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Screenshot via San Bruno PD twitter account.

San Bruno police said Wednesday that Nasim Najafi Aghdam, the suspect in the YouTube shooting, went to a gun range Tuesday morning, shortly before going to the company's headquarters and opening fire. Police also confirmed they believe Aghdam was motivated by her anger toward company for limiting access to her videos.

The bottom line: Police say Aghdam, who died at the scene from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, had no specific connection to any of the three people who were wounded in Tuesday's shooting.

At a press briefing on Wednesday, police also said:

  • Aghdam apparently entered YouTube through a parking lot.
  • Police have secured her vehicle, and agencies are serving two search warrants at homes in Southern California.
  • The gun was legally possessed and owned.

Go deeper: How the YouTube shooting could draw Google and other tech companies deeper into the gun control debate.

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1 hour ago - World

Maximum pressure campaign escalates with Fakhrizadeh killing

Photo: Fars News Agency via AP

The assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, the architect of Iran’s military nuclear program, is a new height in the maximum pressure campaign led by the Trump administration and the Netanyahu government against Iran.

Why it matters: It exceeds the capture of the Iranian nuclear archives by the Mossad, and the sabotage in the advanced centrifuge facility in Natanz.

Scoop: Biden weighs retired General Lloyd Austin for Pentagon chief

Lloyd Austin testifying before Congress in 2015. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Joe Biden is considering retired four-star General Lloyd Austin as his nominee for defense secretary, adding him to a shortlist that includes Jeh Johnson, Tammy Duckworth and Michele Flournoy, two sources with direct knowledge of the decision-making tell Axios.

Why it matters: A nominee for Pentagon chief was noticeably absent when the president-elect rolled out his national security team Tuesday. Flournoy had been widely seen as the likely pick, but Axios is told other factors — race, experience, Biden's comfort level — have come into play.

Updated 3 hours ago - Politics & Policy

Coronavirus dashboard

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

  1. Health: WHO: AstraZeneca vaccine must be evaluated on "more than a press release."
  2. Politics: Supreme Court backs religious groups on New York COVID restrictions.
  3. World: Thailand, Philippines sign deal with AstraZeneca for vaccine.
  4. Economy: Safety nets to disappear in December Black Friday shopping across the U.S., in photosAmazon hires 1,400 workers a day throughout pandemic.
  5. Education: National standardized tests delayed until 2022.