Virgin Plane With Landing Gear Problems

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Probably by the time you read this, it will be all over, but I’m following a story out of England: Virgin Atlantic has confirmed there is a landing gear problem with a flight thought to be circling over the coast of Sussex. The Boeing 747 jumbo is preparing for a “non standard landing” at Gatwick because of a “technical issue … Read More

Breaking: Today’s School Shooting

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Marysville-Pilchuck High School in the State of Washington: 3 shot, not including the dead shooter (a student).  It’s happening now, but it’ll happen somewhere else soon. UPDATE:  2 dead, including the shooter.   Looking at the shooter’s Twitter account, it looks like he was distraught over a relationship: It won’t last…. It’ll never last…. — Jaylen Fryberg (@frybergj) October 23, 2014

Shots Fired In Capital

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All in lockdown. Capital police are responding — even though they are working without pay. UPDATE: Some women with a child in the car tried to ram White House gates, then she sped to Capital Hill. She was shot and killed by police.

Shooters in Washington Navy Yard

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Terrible unfolding of events. First it was a lone gunman, and nobody wounded. WaPo is now saying it is three gunman and several are dead….   #BREAKINGNEWS: Police say 1 shooter down, 2 shooters remain in building #NavyYardShooting — Washington Post (@washingtonpost) September 16, 2013 Hmmm… sounds like bad info.  Nobody else is saying more than one shooter. And … Read More

Castro Found Dead In Cell

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Not Fidel. The terrible one.  Ariel. (CNN) – Ariel Castro, who was sentenced to life plus 1,000 years for kidnapping and raping three women, as well as murder, committed suicide in his prison cell Tuesday night, the Frankin County, Ohio, coroner's office said. Castro hanged himself with a bedsheet, Dr. Jan Gorniak of the Franklin County Coroner's Office told CNN Wednesday. Authorities found … Read More

An Uncomfortable Flight

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Half an hour ago: A Newark-bound United Airlines flight is carrying a passenger who reportedly informed the crew that he "poisoned everyone on board." United Flight 116, from Hong Kong, is set to land at 2:05 p.m. The passenger is being restrained by other passengers. Law enforcement officials in New York and Washington, D.C., are aware of the incident and … Read More

Boston Marathon Explosions

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It's hard to know what to say about what happened yesterday.  Obviously a terrorist attack.  Is it domestic or foreign?  You automatically assume foreign, but given the event (Patriot's Day, Tax Day), you just can't be sure. 3 dead, including an 8 year old boy, pictured below. 144 injured (although that latter number still varies).  Many amputees. Typically, major praise … Read More

Lockdown at NC A&T

Ken AshfordBreaking News, Gun Control, Local Interest1 Comment

10:25 a.m. Breaking news… GREENSBORO, N.C. — North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro was put on lockdown Friday morning after a man was seen carrying a rifle on campus. The school posted an alert on its website shortly before 10 a.m., warning people to stay inside and lock classrooms, doors and windows. Officials described the man as black, standing 5 feet 11 … Read More

Breaking: LA Times Reporting Shootout With Dorner

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Link: Christopher Dorner was engaged in a shootout with federal authorities in the Big Bear area Tuesday, a law enforcement source told The Times. The shooting occurred after Dorner burglarized a home, tied up a couple and stole their car, the source said. It was not immediately clear whether Dorner was in custody. *  Two deputies shot and wounded.  NEXT … Read More

Today’s Mass School Shooting

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Multiple People Shot on College Campus in Texas. HOUSTON – Multiple people have been shot at a Harris County college, Harris County Precinct 4 deputy constables said. Investigators said the shooting happened at Lone Star College's North Harris campus, 2700 West W. W. Thorne Drive near Aldine Westfield shortly after noon. Officials have not said exactly how many people have … Read More

Breaking: School Shooting In Connecticut

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Again? RT @hartfordcourant: #Newtown groups of students, some crying being escorted away from the school — Michael van Poppel (@mpoppel) December 14, 2012 BREAKING — Newspaper says a child, apparently seriously injured, being carried from Newtown, CT elementary school — Michael van Poppel (@mpoppel) December 14, 2012 Elementary #school #shooting in #Newtown, CT.Responders on scene are reporting several injured.Will update … Read More

Breaking: Israel-Hamas Agree To Cease Fire

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Israel and Hamas have agreed to a cease-fire, the Egyptian foreign minister said Wednesday, ending eight days of fighting that killed more than 140 Palestinians and five Israelis. The cease-fire is set to start at 9 p.m. Cairo time (2 p.m. ET), Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr announced in a news conference alongside visiting U.S. Secretary of State Hillary … Read More