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Assault rifle found in car of suspected Phoenix shooter

Investigators in Arizona on Thursday reportedly recovered a military-style assault rifle in a vehicle rented by a man who they suspect of killing one person and wounding two others at an office building in Phoenix on Wednesday. Mesa police confirmed that a body found in a Bass Pro Shop parking…

Two people shot in Atlanta middle school

UPDATE: Teenager shot in head at Atlanta school Police say that two people have been shot at Atlanta’s Price Middle School in an incident that took place Thursday afternoon. According to Atlanta’s NBC Channel 11, officers are on the scene along with medical personnel. The two gunshot victims are alive,…

Youth hockey group gets ‘overwhelming response’ to raffle of 200 guns, including 3 AR-15s

A youth hockey association in North Dakota has halted the sale of tickets for a raffle of 200 guns — including three AR-15 military-style assault rifles — due to “overwhelming” demand. In a note on its website on Thursday, West Fargo Hockey Association said that people interested in the raffle…

Alabama football coach caught slurring ‘fat butt Michelle Obama’ and ‘queers’

An Alabama high school football coach is under investigation after he as caught on tape allegedly using slurs against “fat butt Michelle Obama” and “queers,” who he said were “an abomination against God.” Lauderdale County Schools Superintendent Jennifer Gray confirmed to The TimesDaily that Lauderdale County High School coach Bob…

Soledad smacks down Grassley for linking assault weapons to ‘black-on-black violence’

CNN host Soledad O’Brien on Thursday scolded Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and told him he should know better than to try to link assault weapons to “black violence on blacks” because most recent mass killings had been carried out by white men. Following National Rifle Association chief Wayne LaPierre’s Wednesday…

Gore: I wish I was wrong about climate change

On Wednesday night’s edition of “The Daily Show,” host Jon Stewart welcomed former Vice President Al Gore in a wide-ranging discussion that covered topics ranging from Gore’s sale of his Current TV network to Al Jazeera to global climate change to the influence of big money in politics. Raw Story…

Rand Paul: I don’t understand same sex marriage

Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, who describes himself as a libertarian, said Wednesday that he opposed the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) because it could unintentionally result in same-sex marriage becoming legal. “I believe in traditional marriage,” he said during an interview with Bryan Fischer of the American Family…

Fox News guest: Immigrants don’t want citizenship because they are ‘enjoying all the benefits’

A conservative radio host is arguing that many undocumented immigrants would not even apply for citizenship if they had the chance because they want to “continue living illegally” and they are “enjoying all the benefits.” Mary Walter on Wednesday told Fox News that lawmakers were wrong to work on comprehensive…

Bullied gay teen taken off life support after hanging self in schoolyard

A gay teenager in La Grande, Oregon died after a suicide attempt that took place in the schoolyard of an elementary school. Fifteen-year-old Jadin Bell hung himself on Saturday, Jan. 19, but according to Portland’s KATU, he was taken off life support on Tuesday. Family and friends said the boy…

Sen. Graham brags about his AR-15 at home

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said Wednesday during a Senate committee hearing on gun control that he is a proud owner of an AR-15 assault rifle, and personally hesitant to restrict magazine capacity because such a decision, he said, could give rise to gun-packing mothers running out of bullets when faced…

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