Update: 1 dead after driver tries to ram gate at NSA headquarters

 Two men dressed as women tried to ram the gate of the National Security Agency headquarters in Fort Meade with an SUV Monday morning, resulting in a shooting that left one person dead, according to authorities and sources familiar with the investigation. After the gate was rammed around 9:30 local time, a guard reportedly got… [Read More]

Ethanol: The GOP-Supported Rip-Off

Larry Elder,  Can someone explain why the “party of limited government” continues, with a straight face, to support ethanol? Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa says about the heavily subsided product, “Everything about ethanol is good, good, good.” Really? Really? Really? Supporters of ethanol — which we make from corn — say it reduces our… [Read More]

BMW’s Seven-Seat Wagon Designed More for Families Than Racing on the Highway

 BMW AG will test its self-proclaimed image as the maker of the “ultimate driving machine” with a wagon designed more for parents picking up kids at school than for zipping along the autobahn. The van-like 2-Series Gran Tourer offers rear seats that fold down for more storage and space for as many as seven passengers…. [Read More]

To get up and go – and go again

Lawson Bader, We all love cheap gas, don’t we? Well, maybe not everyone.  Money magazine recently published an article with the head-turning title, “Cheap oil is killing my job.” It told the story of Marcus Benson, who in 2012 moved from Philadelphia to North Dakota to take advantage of the shale boom fueling that state’s… [Read More]

Gunshots Ring Out on Ferguson Police Shooting Recording

 Two bursts of gunfire separated by about two seconds ring out on a recording heard by the Missouri grand jury that declined to indict a white Ferguson police officer in the death of a unarmed black 18-year-old. The sound of the shots that killed Michael Brown on Aug. 9, captured in the background of a… [Read More]

Phoenix Cop opened fire on a suspect, resulted in the death of an unarmed man

 It began Tuesday night when police says two people reported drug deals taking place out of an SUV near Interstate 17 and Greenway Road. That’s what led the unidentified 30-year-old officer to zero in on the SUV that Rumain Brisbon, 34, had parked in an apartment complex. According to police, the officer had called for backup,… [Read More]

Phoenix police shooting of Unarmed Black man sparks outcry at rally

PHOENIX - About 200 people turned out for a march and rally Thursday night in downtown Phoenix to protest the shooting death of an unarmed black man by Phoenix police. Civil rights activists, clergy and community members gathered at Civic Space Park at around 8 p.m.  We are worried, we’re concerned, and we’re upset, and our trust is not there,” said Dr. Ann… [Read More]

Again: New Case, Phoenix police officer shoots dead unarmed black man during scuffle

 A Phoenix police officer shot to death an unarmed black man during a struggle and authorities said the officer believed the individual had a gun, in the latest fatal incident amid national turmoil over the policing of black communities. The Phoenix Police Department said Rumain Brisbon, 34, was sitting in a black Cadillac SUV outside… [Read More]

Details of grand jury investigation into Ferguson police shooting

 A St. Louis County grand jury declined to indict Ferguson, Missouri, police Officer Darren Wilson, who is white, in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch said on Monday. Details about the grand jury investigation gleaned from prosecutors’ news conference on Monday and documents follow. GRAND… [Read More]

Darren Wilson’s fatal encounter with Michael Brown was brief, report says

FERGUSON • The Aug. 9 fatal shooting here that sparked three months of protests and calls for change from around the world happened in less than 90 seconds, interviews and an analysis of police and EMS records shows. The records, obtained by the Post-Dispatch via Missouri’s Sunshine Law, provide the best timeline yet for the… [Read More]

Environmentalists: The World Could Use A Good Pandemic Or War

Derek Hunter,   In the late 1960s through the 1970s, there was a panic that the Earth’s population, if not controlled, would lead to mass food shortages, water shortages, death, wars and the end of civilization as it existed. But much like the “global cooling” movement during the same period, it was proven to be horribly,… [Read More]

Autopsy, Michael Brown reportedly reveal Marijuana and He was Shot at Close Range

 Michael Brown, the 18-year-old black man whose fatal shooting by a white police officer in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson in August touched off weeks of racially-charged rioting, had marijuana in his system, was initially shot at close range and does not appear to have been killed while running away, according to experts who… [Read More]