GAINESVILLE, Ga. — A sniper who killed himself after firing on cars and injuring people on a Georgia highway idolized the Parkland, Florida, school shooting suspect, a sheriff said Saturday.A sheriff says 26-year-old landscaper Rex Whitmire Harbour of Snellville, fired at least 17 times and hit at least seven vehicles traveling northbound on Georgia 365 outside Atlanta around noon on Friday. Two people were wounded and a third was hurt by broken glass. None of their injuries was life-threatening.Hall County Sheriff Gerald Couch told a news conference that a deputy chased after a suspicious car pulling out of a wooded area adjacent the highway on Friday. He said the suspect shot himself in the head, and his car rolled to a stop. Harbour later died at Grady Memorial Hospital.WSB-TV Atlanta reported that the sheriff said Harbour’s mother told investigators her son was mild-mannered and quiet. But “hate-filled” writings found in his home suggest he viewed Florida … [Read more...] about News briefs: Sheriff: Sniper ‘idolized’ school shooting suspect
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The drama surrounding the Philadelphia Eagles' non-visit to the White House has come and gone, and the team got back to work this week, finishing off OTAs on Thursday. Got questions or comments? Jimmy Kempski has you covered on whatever may be on your mind about the Birds. Who has looked good so far this spring? Who hasn't? Are there any players who could still be dealt in a trade this offseason? Is anyone still interested in all the White House nonsense? Beginning at noon today, Jimmy will take your questions in another Eagles chat. Be sure to join him here. … [Read more...] about Noon: Eagles chat with Jimmy Kempski
The chairman of a House committee has told Bank of America the attorney-client privilege doesn’t apply when dealing with Congress, and the bank must disclose lawyers’ advice on its merger with Merrill Lynch by noon Monday.U.S. Rep. Edolphus Towns, D-N.Y., the chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, imposed the Monday deadline “in a sternly worded letter,” the New York Times reports. Towns wants to know when Bank of America became aware of Merrill losses, when it learned of a second infusion of government bailout money, and what lawyers told management about the need to disclose those developments, the story says.If the bank turns over the information, it could affect two pending actions. One is a lawsuit by the Securities and Exchange Commission focusing on failure to disclose plans to pay bonuses to Merrill executives. The second is an investigation by New York Attorney General Mario Cuomo into surprise losses at Merrill.In the SEC suit, … [Read more...] about US Rep. to BofA: Turn Over Lawyers’ Merrill Merger Advice by Noon Monday
Jeanine Pirro’s program mysteriously vanished from the Fox News lineup Saturday night, and the network wasn’t talking.Pirro was slammed after last week’s program when she claimed that the religious hijab worn by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) may be “antithetical to the Constitution.” In fact the First Amendment guarantees free expression of religion.Fox News later issued a statement saying it strongly condemned the statement. Pirro said the day after the program that “of course because one is Muslim does not mean you don’t support the Constitution.” She said she simply intended to “ask a question and start a debate” with the statement.Pirro’s weekly program Justice With Judge Jeanine was replaced Saturday with a repeat episode of its documentary series “Scandalous.” Pirro hasn’t posted on Twitter since last Sunday. CNN said it appears Pirro has been suspended by Fox, but there’s no indication … [Read more...] about Jeanine Pirro a no-show on Fox News after dig at Ilhan Omar’s ‘unconstitutional’ hijab
A picture taken on March 8, 2018 shows a Syrian child walking down a street past rubble from destroyed buildings, in the rebel-held town of Douma in the Eastern Ghouta enclave on the outskirts of Damascus. HAMZA AL-AJWEH/AFP/Getty World Syria Fake News It almost sounds like the beginning of a joke.A British priest, an American student and a Scottish baroness, among others, were stuck at a border crossing. But the border in question is no joking matter; it’s the one that divides Lebanon from Syria. Skeptical of what they’d seen and heard in the Western media, these men and women had arrived here to learn the “truth” about the then-six-year-old Syrian Civil War.This was last year, and the group was one of hundreds of tourist delegations that have tried to come to Syria, many with permission from the regime. Its organizer? Andrew Ashdown, an Anglican vicar from Winchester, a small town in southern England. Since 2014, he’s visited Syria at least nine times … [Read more...] about Fake News Tourism in Syria: Westerners Search for ‘Truth,’ But Are They Assad’s Pawns?