In 2001, 15-year-old Andy Williams opened fire at his high school, killing two classmates and wounding 13. What drove Williams to commit such an act?
Science correspondent Miles O’ Brien spoke with Williams and his father to gain insight into the mind of a rampage killer. Watch the interviews here
Palestinian girls run away after an Israeli air strike on a house in the northern Gaza Strip on Nov. 18. Photo by Mohammed Salem/Reuters.
In Gaza, there are no sirens, no warnings and no bomb shelters. “We put plastic on the glass so that if it’s shattered during an air strike we won’t get hurt,” 35-year-old Marwa Bahar relays by telephone. “We run out to get supplies — bread, gasoline for generators and water — whenever we can. During bombing it’s safer in the apartment stairwell but nowhere is really safe.”
A colleague told me about the Almadhun family — four of the five family members are deaf. There’s no electricity in Gaza so they have no way of receiving television cues or audio warnings of any sort when air and naval strikes are ongoing.
“We also stay together. My sister lives on the 10th floor and now she has move into our place on the second floor,” added Bahar. “If people live in different parts of the city, they stay together in one place. It helps with support. If anything, this situation makes people more committed to Hamas.”
His face smeared with soot and white dust coating his black T-shirt , 30-year-old Ahmed Saleh stands atop the rubble that had been his home a day before.
“It was morning and we were sleeping. The walls collapsed. We didn’t understand what was happening and we couldn’t find the children. We had to dig them out. They were buried underneath the rubble.”
The irony is that as European, U.N., U.S., Egyptian and Arab League leaders work overtime to hammer out a ceasefire deal, Hamas, Islamic Jihad and Israel continue pounding each other. And the death toll is mounting in Gaza.
UGH David Brooks is on PBS’s DNC coverage
More With Anne Midgette on Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (by PBSNewsHour)
Just took a really really long survey for PBS (about the Newshour)
My comment in the “needs improvement” text box:
The weekly Brooks/Shields analysis is my least favorite thing about The Newshour, and I always turn the news off when that comes on. Their discussion adds nothing to my understanding of current events. I’d much prefer more original coverage/news stories in that time.
Also, I listed A LOT of news Tumblrs as my sources for news. Because I do get most of my news updates from media on Tumblr!
More on the story airing tonight on the Newshour.
New research shows kids who play football take hits to the head just as hard as any high school, college or NFL player.
Because they lack the protective neck and chest muscles of older players, young players are kind of like bobblehead dolls - the acceleration of each hit is greatly exaggerated.
Stone Phillips is reporting for the Newshour now? Okay then.
In honor of World Water Day, here’s the tale of two cities in Texas that have run out of water because of the drought. The town of Robert Lee in West Texas has already cut its water consumption by 80 percent, and conditions are only getting worse.
According to climate scientists, little rainfall compounded by record high temperatures across the Southwest could be the new norm. In 2011, losses in crops, livestock and timber from the drought reached $10 billion.
This report includes discussion with one of the nicest folks I know, Andy Sansom.
The PBS NewsHour differs in its agenda from other television news programs. The most striking difference is that the NewsHour offered more than a third more coverage of international news proportionally in 2011 than the rest of the media over all, including all other forms of television news.
By one estimate, more than 1,000 women are assaulted every day. One of the few places women can turn is HEAL Africa, where women work to shake off atrocities they have faced and deal with their traumatic injuries.