National

6:23am

Tue January 29, 2013

2:03am

Tue January 29, 2013
Law

Armed 'Good Guys' And The Realities Of Facing A Gunman

Originally published on Tue January 29, 2013 6:18 pm

The NRA and some concealed-carry activists say the best defense against gun violence is armed "good guys." Here, a man fires his pistol at an indoor range in Aurora, Colo., last summer.
Alex Brandon AP

As the nation ponders how to stop the next mass shooting, the gun rights movement offers a straight-forward formula, laid out famously by NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre.

"The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun," LaPierre said last month, as his group responded to the elementary school massacre in Newtown, Conn.

One Man's Story

In Washington state, one such "good guy" — a private citizen who drew his gun in defense of others — paid a heavy price.

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4:35pm

Mon January 28, 2013
The Two-Way

Westminster Dog Show Welcomes Two New Breeds

Tank, a treeing Walker coonhound dog, sizes up Legs, a Russell Terrier.
Astrid Stawiarz Getty Images

Two weeks before the big day, the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show introduced two new breeds making their debut among the 187 that will be shown at the 137th event.

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12:53pm

Mon January 28, 2013
The Two-Way

Boy Scouts Considering Lifting Ban On Gay Scouts, Leaders

Originally published on Mon January 28, 2013 4:35 pm

In Mississippi last month, scouts took part in a flag retirement ceremony.
Philip Hall / Enterprise-Journal AP

The Boy Scouts of America are considering lifting a national ban on gay scouts and leaders, the organizations spokesman announced.

USA Today reports:

"If this policy shift is approved by the national board meeting at their scheduled meeting next week, it will be a sharp reversal of the Scouts' decade's old national policy banning homosexuals.

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11:46am

Mon January 28, 2013
The Two-Way

After Driving Past GM In 2012, Toyota Poised To Boost Sales Further In 2013

Vehicles in the lot of a Northbrook, Ill., Toyota dealer last October.
Scott Olson Getty Images

After seeing its sales take a hit in 2011 because production was hurt by the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan early that year, Toyota bounced back in 2012 to retake the No. 1 spot as the world's top automaker.

The company sold 9.75 million vehicles, to No. 2 General Motors' 9.3 million. Volkswagen was No. 3, with 9.1 million vehicles sold.

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