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This Week In Odd News: Skunk Fire, Sleepwalker, T-Rex Walk

This Week In Odd News: Skunk Fire, Sleepwalker, T-Rex Walk

By Richard A. Somma | Feb 24
This Week In Odd News: Skunk Fire, Sleepwalker, T-Rex Walk.

After Years of Dejection, Proponents of Gun Laws See Hope

After Years of Dejection, Proponents of Gun Laws See Hope

By Matt Sedensky And Terry Spencer | Feb 24
The shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, though, has some pondering the improbable: Could this latest carnage actually lead to gun reforms?

NRA: 'Many in Legacy Media Love Mass Shootings'

NRA: 'Many in Legacy Media Love Mass Shootings'

Feb 24
NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch, addressing a conservative political conference, says "many in legacy media love mass shootings, you guys love it."

Mich. Teacher: Arming Us 'Absolutely Ridiculous'

Mich. Teacher: Arming Us 'Absolutely Ridiculous'

Feb 24
The idea of arming teachers is not a popular one among a Detroit-area high school teacher and a handful of her students. The group spoke to the Associated Press outside their school campus on Thursday, describing the idea as "illogical" and "ridiculous."

Stores Make Push in Scan and Go Tech, Hope Shoppers Adopt It

Stores Make Push in Scan and Go Tech, Hope Shoppers Adopt It

By Anne D'Innocenzio | Feb 24
Shoppers at self-checkout lanes scanning all their groceries after they're done shopping? Old school. More stores are letting customer tally their choices with a phone app or store device as they roam the aisles.

AP-NORC Poll: People Feel Better About Economy, Not Country

AP-NORC Poll: People Feel Better About Economy, Not Country

By Laurie Kellman And Emily Swanson | Feb 24
Americans are more likely to see the national economy as having improved rather than worsened in the past 12 months, 39 percent to 24 percent, according to a survey released Friday by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

US Visa Boss Insists Mission Statement Isn't Anti-Immigrant

US Visa Boss Insists Mission Statement Isn't Anti-Immigrant

By Elliot Spagat | Feb 24
The head of the federal agency that grants citizenship and immigration benefits said Friday that he had a message for anyone who considers his new mission statement anti-immigrant: "A thousand times no."

Caller Told FBI Florida Shooting Suspect 'Going to Explode'

Caller Told FBI Florida Shooting Suspect 'Going to Explode'

By Sadie Gurman | Feb 24
A woman close to the man charged with killing 17 people at a Florida high school warned the FBI in chilling detail that he had a growing collection of guns and a temper so uncontrollable she worried about him.

Students: More Gun Control Needed After School Shooting

Students: More Gun Control Needed After School Shooting

By Brendan Farrington, Gary Fineout And Curt Anderson | Feb 24
Florida officials have outlined their plans to make schools safer after a shooting that left 17 people dead last week, but some say they don't go far enough. Talia Rumsky is one of them.

Trump Talks New Gun Measures, Gun Owners Talk 'Betrayal'

Trump Talks New Gun Measures, Gun Owners Talk 'Betrayal'

By Richard Lardner And Nicholas Riccardi | Feb 24
As President Donald Trump talked this week about banning "bump stocks" and curbing young people's access to guns, the gun owners and advocates who helped propel his political rise talked about desertion and betrayal.

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