According to the FBI, US police shot and killed 409 people in 2012, the most recent annual data. During that same year, states The Economist in its August 23 issue, British police shot and killed nobody—officers do not routinely carry firearms in the UK. The police in Germany, who are armed, shot and killed eight people during that same 12-month period. Police in Japan, meanwhile, have killed just one person during the last six years. Thursday, September 18, 2014
The proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline is on the way. Though far from universally embraced, the 550-mile natural gas pipeline from Harrison County, West Virginia to Robeson County, North Carolina—with an extension to Chesapeake—will become a reality. Tuesday, September 9, 2014
On April 22, 2008, two Marines were guarding a vehicle checkpoint in Ramadi, Iraq when a large blue truck came racing toward the gate. A video shows others running for cover, hoping to save their lives.
The two Marines, one of them a 2006 Prince Edward County High School graduate, were determined to save the lives of everyone, including more than 50 sleeping Marines in the compound on the other side of the gate. Thursday, September 4, 2014