The federal agency charged with screening employees for security clearance offered hints about how to cut corners could have led to the clearance the Navy Yard shooter needed to access the base, the House’s top investigator said.
The gunman who slaughtered 12 people last week in Washington is seen darting through a navy building like a special forces operator in a chilling video released Wednesday.
Washington Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis believed he was being controlled by extremely low frequency radio waves, Valerie Parlave, the FBI assistant director in charge of the Washington field office, said on Wednesday.
President Barack Obama used a memorial service for the victims of America's latest mass shooting on Sunday to make another impassioned appeal to reform gun ownership laws.
Both NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and Aaron Alexis, former Navy reservist suspected of killing 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard, got “secret ”security clearance by a company which apparently didn’t let its employers to do their work right.
The suspected Washington Navy Yard shooter never sought care from a mental health specialist at the US Department of Veterans Affairs and denied he had thoughts about harming himself or others after being treated for insomnia in August, the department said on Wednesday.
US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday acknowledged there were some "red flags" easy to spot in hindsight about the case of the suspected Washington Navy Yard shooter but did not cast judgment about who, if anyone, was to blame.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Wednesday he was putting his deputy in charge of in-depth reviews of US military security worldwide in the wake of the Washington Navy Yard shooting, including into security clearances like the one given to the suspected shooter.
US President Obama called on Congress on Tuesday to revise gun control legislation, saying that the lawmakers should toughen “basic actions” of the nation’s gun control after the deadly mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard when 13 people died, including the shooter,Aaron Alexis.
The US Navy were aware of Washington DC shooter Aaron Alexis’s arrest back in 2004 when they gave him a pass, allowing the future mass murderer to the secret sites, CNN has cited a top Navy officer as saying on Wednesday.
Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton, the sole, Democratic delegate from the District of Columbia, spoke to reporters Monday afternoon about the deadly mass shooting that occurred earlier in the day at the Washington, D.C. Navy Yard. Norton began by comparing the incident to 9/11, before clarifying that this type of event “doesn’t take a terrorist” when guns are so easily accessible in this country.
Mass shooting Monday at the US Navy Yard in Washington left 13 people dead, including the gunman, and several wounded. The FBI is working to pierce together the movements and activities of the assailant, 34-year-old Aaron Alexis of Fort Worth, Texas. But what do we know about the man so far? Troubled former Navy employee, Buddhist, aeronautics student. Product of violent US society, he is definitely man of sharp contrasts, people who crossed his path say.
Thirteen people were killed, including the shooter, Mayor Vincent Gray announced at a late afternoon press conference. No motive is known at this time.
US authorities probing the shooting spree at the Washington's Navy Yard, which left 13 people dead and eight injured, said Monday one man only was to blame for the killings.
Aaron Alexis, the 34-year-old suspect in Monday's shooting rampage at the US Navy Yard in Washington, was an employee of a company called "The Experts," a subcontractor for an HP Enterprise Services military contract, Hewlett-Packard said.
President Barack Obama ordered flags be lowered to half mast through Friday after a mass shooting at a naval base in the US capital left 13 dead including the shooter.
Aaron Alexis, the 34-year-old suspected shooter behind Monday's rampage at the US Navy Yard in Washington, served full time in the US.
Three federal law enforcement sources tentatively identified Aaron Alexis, a one-time Texas resident, as the gunman in a shooting on Monday at the US Navy Yard in Washington.
A shooting rampage at a Washington naval base claimed at least 12 lives including that of an unidentified gunman, city police chief Cathy Lanier told reporters Monday.