One Pennsylvania State Police trooper is dead and another is injured following a shooting at a barracks in Pike County. State police have confirmed there was a shooting late Friday night at the Blooming Grove barracks. Authorities confirm trooper Corporal Bryon Dickson is dead and Trooper Alex Douglass has been hospitalized in critical condition. The shooters have not been captured. read more
Joan Rivers, 81, was placed in a medically induced coma Thursday at New York City's Mount Sinai Hospital after going into cardiac and respiratory arrest during a doctor's visit. EMTs rushed an unresponsive Rivers to the hospital after a 911 call at 9:40 a.m. Thursday. Doctors are unsure how long Rivers went without breathing.
International online book seller Amazon has snubbed a French law banning it from offering free deliveries in France by charging customers a paltry one euro cent for books dispatched to their homes.
When the San Antonio Police Department's Tactical Response Unit busted through his front door, 52-year-old Adrian Perryman says he opened fire because he believed a home invasion was underway. He wounded a police officer, but claims he tossed his firearm once he saw they were cops and not criminals. read more
"...volatile SWAT tactics were once used only in limited situations where someone was in the process of or about to commit a violent crime -- where the police were using violence only to defuse an already violent situation -- SWAT teams today are overwhelmingly used to investigate people who are still only suspected of committing nonviolent consensual crimes. And because these raids often involve forced entry into homes, often at night, they're actually creating violence and confrontation where there was none before."