Illinois shooting victim sues state police over gun buy: report

A man who was wounded in a shooting at an Illinois warehouse last month has sued the state police for wrongly allowing the shooter to buy the handgun he used to kill five co-workers and injure others, local media said. Timothy Williams, an employee at Henry Pratt Company in Aurora, 40 miles (65 km) west…

Ex-NY official convicted in multimillion-dollar bribe case: prosecutors

A former top elected official on New York’s Long Island was convicted on Friday of taking bribes to help a local businessman obtain millions of dollars in taxpayer-funded loans, federal prosecutors announced. A federal court jury in Central Islip, New York, found former Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano guilty of bribery, honest services fraud, obstruction…

‘A slap in the face’: Barnier sets May on course for Brexit defeat

By Peter Walker, Daniel Boffey and Heather Stewart Prime minister rebuffed as she pleads for last-ditch EU concessions before MPs vote Theresa May appears set for a second humiliating defeat when she brings her Brexit deal back to parliament next week, after the EU’s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, rebuffed her pleas for last-minute concessions. The…