The FBI is releasing a study of 160 active shooter incidents that occurred between 2000 and 2013 throughout the US. The largest percentage of incidents — 45.6 percent — took place in a commercial environment (73 incidents), followed by 24.3 percent that took place in an educational environment (39 incidents. The remaining incidents occurred in open spaces, military and other government properties, residential properties, houses of worship, and health care facilities. more »
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is proposing to oversee larger nonbank auto finance companies for the first time at the federal level. The Bureau also released a supervision report that details the auto-lending discrimination that the Bureau has uncovered at banks. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is proposing to oversee larger nonbank auto finance companies for the first time at the federal level. The Bureau also released a supervision report that details the auto-lending discrimination that the Bureau has uncovered at banks. more »
The Feynman Lectures: "For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for nature cannot be fooled"
Tam Gray writes: I first became truly aware of Richard Feynman when he testified in front of the Rogers Commission as to the possible cause of the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster. I had witnessed the explosion on television while a News Desk Editor at Time magazine; no other televised incident had to that point, and now after it, affected me with that level of sadness. more »
Editor's Note: I have been married to men who were US military service members. First as wife of an Army Security Agency member in Germany while I worked for Army Special Services in Frankfurt and, later (and still today), as the wife of a former Air Force Public Affairs Agency member who served in Viet Nam. During those years, the military draft was still in effect, and while our husbands were in Viet Nam, I was one of three wives who met each week in Sarasota, FL as our husbands served. Unlike today, we had little chance to communicate with our husbands except through letters and once to meet in Hawaii on R&R after the Tet offensive. more »