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Authorities say three people were injured in a shooting in a parking lot of an amusement park north of Chicago that sent visitors scrambling for safety. The Gurnee Police Department says officers responded about 7:50 p.m. Sunday to Six Flags Great America, about 45 miles north of Chicago. Police say in a statement that the shooting “was not a random act, and appeared to be a targeted incident.” Police say a white sedan entered the parking lot and drove toward the park’s front entrance. The suspects got out and shot at another person in the parking lot before driving away. Police say two people had non-life-threatening wounds. A third had a shoulder injury and declined to be taken to a hospital.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is pledging to raise millions out of poverty and turn India into a developed country in the next quarter-century as he marks 75 years since independence from British rule. Wearing a turban with the colors of India's flag, Modi said the world is looking toward India to help resolve global issues. He said billions of dollars are being invested in the country's future as a manufacturing hub. He made no reference to India’s tense ties with neighbors Pakistan and China, or any steps to improve relations. The main opposition Congress party accused the Modi government of leaving opposition parties out of the independence celebrations.

    We’ve all seen commencement speakers give advice to graduates as they’re about to enter the workforce. In much the same way, financial experts are in the unique position to impart money advice to the younger generation. I asked personal finance authors, columnists and podcast hosts who have figured out a thing or two about money to share the nuggets of wisdom they wish they could tell their younger selves. Among their advice? Invest in the stock market early, save as much as you can, steer clear of credit card debt and don’t worry so much about having it all figured out.

    The famous Strong-Arm saguaro in the Tortolita Preserve collapsed Aug. 4. The tall saguaro lived in the Dove Mountain area in Marana. Based on its size and the growth rates of other saguaros in the Tucson area, Strong-Arm was probably 150 to 175 years old, according to Bill Peachey, a saguar…

    One of the last remaining Navajo Code Talkers says Sunday that the code based on his then-unwritten native language was the hardest thing to learn. Thomas H. Begay spoke at a Phoenix ceremony marking the 80th anniversary of the elite World War II group and its code that confounded Japanese military cryptologists. Hundreds of Navajos were recruited by the U.S. Marines to serve as code talkers during the war. The 98-year-old Begay is one of three who is still alive to talk about it. The Code Talkers participated in all assaults the Marines led in the Pacific from 1942 to 1945 including Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Peleliu and Iwo Jima.

    Authorities say a man is dead and five other people suffered non-life threatening gunshot wounds after a shooting at Phoenix house party. Phoenix police say officers responded to the scene around 2 a.m. Sunday. An unidentified man in his early 40s was pronounced dead at the scene while three men and two women were taken to hospitals for treatment of their wounds. Police say there was a physical fight between several men during the party and the suspect pulled out a gun and shot multiple times into the crowd as he was attempting to run away. After the shooting, the man was held down by witnesses until police arrived and took him into custody. Police say the suspect remains hospitalized for treatment of a laceration.

    Three Arizona parents have been arrested after trying to force their way onto an elementary school campus to protect their children during a lockdown. Police in the Phoenix suburb of El Mirage say the school was locked down Friday after an armed man was seen trying to get inside. Police say they were getting ready to reunite families when the confrontation with parents escalated. Police Lt. Jimmy Chavez says a man being arrested dropped a gun, and a man and woman who tried to free him were stunned with a Taser. The scene at Thompson Ranch Elementary School came nearly three months after officers in Uvalde, Texas, failed to act as a gunman killed two teachers and 19 students.


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