A 9-year-old girl accidentally kills a gun instructor in Arizona while learning how to shoot an automatic Uzi machine gun. more>>
A 9-year-old girl accidentally kills a gun instructor in Arizona while learning how to shoot an automatic Uzi machine gun. Gun owners say the accident could've been prevented and fear it'll give the gun world a bad rap. more>>
The Department of Health and Hospitals has detected an ameba at the end of the St. John the Baptist Parish line in Water District 1.more>>
The Department of Health and Hospitals has detected an ameba at the end of the St. John the Baptist Parish line in Water District 1. The system services Reserve, Garyville, and Mt. Airy residents.more>>
Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:37 PM EDT2014-08-27 23:37:02 GMT
A military aircraft has crashed in a rural area of Augusta County, according to the Augusta County Sheriff's Office. The crash happened around 9 a.m. near Deerfield Valley Road. It is believed to be anmore>>
The search for an Air National Guard pilot continues after an F-15C single-seat aircraft based out of Massachusetts crashed in a rural area of Augusta County Wednesday morning. more>>
Wednesday, August 27 2014 5:09 PM EDT2014-08-27 21:09:04 GMT
Gov. Bobby Jindal planned to file a lawsuit Wednesday against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally manipulating federal grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the Common Core education...more>>
In a move certain to bolster his national standing with conservatives, Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal sued the Obama administration Wednesday, hoping to strike a blow against the controversial Common Core education standards...more>>
Never mind that thing you've heard about the world ending this Friday – as the Mayan calendar may or may not have predicted.
Many would suggest instead that the last dregs of our civilization expired with those teachers and schoolchildren in Connecticut on Friday and that God is dead – or simply fed up with humans – and all hope is gone.
But a lot of us are going to have to hedge our bets on that point because we have jobs to do and families to feed and protect and, maybe, if we're lucky, lessons to learn from all this.
Ah, but do we?
If you consider the debates and polemics raging across our nation today, it doesn't take but a click of the mouse to see that the body politic is not exactly of one mind about all this.
The American people – though wildly divergent and widespread – have developed in recent decades the very intimate tribal ritual of public grieving.
And at no time in our history has this phenomenon had such an enabling forum as the Internet provides the masses.
There – amid the constant stream of sorrow, anger and blame – are the fault lines on the American landscape.
Depending who or what you are, the real problem with what happened at Sandy Hook Elementary School was about too many guns or not enough; not enough health care, not enough religion, the breakdown of the traditional family structure or the sensationalist media.
Upon the massacre of innocents, our country bleeds blue and red.
We use the heap of their lifeless bodies as the soapbox from which to exclaim our collective discord, ignorance, intolerance, prejudice, zealotry and obstinacy.
The killings seem like little more than opportunity for the self-righteous to tell everyone else what is wrong with them.
It's about a bunch of families upon whose unfathomable sorrow the rest of us seem determined to make our political and theological gains.
It's about a couple dozen families tonight in Connecticut for whom the national argument is simply so much contemptible noise.
So it's about time the rest of us just shut up, back the hell away from the computer, take a deep breath.
We've become a nation of prognosticators so willing to diagnose the social and moral ailments of other.
Well, for tonight at least: Physicians, heal thyself.
While you were sleeping, the Internet never stopped… Here's what's trending today. An epic selfie photo shoot A father noticed his daughter was in the midst of an epic photo shoot of her own creation. Hemore>>
While you were sleeping, the Internet never stopped… Here's what's trending today.more>>
Tuesday, August 26 2014 9:27 AM EDT2014-08-26 13:27:00 GMT
A Jackson Prep football player hospitalized following Friday night's game has died. Walker Wilbanks was transported Friday to the hospital during the second half of the school's home football game againstmore>>
Pressler says Walker's death was an "unfortunate freak event" revolving around the balance of sodium and water in the body. He says it had no reflection of being over or underhydrated.
Wednesday, August 27 2014 2:48 AM EDT2014-08-27 06:48:05 GMT
Utah authorities have arrested a 23-year-old woman who they say dumped her newborn baby in a neighbor's trash can.more>>
A Utah woman accused of dumping her day-old baby in a neighbor's trash can told police she was afraid to tell her parents about the pregnancy and hoped the newborn's death would solve her problems, a probable cause...more>>
It was a crime that happened 150 years ago: A set of precious jewels were stolen by Union soldiers from a Louisiana Masonic lodge.more>>
It was a crime that happened 150 years ago: A set of precious jewels were stolen by Union soldiers from a Louisiana Masonic lodge. But in an odd twist, it may have been the best thing that could have happened to the heirlooms.more>>