FBI, Police Face Spike in Active Shooter Tips Following Mass Shootings

LISA MARIE PANE and STEFANIE DAZIO / AP (LOS ANGELES) — It had all the makings of a massacre. Six guns, including a Colt AR-15 rifle. About 1,000 rounds of ammunition. A bulletproof vest. And an angry Southern California man who threatened to kill his co-workers at a hotel and its guests. But a concerned colleague intervened, alerting authorities who arrested 37-year-old Rodolfo Montoya, a cook at the Long Beach Marriott hotel, the next day and discovered the arsenal where he lived in a rundown motor home parked near industrial buildings. In the weeks after three high-profile shootings in three … Continue reading FBI, Police Face Spike in Active Shooter Tips Following Mass Shootings

British and French Climate Activists Step Up Protests

Associated Press (PARIS) — Environmental activists in Britain and France stepped up campaigns Saturday to get their governments to confront climate change with greater urgency, part of a week of global climate actions. Thousands of people marched in south Paris to press French President Emmanuel Macron, world leaders at the United Nations and multinational companies to reduce greenhouse emissions faster. The protest turned violent for a while after dozens of marchers dressed in black broke windows and set fire to makeshift street barricades. Police blocked off side streets and used tear gas and batons indiscriminately to disperse the crowds as … Continue reading British and French Climate Activists Step Up Protests

‘Queer Eye’s Jonathan Van Ness Says He Is a ‘Member of the Beautiful H.I.V.-Positive Community’

Madeleine Carlisle Jonathan Van Ness, the 32-year-old star of Netflix’s Queer Eye, shared that he is H.I.V. positive in a powerful interview with the New York Times on Saturday. He said that he hopes he can bring attention to misperceptions about being H.I.V. positive, saying that he is healthy and a proud “member of the beautiful H.I.V.-positive community.” Van Ness revealed to the Times’ Alex Hawgood that he was sexually assaulted when he was a child, and explained that “[f]or a lot of people who are survivors of sexual assault at a young age, we have a lot of compounded … Continue reading ‘Queer Eye’s Jonathan Van Ness Says He Is a ‘Member of the Beautiful H.I.V.-Positive Community’

Paris Police Repeatedly Tear Gas Anti-Fuel Tax Protesters

SYLVIE CORBET / AP (PARIS) — Clusters of anti-government activists in Paris repeatedly scuffled with police who responded with tear gas Saturday as supporters of France’s yellow vest protests tried to revive the movement opposed to President Emmanuel Macron’s economic policies. In the morning, officers dispersed small crowds of demonstrators who tried to gather in central areas where police has banned protests this weekend. Most weren’t wearing the motorist safety vests that gave the movement its name. Police in full anti-riot gear moved quickly and used tear gas on and around the Champs-Elysees avenue, a frequent location for protests after … Continue reading Paris Police Repeatedly Tear Gas Anti-Fuel Tax Protesters

All Hail the ‘Plunger Guy’ Hero Leading the Most Amusing Attempt to ‘Storm Area 51’ and Plunge for the Truth

Ashley Hoffman Out of all of the roughly 100 truth-seeking earth-dwellers who showed to the “Area 51 raid” before dawn on Saturday, “plunger guy” may have had the most flair. Even if you didn’t believe enough to make the trip to Area 51 to see things for yourself this weekend in Nevada, there are still shenanigans to enjoy. And this video capturing a band’s best intentions is that primo essential viewing opportunity. It all went down at around 3 a.m. Saturday, when a man, aptly dubbed “plunger guy,” raised a plunger high in the air and led a group of … Continue reading All Hail the ‘Plunger Guy’ Hero Leading the Most Amusing Attempt to ‘Storm Area 51’ and Plunge for the Truth

Promoter Cancels Remainder of Area 51 Event Due to Low Turnout

Associated Press (HIKO, Nev.) –– A promoter has canceled a second day of music, speakers and movies in Hiko (HI’-koh), tied to ongoing “Storm Area 51” festivities in the Nevada desert. “Area 51 Basecamp” organizer Keith Wright says that after drawing just 500 attendees at a Friday event planned for 5,000, he had to pull the plug. He says campers can stay until Sunday. Wright says the event at George Harris’ Alien Research Center was safe for people who showed up, but became an obvious financial loss. In Rachel, Little A’Le’Inn owner Connie West says a slate of musical entertainment … Continue reading Promoter Cancels Remainder of Area 51 Event Due to Low Turnout

President Donald Trump Is Talking Longer and Tweeting More Than in Past Years: Report

Madeleine Carlisle President Donald Trump is holding longer campaign rallies and tweeting more than he did in 2018, which was more than 2017, CNN’s Daniel Dale reported Saturday. Trump’s tweeting has increased by 43% compared to last year — averaging about 83 tweets per week — and his retweeting has increased by 326%, according to data Dale gathered from the website Factba.se. In 2018, he tweeted about 58 times per week, a 91% increased compared to 2017. Trump’s tweeting is up 43% this year over last. His retweeting is up 326%. https://t.co/75Z3dQRRNo pic.twitter.com/h9ysCT0ZUu — Daniel Dale (@ddale8) September 21, 2019 … Continue reading President Donald Trump Is Talking Longer and Tweeting More Than in Past Years: Report