Uvalde police officer missed opportunity to fire at gunman while waiting for supervisor’s permission, report finds

A police officer armed with a rifle watched the gunman in the Uvalde elementary school massacre walk toward the campus but did not fire while waiting for permission from a supervisor to shoot, according to a sweeping critique released Wednesday on the tactical response to the May massacre. Some of the 21 victims at Robb … Read more

‘Hero citizen’ tip thwarted a mass shooting planned for July 4 celebration in Richmond, Virginia, police say

The “hero” tipster overheard a conversation that a mass shooting was being planned for the celebration at the Dogwood Dell amphitheater and called that information into police on July 1, said Richmond Police Chief Gerald Smith during a news conference. The amphitheater seats 2,400 people, according to the city’s website. The same day as the … Read more

Explosion Destroys Mysterious Monument in Georgia, Authorities Say

An explosive device that “unknown individuals” detonated early Wednesday destroyed a granite monument in Georgia that was built under mysterious circumstances more than four decades ago and promoted by state officials as “America’s Stonehenge,” the authorities said. The monument, known as the Georgia Guidestones, which was built about nine miles north of Elberton, Ga., had … Read more

Newsom loves to bash red states. He’s now vacationing in one.

The governor left town last week as state lawmakers scattered for a monthlong summer recess, but unlike previous trips, didn’t at first announce his whereabouts. News of the governor’s travels to Montana, first reported by CalMatters, immediately sparked backlash from his critics. It’s unclear if Newsom violated any law — a spokesperson said the governor … Read more

Family of Highland Park Parade Shooting Suspect Robert Crimo’s Only Friend Say ‘It Blows My Mind’

Michele Rebollar remembers the moment during her son Anthony LaPorte’s funeral when Bobby Crimo—now charged with massacring seven people and wounding two dozen others at a Chicago suburb’s Fourth of July parade—stood up to speak. It was August 2017, and the long-haired, awkward Crimo described how Anthony was one of the only people he had … Read more

Abortion pills by mail are harder to get forcing patients to employ workarounds

Comment on this story Comment Before spreading the word about how to circumvent state bans on abortion pills, Elisa Wells conducted a trial run of sorts, using dried garbanzo beans. Wells, co-founder of the nonprofit abortion advocacy website Plan C, was testing whether commercial mail-forwarding services could serve as a link in a surreptitious supply … Read more