Family and Friends of Newtown Victims Gather to Commemorate First Anniversary
The family and friends of the 26 people killed a year ago at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, held a candlelight vigil Thursday night in Washington.
Nelson Mandela Dies at Age 95
Longtime civil-rights leader and former president of South Africa Nelson Mandela died Thursday due to complications from a lung infection. He was 95 years old.
Gunman Spotted on Yale Campus; Lockdown Lifted [UPDATED]
UPDATE 3:15 p.m. EST: The lockdown and shelter-in-place orders have been lifted, according to the Yale alert system. Police have been going door-to-door on campus searching for the gunman, though authorities will not confirm whether it may have been a hoax.
3 Students Shot at Pittsburgh High School
Just after the school day ended at Brashear High School in Pittsburgh, several gunmen dressed in black shot three students as they were leaving the building. All three victims are alive and in stable condition, receiving treatment at local hospitals.
LAX Shooting — Gunman Opens Fire at L.A. Airport, Kills One TSA Agent [UPDATED]
UPDATE 2:30 p.m. EST: NBC is reporting that one TSA agent was killed and three others wounded. Airport police shot and may have killed the gunman at the scene. The shooter, whose identity has not been confirmed, was taken into custody after being shot.
Senate Reaches Bipartisan Deal to End Gov’t Shutdown, Raise Debt Ceiling
It may have taken more than two weeks, but the government finally looks set to reopen. At least until early 2014, that is.
Brand-New $100 Bills Arrive in Banks Tuesday
Starting Tuesday, October 8, the Treasury Department will begin circulating the first newly designed $100 bills since 1996.
U.S. Capitol Locked Down Briefly After Multiple Gunshots; Suspect Shot and Killed [PHOTOS]…
UPDATE 6:30 P.M. EST: Officials have confirmed that the woman who led police on a car chase from the White House toward the Capitol was indeed killed at the scene. Her name has not yet been released.
Child Rapist Goes Free After One Whole Month in Jail
Stacey Rambold, who admitted raping 14-year-old Cherice Moralez in 2007, finished his 30-day term at the Montana State Prison in Deer Lodge on Thursday morning. Moralez, who at the time was a student at the high school where Rambold taught, committed suicide in 2010.
Starbucks Asks Customers Not to Bring Guns Into Stores Anymore
In a policy shift, Starbucks will now ask its customers not to bring firearms inside its stores, but the company is not going to ask its workers to enforce the rule.