Official: Teacher, 1 child from shooting in good condition
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:59:48 -0400
TOWNVILLE, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting at an elementary school in South Carolina that left two students and a teacher wounded (all times local):
Teenager killed father before opening fire at South Carolina school
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:58:43 -0400
By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - A 14-year-old boy shot and killed his father before going to a nearby elementary school in South Carolina and wounding two children and a teacher with a handgun on Wednesday afternoon, authorities said. A volunteer firefighter held the suspect down on a playground behind Townville Elementary School in Anderson County until police arrived, giving a teacher time to get students inside the building, authorities said. One of the 6-year-old children shot was in critical condition and in surgery at Greenville Memorial Hospital, Scott Stoller, Anderson County's director of emergency services, told the Anderson Independent Mail.
Congress rebukes Obama, overrides veto of 9/11 legislation
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:57:45 -0400
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a resounding rebuke, Democrats joined with Republicans Wednesday to hand Barack Obama the first veto override of his presidency, voting overwhelmingly to allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia in U.S. courts for its alleged backing of the attackers.
Pentagon: Tests confirm no mustard agent in Iraq attack
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:56:58 -0400
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says that an Islamic State rocket that hit a military base used by hundreds of U.S. troops in northern Iraq did not contain any sulfur chemical agent, as initially feared.
Obama: Veto override 'a mistake' and 'a political vote'
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:56:12 -0400
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says Congress' vote overturning his veto of Sept. 11 legislation was "a mistake" and "basically a political vote."
Black man shot dead in California just after police arrived
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:54:02 -0400
EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — Police in the San Diego suburb of El Cajon shot and killed a black man a minute after arriving near a strip mall to investigate a report of a mentally unstable person walking in and out of traffic, an official said Wednesday.
Obama says 9/11 legislation sets 'dangerous precedent': CNN
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:51:50 -0400
FORT LEE, Va. (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Wednesday called the Senate's vote to override his veto of legislation allowing relatives of the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks to sue Saudi Arabia's government a mistake.
Celtic hold City in thriller, Atleti sink Bayern
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:50:48 -0400
Raheem Sterling netted at both ends as Manchester City were made to fight for a 3-3 draw with Celtic in a Champions League thriller on Wednesday, while Atletico Madrid once again did for Bayern Munich. While City's perfect start to the season was ended in Glasgow, their Premier League rivals Arsenal eased to a 2-0 victory against Basel. Atletico had eliminated Bayern in the semi-finals last season and repeated the trick at the Vicente Calderon to make it a double for Spanish clubs against German opposition as Barcelona downed Borussia Moenchengladbach.
California governor signs bill dumping rape-reporting limit
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:49:32 -0400
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The emotional stories of women who say they were sexually assaulted more than a decade ago by comedian Bill Cosby prompted California state lawmakers to approve a bill to eliminate the state's 10-year limit on filing rape and related charges.
Yellen says economy likely ready for rate hike later in 2016
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:47:53 -0400
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Wednesday that the central bank has no "fixed timetable" for raising interest rates but she believes the economy is ready for a rate hike by the end of ...