Quantcast
Home » Topics » weapon

Maine state rep pulls gun on photographer

Maine state Rep. Frederick Ladd Wintle, a Republican from Garland, was arrested on charges of carrying a concealed weapon and criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon Saturday after a run-in with a press photographer, the Portland Press Herald reported. Wintle was in the parking lot of a Dunkin Donuts in…

Is the auto bailout Obama’s 2012 ‘secret weapon’?

There is speculation in political circles that the White House is preparing a PR offensive to raise the profile of one of its less widely-known successes, the bailout of the automotive industry. According to Politico, President Obama is joining forces with the Alliance for American Manufacturing and the United Autoworkers…

Mexico’s orphans are casualties of drug wars

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AFP) – With a child’s unfettered frankness, six-year old Jorge tells a social worker that he is saving his pesos for the one thing he wants more than anything: an AK-47 automatic rifle. It will take a weapon at least that deadly, the boy reckons, to visit…

Five dead in Dutch shopping mall shooting

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – A gunman shot five people and injured at least 11 others at a shopping mall in a small Dutch town on Saturday before turning his automatic weapon on himself, the town’s mayor told reporters. The mayor of Alphen aan den Rijn, a town 46 km (29 miles)…

Bill Clinton: ‘We may have to blow up the well’

Little noticed comments from former President Bill Clinton over the weekend which he made in South Africa are perhaps — well — a bit explosive. “Unless we send the Navy down deep to blow up the well and cover the leak with piles and piles and piles of rock and…

To prove weapon’s safety, Taser drugs, tortures animals

According to electric-shock weapons maker Taser International, if a bunch of sheep are fed methamphetamine and subjected to a series of shocks and none of them suffer cardiac arrest, that weapon must be alright to use on real meth addicts. That was the aim of a recent study paid for…

47 nations at US nuke summit agree to four years of non-proliferation efforts

A 47-nation summit in Washington agreed Tuesday to lock up the world’s most vulnerable nuclear materials within four years to prevent terrorists from setting off a global “catastrophe.” The unprecedented gathering met the challenge posed by President Barack Obama, who said the world was littered with poorly guarded fissile material…

Google+