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One dead, two injured after car rams NSA HQ gates

One person died and two people, including a police officer, were injured when a car tried to run through the National Security Agency's entrance gates near Washington.

Two men, who were dressed in women's clothing, tried to drive the 4x4 through the entrance gate at the NSA's Fort Meade, Maryland headquarters, officials said.

The vehicle crashed into a police car near the gate when officers opened fire to try and stop them. One of the men in the car died at the scene while a police officer was injured.

Their motive was not immediately known but officials said there was no evidence the incident was linked to terrorism. One official said investigators were looking into whether drugs were involved.

In a statement, the FBI said: "The shooting scene is contained and we do not believe it is related to terrorism."

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Police: Missing man may have taken baby with him

Adam Britain Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

Police are trying to trace a Nottingham father who may have taken his baby son with him.

Adam Britain, 29, was last seen by a relative in Derby city centre on Saturday. He is thought to have his one-year-old son with him, and police are very concerned for their welfare.

Adam Britain's one year old son, who may be with him Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

Adam is white, 5ft 6” tall, of slim build with dark brown short cropped hair. He has a ‘BRISTY’ tattoo on the right-hand side of his neck, and was last seen wearing a tracksuit top with a light blue chest and back area, and navy blue arms; navy blue tracksuit bottoms and dark blue trainers.

His son is white, and was last seen wearing a light cream woolly hat, cotton navy blue tracksuit top and matching tracksuit bottoms. His pushchair is black with white and black stripes in the seat area.

“We are keen to locate Adam and ensure that both he and his son are safe and well. It is out of character for him not to return home and we hope the appeal helps to gain information about his whereabouts or to encourage Adam to make contact with us.”

– Police spokesperson

Tories to reveal £12bn in welfare cuts after the election

The Conservative party will not publish details of their planned welfare cuts until after the General Election, Chancellor George Osborne has said.

Mr Osborne said that they would set out how they intend to achieve the planned £12 billion in savings from the welfare budget if they are returned to power after the General Election.

George Osborne Credit: Joel Goodman/PA Wire

"We will set out our plans as part of a spending review when you can make these balanced judgments," he told Channel 4 News. "We have said in the spending review in the summer."

Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith came under fire at the weekend after he suggested that it was not "relevant" to explain where the cuts would fall if the Conservatives regained power.

However, Mr Osborne insisted they had shown from their record in the last parliament that they had would protect the most vulnerable claimants

Gibraltar deaths 'appear to be murder-suicide'

A spokesman for the Royal Gibraltar Police confirmed that "at present" the deaths appeared to be a murder-suicide.

The spokesman said he understood that next of kin in the UK have been informed of the tragedy.

A member of staff of the company that was letting out the flat, which is a rental property, attended the residence.

They got no answer from within but noticed that the house was locked from inside and that sent a few alarm bells ringing and they decided to call the police.

At the moment what we are doing is trying to get as much background information from both the Spanish and the UK sides of the family.

These people had only been in Gibraltar for a few days, I think it was either last Thursday or Friday that they arrived.

We are trying to discover if they were here in transit to the UK or whether they were planning on staying for any length of time in Gibraltar.

A Home Office forensic pathologist is expected to travel to Gibraltar in the next couple of days to perform post-mortem examinations on the bodies.?

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