| Sep 24, 2013
| 5:28 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Navy Yard shooter lied about a previous arrest and failed to disclose thousands of dollars in debts when he applied for a security clearance in the Navy.
Then federal investigators dismissed the omissions, and made...
| Sep 24, 2013
Re "Gun laws for mentally ill not so easy," Sept. 22
The instant background check on Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis is no replacement for an in-depth universal background check. If the media were able so quickly to uncover information about Alexis'...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 12:36 PM
Two U.S. National Guard soldiers were wounded in a shooting at a National Guard armory near Memphis, Tenn., shortly after noon Thursday, officials said.
Officials said a suspect, a National Guard member, was apprehended by fellow service members...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 1:54 PM
The same day the FBI released video showing Aaron Alexis hunting down people in the halls of the Washington Navy Yard, Connecticut law enforcement officials were defending their refusal to make public 911 recordings from December’s Sandy Hook...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 1:35 PM
A 61-year-old Texas man admitted to a hospital not long ago appearing to be falling-down-drunk, even though denying having had even a single drink, was discovered to be unintentionally manufacturing beer in his stomach. With "auto-brewery syndrome,"...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 5:29 PM
WASHINGTON — An anguished President Obama called on Americans on Sunday to transform the nation and find a way to limit gun violence.
Speaking at a memorial for 12 workers who died in the Washington Navy Yard rampage last week, he urged the U.S....
| Sep 23, 2013
WASHINGTON — In the liberal remake of "Casablanca," the police captain comes upon the scene of the shooting and orders his men to "round up the usual weapons."
It's always the weapon and never the shooter. Twelve people are murdered in a rampage...
| Sep 22, 2013
In the liberal remake of "Casablanca," the police captain comes upon the scene of the shooting and orders his men to "round up the usual weapons."
It's always the weapon and never the shooter. Twelve people are murdered in a rampage at the Washington...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 8:57 PM
WASHINGTON — For years, federal and state governments have struggled to build a background check system that can keep guns out of the hands of mentally troubled people.
Monday's mass shooting at the Navy Yard shows that goal remains elusive.
| Sep 29, 2013
In the volatile debate over gun rights in Illinois, there is at least one prohibition that both sides of the issue claim they want: The dangerously mentally ill should not be allowed to own a firearm.
The shooting deaths of 12 people at the Washington...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
In Missouri, two men got into an argument over a gambling debt. Later, the winner was flaunting the gold watch that the loser had used to pay him. So the loser pulled a gun and shot the winner dead.
In Kansas, two men were arguing over politics in a bar....
| Sep 26, 2013
| 5:34 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis left a note saying he was driven to kill by months of bombardment with extremely low-frequency radio waves, the FBI said Wednesday in a disclosure that explains the phrase he etched on his...