14 Dead In California, Husband And Wife Shooters Killed By Police
As police continue to search for a motive in Wednesday's mass shooting in San Bernardino by alleged married team Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik -- parents of a 6-month-old baby -- their gruesome rampage at a center for people with developmental disabilities continued a grim tally for the nation. According to figures compiled by ShootingTracker.com, not a single week has passed since 2013 without at least one mass shooting (defined as an incident in which four or more people are shot.) In fact, the nation has had more mass shootings (352) so far this year than days (334) on the calendar.
'Blade-Runner' Oscar Pistorius Headed Back To Prison
South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeals has overturned former Olympian Pistorius' conviction on culpable homicide and found him guilty of murder. That means Pistorius will have to return to court for resentencing in the February 2013 killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and he might end up returning to prison for 15 years. Pistorius, 29, had been on parole as part of his original five-year sentence and was living in a comfortable home as part of his house arrest.
There Was A Second Mass Shooting Yesterday
As the nation's attention focused on the horrific killing of 14 people in San Bernardino by a husband and wife duo, a second mass shooting took place just hours before, across the country. Four people were shot in Savannah, Georgia, with a 34-year-old woman dying in the incident. Detectives believe two people were involved in the shooting. The incident was the third mass event since Friday's deadly Planned Parenthood attack in Colorado.
Texas Is Suing To Block Syrian Refugees
The state filed a lawsuit in federal court on Wednesday in an effort to stop 6 Syrian refugees from being resettled in Dallas this week. The suit names, among others, the U.S. State Department, Health and Human Services Department and the International Rescue Committee. Two families were scheduled to arrive in Dallas on Friday, but the lawsuit seeks to block them over "reasonable concerns about the safety and security of the citizenry of the State of Texas." After several states pledged to turn back refugees, the suit marks the fist legal action by a state to block Syrian refugees.
Quick Take: A month after she disappeared, a 15-year-old Cleveland teen was found at a house in Eastern Missouri where she was being held captive by a 41-year-old man she met online earlier this year. Prosecutors say the man had sex with the teen, smashed her cellphone and ordered he to change her name and appearance so that she would not be found after she allegedly told him during a chat in the fall that she was unhappy at home. Christopher Schroeder was charged with transporting a minor to engage in criminal sexual activity.
Daily Pic: As pundits on both sides cranked up the outrage machine over gun control and the motives behind the San Bernardino mass killing, the cover of Thursday's (Dec. 3) New York Daily News made a bold statement about how some politicians reacted to the incident with yet more calls for prayer instead of pledges to tighten gun control laws.