A boy’s killing led New Mexico’s governor to issue a gun ban. Arrests have been made in the case, police say.

Two men were arrested in the deadly shooting of an 11-year-old boy that prompted New Mexico’s governor to order a controversial gun ban in Albuquerque, police said Thursday. Froylan Villegas, 11, was killed near a minor league baseball park earlier this month in what Albuquerque’s police chief described as a case of mistaken identity. Nathen … Read more

Jan. 6 Capitol rioter Rodney Milstreed, who attacked AP photographer, police officers, sentenced to 5 years in prison

Capitol riot defendant Rodney Milstreed Government exhibit A man who attacked a news photographer and attacked police officers guarding the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, was sentenced Friday to five years in prison. Rodney Milstreed, 56, of Finksburg, Maryland, “prepared himself for battle” on Jan. 6 by injecting steroids and arming himself with a four-foot … Read more

White House creates office for gun violence prevention

Office of Gun Violence Prevention launching Biden to launch Office of Gun Violence Prevention on Friday 04:26 President Biden on Friday is announcing the creation of the White House Office of Gun Violence Prevention, tapping Vice President Kamala Harris to oversee the new venture, which is intended to try to get around congressional inaction on … Read more

Government shutdown would impact many services. Here’s what will happen with Social Security.

The clock is ticking for House Speaker Kevin McCarthy to find a compromise to keep the federal government running and sidestep a costly shutdown.  The specter of a federal government shutdown, which would begin on October 1 if a solution isn’t found by then, is raising questions for Social Security recipients about how a stoppage … Read more

Shimano recalls 680,000 bicycle cranksets after reports of bone fractures and lacerations

Shimano is recalling nearly 700,000 bonded 11-Speed Hollowtech Road cranksets because the parts pose a crash risk to riders. The recalled bonded cranksets can “separate and break,” causing consumers to crash, a notice from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission shows. The crankset is the part of the bike that moves the chain as the rider pedals, … Read more

Teen charged with arson for alleging setting off firework and starting a fire that burned 28 acres

A teenager in Idaho was arrested after setting off fireworks and starting a fire that burned 28 acres. The 16-year-old has been charged with third-degree arson, according to a Facebook post from the Eagle Police Department on Thursday. The boy was with a group of teens in Ada County last Saturday when he allegedly announced he wanted … Read more

How FDA’s top vaccines official is timing his COVID booster and flu shot for fall 2023

A top-ranking Food and Drug Administration official, responsible for overseeing the approvals of the new vaccines now rolling out for this fall and winter’s three respiratory virus threats, said this month he is personally planning to space out his vaccinations over the coming weeks.  “Some people are saying, ‘Well, could I get RSV, COVID and … Read more