Why a North Carolina High School resumed classes after a student was fatally shot on campus

Cassie Cope/The Charlotte Observer, via Associated Press A high school in near Charlotte, North Carolina, where one student fatally shot another on Monday, was criticized for resuming classes hours after the shooting. Clayton Wilcox, superintendent of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, defended the school’s decision Monday, saying that it was the appropriate thing to do to ensure that […]

Trump fired a new warning shot at the Fed over rising interest rates

President Donald Trump accused Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell of getting joy out of raising interest rates in an interview with The Wall Street Journal published on Tuesday. Trump has made clear he sees rising interest rates as a threat to the broader US economy. When asked whether he regrets nominating Powell to chair the […]

How (and why) a London poet who never shot a gun came to lead Defense Distributed

Enlarge / Paloma Heindorff (center) in Austin, announcing herself as the new head of Defense Distributed. (Attorneys Josh Blackman, left, and Chad Flores, right, joined her to field questions about the company’s legal efforts against various states’ attorneys general.) (credit: Nathan Mattise) Prior to 2015, Paloma Heindorff had never even shot a gun. But last […]

‘Prison helped me understand’: Man who shot 6 migrants in Italy says he’s got ‘no racial hatred’

A neo-nazi extremist who randomly shot six Africans in a rampage in an Italian town thinking it would avenge the brutal murder of a young woman, now faces 12 years in jail. Luca Traini told the court he was “wrong” and is “sorry.” Traini, who is now 29, spent the morning of February 3 cruising […]

Hypocrisy much? Left & right slam Comey’s ‘shot clock’ oped about Kavanaugh FBI probe

Former FBI director James Comey has piped up about the bureau’s investigation into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, saying it is “idiotic” to have a “shot clock.” His critics, both left and right, were not amused. The FBI opened a background investigation into Kavanaugh – his seventh – on Friday, after the White House humored […]

Ryder Cup SHOT OF THE DAY: Watch Rory McIlroy’s amazing chip as Europe stun USA

McIlroy was hurting after losing his fourballs match in the first round at Le Golf National on Friday. He went out alongside Henrik Stenson to atone for his early defeat after lunch in the foursomes. And the Northern Irishman did just that, beating Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson alongside Ian Poulter. But the biggest moment […]

Around 7 people reportedly shot during family gathering in Syracuse

Reuters Up to seven people, including children, were shot in Syracuse, New York. News website Syracuse.com reported that the shooting took place at a family gathering to mark the death of a person who died of cancer earlier on Thursday. The website said that at least 10 shots had been fired. Up to seven people, […]