One day after holding a news conference at his church and defiantly denying accusations of sexual abuse, arson, theft snd other misdeeds uncovered by investigative journalists, a Kentucky legislator elected on a platform of racism, gun rights and Jesus shot himself to death Wednesday on a bridge not far from his home. It was a dramatic end for Danny Ray Johnson, the self-proclaimed Pope of the Heart of Fire Church southeast of Louisville.
Around 3:25 pm Eastern time Tuesday, a truck drove into a pedestrian and bike path in Lower Manhattan in New York City. The New York Police Department confirmed "several fatalities" and "numerous people injured." The truck continued along the path until it hit another vehicle, at which point the suspect got out of the truck bearing imitation firearms, according to the police. The suspect was then shot by authorities and is now in custody, police say. "Based on the information we have so far, this was an act of terror," New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a press conference hours after the attack.