WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama announced new steps Friday to help curb gun violence, including by identifying the requirements that "smart guns" would have to meet for law enforcement agencies to buy and use them as well as sharing mental health records with the federal background check system.
First contact: A new church will be opening off Wesley Chapel, located next to scating rink [will update with more info]
Second contact: The Mall Bus ~ Operator took cell phone photo, super nice guy
Third contact: Highlight of this day, owner of van took my photo and I took his.
Gettin' Better by the Tic Toc
Two months ago, across an assembly-room table in a factory in Jacksonville, Fla., President Barack Obama was talking to me about the problem of political capital. His efforts to rebuild the U.S. economy from the 2008 financial crisis were being hit from left, right and center. And yet, by his own assessment, those efforts were vastly underappreciated. “I actually compare our economic performance to how, historically, countries that have wrenching financial crises perform,” he said. “By that measure, we probably managed this better than any large economy on Earth in modern history.”
Mobile phones have become the Swiss army knives of contemporary life. Long gone are the days when phones merely called; now they text, surf and film too. And beginning next year, all mobile phones sold in India, smart and otherwise, will be required to add yet another function—a “panic button” that aims to help prevent and respond to physical and sexual violence.
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Scientists Discover Pluto's 'Little Sister' Makemake Has Its Own Moon
NASA announced Tuesday it discovered dwarf planet Makemake has its own moon. Researchers hope the finding will help shed light on Makemake's origins.
Researchers capture video of unknown jellyfish
An NOAA research vessel captured video of a unique jellyfish in the Mariana Trench region.
4K solar flare footage captured by NASA Mid level solar flare captured in 4K resolution by NASA. Jim Drury reports.
'Grapefruit-sized' hail strikes Midwest
Some Kansas residents saw "grapefruit-sized" hail rain down on April 26, while other Midwestern states were pummeled by hail of all sizes. Here's a look at some of the large hail stones that hit this week.
On Tuesday, San Francisco’s Public defender said racist text messages sent by three city police officers calling Latinos “beaners” and black people “a pack of wild animals on the loose” could affect more than 200 criminal cases. The messages, acquired last week by the public defender’s office as part of a robbery case investigated by one of the officers, is the second time in a year the San Francisco Police Department has become entangled in controversy involving racist messages exchanged by its own.
Antoine Fuqua directed Denzel Washington to an Oscar in the dirty cop drama/thriller Training Day in 2001, but it took some thirteen years before the pair reunited on the cinematic reboot of the 1980s action TV property The Equalizer – a movie that will arrive in theaters later this month. The wait for the duo’s third collaboration looks to be much shorter, fortunately, as they’re now set to reteam on a remake of the classic American western The Magnificent Seven.
The 5,000-year-old remains of a mother holding a child are discovered in Taiwan, representing the earliest trace of human activity in the country. Angela Moore reports.
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