Tag Archives: NRA

NRA Gives an Inch, The Casting Couch

Friday, October 6, 2017

The Gun Beat: In a surprising announcement from the organization that has fought gun control and regulation at every level, the National Rifle Association gave an inch and announced that bump stocks, which allow an  assault rifle to fire in …

Bangladesh Massacre, Eat Pray Divorce

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Terror in Bangladesh: At least 20 hostages were killed, many of them hacked to death, in the takeover of an upscale restaurant in the diplomatic quarter of Dhaka. A kitchen worker who escaped said the assailants were armed with pistols, …

Political Gunfight, Death at Disney

Thursday, June 16, 2016

The Firing Line: The front page of today’s Boston Globe features a life-size picture of an assault rifle with the headline, “Make It Stop.” It won’t happen soon. The Senate yesterday was unable to move forward on what might seem …

Drone Hits Taliban Mullah, Cabin Smoke

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Zapped: The leader of the Taliban, Mullah Akhtar Mansour, is believed to have been killed in a drone strike along the Afghanistan/Pakistan border, according to the Pentagon. The US military is still trying to verify that he is dead, but …

Russia Would Welcome Crimea

Friday, March 7, 2014

Ukraine Crisis: Russian parliament leaders are saying they welcome Crimea breaking away from Ukraine and joining the Russian Federation. They are unlikely to have said it without the approval of Russian President Vladimir Putin.   A Kiev court ruled that …

Nairobi Mall Fight Continues

Monday, September 23, 2013

  Mall Fight: Gunfire and explosions are still being heard from inside the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi as Kenyan forces close in on Somali the terrorists who attacked Saturday. Smoke is pouring out of the building. The military said …

Cause of Death, Wildfire, Stand and Fight

Sunday, May 5, 2013

  World: Syrian state television reports that Israeli rockets struck a military research center in Damascus. Israel has not claimed responsibility, but did admit attacking a shipment of missiles inside Syria Friday. Also in Syria, pro-government forces have killed at …

Cause of Death, Rising Toll, Run for History

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Bombers: Autopsy results show that Tamarlan Tsarnaev died of gunshot wounds and blunt force trauma to his head and torso the night of a shootout with police in Watertown, Mass. Tsarnaev was hit by police gunfire and run over by …

Marathon Suspect Dead, Another on the Run

Friday, April 19, 2013

Boston Suspect Dead: A late night robbery, police chase and shootout ended with the death of bombing suspect #1 and #2 on the run, police said at dawn in Boston. Police say the suspects robbed a 7-11 store in Cambridge …

Tax Day, Supremes Pass, Braless

Monday, April 15, 2013

Deadline: Today is tax day. Returns must be postmarked by midnight. National: The Supreme Court this morning chose not to hear a case about whether there is a Constitutional right to carry a handgun. The case stems from a New …