Patt Morrison for August 24, 2012

11 Shot, One Killed In Shooting By NYC's Empire State Building

Another summer day, another shooting

The nation was already stunned by two mass shootings this summer: First, 12 were killed and 58 were injured in the movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado. Sixteen days later, six were killed and four injured when a gunman opened fire on a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin before shooting himself in the head.
2012 Atlantic Council's Annual Awards Dinner Honoring HRH Prince Harry

The Royal Family’s row over freedom of the press

British newspaper The Sun became the first printed publication to release naked photographs of Prince Harry in a Las Vegas hotel room, despite requests from the Royal Family to respect his privacy.
Social Networking And Blogging Website Twitter

Real crime in real time in 140 characters or less

Following police activity on radio scanners is a hobby with a long tradition. There are groups around the country devoted to this time-consuming hobby that allows residents of a community learn just what kind of untoward activity is happening in their neighborhoods.
Tampa Prepares For Republican National Convention And Potential Hurricane

Predicting what lies ahead for Tropical Storm Isaac

Weather science has improved by leaps and bounds, but without the ability to see the future, it’s impossible to pinpoint where a hurricane will hit and with how much force. Current projections for Tropical Storm Isaac look bleak, with the possibility that the storm will hit a vulnerable and still earthquake-ravaged Haiti at hurricane strength and then move on towards Tampa, Florida, where the Republic National Convention is due to be held next week.
Mitt Romney Campaigns In Des Moines

New reasons for Romney’s refusal to release taxes

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has been under heavy fire from Camp Obama for only releasing two years of tax returns. In an interview due out this weekend in “Parade”, Romney fights back, claiming that releasing the statements will violate his religious privacy.
Lance Armstrong, chairman and founder at
Yesterday, the most famous man ever to ride a bike, Lance Armstrong, announced that he would no longer fight the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency’s (USADA) accusations that he used performance enhancing drugs and techniques in his seven consecutive Tour de France titles from 1999 to 2005.
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