Sunday Show 05-29-16
The holiday got started on May 30, 1868, when Union General John A. Logan declared the day an occasion to decorate the graves of Civil War soldiers. Twenty years later, the name was changed to Memorial Day.
Veteran memorials in 3 States vandalized ahead of Memorial Day
Memorials to veterans in a Los Angeles neighborhood and a town in Kentucky, as well as a Civil War veterans cemetery in Virginia, were damaged as the nation prepares to mark Memorial Day, officials said.
Louisiana lawmaker labels Declaration of Of Independence racist in debate
Louisiana lawmaker Barbara Norton (D-Shreveport), argued that America’s founding document was racist during debate on a bill requiring public school students in the state to recite the Declaration of Independence daily, Fox & Friends reported Saturday.
World War ll Veteran recovering after oxygen tank beating
A 91-year-old World War II veteran in Florida is recovering after police say his caretaker beat him with his oxygen tank. The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports that 45-year-old Elena Erickson was charged Thursday with attempted murder for the May 15 beating of Michael Tristano.
Chicago bracing for possible bloodbath
With the arrival of summer fun in Chicago – beaches, fireworks, downtown events – comes the arrival of something far more sinister: increased violence. In the Windy City, the holiday weekend traditionally ushers in a spike in shootings and homicides across a city already known for its brutality.
Britain announces investigation of Islamic law
The British government has announced an investigation into Islamic law, or Shariah, to examine its compatibility with the nation’s laws.
Injectable sponges used for first time to stop soldiers bleeding
A U.S. military surgical team used an innovative device to staunch the bleeding on a gunshot victim, RevMedx, the company that makes it, recently announced. That marks the first documented occasion that the device has been used in a patient clinically, the company said.
Are we ready for personal satellite technology?
Satellites used to be the exclusive playthings of rich governments and wealthy corporations. But increasingly, as space becomes more democratized, these sophisticated technologies are coming within reach of ordinary people.