Latest Headlines

NRA defends itself after corporations pull away

A cap and shirt are displayed at the booth for the National Rifle Association (NRA) at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at National Harbor, Md., Feb. 23, 2018.  (Reuters) The National Rifle Association defended itself in no uncertain terms Saturday after numerous companies sought to cut ties with the gun lobby following the nation’s latest mass shooting. “Let it ...

Read More »

CPAC’s Schlapp, ex-RNC Chairman Steele have tense exchange over racial comment

Former Republican National Committee Chairman Mike Steele on Saturday challenged CPAC organizer Matt Schlapp over a group spokesman’s suggestion that Steele was appointed to lead the RNC only because he is black, and Schlapp’s response. The exchange occurred on a Sirius XM radio show amid the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, in Washington, D.C., and one day after CPAC Communications ...

Read More »

Student gives teacher ice cream money to help pay for father-in-law’s funeral

Price Lawrence said his 6th-grade student gave him this note and ice cream money to help pay for his father-in-law’s funeral.  (Prince Lawrence) An Alabama sixth-grade teacher said he learned a valuable lesson on kindness with a special note from one of his students this week. Price Lawrence, who teaches at Highlands Elementary in Huntsville, said in a Facebook post ...

Read More »

Las Vegas airport offers weed disposal bins for travelers who are holding

Tourists leaving Las Vegas can now dispose of any leftover marijuana at McCarran airport.  (AP/Regina Garcia Cano) Tourists leaving Las Vegas can now dispose of their leftover, legally-purchased marijuana at specially designated bins outside the McCarran International Airport, rather than hastily smoking it before the flight, or just donating it to a “chill bro” on the way out of town. ...

Read More »

Florida school’s security cameras were rewound 20 minutes, causing lag in capturing gunman, officials say

Police officers responding to last week’s Florida school shooting thought they were tracking Nikolas Cruz live on surveillance video — but then realized the footage was delayed by nearly 30 minutes because it was rewound, tossing roadblocks into the frantic efforts to capture the 19-year-old shooting suspect. Responding officers were watching security footage in Broward School District that occurred 20 ...

Read More »

Missouri Governor Eric Greitens indicted on invasion of privacy charge

Missouri Governor Eric Greitens was indicted by a grand jury on Thursday.  (Metropolitan Police Department, City of St. Louis ) Missouri Republican Gov. Eric Greitens was indicted Thursday by a St. Louis grand jury on a felony invasion of privacy charge, according to a news release from Circuit Attorney Kimberly Gardner. The charge stems from an incident that allegedly occurred ...

Read More »

Reward raised, new attention on US prosecutor’s 2001 slaying

SEATTLE –  Sixteen years after federal prosecutor Thomas Wales was shot to death in his Seattle home, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said Wednesday the unsolved case remains a top priority of the Justice Department. Rosenstein joined other federal and local law enforcement officials in a conference room named for Wales to plead for anyone with knowledge about the killing ...

Read More »