Archive for December 22nd, 2012

FBI questions Benghazi consulate attack suspect

December 22, 2012
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TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — After months of asking, agents from the FBI questioned the only known suspect in the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi that killed four diplomats, the suspect’s Tunisian lawyer told The Associated Press Saturday.
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Final day of funerals for Newtown shooting victims

December 22, 2012
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The final three victims of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School will be laid to rest today, ending a somber week of funerals.
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Predicting who’s at risk for violence isn’t easy

December 22, 2012
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CHICAGO (AP) — It happened after Columbine, Virginia Tech, Aurora, Colo., and now Sandy Hook: People figure there surely were signs of impending violence. But experts say predicting who will be the next mass shooter is virtually impossible — partly because as commonplace as these calamities seem, they are relatively rare crimes.
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Parents hesitant about NRA armed schools proposal

December 22, 2012
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MIAMI (AP) — The nation’s largest gun-rights lobby called Friday for the placement of an armed police officer in every school, but parents and educators questioned how safe such a move would keep kids, whether it would be economically feasible and how it would alter student life. Their reactions ranged from supportive to disgusted.
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NRA move exposes deep divide on guns

December 22, 2012
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Any chance for national unity on U.S. gun violence appeared to wane a week after the Connecticut school massacre, as the powerful NRA gun rights lobby called on Friday for armed guards in every school and gun-control advocates vehemently rejected the proposal.
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Gunman kills woman at Pa. church, 2 men elsewhere

December 22, 2012
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HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A man fatally shot a woman decorating for a children’s Christmas party at a tiny church hall and killed two men elsewhere in a rural township on Friday before he was shot dead in a gunfight with state troopers.
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Wall Street ends lower after "fiscal cliff" setback

December 22, 2012
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks finished lower on Friday after a Republican plan to avoid the “fiscal cliff” failed to gain sufficient support on Thursday night, draining hopes that a deal would be reached before 2013.
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Wall Street Week Ahead: A lump of coal for ‘Fiscal Cliff-mas’

December 22, 2012
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street traders are going to have to pack their tablets and work computers in their holiday luggage after all.
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