Eighty-five-year-old Idaho woman saves herself and son from burglar in ‘heroic act’

Christine Jenneiahn shot and mortally wounded a man who broke into her home at night and handcuffed her to a chair

At 85-years-old, Christine Jenneiahn might have seemed particularly vulnerable to the man who broke into her Idaho home, pistol whipped her and handcuffed her to a chair.

But investigators say Jenneiahn saved herself as well as her son – whom authorities described as disabled – from the intruder by grabbing a revolver she had hidden under her pillow, shooting and m...

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Kingsmill massacre an ‘overtly sectarian attack by IRA’, coroner rules

Inquest delivers findings 48 years after 10 Protestant workers were shot dead when their minibus was ambushed in County Armagh

The shooting dead of 10 Protestant workers at Kingsmill in Northern Ireland in 1976 was an “overtly sectarian attack by the IRA”, a coroner has ruled.

Nearly eight years after the inquest opened, Brian Sherrard delivered his findings in Belfast on Friday into the Troubles killings in County Armagh.

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Illinois police fear people will mistake students’ water gun game for ‘genuine threat’

High school students don ski masks and target each other with water guns that look like firearms in ‘senior assassins’ game

Multiple police departments across Illinois are warning residents about the potential risks of a game called “senior assassins” in which high school students don ski masks and target each other with water guns that look like firearms.

In a Facebook post, the Gurnee police department said that on Tuesday a group of high school students from a neighboring co...

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The plight of NATO’s navies

On April 4, Denmark’s defense minister fired Gen. Flemming Lentfer, the country’s chief of defense staff. Lentfer had failed to report problems with the frigate Iver Huitfeldt’s active phased array radar and combat management system during the ship’s deployment to the Red Sea the previous month. The firing resulted from a classified message that the ship’s commanding officer, Cmdr. Sune Lund, had sent to the Ministry of Defense, the Naval Command and other defense authorities; the messa...

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‘Tone deaf’: Port Arthur survivor criticises Peter Dutton’s comparison of pro-Palestine protest to massacre

Tasmanians say opposition leader’s ‘cheap political shots’ undermine the healing process for those still heavily impacted by the event

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Peter Dutton’s comments comparing the 1996 mass murder of 35 people at Port Arthur to a pro-Palestine protest at the Sydney Opera House have been labelled “tone deaf...

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Maine Republican blames mass shooting on law expanding abortion access

Maine State Rep. Michael Lemelin (R) on Wednesday said the Lewiston mass shooting in October that left 18 people dead was a consequence from God after state lawmakers passed a law expanding abortion access in the state.

In a fiery floor speech Wednesday, Lemelin warned against passing LD 227 — which would protect individuals who get abortions or gender-affirming care in Maine from facing legal consequences in other states — saying, “LD 227 will have severe consequence...

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Murphy backs Alsobrooks in Maryland Democratic Senate primary

Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) endorsed Angela Alsobrooks in Maryland’s Democratic Senate primary Thursday, becoming the latest Democratic lawmaker to get involved in the party’s primary for the seat. 

“I'm proud to endorse Angela Alsobrooks for U.S. Senate. Throughout her career, Angela has fought to tackle the gun violence epidemic, create good-paying jobs in her community, and make sure all students have access to a quality education. She's a proven leader for Ma...

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More than 1,500 firearms found by TSA at US airports so far in 2024

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has found more than 1,500 firearms at U.S. airports during the first quarter of this year, according to data the agency released Thursday. 

The agency intercepted 1,503 firearms at airport security checkpoints so far this year, marking a 16.5 firearm-per-day average, the data showed. The average dipped slightly from last year’s 16.8 firearms per day. 

The average drop comes as more passengers were screened this year co...

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US to require background checks for gun shows and online sales | First Thing

Historic action closes loophole and bolsters Biden administration’s fight against gun violence. Plus: the true price of Indonesia’s booming nickel industry

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The US will require mandatory background checks on the sale of firearms on the internet and at gun shows, the US justice department announced on Thursday, closing a loophole that previously exempted private transactions from restrictions that apply to licensed dealers.

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