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The Evening Rush for Monday, September 16, 2013

Police and first responder activity near the Washington Navy Yard today. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Shooting in D.C.

At least 12 people are dead after a shooting rampage in a building at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. The alleged gunman, reported to be a 34-year-old man from Texas, is among those killed. Police also hunted for a second possible attacker who may have been disguised in a military-style uniform, authorities said. The U.S. Senate went on lockdown for a few hours this afternoon out of safety and President Barack Obama condemned the violence and honored the victims as “patriots.” [Sun-Times, Live video and updates, Washington Post, The Guardian]

Ominous hand wash

A Chicago Police officer allegedly washed his hands before officials could test his hands for gun powder residue in a woman’s shooting death. [Watchdogs]

Chemicals confirmed

The U.N. has confirmed chemical weapons were used in Syria but stopped short of pointing the finger at President Bashar Assad. [N.Y. Times]

Father charged

The father of Gizzell Ford has now been charged in the girl’s brutal beating death. [Sun-Times]

Colorado flooding

The latest updates on the Colorado floods and rescue efforts. [Denver Post]

A “woof” day in court

The court went to the dogs today when Eugene Mullins’ attorney barked — literally — at jurors. [Sun-Times]

One more second

If State Sen. Dan Duffy gets his way, yellow lights will soon be one second longer. [CBS 2]

New school

Despite the historic closures the city just went through, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is ready for a new school on the Far Southeast Side. [Sun-Times]


Australia, for one, welcomes its new possum overlords. [Telegraph]

Stay off the tracks

Because you apparently need the reminder: Don’t go on the CTA tracks. [Sun-Times]

Bear Down!

The Bears are 2-0 to start the 2013 season, and if you’ve got the stomach to relive yesterday’s crazy finish, we’ve got complete coverage and breakdown of the big divisional win. [Sun-Times]

Zach attack

Zach Johnson eased to a weather-delayed win at the PGA’s BMW Championship. [ESPN]

The Bright One

Have you recovered from last night’s gut-wrenching, heart-breaking, nerve-wracking episode of “Breaking Bad”? Neither have I. You should read Lori Rackl’s recap anyway. [Sun-Times]


Sudoku; Weather; Traffic; CTA; Metra; Flight delays

And finally

“How Scrooge McDuck helped Connecticut detectives solved a murder.” Nothing in that sentence is a typo. [Slate]