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":
Mark Shoopman is into green beans. The Illinois chef is cooking 270 pounds of beans and 75 pounds of onions. His goal, according to WMBD in Peoria, is the largest green bean casserole in Central Illinois.