December 7, 2012 |
OutKast's Big Boi has worked with a bevy of impressive names across many genres throughout his career. Beyond his OutKast partner Andre 3000, Big Boi's solo work features pairings with stars big and small, including Jamie Foxx and Janelle Monáe, and his upcoming album will host appearances from name rappers such as Ludacris and indie acts such as Phantogram. But in early 2013, Big Boi and friend-collaborator B.o.B. will add an entirely new medium to the resume. The two are set to have pivotal roles in the upcoming Electronic Arts shooter "Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel," the third title in the "Army of Two" franchise.
November 8, 2012 |
Almost two years after Jared Lee Loughner shot former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in the head, she faced him at his sentencing Thursday in a Tuscon federal courtroom. She didn't speak. But her husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, spoke for her. "Her life has been forever changed," Kelly said to Loughner, according to the Associated Press. "Plans she had for our family and her career have been immeasurably altered. Every day is a continuous struggle to do those things she once was so good at.” PHOTOS: The Jared Lee Loughner case After court-orderd psychiatric treatment for schizophrenia, Loughner pleaded guilty to 19 federal charges in the January 2011 shooting rampage that killed six and injured 13. The plea deal spared victims a painful trial.
October 18, 2012 |
Four people were shot -- three fatally -- at a central Florida salon Thursday morning before the shooter turned the gun on himself, local Florida media reported. A gunman walked into the Las Dominicanas M & M Salon in Casselberry about 11 a.m. and shot four women before walking away from the scene and going to a residence some miles away, where he shot himself, the Orlando Sentinel reported. Police have not identified the shooter or his victims. Family members of the victims and shooter were at the scene Thursday morning.
October 18, 2012 |
BEAUMONT, Texas -- An Army appeals court in Virginia ruled Thursday that a judge is entitled to order Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, accused in a 2009 shooting rampage at Ft. Hood in Texas, to appear clean shaven at his upcoming court-martial. The decision came the same day victims of the attack released a video calling for it to be deemed an act of terrorism, and for victims to be accorded greater recognition and benefits. Hasan, 42, is an American-born Muslim who shaved during his time in the Army but began growing a beard in jail . He has said he believes he is close to death , and that shaving now would be a sin. Military prosecutors say Hasan grew the beard to make it more difficult for witnesses to identify him at trial.
October 18, 2012 |
After 12 NBA seasons and with a firm reputation as a pure shooter, Clippers guard Jamal Crawford tried something during the off-season he had never done before. He practiced shooting. It's astonishing to think that Crawford, who is the NBA's career leader with 34 four-point plays and ranks 21st all-time with 1,387 three-pointers, didn't routinely spend his summers in stuffy gyms trying to perfect his shot. "I've never actually been drilled before. Seriously. I told Blake that, and he couldn't believe it," Crawford said of teammate Blake Griffin.
October 13, 2012 |
A bullet from an unknown shooter shattered a window at an Obama campaign office in Denver on Friday, leaving the window frame and the surrounding ground covered in glass shards but injuring no one. The incident remains under investigation, with Denver police examining footage from surveillance cameras near the downtown office in order to identify possible suspects, the Associated Press reported. Police spokeswoman Raquel Lopez confirmed to the AP that workers were inside the office when the afternoon shooting occurred.
September 28, 2012 |
MINNEAPOLIS - A man who burst into a sign-making business in Minneapolis, fatally shooting the owner and four others before turning the gun on himself, had been fired from the company earlier in the day, police said Friday. Minneapolis Police Chief Tim Dolan identified the shooter, who injured at least three others in the Thursday afternoon attack, as Andrew J. Engeldinger, 36. A fourth victim died Friday after being hospitalized in critical condition. Engeldinger had been fired from his job at Accent Signage Systems earlier Thursday, Dolan said.
August 24, 2012 |
Gunfire broke out on the street outside the Empire State Building in Manhattan at the height of rush hour Friday, and initial reports said that multiple people have been shot and the shooter was dead. Media reports said at least three other people had been shot, but their conditions were not immediately known. The gunfire erupted about 9 a.m. EDT outside the iconic building at 34th Street and 5th Avenue. Police blocked off traffic around the building, which on a normal summer morning would be surrounded by tourists lined up to ride the elevator to its top floors, and commuters who work inside.
August 20, 2012 |
In the to-the-point argot of Hollywood, director Tony Scott was known as a shooter, a term of respect that cut two different ways. In one sense, "shooter" referred to the eye for images Tony shared with his brother Ridley, an eye that first came to industry notice in 1983's "The Hunger," an outré designer vampire film starring Catherine Deneuve, David Bowie and Susan Sarandon. But a talent for visuals was not all Tony Scott had. Shooter also referred to the director's gift for making things move on screen, for shooting action like there was no tomorrow.
August 15, 2012 |
FT. HOOD, Texas -- A military appeals court on Wednesday stayed the trial of accused Ft. Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan after his attorneys challenged a judge's order to forcibly shave the defendant before trial. Hasan, who appeared in court at the Texas military base with a full beard, was found in contempt by the judge and fined $1,000 for violating Army grooming rules. He had already been fined $4,000 for refusing to shave. His attorneys have said that Hasan, who is Muslim, was exercising his religious freedom in wearing a beard.