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The Pensacola Naval Air Station main gate, Pensacola, Florida. Photo: Josh Brasted/Getty Images

Attorney General William Barr concluded that last month's shooting at Pensacola Naval Air Station was an "act of terrorism."

What we know: A gunman identified as Mohammed Alshamrani opened fire at Pensacola Naval Air Station in Florida, killing three before he was killed by a sheriff’s deputy, per AP. Alshamrani, a second lieutenant in the Royal Saudi Air Force, was attending a pilot training program at the base.

  • An initial assessment from intelligence and counterterrorism officials found that Alshamrani acted alone and did not have ties to international terrorist groups, according to the New York Times.
  • Alshamrani's motives are still unknown.

Details: Eight people were injured in the attack, including two sheriff’s deputies who were first responders, according to Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan. Officials initially reported that 12 people were shot.

  • The shooter hosted a dinner party the night before Friday's attack to watch videos of mass shootings, per AP.
  • The shooting took place across two floors of a classroom building at dawn on Friday, per NYT. The shooter used a legally purchased Glock 45 9-mm handgun and had four to six extended magazines in his possession.
  • Multiple Saudi nationals were detained and questioned near the incident. It is not known if they were students in the building during the shooting, per NYT.
    • Three of those detained were seen filming the shooting, but there is currently no immediate indication that they are connected to the gunman.
    • The FBI said investigators are sure Alshamrani was the only gunman.

What they're saying: President Trump tweeted that Saudi Arabia's King Salman called him "to express his sincere condolences and give his sympathies to the families and friends" of those killed and injured in the attack in Pensacola.

  • During the call, Salman affirmed that the shooter "does not represent the Saudi people, who count the American people as friends and allies," according to a Saudi Embassy press release on Friday.
  • Salman said he has "directed Saudi security services to cooperate with the relevant  American agencies to uncover information that will help determine the cause of this horrific attack."

Of note: Earlier this week, a separate shooting took place Wednesday on another Navy base. A U.S. sailor killed two civilian Defense Department employees at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam shipyard in Hawaii.

  • The Pensacola base, which employs more than 16,000 military and 7,400 civilian personnel, is among the Navy's most historic and is the home of the Blue Angels flight team.

Go deeper: Mass shootings as international incidents

Editor's note: This article has been updated with new information throughout. This is a developing story.

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Laurel Hubbard to become 1st openly trans athlete to compete at Olympics

New Zealand's Laurel Hubbard at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia, when she became the first openly transgender athlete to represent NZ. Photo: Scott Barbour/Getty Images

The New Zealand Olympic Committee has announced that Laurel Hubbard has been selected for the women's weightlifting team for the Tokyo Games — making her the first openly transgender athlete to compete at the event.

The big picture: Hubbard, 43, is part of a five-member Kiwi weightlifting team and will compete in the women's super heavyweight category. Meanwhile, BMX rider Chelsea Wolfe will become the first openly trans athlete to travel to the Olympics with Team USA, when she arrives in Tokyo as a reserve rider.

American Airlines cuts hundreds of flights amid demand surge

Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

American Airlines announced Sunday that it's cutting some 950 flights from its schedule, including 296 this weekend, to reduce potential pressure on its operations, the Wall Street Journal first reported.

Driving the news: The U.S. vaccine rollout has led to a massive increase in travel bookings. The airline noted in an emailed statement that it's facing an "incredibly quick ramp up of customer demand."

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Florida Pride parade fatal crash a "tragic accident," police say

Participants walk away as police investigate the scene where a pickup truck drove into a crowd of people at a Pride parade in Wilton Manors, Florida, on Saturday. Photo: Jason Koerner/Getty Images

Police said Sunday they believe a driver unintentionally hit spectators at a weekend Pride parade in Wilton Manors, Florida, resulting in the death of one man and leaving another person hospitalized.

The latest: Addressing speculation that the crash may have been a hate crime against the LGBTQ community, Wilton Manors police chief Gary Blocker said in a statement: "Today we know yesterday's incident was a tragic accident, and not a criminal act directed at anyone, or any group of individuals."