'Fastest Nun in the West' could shoot to sainthood

Aug 27, 2015

'Fastest Nun in the West' could shoot to sainthood

An Italian-born nun who challenged outlaw Billy the Kid, calmed angry mobs and helped open hospitals and schools in New Mexico when it was a U.S. territory has now faced her first test in the long road to sainthood. Supporters and researchers presented their ...

Deadly U.S. shooting becomes ghoulish Internet hit

Aug 27, 2015

Deadly U.S. shooting becomes ghoulish Internet hit

It almost looked like a first-person shooter video game: A handgun in a man’s grasp comes into view. A woman appears in the gunman’s sights. Shots are fired. But this was no game. It was the chilling video by a killer of him stalking ...

Less-lethal weapons get new interest amid police shootings

Aug 26, 2015

Less-lethal weapons get new interest amid police shootings

Police in more than 20 North American cities are testing the latest in less-lethal alternatives to bullets — “blunt impact projectiles” that cause suspects excruciating pain but stop short of killing them. Or at least that’s the goal. Police have long had what they ...

Black teen killed by St. Louis police shot in back: autopsy

Aug 22, 2015

Black teen killed by St. Louis police shot in back: autopsy

A black teenager shot and killed by white St. Louis police officers this week died from a single gunshot that entered his back and struck his heart, a medical examiner said on Friday, which appears to contradict the police account of the shooting. News ...

Gun murder rate in Thailand on a par with United States

Aug 11, 2015

Gun murder rate in Thailand on a par with United States

Rungrat Rungsuwan was manning her small shop selling trinkets on a main tourist drag on the Thai resort island of Koh Samui when she heard a series of loud bangs. “At first I thought they were firecrackers,” she said, as tourists in flip-flops and ...

Aug 4, 2015

Retailers to keep realistic toy guns off shelves in New York

Retailers including Wal-Mart, Sears and Amazon have agreed to keep realistic toy guns off their shelves in New York as part of a settlement with the state. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Monday that the retailers also agreed to pay over $300,000 in penalties. ...