Gun control has always been a major issue of debate in America — right up alongside the more recently heated topics of abortion, same-sex marriage and health care — but the tragic shooting of 71 people during a Colorado theater’s showing of ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ has given this controversy a brand new spotlight.
James Holmes, the 24-year-old former graduate student suspected of opening fire at a Colorado movie theater’s midnight showing of ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ early Friday, is due in court Monday for an initial advisement.
Starting at 10:10 pm on Friday and finishing approximately 25 minutes later, 33-year-old Nik Wallenda completed a death-defying stunt that left everyone in attendance in awe. The daredevil aerialist balanced his way across Niagra Falls on a tight rope, becoming the first man to perform this feat.
While many of us were celebrating Memorial Day weekend, which happily coincided with Dario Franchitti’s Indy 500 win and the gloriously spectacular Golden Gate Bridge anniversary fireworks display, there were plenty in Florida who were suffering through harsh weather.
Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:
Breckin Meyer Age: 38 Occupation: Actor, writer and producer Known For: Most recently playing lawyer Jared Franklin on the TNT drama ‘Franklin & Bash’; voicing and producing the animated show ‘Robot Chicken’; and starring in ‘Road Trip,’ ‘Rat Race’ and a string of 90s movies and TV series.
Phil Campbell Age: 51 Occupation: Rock guitarist Known For: Playing lead guitar in the rock band Motorhead, recruiting ex-Saxon drummer Peter Gill into the group, and most recently laying down the guitar lines for ‘The World Is Yours’ album.
Dan Savage, known for creating the anti-bullying series ‘It Gets Better,’ sparked a controversy with a speech he gave recently at a high school journalism conference. While discussing the Bible, he reportedly so offended the Christian teens in attendance that many of them simply walked out.
Why did the average American go online? For no particular reason (Ba-dum-bum).
Although this may not become the newest joke anytime soon, it’s actually a true statement. According to a new report from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, 53 percent of 18- to 29-year-old Americans go online just for fun or to waste time. With 2,260 participating adults, it turns out that 58 percent of all adults go online for the same reason.
It seems as though teens have taken the flash mob to a new and criminal level by planning events called “flash robs,” during which they run screaming into a store, steal things in a frenzied mass and run out as quickly as they came in.
According to media outlets, Libyan officials are announcing the death of former Libyan dictator Muammar Gadhafi by wounds suffered when an eight-month-old revolution effort overran his hometown of Sirte.
Dr. Kim D. Janda, a Scripps Research Institute professor, is one of the leading experts, having made addiction vaccines his main priority for the past 25 years. “We view this as an alternative or better way for some people,” he tells The New York Times in reference to rehab programs.
The case against Dr. Conrad Murray for allegedly causing the death of Michael Jackson continues to unearth more disturbing details. As if it couldn’t be any harder for the Jackson family, it was recently revealed that the King of Pop’s children Prince and Paris actually witnessed their father’s death.
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