prison for defrauding investors. Customers and investors lost over $26 million in two separate fraud schemes, according to the Department of Justice. The festival was… → Read More

Document appears to show Buffalo shooter's planning including March trip to supermarket

Police say an online document obtained by ABC News appears to chronicle how accused Buffalo shooter Payton Gendron planned out his attack on a Buffalo supermarket. → Read More

Homeland Security announces $1.6B in local grants for election security, to combat extremism

The Department of Homeland Security announced $1.6 billion for the FEMA preparedness grant program for the 2022 fiscal year, with a focus on terrorism and disasters. → Read More

DHS plays defense over Disinformation Governance Board

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has spent much of this week defending the department's newly established Disinformation Governance Board. → Read More

DOJ, Jan. 6 committee staff clash in interview with former U.S. attorney: Sources

DOJ attorneys recently clashed with staff members for the House Jan. 6 committee during an interview House investigators conducted with an ex-U.S. attorney, sources say. → Read More

3 Bureau of Prisons employees hospitalized over drug-laced prisoner mail

Lawmakers are questioning the agency's procedures for safe handing of prisoners' mail. → Read More

DHS secretary grilled on ending Title 42, preparation for immigrant influx

It comes as a federal judge paused the rollback of the CDC restriction. → Read More

Person set themselves on fire outside Supreme Court Building, officials say

A person apparently attempted to set themselves on fire outside of the U.S. Supreme Court Building in Washington, D.C., on Friday. → Read More

'Outrageous and inexcusable': Pelosi slams FAA for Capitol plane scare

Military appreciation night at Nationals Park led to a Capitol evacuation. → Read More

Biden administration fast-tracking Ukrainian refugees into US

President Biden has promised to allow up to 100,000 Ukrainians into the country. → Read More

'Intruder' at Peruvian Embassy in DC shot dead by Secret Service

An alleged "intruder" at the Peruvian Embassy in Washington, D.C., was shot and killed by Secret Service Wednesday morning. → Read More

Woman dies after being caught on fence along US-Mexico border: Sheriff

Woman dies after being caught on fence along border: Sheriff → Read More

Migrant arrivals at southern border soared to 22-year high in March

Customs and Border Protection encountered the third-highest number of migrants ever entering the U.S. in March. → Read More

CDC extends mask mandate for planes, trains until May 3

The move comes amid a rise in COVID cases in parts of the U.S. → Read More

Men who posed as federal agents are national security risk: Federal prosecutors

Men who posed as federal agents posed national security risk: US → Read More

2 acquitted, 2 mistrials in Michigan governor kidnap plot

The jury in the criminal trial against the men accused of plotting to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has reached a verdict on some of the charges. → Read More

2 men posed as federal agents, gave gifts to Secret Service officers: Court documents

One agent was on first lady Jill Biden's protective detail. → Read More