COLUMBIA, Maryland (Reuters) – A gunman opened fire with a shotgun in a skate shop at a crowded shopping mall near Baltimore on Saturday, killing two store employees and wounding another person before apparently killing himself, police said.
Howard County police said they did not know the motive for the shooting at the large mall in Columbia, Maryland, about 20 miles west of Baltimore.
COLUMBIA, Maryland (Reuters) – Three people died in a shooting at a large shopping mall outside Baltimore on Saturday, police said, adding that the suspected gunman apparently killed himself.
Howard County Police said they believed the mall in Columbia, Maryland, was secure and they were contacting shoppers to help them leave the complex.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Dan Akerson, General Motors Co’s (GM.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) outgoing chief executive, on Monday defended his tenure leading the No. 1 U.S. automaker and said his successor will have to build on the turnaround that he guided.
GM said last week that Akerson would step down in January and be succeeded by product development chief Mary Barra, the industry’s first woman CEO. Akerson assumed control of the Detroit company shortly before its autumn 2010 reintroduction as a public company and steered its return to profits after the 2009 bankruptcy and $49.5 billion federal bailout.
(Reuters) – Astronaut Scott Carpenter, who in 1962 became the fourth American in space and the second to orbit the Earth, died on Thursday in Colorado at age 88 of complications from a stroke, his wife Patty Carpenter said.
Carpenter, who lost radio contact with NASA controllers during his pioneering space flight and was found in the ocean 250 miles from the targeted splashdown site, went on to explore the ocean floor in later years. His wife said he died in a Denver hospice.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Jack Germond, the gruff and rumpled “fat man” of American political journalism best known for his coverage of presidential campaigns, died on Wednesday at the age of 85.
He died “peacefully and quickly” early in the morning at his home in West Virginia after recently finishing a novel, his wife, Alice, said in an email sent to friends and journalists.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former White House correspondent Helen Thomas, a trailblazing journalist who reported on every U.S. president from John Kennedy to Barack Obama, died on Saturday at the age of 92, the Gridiron Club and Foundation said.
Thomas, who broke many barriers for female journalists during her 49 years on the White House beat for United Press International and Hearst newspapers and died after a long illness, the Washington journalists’ organization said in a statement.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – George Jones, a classic country singer with a voice full of raw honky-tonk emotion and a life full of honky-tonk turmoil, died on Friday at the age of 81, his spokesman said.
Jones, whose career spanned more than six decades and included hits such as “He Stopped Loving Her Today” and “Window Up Above,” died at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
WASHINGTON, April 26 (Reuters) – George Jones, a classic
country singer with a voice full of raw honky-tonk emotion and a
life full of honky-tonk turmoil, died on Friday at the age of
81, his spokesman said.
Jones, whose career spanned more than six decades and
included hits such as “He Stopped Loving Her Today” and “Window
Up Above,” died at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Dennis Rodman, the former NBA star known more for his body piercings and tattoos than international diplomacy skills, said on Sunday he returned from North Korea with a message from its leader Kim Jong-un for President Barack Obama – “call me.”
Rodman appeared on ABC’s “This Week” program a few days after an unlikely meeting with Kim in the North Korea capital Pyongyang, where Rodman was working on a documentary about basketball.
Nov 23 (Reuters) – Larry Hagman, who created one of American
television’s most supreme villains in the conniving, amoral
oilman J.R. Ewing of “Dallas,” died on Friday, the Dallas
Morning News reported. He was 81.
Hagman died at a Dallas hospital of complications from his
battle with throat cancer, the newspaper said, quoting a
statement from his family. He had suffered from liver cancer and
cirrhosis of the liver in the 1990s after decades of drinking.