By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Police issued an "all clear" on Thursday after a false alarm about gunshots fired at the U.S. Navy Yard in Washington, the site of a mass shooting that took 12 lives two years ago. Thursday's incident came as U.S. law enforcement agencies are on high alert heading into the July Fourth holiday weekend due to concerns about possible attacks inspired by al Qaeda or Islamic State militants."An employee thought they heard something of concern, they made a call," said Chief Cathy Lanier of Washington's Metropolitan Police Department. The phone call was placed from inside the Naval Sea Systems Command Building around 7:29 a.m. (1129 GMT) and was relayed to city police, she said.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo wasn't as dramatic as last year's, when Sony and Microsoft were battling for attention in advance of the fall debuts of their new game consoles, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
A neuropsychologist who ran tests on Colorado movie massacre gunman James Holmes over three days after the 2012 attack told jurors at his murder trial on Thursday there were no signs the shooter was faking mental illness. Prosecutors say Holmes, 27, is a cold-blooded mass killer who aimed to murder all 400 people watching a midnight premiere of a Batman film at a Denver area cinema, and say he has only pleaded insanity to escape execution. Robert Hanlon, a Chicago-based clinical neuropsychologist, described for the court the tests he performed on Holmes on behalf of the defense team over more than 13 hours of jail house sessions in April 2013.
Thousands evacuated after freight train derails, catches fire, in Tennessee
The evacuation of homes and businesses took place after the derailment around midnight Wednesday of the CSX Corp train in Blount County, eastern Tennessee, they said. Nine people were admitted to Blount Memorial Hospital with respiratory issues, while another 21 were held for observation in the emergency room, hospital spokesman Josh West said. Matt Farr, his brother and their parents woke up to the news in Maryville city and grabbed a change of clothes at about 8:30 a.m. ET before heading to a nearby animal center to drop off their Yorkie dog, Rosie.
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