Police make arrest in shooting of Brooklyn mom, killed shielding children

A Brooklyn teenager has been arrested as the rooftop sniper responsible for fatally shooting the Brooklyn mother as she saved school kids, scared to death from flying bullets, police said.

Gang member Andrew Lopez, 18, allegedly confessed to the killing after his arrest, reportedly admitting he pulled the trigger last Friday afternoon on a Brooklyn street packed with children.

Strong Words from Sean Penn. Says Tea Party wants to lynch Obama


Actor Sean Penn says the Tea Party wants to “lynch” President Obama, launching the latest celebrity attack on the conservative grassroots movement that has grown into a political force.

During an interview with CNN’s Piers Morgan on Friday in which Penn rambled about the need for more infrastructure spending, affordable health care, bolder actions from President Obama and an end to the Afghanistan war – all in the same answer — he segued into what’s wrong with the Tea Party.

Today’s Special Election: Weprin/Turner and Obama

Forget that ultimately the seat may be gone thanks to redistricting—the battle for ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner's House seat has come down to today and is a real referendum on President Obama.

Shockingly, polling suggests that in this heavily democratic Queens/Brooklyn district, it’s better to be the Republican, one time unknown challenger, Bob Turner today rather than Democrat David Weprin.

Shocking new study. Prison can actually extend the life of black men

I don’t know if African Americans should be offended at this? Should society as a whole be embarrassed?

Or should this be a wake up call for the times we live in. Frankly where do you file this one?

The surprising new study says prison can actually extend the life-span of black men.

The study out of North Carolina found black males were about half as likely to die at any given time if they were behind bars instead of on the streets.

Weiner is on life support. Pelosi says it’s time to go. He enters rehab

Congressman Anthony Weiner may, emphasized may, have bought himself some more time as he entered rehab, amid calls from major democrats that it’s time to go, like Nancy Pelosi and DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

Pelosi and Wasserman Schultz said Saturday Weiner should resign, calling his sending explicit photos and raunchy emails to women all over the country "indefensible" and a distraction.

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