Global arts shape winter lineup in Flushing A wedding dress exhibition, classic jazz concerts, Thunderbird American Indian dancers and a homage to the Lunar New Year are what’s in store for one of Queens’ diverse cultural institutions.
A 14-year-old boy shot and killed his father then drove to a nearby elementary school in South Carolina and opened fire with a handgun, wounding two children and a teacher 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. U.S. schools have taken added security precautions since 2012 when a gunman shot dead 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
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. "If we eliminate this notion of sovereign immunity, then our men and women in uniform around the world could potentially start seeing ourselves subject to reciprocal loss," Obama said during a town hall meeting-style interview on CNN, referring to potential lawsuits. "It's a dangerous precedent," he said. ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House easily approved an election-year plan Wednesday to provide $170 million to help Flint, Michigan, rebuild its lead-poisoned water system, as Congress moved toward addressing a public health catastrophe that became an acrimonious partisan dispute.