Judge pulls gun in Georgia court

A pistol

A judge in the North Atlanta area has become something of a news item for a stunt he pulled in court. While a witness was on the stand in a sexual assault case, Judge David Barrett pulled out his gun and offered it to her, telling her she might as well kill her lawyer. Hearing […]

Seven Marines killed in training exercise


Seven marines lost their lives in a midair collision between two helicopters Wednesday night near the California/Arizona border. The collision is only the most recent accident affecting Marine Corps personnel in the area. Cobra versus Huey, midair Six of the victims of the accident were members of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, based out of […]

Same-sex marriage signed into law in Washington state

Blushing brides

On Monday, Washington became the seventh state in the nation to legally allow same sex marriages. Governor Chris Gregoire (D) signed the recently-passed bill into law. The governor signed the bill surrounded by supporters and gay rights advocates. But even as theĀ  ink was drying, opponents to the measure were vowing to fight to repeal […]

Martin Luther King Memorial quote to be restored

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial

The federal government, in response to criticism over a paraphrased quote engraved on the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial statue, agreed Friday to restore the quote to its original form. ‘Drum major’ quote truncates original intent Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis announced Friday that the truncated […]

Judge stabbed and deputy shot in Washington courthouse

Grays Harbor County Courthouse

Following a standoff in a Washington state county courtroom Friday, a man reportedly escaped after shooting a sheriff’s deputy in the shoulder and stabbing a judge in the neck. The man is still at large. Treachery among the tree farms The incident occurred Friday afternoon in the western Washington town of Montesano, which bills itself […]


PG&E to pay $70 million for pipeline tragedy

Pacific Gas and Electric Co., a northern California utility, has agreed to pay $70 million to the California town of San Bruno for a pipeline explosion that killed eight people in 2010. Company says it’s remorseful The San Francisco-based power company’s president, Chris Johns, released a statement Monday, saying PG&E is sorry and eager to […]


PG&E to pay $70 million for pipeline tragedy
Pacific Gas and Electric was responsible for a pipeline explosion that killed eight in 2010. Image: juggernautco/Flickr/CC BY