1. THE BREAKDOWNS BEHIND THE BENGHAZI ATTACK A panel says State Department leadership failures caused “grossly inadequate” security at the embassy in Libya.
2. A GLIMPSE INTO KILLER’S TROUBLED MIND Hair stylists say Adam Lanza never spoke or looked at anyone, and was always accompanied by his mother. 3. WHAT OBAMA IS DOING TO DEAL WITH GUN VIOLENCE Obama appointed Vice President Joe Biden to make curbing gun attacks a key administration priority.
4. A DARING ESCAPE FROM A CHICAGO JAIL Police say the two bank robbers shimmied down a 20-story skyscraper using a makeshift rope. The men are still at large.
5. A COOL RECEPTION FOR BOEHNER’S PLAN B The White House, Democratic leaders and conservatives object to the plan that would raise taxes for those who earn over $1 million a year.
6. WHO STASHED A FORTUNE AWAY IN HIS GARAGE Walter Samaszko Jr. left $7.4 million in gold coins in his Nevada home after he died, and bequeathed the money to a distant cousin. 7. INSTAGRAM BACKTRACKS AFTER BACKLASH The photo-sharing service abandons a policy that suggested users’ photos could appear in advertisements. 8. HOW NBC KEPT A CORRESPONDENT’S ABDUCTION IN SYRIA A SECRET The network persuaded major news organizations to hold back on the story until correspondent Richard Engel was safely across the border.
9. 4 DEAD IN COLORADO HOURS AFTER A GUNMAN’S RELEASE Police say David Sanchez got out of jail on domestic violence charges and shot and killed his ex-girlfriend, her two family members and himself. 10. WHO’S FIGHTING OVER THE BUDWEISER NAME A small brewer has been in in court since 1906 with Anheuser-Busch over the right to put the word Budweiser on bottles in the Czech Republic.
Is it a crime for citizens to photograph, video, or take notes of a police officer in the line of duty, or a right protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution? Locally, such activity, as witnessed recently, will at the very least result in a night spent behind bars.
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
Episcopal School of Acadiana’s Dr. Joshua Caffery, chair of the school’s English Department, is headed to Washington, D.C., and the Library of Congress as the latest winner of the Alan Lomax Fellowship in Folklife Studies.