Houston police identify shooting suspect who wounded nine
A Houston lawyer suspected of wounding nine people in a shooting spree on Monday has been formally identified by the medical examiner as 46-year-old Nathan DeSai, police said.
OKLAHOMA CITY Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signed into law on Tuesday a bill that will allow Oklahomans to openly carry guns if they pass a criminal background check and take firearms training.
Fallin, a Republican, said the new law "sends a strong message that Oklahoma values the rights of its citizens to defend themselves, their family and their property."
Oklahoma already issues licenses that allowed citizens to carry concealed weapons if they pass a criminal background check and undergo training.
The new law, which goes into effect November 1, expands the rights of permit-holders to openly carry guns and also allows citizens to carry firearms, either openly or concealed, without a license if they are on their own property.
Oklahoma becomes the 25th state with either "permissive open carry" laws (no permit required) or "licensed open carry" (permit required), according to the governor's office.
It joins Utah, North Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Indiana, Tennessee, Georgia, Mississippi, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Hawaii and Massachusetts as a "licensed open carry" state.
Businesses in Oklahoma may continue to ban firearms from their premises under the new law, which also prohibits the carrying of firearms on properties owned or leased by the city, state or federal government, at corrections facilities, in schools or college campuses, liquor stores and at sports arenas during sporting events.
(Editing by Corrie MacLaggan and Lisa Shumaker)
An Illinois man pleaded guilty on Tuesday to hacking the e-mail accounts of high-profile female celebrities in a scandal linked to the online release of nude photos of Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence and others.
NEW YORK An explosion at a home in the New York City borough of the Bronx on Tuesday killed a battalion chief, the city's highest ranking fire official to die in the line of duty since the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, officials said.