Do-it-yourself terrorism may be less organized than what we’d seen from the Islamic State, but it’s very difficult to stop. Recent attacks in Germany and France have involved no heavy weapons, and no professionally assembled bombs.
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe urges the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign to get ahead of any potentially damaging emails that WikiLeaks’ founder has vowed to make public. However, Clinton campaign Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri tells McClatchy the former secretary of state’s camp hasn’t asked to see the DNC emails and isn’t likely to.
In 1995, a Miami Lakes, Fla. woman made a T-shirt that said “Someday, a woman will be president!” and Wal-Mart agreed to sell it. But it was removed from shelves when a customer complained it went against family values. Then, after public scrutiny, Wal-Mart put it back on sale.
In 1948, Elizabeth Spencer was an alternate delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. This week, her granddaughter, Mecklenburg County commissioner Pat Cotham, returned to Philadelphia as a DNC superdelegate.
More than 35 years after he tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan in an effort to impress actress Jodie Foster, John Hinckley Jr. will be allowed to leave a Washington mental hospital and live full time with his mother in Virginia.
The ice bucket challenge did more than raise awareness: The ALS Association announced Monday that the money raised has funded the discovery of a new gene that is tied to an increase in risk for the disease.
Waste Pro broke ground of the site of a new material recovery facility in Manatee County on Wednesday. The facility will be running in time for Manatee’s conversion to single-stream recycling in October.
The owner of the Frayed Knot Bar & Grill in South Carolina says surveillance footage shows the killing. Two men were gunned down at a Lake Murray restaurant Sunday. Lexington County deputies have charged a Little Mountain man with two counts of murder.