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  • Colorado Police on Arapahoe High School Shooting: 'Deliberate, 'Planned Event'

    Colorado Police on Arapahoe High School Shooting: 'Deliberate, 'Planned Event'

    (CENTENNIAL, Colo.) — New information has been released by police investigating the deadly school shooting Arapahoe High School in Colorado on Dec. 13. Colorado police say a side door that should have been locked– but was always propped open– allowed 18-year-old shooter Karl Pierson to enter the building without passing the school security guard. At a press conference Monday, Sheriff Grayson Robinson said Pierson, armed with a shotgun, 125 rounds ammunition, a machete, and three Molotov cocktails, immediately fired rounds into the school hallway. He shot 17-year-old Claire Davis, then headed to the library where he fired another set of rounds… Read more

  • Boy Scouts Prepare to Accept Gay Scouts Jan. 1

    Boy Scouts Prepare to Accept Gay Scouts Jan. 1

    (NEW YORK) — A landmark change for the Boy Scouts of America is scheduled to take place this Wednesday, when a new policy allowing gay scouts goes into effect. The Boy Scouts’ policy toward gay members and gay leaders has brought controversy to the organization for years. It voted earlier this year to allow gay members, but not gay leaders. The organization has put in place some rules along with the new policy, such as the ban on scouts using their Boy Scout uniform to promote political causes, which will include gay scouts promoting gay political causes. The BSA declined… Read more

  • US Wants Better Olympics Anti-Terror Teamwork from Russia After Bombings

    US Wants Better Olympics Anti-Terror Teamwork from Russia After Bombings

    (WASHINGTON) — Hours after a second bomb exploded in Russia, killing more than a dozen, the White House crafted a message of condolence to the Russian people that also included an apparent reference to U.S. frustration over the former Cold War rival’s resistance to cooperating when it comes to securing the upcoming Olympics. “The United States stands in solidarity with the Russian people against terrorism,” said a written statement from White House National Security Council spokesperson Caitlin Hayden. “The U.S. government has offered our full support to the Russian government in security preparations for the Sochi Olympic Games, and we… Read more

  • Man Feared Dead After Going Overboard on Cruise

    Man Feared Dead After Going Overboard on Cruise

    (MIAMI) — It’s unlikely that the Canadian man who went overboard near the Puerto Rican coast while on a Royal Caribbean cruise is still alive, authorities said Monday. Tien Phuoc Nguyen, 26, was with his family aboard the ship Adventures of the Seas Saturday, en route to San Juan, Puerto Rico, when fellow passengers reported seeing him go overboard. The captain turned the vessel around and the U.S. Coast Guard quickly launched a search that evening, but Nguyen has not yet been located. “I doubt [that he's alive]. Those are very rough seas in that area, lots of sharks in… Read more

  • The Year in Music 2013 — The Return of the Piano Man & the Rocket Man

    The Year in Music 2013 — The Return of the Piano Man & the Rocket Man

    2013 saw the return of both Billy Joel and Elton John: one to the top of the charts, and one to the stage. Billy Joel hadn’t toured the U.S. since early 2010, when he and Elton John finished the latest installment of their Face to Face tour; it had been even longer since his last solo trek.  But the great response to his set at the Hurricane Sandy benefit concert in December of 2012 evidently got Joel thinking about returning to live performance.  In 2013, he surprised fans by booking appearances at the New Orleans Jazz Fest and at Australia’s… Read more

  • Life Support Cutoff Looms for Brain Dead California Teen

    Life Support Cutoff Looms for Brain Dead California Teen

    (OAKLAND, Calif.) — Time is running out for the family of a brain dead California teenager as it scrambles to find a facility to take her before the court order keeping her on life support expires Monday. Jahi McMath, 13, was declared brain dead following a surgery to remove her tonsils and adenoids on Dec. 9. An Oakland judge ruled last week that the hospital could remove Jahi from life support only after the family had time to appeal or make other arraignments. Despite multiple doctors agreeing that Jahi is brain dead, her family has battled the Children’s Hospital Oakland… Read more

  • Beyoncé Takes Heat for Sampling Shuttle Tragedy in Single

    Beyoncé Takes Heat for Sampling Shuttle Tragedy in Single

    (NEW YORK) — Pop star Beyoncé is coming under fire for sampling audio from the space shuttle Challenger disaster in her new single, drawing the ire of some current and former NASA astronauts and families. Challenger exploded 73 seconds after liftoff from the Kennedy Space Center on Jan. 28, 1986.  All seven crew members aboard were killed. “Flight controllers here looking very carefully at the situation.  Obviously a major malfunction,” were the words spoken by now-retired NASA public affairs officer Steve Nesbitt as the nation watched wreckage fall toward the ocean on live television. Twenty-seven years later, Nesbitt’s voice is… Read more

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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