Headlines on 2018-06-14

  • Man charged with threatening mass shooting at Disney World

    Authorities say they've arrested a Florida man who at Walt Disney World. Florida Today reports that 23-year-old Derek Eitel was arrested Tuesday and charged with making written threats to kill or do bodily harm. The Brevard County Sheriff's Office says Eitel was in a chat...

    ABC News
  • Man seriously wounded in Back of the Yards shooting

    The 19-year-old showed up to Holy Cross Hospital with a gunshot wound to the back and was transferred to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition.

    Chicago Sun-Times
  • Four children slain at start of Florida standoff: police

    (Reuters) - A convicted felon who engaged police in a nearly daylong standoff at his Florida apartment before taking his own life fatally shot four children in their sleep at the start of the confrontation, the Orlando Police Department said on Thursday.

  • Alexandria Group Pushes for Safer Streets

    A group in Alexandria, Virginia, is promoting safer streets to protect pedestrians and bicyclists. There were almost 60 accidents in Alexandria last year. Two of those were fatal. 'Wonder Woman' Filming Shuts Down Busy Georgetown Road Alexandria Families for Safe Streets gathered at Hammond Middle School Thursday to raise awareness. They’ve lost loved ones and have been seriously hurt themselves. “A lot of people are concerned,” Norm Lisy said. School Dress Code Unfairly Targets Girls:...

  • China to have joint immigration control of new Hong Kong rail terminus

    Protestors say new law passed ahead of opening of high-speed links to Shenzhen and Guangzhou erodes Hong Kong’s autonomy Hong Kong has passed a controversial bill giving mainland authorities joint control over a new rail terminus despite angry protests the move would erode the city’s autonomy from Beijing. It is illegal for mainland law enforcement to operate in semi-autonomous Hong Kong under the city’s mini-constitution, the Basic Law. Continue reading...

    the Guardian
  • American Greetings apologizes for ‘Baby Daddy’ Father’s Day card, orders it removed from stores

    Target has apologized and pulled a “Baby Daddy” card from shelves, following social media complaints. The Father’s Day Card was posted on Facebook by Takeisha Saunders. She shared her outrage over the card’s cover image and “Baby Daddy” message. The post has since gone viral. Saunders wrote, “You CANNOT be serious Target!!!! Really!!!?!!!!? This was the only Father’s Day card that featured a black couple!!!!!!” The card is now being removed from 900 Target stores, according to Fortune. Target...