"Right now is not the time to return to your homes," emergency officials warned residents in San Marcos, Texas. Heavy rain has turned streets into rivers and forced hundreds to evacuate. "There are power lines down, debris in the roadways, bridges undermined -- this is not the time to start moving," Emergency Management Coordinator Ken Bell said.
Even while the horrific details from the fatal gang battle in Waco, Texas, filter in, it's not too soon to ask: Is this who and what we have become as a nation? A place where a shootout between five heavily armed criminal gangs can unfold at a restaurant, in full view of law enforcement, leaving nine dead, 18 hospitalized and some 170 people arrested?
Last Thursday, two students at Orlando's Valencia College alleged in a lawsuit that instructors forced them into submitting to weekly transvaginal ultrasound exams performed by fellow students as part of their training.
I appeared numerous times on the Letterman show when he was on NBC. But I can't say I knew David Letterman at all. With Dave, like Conan and Jay, the host and guest don't generally speak that much. The host has a show to do, after all.
For those who know something about our nation's environmental laws, images of oil on the Santa Barbara coastline evoke a painful, if iconic, memory -- for Tuesday's spill is not the first to degrade that idyllic locale.