Virginia city official brings AR-15-style rifle to council meeting – triggering some colleagues

A city official in Virginia showed support for the Second Amendment earlier this week by bringing an AR-15-style semiautomatic rifle to a city council meeting. The move by Portsmouth Councilman Nathan Clark came as the council was to consider making the city a “Second Amendment Constitutional City” – placing it in symbolic opposition to gun-control […]

David Stern, former NBA commissioner, undergoes emergency surgery after brain hemorrhage

Former NBA Commissioner David Stern, who guided the league through a remarkable period of growth in popularity, suffered a sudden brain hemorrhage Thursday in New York City and underwent emergency surgery. “Our thoughts and prayers are with David and his family,” the league said in a statement Thursday night. There was no immediate word on […]

New York man in military gear, 28, surrenders after 7-hour standoff with police

A New York man wearing military gear who barricaded himself inside a home after a dispute with his wife – and then posted updates on social media – surrendered Saturday night after a seven-hour standoff, authorities said. Comments from Instagram followers only made the situation worse, police said, according to News 12 in Westchester County, […]