Oct 2, 2014

Desktop device that can make key gun part goes on sale in U.S.

The creator of the world’s first 3-D plastic handgun unveiled Wednesday his latest invention: a pre-programmed milling machine that enables anyone to easily make the core component of a semi-automatic rifle. Within a matter of hours, libertarian Cody Wilson of Austin, Texas, had collected ...

Sep 25, 2014

FBI report shows sharp rise in number of U.S. mass shootings

The number of shootings in which a gunman wounds or kills multiple people has increased dramatically in recent years, with the majority of attacks in the U.S. in the last decade occurring at a business or a school, according to an FBI report released ...

Sep 23, 2014

White House intruder had 800 rounds of ammo, machete in car

Investigators found more than 800 rounds of ammunition, a machete and two hatchets in the car of the former soldier accused of scaling the White House fence and sprinting inside while carrying a knife, a U.S. prosecutor said on Monday. President Barack Obama was ...

Sep 23, 2014

North Korea reportedly developing tactical nuclear missiles: paper

North Korea is developing new missiles capable of carrying tactical nuclear warheads, a Seoul daily reported Tuesday, citing South Korean intelligence authorities. The JoongAng Ilbo said North Korea has performed a series of test-firings of new short-range missiles since Aug. 14. It was the ...

Feds berate local police, then feed them military-grade weaponry

Sep 22, 2014

Feds berate local police, then feed them military-grade weaponry

A Pentagon program that distributes military surplus gear to local law enforcement allows even departments that the Justice Department has censured for civil rights violations to apply for and get their hands on lethal weaponry. That lack of communication between two Cabinet agencies adds ...

Sep 20, 2014

U.S. and Canada intercept Russian fighter planes, bombers

Two Russian fighter jets entered a U.S. “air defense identification zone” Wednesday and were intercepted by American F-22 jets near Alaska, military officers said Friday. The incursion was followed by a second incident on Thursday involving two Russian long-range bombers, which flew into Canada’s ...

Sep 18, 2014

U.S. school police stock up on free military gear

School police departments across the United States have taken advantage of free military surplus gear, stocking up on mine resistant armored vehicles, grenade launchers and scores of M16 rifles. At least 26 school districts across the country have participated in the Pentagon’s surplus program, ...

Sep 16, 2014

South Korean fisherman finds suspected North drone

A South Korean fisherman Monday found a suspected North Korean drone in his net near an island south of the rivals’ disputed sea border, military officials said. The wreckage, without a wing, engine or camera, was recovered when it got caught in his net ...