Author: Maureen Breslin

Maryland loosens gun law enforcement after Supreme Court ruling

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) announced on Twitter Tuesday that police are to stop enforcing the “good and substantial reason” standard for wear and carry permits following the Supreme Court’s decision last month to strike down a New York state law putting restrictions on the carrying of concealed weapons in public places. Hogan said the…

Two Philadelphia police officers shot during fireworks show

Two Philadelphia police officers were shot Monday during the city’s Fourth of July fireworks show, “Wawa Welcome America,” outside the Philadelphia Museum of Art, according to a press release by The City of Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management (OEM). The gunfire caused panicked viewers to flee the scene in droves down Benjamin Franklin Parkway, according…

Weather delays reopening of baby formula plant

Abbott — a major baby formula manufacturer that produces the Similac brand of baby formula — on Wednesday announced that severe weather at its plant in Sturgis, Mich., has caused the plant to cease production and will likely delay the production of new products there for at least a few weeks. The production of the…

Texas Democrat calls for hearings on Uvalde school shooting

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas), who chairs the House Judiciary subcommittee on crime, is calling for hearings on Capitol Hill to examine last week’s mass shooting at an elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. “We will look comprehensively at Uvalde and the incident that occurred last Tuesday,” Jackson Lee told The Washington Post. “We have children…

Capitol workers rescue baby ducks from sewer

Nine mallard ducklings that fell down a sewer drain just outside the Capitol building in Washington, D.C., were rescued by Capitol workers Wednesday. A duck was spotted, seemingly in distress, wandering near a sewer grate around the Capitol building before the workers got into action to save the baby ducks. After being scooped up by…