PARIS — The two American service members who tackled a suspected terrorist on a high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris rushed him even though he was fully armed, then grabbed him by the neck and beat him over the head with his own automatic rifle until he was unconscious, one of them said in ...Read more
Bottom Line Up Front: The foiled attack on a Amsterdam-Paris high-speed train on August 21 revealed the vulnerability of non-aviation mass transitThe incident also revealed the thin line between mass murder and minor injuries that are a hallmark of poorly planned lone wolf attacks; bystanders have very short windows in which intervention is possibleThe perpetrator ...Read more
SEATTLE — Restaurant owners, customers and staff have long railed against the tyranny of tipping, but like a love affair gone bad, it has proved difficult to quit. Now, prompted by a spurt of new minimum wage proposals in major cities, an expanding number of restaurateurs are experimenting with no-tipping policies as a way to ...Read more
On a hot summer afternoon in July, my friend’s 8-year-old son Cody nearly drowned in a backyard swimming pool. There were two moms supervising and only one other family in the water. It was quiet and calm, and those watching him thought he was just trying to see how long he could hold his breath. ...
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Two summers ago, with the South Texas sun beating down, a group of civic leaders gathered in front of the Whataburger on Main Street in Alice to unveil a bust of the late Joe Andrews Sr. The likeness of Andrews, wearing a cowboy hat and mounted on a limestone pedestal, was commissioned to mark the ...Read more