Retired Florida cop will use ‘stand your ground’ defense after gunning down moviegoer who threw popcorn at him

Retired Florida cop will use ‘stand your ground’ defense after gunning down moviegoer who threw popcorn at him

Travis Gettys A retired police officer who gunned down a married father who threw popcorn at him will use Florida’s “stand your ground” law as his defense when he goes on trial for murder. The lawyer for Curtis Reeves confirmed that the retired Tampa police captain would use the controversial law to claim self-defense in

West Virginia man calls 911 and turns over drug hoard after hearing president’s speech on addiction

West Virginia man calls 911 and turns over drug hoard after hearing president’s speech on addiction

Travis Gettys President Barack Obama visited West Virginia last week to address the state’s epidemic drug addiction — and one man was so inspired he called 911 and turned over a substantial collection of drugs. Obama spoke Oct. 21 about reducing the demand for opioids, including heroin and prescription painkillers, at a community center in

The latest GOP debate was designed just to give candidates — and viewers — something to tweet about

The latest GOP debate was designed just to give candidates — and viewers — something to tweet about

The Conversation The new American politics was showcased in tonight’s Republican debate. It’s a political landscape where Twitter may have as much impact than endorsements, and experience is no way to win support. US politics has long been the triumph of image over content, the domain of celebrity. Today, celebrity is created by reality TV

China ends one-child policy — but critics warn new two-child policy won’t end forced abortions

China ends one-child policy — but critics warn new two-child policy won’t end forced abortions

Agence France-Presse China announced the end of its hugely controversial one-child policy on Thursday, after decades of strict, sometimes brutal enforcement left it with an ageing population and shrinking workforce, heightening the challenges of slowing growth. All couples will be allowed two children, the official Xinhua news agency reported, citing a communique issued by the

Donald Trump and Ben Carson derided for ‘fantasy’ policies in Republican debate

Donald Trump and Ben Carson derided for ‘fantasy’ policies in Republican debate

Agence France-Presse Republican frontrunners Donald Trump and Ben Carson were accused of peddling “fantasy” economic policies at their party’s presidential debate on Wednesday, as less-known rivals managed to grab campaign limelight. Upstart Senator Marco Rubio caused a stir at the third Republican primary debate, fighting off a frontal attack from his one-time ally Jeb Bush,