Lt. Kevin Schwartz told the television station that Daniel Collins was carrying a concealed 9-mm handgun and acknowledged he was shooting at the lights, saying he was an alien and he was protecting the universe from other aliens.
So Trump deserves every bit of scorn his party has heaped upon him. He deserved to have Jeb Bush call his remark "slanderous" and Rick Perry to call it "offensive." He deserved Rick Santorum's tweet that "McCain is an American hero," and the Republican National Committee's statement that "there is no place in our party or our country" for such remarks. In a word, he deserved condemnation.
But the people who slandered John Kerry deserved it, too. The secretary of state is also a war hero, period, full stop. If that term doesn't fit a wounded man who braved enemy fire to fish another man out of a river, then it doesn't fit anyone. Yet in 2004 when then-Sen. Kerry ran for president and a shadowy Republican-allied group mocked that heroism and baselessly called Kerry a liar, the GOP had a different response.
he gunman who killed two moviegoers and wounded nine others had a prolific online commenting history that revealed a fascination with censorship, Iran, and right-wing politics.
John Russell Houser, of Phenix City, Alabama, posted frequently across a variety of online forums -- from political discussions to message boards for Oldsmobile enthusiasts -- where he complained about "moral decay" and media brainwashing.
"America is so sick that I now believe it to be the enemy of the world," he wrote under the name Rusty Houser in a December 2013 comment on Fellowship of the Minds. "I know next to nothing about Iran, but the little I do know tells me they are far higher morally than this financially failing filth farm." read more
A 21-year-old man drowned in the backyard pool of the Los Angeles home of actress Demi Moore early Sunday. Los Angeles police were dispatched to Moore's Beverly Crest home about 5:20 a.m. and found Edenilson Steven Valle of Los Angeles unconscious and being treated by paramedics. He was declared dead shortly thereafter. Friends and family told authorities that Valle had been missing for 10 to 15 minutes and did not know how to swim. Neither Moore nor any of her family members were at home. Valle was the friend of Moore's assistant, KTLA reported. read more