Shooting in Washington movie theater: Man fumbles with gun during Benghazi film


A man shot a woman in a Washington state movie theater as he was playing with a gun at a showing of ‘13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.’ He turned himself in, authorities said.

The shooting took place at a Regal Cinemas movie theater in Renton, Washington shortly after 8 p.m. on Thursday. An intoxicated man “accidentally discharged his weapon” and shot a woman, according to police.

13 Hours’: Benghazi movie makes for a political show


Michael Bay’s patriotic spectacle about the Benghazi attack may well be the opening act of the 2016 campaign. Hitting movie theaters just ahead of presidential primaries, it has attracted conservative moviegoers but is falling flat among the liberals.


’13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi’ is a dramatization of events from September 2012, when terrorist attacks on US facilities in eastern Libya left four Americans dead, including Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens. Hillary Clinton, who is currently seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, was secretary of state at the time. Republicans have accused her of failing to adequately protect or rescue the trapped diplomat and his staff, and for attempting to deflect responsibility by blaming the violence on a YouTube video deemed offensive to Muslims.

Trump rents Iowa theater to show Benghazi movie


Trump, a billionaire New York real estate entrepreneur, flies to Iowa for a 10 a.m. campaign rally on Friday at Living History Farms in Urbandale. He’s currently in second place in the GOP presidential race here, trailing Texas U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz by 3 points, the latest Des Moines Register/Bloomberg Politics Iowa Poll shows.

Trump has said he’s willing to spend a billion dollars to win the GOP nomination. “I make $400 million a year so what difference does it make?” he told reporters in Iowa in August.

Tickets for the movie, which opened Thursday, cost about $8 each, the theater’s website shows.

The word “Benghazi” has re-emerged in the GOP race. In the GOP debate in South Carolina Thursday night, presidential rival Jeb Bush was first to bring it up, saying Clinton would “continue down the path of Benghazi” and would be “a national security mess.”