One of the most anticipated moments of any baseball season occurs when ceremonial first pitches are thrown at each of 30 major-league ballparks. Often the identity of the persons or persons doing the honors is kept a secret until the last minute. Here’s the lineup of the 2013 VIPs:
Big businesses like Target and Starbucks are asking customers to please leave your guns at home. Not so at Shooters Grill in Rifle, Colo., where owners Lauren and Jayson Boebert, their servers, and many customers carry guns.
A 12-year-old shooter fired three rounds in the gym at his New Mexico middle school on Wednesday, leaving two students wounded. Investigators say the attack appears to have been premeditated, but they have not yet identified a motive.
In the year since the Newtown school shooting, the town's faith communities have become important hubs for residents. Congregations are witnessing how the trials of that dark day are producing extraordinary fruit – much of it sweet but also some sour.
Rather than surrounding Arapahoe High School after reports of a school shooting, law enforcement officers moved quickly inside to confront the shooter. Following established protocols, teachers went into immediate classroom lock-down.
Residents of Newtown, Conn., hope to avoid the intense media scrutiny that came a year ago Saturday, after the school shooting that shocked the world. Their focus will be on reflection, healing, and kindness.