News of the Day


These are the top news stories under discussion in The Reid Report newsroom:

Search for motive begins after Pa. mass stabbing - “Pennsylvania officials sought a motive on Thursday for a stabbing rampage at a high school after a 16-year-old student was accused of wielding two knives and wounding nearly two dozen people.” [Chicago Tribune]

New ‘pings’ stoke optimism for Malaysia plane hunt - “A new acoustic signal was detected in the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 on Thursday, further boosting confidence that officials are zeroing in on the missing plane after weeks of searching.” [Reuters]

Which sites have patched the Heartbleed bug? - “For an in-depth explanation of what exactly Heartbleed is, and what it does, read this post by our own Stephen Shankland. In essence, the bug potentially exposed your username and password on sites like Facebook, Google, Pinterest, and more.” [CNET]

Appeals court to hear arguments on Utah’s same-sex ban - “On Thursday morning, a three-judge panel at the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver will hear from the lawyers as they present the first appellate case in the nation on gay marriage rights since last summer’s landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling, which struck down a provision in the federal Defense of Marriage Act.” [The Salt Lake Tribune]

Derrick Gordon Comes Out As First Openly Gay Division I Men’s Basketball Player - “University of Massachusetts guard Derrick Gordon came out as gay to his teammates in a team meeting last week and has come out publicly in an article on Outsports, making him the first men’s player to come out while active in Division I basketball.” [Think Progress]

FBI: North Carolina kidnapping victim rescued in southeast Atlanta - “A North Carolina kidnapping victim was rescued from a southeast Atlanta apartment late Wednesday night, four days after he was reported missing from his home.” [The Atlanta Journal-Constitution]

Hit-run crash kills child in day care, injures 14 - “Police are seeking an ex-con with a long history of arrests in the crash that killed one child and injured 11 others at a day care center in the Orlando area on Wednesday.” [USA Today]

California man confesses to 40 killings - “A suspected contract killer charged in Central California with killing nine people confessed to investigators that he carried out up to 40 slayings in a career spanning decades, a prosecutor said Wednesday.” [The Seattle Times]

Christie Aides Can Keep Bridgegate Emails Under Wraps - “A committee investigating the George Washington Bridge lane closures that have haunted Chris Christie won’t get its hands on documents from two key figures in the case, a judge rules.” [The Daily Beast]

Profiling Rules Said to Give F.B.I. Tactical Leeway - “Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.’s long-awaited revisions to the Justice Department’s racial profiling rules would allow the F.B.I. to continue many, if not all, of the tactics opposed by civil rights groups, such as mapping ethnic populations and using that data to recruit informants and open investigations.” [The New York Times]

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News of the Day