U.S. Domestic News Roundup: Decorated U.S. Army veteran, one of two men who shot the gunman in Colorado; GSK stops selling blood cancer drug Blenrep in the United States and more

Below is a summary of current US domestic news roundups.

Decorated U.S. Army veteran, one of two men who shot down the gunman in Colorado

A decorated Iraq and Afghanistan veteran who brought his family to support a transvestite who was one of his daughter’s friends said his training in the US Army took over when gunfire broke out at an LGBTQ club in Colorado. “It’s the reflex,” Rich Fierro told reporters who gathered Monday night in the snow-covered front yard of his suburban Colorado Springs home. “Go. Go to the fire. Stop the action. Stop the activity. Don’t let anyone get hurt.”

GSK stops selling blood cancer drug Blenrep in the United States

GSK will stop selling its blood cancer drug Blenrep in the United States, it said Tuesday, the latest in a string of setbacks for Britain’s oncology division. The company had said this month that Blenrep failed to meet the main goal of a major study designed to show it was better than an existing treatment on the market, raising fears that regulatory approval could be withdrawn by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Victims and heroes of Colorado Springs LGBTQ nightclub shooting identified

Colorado Springs officials on Monday identified the five victims of the shooting who died and the two heroes who prevented further bloodshed at the LGBTQ nightclub where a gunman opened fire Saturday night. Another 17 people were injured by gunfire during the rampage. Police said they had yet to determine a motive, but the city’s mayor and LGBTQ rights groups said the attack bore the hallmarks of a hate crime.

In Thanksgiving tradition, Biden pardons two chatty turkeys

U.S. President Joe Biden, wearing his signature aviator sunglasses, pardoned two North Carolina turkeys named Chocolate and Chip on Monday, sparing them from Thanksgiving dinner tables. In return, the pair of huge turkeys gobbled up their appreciation in the latest installment of the smile-inducing White House tradition to kick off the holiday season.

US consumers push Thanksgiving air travel to highest level in 3 years

U.S. airlines and airports are preparing for an increase in passenger numbers over Thanksgiving, with passenger numbers expected to reach their highest level in three years. Nearly 55 million Americans will take to the roads, airspace and rail during the holidays, and air traffic will recover to about 99% of its pre-COVID-19 pandemic levels in 2019, travel agency AAA estimates.

Live Nation and Ticketmaster may need to part ways, some senators say

Ticketmaster and owner Live Nation Entertainment, the event ticketing giant behind the recently failed sale of Taylor Swift concert tickets, should be disbanded by the Justice Department if misconduct is found in an ongoing investigation, Democratic senators said Monday. In a letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, Senators Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, and Edward J. Markey of Massachusetts said that “an investigation alone does nothing for those stakeholders already harmed by Live Nation’s market dominance and apparent continued anti-competitive measures.” behaviour.”

Trump’s company kicks off defense case in tax fraud lawsuit

Former US President Donald Trump’s real estate company began building a defense Monday in its criminal trial on charges including tax fraud, after the prosecutor dropped its case, by questioning an external auditor the Trump organization says had a top executive. caught for tax fraud. Prosecutors from the Manhattan district attorney’s office called five witnesses over three weeks, including their star witness Allen Weisselberg, the company’s former chief financial officer who pleaded guilty in August to charges including grand larceny and tax fraud.

An SUV drives into an Apple Store in the Boston area and kills a man

A sports car crashed through the windshield of an Apple store near Boston on Monday before coming to rest at the back of the showroom, killing at least one person and hospitalizing 16, authorities and local authorities said. media. The black SUV was traveling at an undetermined speed as it entered the store in Hingham, Massachusetts and hit “several people,” Plymouth District Attorney Timothy Cruz said at a news conference.

Republican states are trying to preserve Trump-era US border borders

A coalition of states with Republican attorneys general took legal action Monday to enforce pandemic border crossings that were recently declared illegal by a US judge, aiming to enforce policies that allow the government to deport hundreds of thousands of migrants. Fifteen states asked U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan to allow them to participate in lawsuits over the policy, known as Title 42, which has been in effect since March 2020, at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Factbox-What’s at stake in the second round of the US Senate in Georgia?

For the second time in less than two years, a race in the US Senate in Georgia will lead to a runoff, this time between Democrat incumbent Raphael Warnock and his Donald Trump-backed challenger Herschel Walker. Unlike last time, the December 6 vote will not determine whether President Joe Biden’s Democrats control the Senate, where they have already secured enough seats to maintain their razor-thin majority.

(With input from agencies.)

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