At the apartment complex, a woman who was shot multiple times survived and was in serious condition. At a Kia dealership, two men identified by the police as a father and son were shot dead. And at the Cracker Barrel, five people in two cars were targeted, four of whom died. The fifth, a 14-year-old girl, was hospitalized in critical condition.
Jeffrey Getting, the Kalamazoo County prosecutor, grew emotional at a news conference on Sunday morning as he described the chaotic scene and the scramble by the police to respond to the shootings and find the gunman.
There are many ways that researchers and authorities define “mass shooting.” The Gun Violence Archive excludes the shooter from the tally of injured and killed. By that definition, there have been 27 mass shootings this year. A shooting tracker by Mother Jones magazine uses more restrictive criteria, only counting shootings that have occurred in public places.
Wow, would it not be great if there were a way to anticipate the moves in NUGT and DUST? Nice to have an index that allowed us to peek in and get an advance on their directions and turning points?
Rubio, a member of the Senate foreign relations committee, told reporters on his campaign jet that U.S. presidents need to grasp world issues from their first day in office — and suggested that would be a stretch for Trump. “It’s not about taking on Trump, but there are differences, and we are going to talk about them, particularly on foreign policy. Donald, now that the race has narrowed, needs to step up and outline his policy vision. And it can’t be something that relies on experts he won’t name.”
Mr. Bush’s campaign had rested on a set of assumptions that, one by one, turned out to be flatly incorrect: that the Republican primaries would turn on a record of accomplishment in government; that Mr. Bush’s cerebral and reserved style would be an asset; and that a country wary of dynasties would evaluate this member of the Bush family on his own merits.
The terrorist attacks on Charlie Hebdo magazine and Kosher shop in France have left the country in shock. But violence breeds violence, and French Muslim communities are fearful, as people put the blame on them. However, these Muslims are French citizens as well and so these reprisals are hardly correct? What breeds terrorism in the country? And what it is like to be blamed for things you have never been involved in?
Scalia’s Pro-Business Legacy (jdargis)
Walmart was not the only case in which Scalia weakened the ability of individuals to band together as a class to challenge corporate misconduct. In AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion, a couple signed up for the company’s service with the advertised promise of “free” cell phones, but discovered a $30 charge on their bill for sales tax based on the phones’ retail value. In defending itself against a class action, AT&T pointed to the standard form contract the plaintiffs had signed, which required the arbitration of all disputes and barred class arbitration. The district court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals refused to enforce this provision, recognizing that under California contract law it was unconscionable. Not so, according to Scalia’s majority opinion, which ruled that the Federal Arbitration Act preempted state contract law on this point. If consumers wanted to bring a claim against AT&T, they had to do so individually and through arbitration.
People who study robot cars have actually been aware of these questions for years. But they haven’t been able to do much about it, because, well, no actual cases or policies have appeared in the real world. With the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s decision on Google’s cars last week, however, the ball has begun to roll.
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