Shooting

The Latest: Obama briefed on deadly movie theater shooting

Obama was briefed aboard Air Force One on Thursday by Lisa Monaco, his homeland security adviser, while on his way to Africa for a two-nation visit.

Obama asked his team to keep him updated on the investigation and the status of those wounded in the shooting.

He also offered his thoughts and prayers to the community of Lafayette, Louisiana, where the movie theater is located, and to the families of those who were killed.

PNG shooter wins gold after only 10 months

PNG took out gold and silver in the 25m pistol event.

PNG Loop’s Head of Mobile Advertising and Media Sales Tania Mahuru won gold while silver went to PNG’s Mel Donald and a  Tahiti shooter took bronze.

Mahuru has been in the sport for only 10 months.  She told PNG Loop that her win as a big achievement considering that.

The enthusiastic Mahuru said she took up the sport just for fun and didn’t think she would get this far.

“I kept coming every weekend and got better and eventually made the development squad and the Pacific Games team,” she said.

Police: No evidence of shooting at Washington Navy Yard

D.C. police said a woman called from inside a Navy Yard building to report that she might have heard sounds of gunshots around 7:20 a.m. However, investigators found no sign of a shooting, a shooter or anyone injured.

No arrests were made and no weapons found, officials said.

"At this time there is no evidence of gunshots," Mayor Muriel Bowser said. "There is no evidence of a shooter, and there is no evidence of any victims today."

Big retailers feel pressure on Confederate flag merchandise

Sears Holding Corp. says it is removing Confederate flag merchandise from its website, and a spokesman says that no Confederate flag merchandise is sold inside Sears or Kmart stores.

On Monday, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said it would remove all items from its store shelves and website that feature the flag after the shooting suspect, Dylann Storm Roof, appeared in photos holding the flag.

However, the companies that make Confederate flags and confederate-themed products, as well as smaller operators that sell them, expect sales to surge, at least temporarily.