One of the sharpest exchanges during his more than 20-minute long appearance Sunday on NBC's Meet the Press came when National Rifle Association CEO and Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre was asked why it wouldn't make sense to ban high capacity magazines for guns such as the one used to kill 20 school children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
Originally published on Mon December 24, 2012 12:38 pm
Two firefighters responding to the scene of a blaze near Rochester, N.Y., were killed today and another two were wounded when a gunman opened fire.
The apparent ambush in Webster, N.Y., was carried out by convicted murderer William Spengler, police believe. He was found dead at the scene, from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Spengler, 62, spent 17 years in prison for the 1980 murder of his grandmother.
Originally published on Mon December 24, 2012 12:40 pm
Sorry, Google. Sorry, NORAD.
Your online "Santa trackers" are cool.
But that jolly old elf has you both fooled.
Our headlines from over the weekend and early today included:
-- Ho-Ho-Hum Last Shopping Weekend As 'Fiscal Cliff' Loomed.
-- Syrian Airstrikes Hit Bakery: 'Piles Of Bodies'.
The "money quote" from the weekend's Boston Globe account of the "Story Behind Mitt Romney's Loss":